Fourth Grade Newsletter

May 2016

Important Dates

May 4--Reading SOL

May 5--Reading SOL

May 10--Math SOL (non-calculator section)

May 12--Math SOL (calculator section)

May 19--PRIDE Banquet

May 23--Field Day/STEM Day

May 25--4th Grade Awards Assembly

May 26--SOL Incentive Celebration, 11:30 Dismissal

Preparing for the SOLs

On non-testing days, fourth grade is reviewing all important math and reading information so that students will perform up to their full potential on testing days. Please talk with your child about the following tips for success, but please also affirm to them that they are more than a test score.


1. Get plenty of rest the night before testing.

2. Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of testing.

3. Get to school on time the morning of testing.

4. Review study guides at home.

5. Continue to make positive behavior choices, participate, and put in effort in class. (Your child will also earn tickets for the SOL Incentive Celebration in these ways.)

6. Use your test-taking strategies.

7. Take your time, and pace yourself.

8. Be confident in all that you've learned.

9. Read everything carefully.

10. Do your best.