Monthly Parent Newsletter

April Issue: West Point Consolidated School District

Dear Parents and Guardians,

April is here and that means it's time for state assessments. We have provided some tips on how parents and students can prepare for testing and cope with test anxiety.


If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's school.


Thank you and God Bless!

Test Taking Tips for Parents and Students

Parents:


  1. Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test.
  2. Mark testing days on your calendar to help remind you and your child when the testing will take place and plan your preparations.
  3. The student should eat a nutritious and filling breakfast. Avoid high sugar cereals which can make the student hyper and/or unfocused.
  4. Work with teachers and administrators at your child’s school to find materials to work on at home in preparation for the test.
  5. Make sure the student is on time (if not early) on the day of testing.
  6. Set a backup alarm to avoid the possibility of oversleeping.
  7. If your child is sick, please contact the school immediately to inform them.
  8. Make sure your child's Chromebook device is fully charged and is in good working condition. Contact your child's school if the device needs repair, prior to testing.


Students:


  1. Arrive early and take a moment to relax.
  2. Listen attentively to last-minute instructions given by the instructor.
  3. Read the test directions very carefully and watch for details.
  4. Be aware of the test time limits. Keep track of how much time you have remaining, and try not to spend too much time on items that you are unsure of, as you can always come back to them once you have completed the items you do know.
  5. Answer the easy questions first and then move on to more difficult items.
  6. Answer all questions, even if do not know the answer.
  7. Plan to finish early and have time for review.

5 Tips for Coping with Test Anxiety:

5 Tips for Coping with Test Anxiety (for kids!)

The 9 Best Scientific Study Tips:

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips

West Point Consolidated Schools Cyber Safety Hub

Click below on the picture to get started keeping your kids safe online.

Big picture

May Tips: Tips Will be Updated Weekly

Monday's Tip:

Tuesday's Tip

Wednesday's Tip

Thursday's Tip

Friday's Tip

Saturday's Tip

Sunday's Tip

April Activities for Kids:

Common Sense Media for Parents

Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Raising Kids in the Digital Age (Bay Area story)

Click Below to Learn About the National Parent Teacher Association:

PTA Programs Throughout the Year:

MDE: Parent Resources

Click here to see the resources for parents from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Supporting Your Child's Reading at Home

Click here to learn ways to support your child's reading at home.

MDE Learning at Home: Going Fishing

MDE learning at home lesson: Going Fishing

Books to Listen to About Fishing

Little Critter - Just Fishing with Grandma
The Only Fish In The Sea By Philip C. Stead Read Aloud For Kids

MDE: Building Strong Readers PPT

WPCSD: Family Resource Center

Big picture