Laurelton-Pardee News

March 18, 2016

Welcome.

Dear LP Families:


This week was jam-packed with all sorts of good stuff! We kicked off the GROOVY Book Fair on Monday. It will close tonight at the end of the science fair/ice cream social. We celebrated St. Patty's day in style with all sorts of green clothing and accessories. The school is filled with excitement today in anticipation on the science fair. Each of these events this week were made possible by the extra effort of our dedicated teachers. We are so lucky to have such a committed staff to carry on these rich and inclusive traditions.


Enjoy the weekend!


Sincerely,
Lucas Hiley

Principal

Upcoming Events.

March 24 - Community Circle - Families Invited! 9AM in the gym.

March 25 - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

March 28 - April 1 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

April 4 - School reopens

NYS Common Core Testing Schedule

Listed below are the test schedules for the New York State ELA and MATH tests for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Please mark your calendars accordingly, as all grade levels will be tested on the same days at the same time (approximately 9:00 to 11:00 each day). This year’s state tests are shorter in length than previous versions, and they will be untimed. We are estimating students will not need more than 60-80 minutes to complete each section.

2016 Test Schedule for Grades 3, 4, and 5


English Language Arts

Tuesday, April 5

Wednesday, April 6

Thursday, April 7

Math

Wednesday, April 13

Thursday, April 14

Friday, April 15


All tests will be given during the morning hours of school. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time (no later than 8:45AM) and has no scheduled appointments during test days. How can you help your child be as successful as possible?

  1. Make sure your child does not stay up too late and gets a good night of sleep.
  2. Be sure your child has a good breakfast before coming to school.
  3. Be supportive and positive about the test at home. Let your child know that you know their teachers have prepared them to do well.
  4. Tell them to take their time and to do the best they can.
  5. Supply a couple of new pencils.
  6. At the end of the day, ask your child how they thought the test was. Have them tell you some of the things that they remembered about the test.

At school we have been working with all children since they were in kindergarten to learn the skills necessary to be successful on these assessments. The NYS assessments do not factor into report card grades, nor do they influence students’ promotion to the next grade. Student scores will be sent home in late summer or early fall, once they are released by the State.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 339-1370. Or, the NYS Education Department provides up-to-date information at the following sites: www.nysed.gov and www.engageny.org.

Parents of Fifth Graders - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Do you have a fifth grader?! Please think about helping coordinate and plan the fifth grade picnic. Not a planner? Then, would you mind helping with set up, supervision, and take down? If you can help us out with this LP tradition, please give the main office a call (or reply to the email), and we will connect you with the right person.

Box Tops for Education

Just a reminder, we are still collecting Box Tops for Education. Your child can bring them in and drop them off in the main lobby of school. The benefit to our school could be great - the PTA uses this money to buy things that support all students, like science club and Red Ribbon Week.

Staff Spotlight

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Introducing George Barberi - Long Term Substitue for Mrs. Storm

We welcomed George Barberi to our staff this week, as he will be filling in for Mrs. Storm for the remainder of the school year. Mr. Barberi joins us after a successful long term placement in Fairport. He is excited to be part of our staff and to get to know everyone. Please join me in welcoming him.