The Classroom Connection

Mrs. Jefferson, ELA & SS

Dutch Fork Elementary School: Academy of Environmental Sciences

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April 23, 2015

VIP Folders & Assessment Info.

Greetings Parents! I will be attending the Magnet Schools of America Conference for the rest of this week, so I wanted to touch bases with you before I leave. Please make sure you sign and return all documents in TODAY's VIP Folder (homeroom class). Also, please speak with your child about being on his or her best behavior with the sub. Thanks!

Today's VIP Folder should include:

  1. Sixth Grade Registration
  2. Saluda Shoals Field Trip Permission Form
  3. Graded papers

*There will be a WWII test on tomorrow. Please make sure your child prepares for the test. All notes are in his or her SS journal.

Sixth Grade Registration - CRMS

-Please sign. Keep the yellow copy and return the white copy.

-If you wish to request a waiver into Honors Math/ELA, you must contact Tara Safriet at CRMS or email her at She prefers email if possible.

-If you wish to request a waiver out of Honors Math/ELA, you can contact Tara Safriet or the guidance department at CrossRoads to complete that paperwork.

-Please return registration forms on FRIDAY, April 25th.

ACT Aspire Testing

Our state has a new testing program that will be administered next week. The ACT Aspire test will be given to all students in grade 3, 4, and 5 according to the schedule below:

Tuesday, April 28 – Writing and English

Wednesday, April 29 – Reading

Thursday, April 30 – Math

In addition, all 4th and 5th graders will participate in PASS

testing on the dates listed below.

Thursday, May 7 – Science

Friday, May 8 – Social Studies

Please be reminded of a few simple things that will help your child be

successful during testing:

1. Parents should schedule appointments and out of school activities for another

day. All students will make up tests that are missed.

2. Testing will begin at 8:00 each day. Be sure your child is well-rested and on

time. Avoid a rushed morning or discussions that may upset your child.

3. Have your child eat a healthy and filling breakfast.

4. Parents and students in the building are not permitted any electronic devices

during testing. This includes cell phones, calculators, and watches with alarms.

5. Encourage your child to do his/her best on all days of testing. Eliminate

pressure and send them off with a hug and a smile.

Students are encouraged to check out this website: to

access ideas about being successful on tests of all kinds and what to do about

getting nervous about tests.

Saluda Shoals

We will visit Saluda Shoals for the last time this year on May 11, 2015 form 9:00AM - 1:45PM. Please email me if you'd like to be a chaperone. Thanks!

Congratulations to David Wooten!

I am very proud to announce that our very own David Wooten was the opening act for the nationally renowned Gospel artist and actress, Tamela Mann on last Saturday at the Township Auditorium. David has an awesome voice and clearly has a bright future ahead of him! Go David!