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April 23, 2021

Rose Lane Principal Letter...

Hello Rose Lane Families and Caregivers,

Welcome to the end of April and the last month of school! We are very glad to have reached this point of the year, which is typically very busy with wrapping up one school year and preparing for the next.

An example of this is our state testing - AzM2. As of today, we have finished testing 3rd and 4th grade students in reading, writing, and math. We will use this data to help identify any areas of unfinished learning, then develop plans over the summer to identify how to address those needs beginning with the very first week of school in August.

Families in Kindergarten, First and Second Grades: we will soon begin our MAP testing in math and reading. These tests are district-driven, but we will also use this data to better understand how to meet the needs of our younger students when we return. All in-person students will take these tests here at school. For families who are still attending virtually: your child will be able to take these tests from home, and it is critical that they do so without your assistance in answering questions. It is ok if students get some of the answers wrong, since this will help us to understand the need with more precision and accuracy. Thank you in advance for allowing your child to complete their MAP tests independently, so we truly can know what they understand and what we need to do to address what they don't. This also applies to our families of Third and Fourth Grades, whose MAP testing will begin later in May. Many thanks to Mr. Reyes for his thoughtful organization and planning for MAP testing!

We are very much looking forward to Junior Achievement Day on May 14th. This is a day-long event in which all students will participate in a hands-on curriculum helping kids understand the underpinnings of economics at the personal, local, state and federal level. Thank you, Mrs. Huyck, for organizing this event, including preparing the pick-up of materials to be used on JA Day by our virtual students.

We are also looking forward to our 2020-21 yearbook coming out, with much appreciation to Mrs. Ewald for being the driving force behind its design and production. We were also recently honored with an award in recognition of our outstanding performing and visual arts program! Please check out the article by clicking here. I'm so proud of Rose Lane's special areas teachers, including Mrs. Ewald, for the great lengths that they have gone to this year to support our students while keeping the arts alive. We have great staff at Rose Lane, in all grade levels and departments.

Finally, thanks so much to TEAM for all of your kindness and generosity to our staff, to recognize them for their outstanding contributions in our front office, as classroom aides, and in the classroom!

Please remember that we will continue to maintain our universal masking for the remainder of this school year, per our Governing Board! Best wishes for your safety, health, and well-being as we wrap up an amazing year!

Best Regards,

Rose Devine, M.Ed

Madison Rose Lane Principal

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Rose Lane Event Calendar

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Spread the News!! We have openings for 2021-2022 Kindergartners!

We do have openings, but don't wait, spaces are filling up fast for our 2021-2022 Kindergarten classes! If you live in the Rose Lane area and have a Kindergartner to enroll, please go to the Madison website, (madisonaz.org), and enroll your child.

If you live outside of the Rose Lane attendance area, the first step is to apply for Open Enrollment on the Madison website, (madisonaz.org), and wait for an acceptance email before enrolling your child.

Don't hesitate to call us at 602-664-7400 if you have any questions, or need assistance with enrolling or applying online. We're here to help you!

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Looking Ahead to the 2021-2022 School Year...

Current Rose Lane Kindergarten through 3rd Grade Students - if your child will NOT be returning to Rose Lane for the 2021-2022 school year, please email us at roselaneoffice@madisoned.org. Give us your child's name, current grade & teacher, and let us know the name of the school he/she will be transferring to for next year.

Current Rose Lane 4th Grade Students - we only need to know if your child is NOT going to Madison #1 next year for 5th grade, and the name of the school he/she will be attending.

Thank You!

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Food & Nutrition News...

The Madison School District Food & Nutrition Services Department is still offering free meals for all children 18 years old and younger until September 30th, 2021. There are 3 programs where children are able to obtain free meals. For in person students, they are offered school breakfast and school lunch at their designated meal times at no cost. Online students and any child in the community (they do not have to be enrolled in a Madison School) may obtain meals at no cost through our meal bundle program or our 7 day bulk bag program. For more information, please visit our website at madisonaz.org/foodandnutrition.

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Happy Paraprofessional Appreciation Day April 7th!

Thank You to our hard working Paraprofessionals and Aides! You are so very appreciated.

TEAM would like to give a big Thank You to Uncle Biff's California Killer Cookies for donating 2 dozen cookies to our amazing Paraprofessionals staff!

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