Liberty Drive Newsletter
It is so hard to believe that we are in the last month of this school year. It has been such an unusual year and a half, but we are so proud of our students and staff for being flexible and doing such a great job with all the transitions! We also want to send a HUGE SHOUT OUT to all of our families! You all have been right there with each change supporting and encouraging your child and we could not have done it without you!
Several important dates and events going on this month:
- May 20th- 5th grade Science EOG
- May 25th- Reading EOG
- May 26th- Math EOG
Chromebooks, chargers, cases and hotspots are due to the school on May 24th. TRAIL students may bring theirs to school on Tuesday, May 25th when they come to take the EOG.
5th Grade Families- be on the lookout for information regarding our Virtual Moving Up Ceremony! Join us as we celebrate our 5th graders before they go to middle school.
Our last day of school is Thursday, June 3rd and we will be dismissing at 12:00pm.
Thanks for all of your support this year and please keep encouraging your child to finish the year strong!
Ms. Tallant and Mr. Hewitt
Congratulations to our " of the year" winners!
Virtual ELA Family Night was a BLAST!
If you were unable to attend, click here for the presentation.
Please mark your calendars!
May 17-28 EOG testing window
May 31st- No School Memorial Day
June 3rd- Last day of school (early release)
June 7th- Report Cards will be available
June 8th & 9th- Remediation (select students)
June 10th & 11th- EOG Retesting
June 14th- July 2nd- Summer Success Camp Session #1
July 12th- 30th- Summer Success Camp Session #2
August 16th- 1st Day of School for the 2021-2022 School Year
Help Reduce End of Grade Test Taking Anxiety!
Test anxiety is when a student excessively worries about doing well on a test. This can become a major hindrance on test performance and cause extreme nervousness and memory lapses among other symptoms. The following are tips on reducing test taking anxiety.
- Being well prepared for the test is the best way to reduce test taking anxiety.
- Space out your studying over a few days or weeks as you review class material. Don't try to learn everything the night before.
- Try to maintain a positive attitude while preparing for the test and during the test.
- Exercising for a few days before the test will help reduce stress.
- Show up to class early so you won't have to worry about being late.
- Stay relaxed, if you begin to get nervous take a few deep breaths slowly to relax yourself and then get back to work.
- Read the directions slowly and carefully.
- If you don't understand the directions on the test, ask the teacher to read them to you again.
- Work quickly, but accurately.
- Write down important formulas, facts, definitions and/or keywords in the margin or on your scratch paper so you won't worry about forgetting them.
- Don't worry about how fast other people finish their test; just concentrate on your own test.
- If you don't know a question skip it for the time being (come back to it later if you have time), and remember that you don't have to always get every question right to do well on the test.
- Focus on the question at hand. Don't let your mind wander on other things