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March 2021 Newsletter

A Note from Mrs. Vlcan

I want to provide you with some insight into what Wednesdays look like for our staff at Poston Road Elementary. While our students are at home eLearning, we come to school on Wednesdays with a student-centered focus. We spend some of our day preparing and organizing the many aspects that take place while teaching in both a virtual and in-person environment. But most of our day is spent on collaboration and professional development. We collaborate as a staff but also as a district. We spend time learning and growing from each other on many different levels.


In addition to our collaboration time, we also participate in both district wide and school specific professional development. On Wednesday, March 3rd, the staff at Poston Road will earn their Global Competence certificate. This twelve week journey has allowed our staff to be trained on how to create a more global mindset for our students. We want our students to understand that there is more to the world than what they experience in Martinsville, Indiana. We want to teach them how to understand each other and be understanding of each other's differences. We have collaborated and used this training to come up with ways to incorporate this new learning into our classrooms and I cannot be more excited! If you follow us on Facebook, you may have gotten a glimpse into some of these new concepts.


I am confident that I am speaking for the entire staff at Poston Road Elementary when I say that we are truly grateful for the opportunities that our Wednesdays have provided us. The growth that we have experienced will positively impact the students at Poston Road Elementary for the months and years to come!


Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

March 1st - Healthy Smiles Dental Program


March 4th - Vision Screening (KDG & 3rd Grades Only)


March 5th - IREAD-3 Practice Test


March 8th & 9th - IREAD-3 Test (3rd Grade Only)


March 12th - Last Day to Order a Yearbook


March 18th - Report Cards Go Home


March 22nd - 26th - Spring Break


April 1st - Spring Pictures


April 7th & 14th - Kindergarten Orientation


April 19th - May 14th - ILEARN (3rd & 4th Grade Only)


April 28th - Midterms Posted

Poston Road's Vision/Mission Statements

Our Vision:

“When students leave Poston Road Elementary they are prepared for the next step in chasing their dreams."


Our Mission:

Teach for excellence

Inspire academic achievement

Goal driven students

Everyone reaches their potential

Respectful & responsible citizens

Safe learning environment

Student HANDBOOK

Policies and procedures

Skyward Family Access:

Skyward Family Access is a website that allows parents to access information about the student. For your login credentials - please contact Mrs. Markitan at: brenda.markitan@msdmartinsville.org

Enroll Your Kindergartener in the Spanish Immersion Program!

Did you know that people who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, ability to multitask, and better listening skills?


Our Spanish Immersion program at Poston Road Elementary allows students the opportunity to learn Spanish through their daily subject areas all while mastering the same academic standards required by the state as the non-Spanish Immersion students. At the elementary level, the program begins in kindergarten and goes through fourth grade.


We are now enrolling kindergarten students for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2021.


Enroll your child in Kindergarten:

To enroll your child in kindergarten, click on the link below:

CLICK HERE to enroll in Kindergarten


Enroll your child in the Spanish Immersion Program:

To enroll your child in Poston Road's Spanish Immersion program, click on the link below:

CLICK HERE to enroll in the Spanish Immersion Program



For more information, please contact our office at (765) 342-8408.

Kindergarten Orientation

This year Kindergarten Orientation will be by appointment only. Families will have the opportunity to come to school on Wednesday, April 7th or Wednesday, April 14th at a scheduled time to tour the building, meet the Principal and Kindergarten teachers, learn about our programs, and enroll for next school year.


To sign up for a time slot, please CLICK HERE

What's for Lunch?

Did you know we serve free breakfast? This year, students will receive both breakfast and lunch in their classrooms.


Student Lunch prices:

FREE until the end of the school year


Breakfast prices:

FREE


Lunch Menu for the Month of March

*Note: All students will receive free lunch through the end of the year due to flexibility extended to us from the USDA.

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It's Time to Order Your Yearbook


Yearbook ordering will ONLY be available online this year.


Last day to order is March 12th.

Cost is $13.


To order a yearbook, visit the following website:

Order your yearbook online! Visit inter-state.com/flyerentry/54858D

State Testing Dates (Grades 3 & 4 ONLY)

IREAD-3 (3rd Grade Only):

March 8th & 9th


ILEARN: (3rd & 4th Grade)

Apr. 19th – May 14th

Read Across America

Join the Title I workshop and celebrate Read Across America week, next week, March 1st-5th. Join us in celebrating by completing the Family Bingo board that came home with your child last week. All boards need to be completed and signed by next Friday, March 5th. Check out the attached presentation to learn more! Please SIGN the paper Bingo sheet coming home with your child and send it back by Friday, March 5th in order for your child to be entered into the book drawing!!! Have fun!!!


CLICK HERE to learn more!

Kids Heart Challenge

We will be participating in the Kids Heart Challenge again this year. Information will come home on Monday, March 8th. All donations will need to be made ONLINE this year. The event ends Friday, March 19th.


- Mrs. Rishel, P.E. Teacher

STUDENT ABSENCES

Please call in all student absences at (765) 342-8408 and select option "0" by 9:00AM for EACH day your student will be sick or late. If your student is going to be late to school for any reason, please make sure and let our office know ahead of time (if possible) by calling our office by 9:00AM that morning.


EARLY CHECKOUT....

Students will not be called out of class until a parent is present to sign them out. Please plan ahead for appointments, as we would like to minimize missed class time.