Halfway Through April
Apr. 15, 2019
PE Fun and Fitness
Annual Testing Reminders
What is the MCA? The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) are state tests in reading, mathematics, and science that are used to meet federal and state legislative requirements. The tests are administered every year to measure student performance relative to the Minnesota Academic Standards that specify what students in a particular grade should know and be able to do.
Why do we give these tests? We use the MCA to find out how well schools have aligned curriculum to and instructed students in the Minnesota Academic Standards in reading, mathematics, and science. The reading and mathematics assessments are also used in federal and state accountability measurements. Schools use the information to improve classroom teaching and learning. Teachers and principals look for areas where students do well so they can reinforce the ways they teach these skills. They also look for areas that need improvement so they can increase instructional time or modify their instruction.
Students across our school district also take NWEA tests in reading and math during the spring of each school year. The following link is a parent's guide to commonly asked questions around NWEA (MAP) testing.
For some great advice on things you can do to help your child(ren) succeed on any test, check out this article from Edmentum:
What's New on Peachjar?
- Jefferson Chipotle Fundraiser
- MSU Football Camps
- United Soccer
- Are You Smarter Than the 5th Graders?
- Kids Golf-A-Palooza
- Coding and Decoding to Music
- Camp Invention
- and much, much more...
5th Grade Transition to DMMS
Transition Camp Session I
Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9 (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Transition Camp Session II
Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23 (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
You can also access the DMMS activities calendar using the link below:
JEFFERSON PTO NEWS
Family Literacy Night - Thursday, April 25 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Keep bringing in those Box Tops and Hy-Vee receipts!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tues., 4/16 Are you Smarter Than the 5th Graders?
Fri., 4/19 NO SCHOOL
Thurs., 4/25 Family Literacy Nite/PTO Book Fair
Wed., 5/1 LAST DAY OF EXCEL
Thurs., 5/23 PTO Carnival