Bluejay Bulletin

August 27, 2021

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Bryan Families,


We are very excited to add the Back to School Bash this year! We hope this is a fun, relaxing time to interact with our Bryan community. We will have only a few tables set-up for those who need them, so please bring your blankets and chairs! Inflatables will be provided and food trucks will be present for families who want to purchase dinner. You may notice we added The Corn Dog Company food truck too!


Volunteers, we are excited to welcome you back this year. Please fill out this survey if you are interested in volunteering: Volunteer Survey


Finally, below are arrival and dismissal reminders:

  • Arrival - Students need to remain with families until 8:15AM. We do not provide supervision. We have received reports of students kicking balls into traffic. Students need to be supervised until 8:15AM on our property.

  • Arrival & Dismissal - Students should enter and exit vehicles only in the drop off lane near the curb. During our busiest times, this means you may need to circle through the parking lot while you wait for a spot.

  • Handicapped Stalls - do not use the handicapped stalls unless you have the appropriate identification visible.


Best,

Jimmy Feeney III

Principal

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MAP Assessments

Our students in grades kindergarten through fifth will complete the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth assessments in reading and mathematics when we return from break.


Students should be encouraged to put forth their best effort as they complete the tests. At the same time, students will do best if they are relaxed. Here are three ways you can help your student(s) be successful on the tests:


  • Talk to your student about the test.

    • Ask questions to let your student know you are aware of the tests and their importance.

  • Help your student get eight (8) hours of sleep the night before.

    • Being well rested promotes brain function and the ability to pay attention.

  • Eat a healthy breakfast that includes a protein.

    • Having nutritious foods prior to the test will allow students to focus more effectively.


MAP Growth is administered online three times each year – fall, winter and spring. Testing three times per year will enable teachers, parents, and students to have meaningful conversations about the growth the student has made and to plan instruction based on the student’s progress and needs. These tests are untimed and not graded.


This assessment actually allows the district to assess less, while gaining more detailed information about individual student performance. The immediate results provide the district an efficient way to:

  • monitor student progress (achievement and growth)

  • assist teachers in providing classroom instruction appropriate to student needs

  • help teachers, parents, and administrators make decisions about student placement

  • provide information for monitoring and evaluating programs

  • meet state and federal requirements


For further information about the NWEA MAP Growth assessment, please visit https://www.nwea.org/assessments/map/ or speak with your building counselor or administrator.

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