Important May Dates

We are almost there!!!

May Dates:

May 9-13: Disabilities Awareness Week - Just Say Hi!

May 9: NWEA EOY Window Open (*See testing schedule below)

May 11: Early Release @ 2:55

May 12: Cafeteria (Debbie Bansbach) needs rough estimate of how many student lunches you need for field day BY TODAY!

May 13: 30-40 photos/videos uploaded into shared "Kindergarten Spring Sing Photos" folder on Google Drive for Lauren.

May 13: All Pro Dads @ 7:00 a.m.

May 13: Hawkamania Baskets Due to front office beginning of the day

May 13: Hawkamania @ 5:30- ??? (past 8:00) Parking will be tight as there is also a baseball game. There will be a shuttle going back and forth from Pebble Brook to accommodate more parking.

May 17-19: Book Fair (Tue, Wed, Thur) Buy one get one 50% off sale!

May 18: Last day for student checkout in library

May 18: Specials schedule is normal

May 19: Specials schedule is normal

May 19: Kindergarten Dance Day (before performance time)

  1. 9:00-9:30 Bettis Caldwell Fryling
  2. 9:30-10:00 Huffman McCrory Fryling
  3. Nancy, send your kids that split for specials with us.

May 19: Kindergarten Round-up from 9:00-1:30. Parents and students may be peaking in windows!

May 20: All student books due to the library on this date

May 20: May Pole Celebration

May 23: Park in the baseball lots. We will be hosting careers on wheels

May 25: Student Info Sheets need to be completed (attached in the email with this smore)

May 25: Kindergarten Class List Meeting from 1:15-3:30. Should we discuss creating and bringing kids names on blue and pink cards like we did last year? Academic data in the corners?

May 25: Kindergarten Spring Sing @ 7:00. Doors open at 6:30, students in classroom no later than 6:40, line up at 6:45 to enter stage. We need fruit snacks for entire Kindergarten to have after performance.

May 25: Happy Birthday Makenzie

May 26: All Student iPads and charging bricks to be turned into Becky & Diane by 8:00 AM

May 27: Happy Birthday Lauren

May 27: Field Day

May 27: NWEA EOY Window Closed

May 27: EOY Benchmark Window Closed

May 30: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

May 31: Kindergarten Awards Program @ 9:00 in the cafeteria. K teachers giving 4 awards for Outstanding Citizenship. Perfect attendance awards, art awards?? Anything else?


June 1: Remotes all due to Becky & Diane in our baggies by 4:00 p.m.

JULY 12th & JULY 13th: Kindergarten Screener Dates. Plan to be at school from 9-4 p.m.


* Thanks Kelly for attending and sending out this info!

Grades 1-5 will preform dances. Grade K will learn the 1st grade dance but not perform at celebration.

Everyone will have specials/prep on the two practice days prior to May Day Celebration, May 18 & 19. They will be at usual time. Grades 1-5 will have a practice time that won't concern us. I have schedule if you need to know when another grade level is practicing. This practice is in addition to specials.

Kindergarten dance time is on Friday, May 19, prior to the celebration. Teachers are expected to attend with their class. Teachers should take an active role in discipline and helping students learn the dance.

9:00-9:30 Bettis Caldwell Fryling

9:30-10:00 Huffman McCrory Fryling

Nancy, send your kids that split for specials with us.

These are start times & we were asked not to be late since it is a tight schedule.

There will not be any prep or specials on Friday, May 19.

On May 19th, we can wear jeans or long shorts.

NWEA Testing Schedule


Tuesday, May 10

All K teachers testing from 9:00-10:15 a.m.

  • McCrory: Cart 2
  • Caldwell: Cart 3
  • Huffman: Cart 5

Wednesday, May 11:

All K teachers testing from 9:00-10:15 a.m.

  • Bettis: Cart 3
  • Fryling/Pouzar: Cart 5


Monday, May 16:

All K teachers testing from 9:00-10:15 a.m.

  • McCrory: Cart 2
  • Caldwell: Cart 3
  • Huffman: Cart 5

All K teachers testing from 9:00-10:15 a.m.

  • Bettis: Cart 3
  • Fryling/Pouzar: Cart 5

Class/Teacher Requests from Parents

* Response from Karen

It takes a considerable amount of time and effort in making thoughtful student placement recommendations for the following school year. Your feedback and assistance are very important in this process. Outside the school setting, parents know their children’s strengths, behaviors and challenges. While your child’s current teacher will provide feedback for these placements, we also welcome your input regarding your child’s interests and learning style. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored, however any additional information you can provide will be valued and used in the decision-making process.

****If you would like to be involved in this process, please be sure to email your input to me (Karen Carter) by Friday, May 13th.*****

Possible reminders or to-do's

  • Quarter 4 Assessments
  • NWEA Testing
  • EOY Benchmarking
  • Report Cards
  • Fact Fluency Assessments (entered on google drive doc)
  • Pre/Post Writing scores (entered on google drive doc)
  • Kindergarten Memories Book
  • Large, paper grocery bags with handles to carry home any classroom items those last two days of school
  • Hazel Dell Spectacular Picnic with all K teachers - plan for food and date?
  • Make Blue & Pink student cards before class lists meeting
  • Paint supplies for Jackson Pollock painting, dates, and parent volunteers?
  • Have parent volunteers start preparing items for the beginning of next year :):) (letter study cutouts, parent folder print outs, etc.)
  • Kelly's summer work packet idea?