Principal's Newsletter

April 2023

April News

I hope each of you had the opportunity to reflect, refresh and rejuvenate yourselves with family and friends over spring break. It is hard to believe we are in the last quarter of the 2022-2023 school year. What a wonderful year it has been! As we close out this school year, we have MAP testing coming up for our 3rd and 4th graders. NWEA testing for grades first through fourth in April and May, and kindergarten students will be taking the ESGI testing.

The MAP and NWEA assessments are designed to assess the student understanding not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. It is a way to assess what our students know and what they can do to help them succeed in the future.

How do I help my child prepare for the exam?

  • Establish an appropriate bedtime with your child.
  • Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast each morning. A breakfast that includes protein is recommended as opposed to a sugary breakfast.
  • Try to make sure your child is at school, prepared, and on time for each day of testing.
  • Review test taking tips with your child.
  • Discuss the importance of tests.
  • Reiterate with your child to relax during the exam and put forth their best effort.
What are some strategies that I can go over with my child?
  • Read and follow all directions and questions carefully.
  • Before responding, be sure to look at all of the answer choices.
  • Eliminate answers that don't make sense.
  • Go back and make sure you've answered all of the questions.
  • For ELA (English Language Arts) questions, remember to go back into the text to verify your answers (text evidence).
  • Use scratch paper to work out math problems.
How can my child stay calm during testing?

Counseling News

Classroom Spotlight

Important Dates

  • April 7 - Good Friday -No School
  • April 11 & 12 - Preschool Screening
  • April 13 & 14 - Kindergarten Screening
  • April 26, 27 & 28 - MAP Testing
  • May 3 & 4 - MAP Testing
  • May 22 - Honor's Night
  • May 23 - Kindergarten Celebration