MWES Weekly News

April 11- April 15

A Message from Ms. Colon

Dear Mary Williams' Families:

What a wonderful week this was! Our staff and students have been supportive of Autism Awareness month. I love to see our inclusive practices and how kind the students are to each other. This Saturday we had great representation at the county Science Fair. Our students worked hard and presented projects that we should all be proud off. This week our teachers in grades 3-5 will be hosting an SOL night. This event will give parents information about their student's score and how they can help them achieve mastery on the upcoming assessment.

This week our students will enjoy an assembly that will honor our military students. IN addition to that, we will have our monthly PTO meeting to discuss events that are coming up. We have many activities planned and hope to see there.

Proud to be your leader,

Ms. Colon

Upcoming Events

Great things coming your way

April 12- Advisory @ 6:00 p.m.

April 12- PTO meeting @7:00 p.m.

April 21- Chuck e Cheese Fundraiser

April 21- Kindergarten Registration

April 23- Beautification day from 8-11 a.m.

April 28-Sweet Frog PTO Fundraising Event

Get Involved! Become Part of Our PTO

We are planning for next year. If you are interested in becoming part of out PTO we want to talk to you about it. Contact the school for more details.

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Attendance Matters

State Assessments are around the corner, and with that comes intensive preparation for our students. Our teachers are working hard to plan and provide students with learning experiences that cannot be achieved if they are absent. We ask that you ensure your student is in school everyday and limit trips to Spring Break if possible. Below are important dates:

March 14-18- SOL released test (predictor for students in grades 3-5) Reading

March 28-April 1- Benchmark Assessment for students in grades K-2-Reading

April 11-15- 3rd Quarter Writing Assessment for all grades

May- PALS testing for grades K-3

May 9-June 15- SOL's take place

*Dates are subject to change*

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KIndergarten Registration is coming!

Kindergarten Registration is on April 7 & 21, 2016 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. If you cannot make those dates or times, please call the office in advance to schedule an appointment. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors who might have rising kindergarten students.

There will be Registration packets available in the Front Office, please feel free to pick up one any time Monday through Friday (except holidays) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. If you pick up a packet and fill it out at home then bring it along with the following on one of the registration dates, it will expedite your time with us.

The following items are needed to register your student:

  • Student's Original Birth Certificate (copies not permitted)
  • School Entrance Physical (this must be dated within one year of the student starting in Virginia)
  • Student's Immunization Records (must have 4 DPT and 4 Polio vaccines, 3 Hep B's, 2 MMR's, and 2 Varicella vaccines)

Need THREE Proofs of Residency:

  • ONE must be the Contract, Deed, or Lease on home address
  • PLUS TWO of the following: Drivers license, Utility Bill(s), Voter Registration, Vehicle Registration, Other billings

Please note that school for the 2016-17 school year begins on August 29, 2016. Our school is closed for transfers. Only those living in attendance areas will be enrolled.

SOL Schedule

May 12- 4th grade reading

May 16- 3rd grade reading

May 17- 3rd grade reading

May 18-5th grade math

May 19- 4th grade social studies

May 23- 5th grade science

May 24- 3rd grade math

May 25- 3rd grade math

May 26-4th grade math

May 27-4th grade math

May 31-5th grade math

June 1- 5th grade math

Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for re-takes

June- Expedite Re-takes begin

*Students with accommodations may be scheduled to test at another time. Please contact your child's teacher for details*

*Please refrain from scheduling appointments on these days. Remember that every minute counts*