Mary M. Knight

Weekly Family Update: 5/15 - 5/19

Mary M. Knight Mission

Mission (our purpose):
Our Mission is to ensure that all students have the knowledge, skills, motivation, and confidence to be successful citizens.

Vision (who we must become):
We are a community of learners and leaders united to enrich the lives of all our students.

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What's coming up this week at Mary M. Knight?

Monday 5/15

  • 7-12 State testings

Tuesday 5/16

  • 7-12 State testings

Wednesday 5/17

  • Late start
  • 7-12 State testings

Thursday 5/18

  • 7-12 State testings

Friday 5/19

  • 7-12 State testings
  • Next Week's Menu

    • Breakfast: pancakes
    • Lunch: cheesy pullapart


    • Breakfast: cold cereal
    • Lunch: baked potatoes


    • Breakfast: chef choice
    • Lunch: calzone


    • Breakfast: apple frudal
    • Lunch: taco salad


    • Breakfast: cheese omelet
    • Lunch: sandwich choice

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    Grades 7-12 State Assessments begins next week


    It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for the end-of-year state testing! This is an important benchmark for understanding your student’s progress and growth over the course of the year, which is why it’s so important that they try their best. There are some critical steps we need to take to make sure students are fully prepared and ready to try their best.

    Here are a few things you can do to help support your student:

    • As always, make sure they get a good night’s rest before taking the Diagnostic!
    • Talk to your student about why the last Diagnostic is important. You can say things like:

    The state assessment helps you find out how much progress you’ve made over the course of this school year.

    It allows your teacher and I to celebrate your accomplishments!

    Try your best, and do not rush—but don’t spend too much time on a question either.

    Let them know you’re excited to celebrate their progress.

    As always, please reach out if you have any questions.

    Character Strong - Grades PK - 6th Focus on Cooperation

    For May, we have begun our Character Strong focus on the trait of Cooperation. Our K-6 students will learn about cooperation daily as part of our social-emotional curriculum. If you have not received a newsletter from your child's teacher, you can access them bellow.

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    Character Dare - Family

    At Mary M. Knight, we utilize the Character Strong social-emotional curriculum, which emphasizes 9 critical character traits. As part of the program, there are activities called "Family Dares," which are designed for families to implement to engage with their kids around these character traits and social-emotional skills. Check out the Family dare of the week below.

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