Your Weekly Update from Brown Elementary School
This past Tuesday was our Halfway Day, or the 90th day of school! It is at this time of year that students will be assessed on skills to determine their progress so far. This happens in several areas, including Reading, Math and more. The Report of Student Progress (think report card) will come out today at 3pm and will be one way we communicate how students have been doing over the past several months. We look forward to sharing this information with you.
Aidan McCann, Principal
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - RENAISSANCE LEARNING
Renaissance Learning is a platform we use to assess and monitor student progress over the course of the year in the areas of Reading and Math. Students will likely share with you that they are taking some simple assessments in class on an iPad or Chromebook in these areas. These assessments are short, typically about 20 min long.
BOKS is a physical activity program designed to get kids active and establish a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. Brown Elementary will be offering this as a before school program in the coming weeks. Here is the BOKS Registration Form Link where interested students and families can sign up.
3 - ROSP INFORMATION
The ROSP (Report of Student Progress - think report card) will be available to parents today, January 27th at 3:00. You can access the ROSP through the Parent Portal in PowerSchool. Teachers are currently in the process of thoughtfully writing progress updates for each of our students. This is one way of sharing information with you about how your child/children are doing. I am linking directions here that will explain how to access the ROSP and navigate this tool. Access to the ROSP will close at the end of February.
4 - ELEMENTARY ENRICHMENT OPTIONS
The Elementary Enrichment Program runs for two 8-week sessions per year. This session we have courses offered at Ben-Hem, Brown, Johnson, Lilja and Memorial. Classes are designed and led by NPS staff and focus on hands-on exploration and collaborative fun and is open to students who attend the school at which each course is offered. Here is a link to their newsletter.
5 - THINKING AHEAD
I'm sharing some important MCAS dates that you may want to add to your calendar. I know families appreciate having these dates far in advance as they plan for the Spring.
April 3 - 4th Grade ELA MCAS 1
April 4 - 4th Grade ELA MCAS 2
April 11 - 3rd Grade ELA MCAS 1
April 13 - 3rd Grade ELA MCAS 2
May 9 - 4th Grade Math MCAS 1
May 10 - 4th Grade Math MCAS 2
May 16 - 3rd Grade Math MCAS 1
May 18 - 3rd Grade Math MCAS 2
All the best to our families,
Aidan McCann, Principal
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