The Eagles' Nest May 8, 2022
The Community Newsletter of EXCEL Academy PCS
Volume 3, Issue 16
Mother's Day 2022
Beginning this week, we will begin to individually reach out to those parents whose children continually come to school unmasked, putting themselves and others at risk, to determine what barriers prevent families from complying with this district-wide requirement. We are committed to providing strategies to support families with this effort.
In the meantime, please find the link to the community letter for this most recent reported case below. Thank you once again for supporting us in keeping our community safe.
MCAP Assessment Season Is Almost Done
The Maryland MCAP assessment of entire class sections will be completed this week when our 8th graders finish the new Social Studies assessment. From this point, students who missed sessions over the last two weeks will be taking make-ups. In addition, we will soon be embarking on our typical end-of-year assessments like iReady, NWEA Map, and NWEA MAP Fluency. Ms. Hite, our School Test Coordinator, and the classroom teachers will keep you posted on individual testing schedules. As usual, we ask that you take special care to ensure your children are on time and present on all days, but especially on those days.
Virtual IB Primary Years Program (PYP) Parent Session This Week!
Please RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/JPR9MxtoDx6h18BT8. This is a virtual event; Ms. Troast will provide a Zoom link to all who register. This session should last no longer than 30-45 minutes.
UPDATE: Spring Concert/Evening at the gallery
Next week our scholars will be presenting their annual Spring Concert and evening at the Gallery presentations.
Please note that the Spring Concert will be held in person for musicians, their families, and EXCEL staff and charter board members. Evening at the Gallery will be held virtually.
We look forward to sharing the content of the scholars' rigorous and beautiful work next week!
Career Day is Coming -VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
PROMOTION SEASON IS UPON US!
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Thank Yous
A Note From Principal Sothern
A Message from our Charter Operator: SEED, Inc.
Important Dates to Remember: May 8 - 21, 2022
- Monday, May 9th: MCAP Social Studies Testing Grade 8
- Tuesday, May 10th: MCAP Social Studies Testing Grade 8; Last Day for 3rd Quarter Grade Appeals; EXCEL PYP Parent Info Session @ 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 11th: SCHOOL NURSE'S DAY- BE SURE TO CELEBRATE NURSE BENDU!
- Friday, May 13th: THREE HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL (11:15 and 11:30 a.m.) PLEASE ENSURE STUDENTS ARE PICKED UP ON TIME
- Tuesday, May 17th: Spring Concert (Virtual)
- Thursday, May 19th: Evening At the Gallery (Virtual); SEED/EXCEL Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm