P'ville Elementary Newsletter
April 2016 Edition - We're Growing Learners & Leaders
Academic Update: Iowa Assessment Results Are Strong Again!
Reading: 89.7% of 3rd-5th graders are proficient. That's 6.7% better than 2015 and 9% better than 2014. Nearly 36% of our elementary students scored "Advanced" in reading!
Math: 86% of 3rd-5th graders are proficient. That's a slight decrease from last year (-1%) but over 5% higher than in 2013 and 2014. Over 38% of our elementary students scored "Advanced" in math!
Science: 91% of 3rd-5th graders are proficient. That's 0.7% better than last year and 2.3% better than 2014. Nearly 33% of our elementary students scored "Advanced" in science!
We are so elated with our kids! They make us proud every day!
Future Pleasantville Pre-Schoolers: Please Check This Out!
Elementary Students Work Hard at Being "Bucket Fillers"
Bucket Fillers Lead the Tromp!
Pleasantville Elementary Raises Over $500 for Juvenile Diabetes!
Upcoming Important Dates in May
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6
PTO: May 4th @ 5:30PM in Elementary Library
5th Grade Band Concert: May 10
May 5 - TK to Pella's Tulip Time
May 6 - Kindergarten FFA Ag Day
May 13 - PK to Science Center
May 17 - 1st & 2nd Grade to Pella Excite-A-Bowl
May 17 - 4th Grade to Science Center
May 18 - 3rd Grade to the Capitol
May 18 - 5th Grade to Living History Farms
May 20: PK Carnival
May 26: Kindergarten Graduation
Last Day of School: Friday May 27th at 1:00
Building academic goal: by Spring 2016, 100% of our students will be either proficient or growing at the expected rate on the FAST assessment.
ANNOUNCING THE MAY ORANGE PRIDE CLASSROOM OF THE MONTH - Mrs. GORDON'S CLASS!
Mrs. Wicks' Students Write To and Hear Back From President
President Obama's reply is pictured below. We're proud of the kids in PKW! Keep following those dreams!