Tiger Family Newsletter 4/19-25

All the important deets to stay in the know!

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May It Be of Benefit

Hello Families,

We had a fantastic first week back after Spring Break. Keep wearing masks, washing hands, and staying safe because it's working! I am so encouraged about the growth teachers are seeing in our students. Every day counts. Our teachers are focusing on foundational skills and working with students to address specific areas of need in order to help make up for the learning loss we've seen from time out of school.

I want to announce that the state and federal departments of education have ruled that we WILL be giving students the CAASPP test. Parts of the test will be shorter, but we will still be assessing students. During the weeks of April 26th through May 14th, please help your child do his or her best by making sure they get adequate sleep and if possible, a healthy breakfast that includes a protein source like eggs, meat, or dairy. A protein-dense breakfast has proven to "fuel the brain" and enhance test performance. We will be providing these options for students who choose to eat breakfast at school.

Finally, Open House will be virtual this year. We will be developing specific plans for how to celebrate students' accomplishments and give you a look inside their classrooms, and I will share those plans with you in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, stay with us, and we'll Finish Strong!

With gratitude,

Mrs. Gold