Grant Family Focus

April 4 2016

Upcoming Dates

Monday April 4- Family Meeting Positive Post-it Week

Wednesday April 6- All Staff Meeting 2:15-2:45 (Forward Exam 2:45-3:15 All Proctors of 3rd-5th grade students)

Monday April 11-14- 5th Grade Begins Forward Testing

Tuesday April 12- 3rd Quarter Report Card Lockout

Wednesday April 13- Commitee Meetings (PBIS 2:15-3:15; Academic 3:15-4:15)

Thursday April 14- Tornado Drill 1:15-1:45

Friday April 15- Personal Day Requests for May and June due

Friday April 15- Spring Fling

Reminder: Forward Exam Testing

This exam is a computer based exam that, due to bandwidth concerns, only allows us to test 50 students at a time. We will need all school cooperation during these weeks to help everything run smoothly. We will begin our testing the week of April 11 and conclude the last week in April. Here are a few important points to keep in mind:

  • Here is the schedule for the Forward Exam. 5th grade will test 4/11-4/15; 3rd grade will test 4/18-4/22 and 4th grade tests 4/20-4/22 and 4/25-4/29.
  • The majority of testing will conclude by 12:00 each day.
  • We were asked to limit the use of internet throughout school while testing. I will share the definition of "limit" at the 4/6 Staff meeting. There have been conflicting explanations. (We may not know for sure until we actually test).
  • Tests will be done on the Chromebooks.
  • We had to alter specialists times for 4th and 5th grade during their of testing.
  • Thank you everyone for your input, flexibility and collaboration to create the schedule.


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I hope everyone enjoyed a great week off. For me, it was quite the adjustment to return to 30's and snow after experiencing 80's and sun in Florida. But, I am happy to have had the week of great weather and am ready to start 4th quarter!

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Support Music Education: Dynamic Auction

Saturday, April 9th, 10:30am-2:30pm

North High Commons

SASD Student performances

Brat Fry

Silent Auction