Rankin Elementary

April 13th - Bulletin #29

Spring is here!! The Week In Review

Welcome Back!!!

I hope you had an opportunity to relax over the break. We now have the start of our M-STEP testing to "figure out"!

Monday: School Resumes!! Grade Level Meetings during your planning time.

Tuesday: PBS meeting @ 7:45; M-STEP 5th Grade ELA; Parent/Teacher Club @ 4:15

Wednesday: Late Start/Early Start @ 8:20; M-STEP 5th Grade ELA;

Thursday: M-STEP 5th Grade ELA; Tax Day...Did you file!

Friday: I will be out of the building today and Roy will be covering the office. iROCKS or Honor Roll TBD...

ABC12

Carman-Ainsworth High School will be hosting the ABC 12 Spirit Cup with Marc Jacobson on Friday, April 17th from about 5:00 am to 7:00 am.! You are invited to participate with a group from Rankin. Robotics? Student Council? A teacher's classroom? Anyone crazy enough? Feel free to join the fun! We will provide the money donated from jean days and donated cans to help the Food Bank. I will announce on Monday to encourage students to bring in additional food or money to donate.

This event is always a lot of fun, but does make for a long day! The high school will have some refreshments available to assist with the early morning!

M-STEP Testing

We will begin M-STEP testing this week with our 5th grade students on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This is a new experience with on-line testing. Please understand that you will need to be flexible in terms of building use and schedules. We will be using the band room, computer lab and the media center for testing. We have no idea the time frame that will be required for testing. There is no time limit on the test and we may move slow testers into one location to allow for others to move on. We will see what this means as testing begins!

Test Administrators....I provided you with the Online Administration Directions. I have placed in your mailbox a printed copy of the attached document of corrections to the directions.

http://michigan.gov/documents/mde/M-STEP_Online_Administration_Directions_-_Corrections_3-26_485426_7.pdf

Specials Changes due to Testing...

Weeks of 4/13, 4/20 and on 4/28


Johnson switch with Coyner

McLean switch with Raether

Rice switch with Jubenville

Strickland switch with VanWormer/Vicari


Weeks of 5/18 & 5/25

Welch switch with Raether

Lynch switch with Coyner