Wentworth Family News

Week of May 8 - May 12, 2023

May 11, 2023

Upcoming Dates

2022-2023 School Calendar
  • Wednesday, May 17 - Early Release 1:45 PM
  • Tuesday, May 23 - Blue & Green LC Band & Orff Concert, 6:30 PM at Wentworth
  • Wednesday, May 24 - Red & Purple LC Band & Orff Concert, 6:30 PM at Wentworth
  • Friday, May 26 - Spirit Day: Matchy-Matchy Day or Decades Day (we will count the votes and let you know the week before!
  • Monday, May 29 - No School: Memorial Day
  • Week of June 5 - Field Days - more details to follow
  • Wednesday, June 7 - PTA Meeting 6:30 PM
  • Friday, June 9 - Fifth Grade Warrior Challenge Obstacle Course

Fifth Grade Families

SAVE THE DATE: Fifth Grade Celebration and DARE Graduation

Friday, June 16 at 1:30 PM in the Wentworth School Gym

*More Details to Follow*

  • Monday, June 19 - No School, Juneteenth
  • Wednesday, June 21 - Last HALF Day of school for students - Dismissal Details to follow

Spring MEA Assessments - We are Getting There!

Spring 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,

During the month of May, all students in grades 3-8 and 2nd year of high school will be scheduled to take the required State tests, often known as the Maine Educational Assessments or MEAs for reading and mathematics. In addition, students in grades 5, 8 and 11 will be required to take the MEA Science (also referred to as ADAM) test.

This spring, the State is changing the MEA tests for reading and math. The new test is called the NWEA Maine Through Year Assessment (MTYA). As you may recall from the fall, students took the NWEA MAP Growth Test. The reason for the change is that the NWEA MAP Growth tests did not meet federal requirements. Also notable for this spring only, we will not have access to the student data until later in the summer as standard setting by the State must be done. To learn more, please click on this link.

Students will be taking these new NWEA MTYA tests online between May 2 and 26. There will be two test sessions, one for reading and one for math. Each test session will take approximately 60 minutes. Note that student reports will not be available to send home until fall.

The MEA Science test for students in grades 5, 8 and 11 will be administered between May 15 and 26. It will take approximately 3 to 4 sessions of about 60 minutes each. Student reports will be sent home when they are available through the State typically in the fall.

School leadership is working hard at scheduling these assessments to minimize the disruption to the instructional day. More specific details will be provided by each school.

The data is very important to us as it will assist us in making improvements to our curriculum and instruction. While an ‘opt out’ option is not available, we do wish to partner with parents to make decisions in the best interest of our students. If you have concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact either your child’s guidance counselor, principal, or me.

We appreciate your support as we look forward to using the data from these assessments to inform teaching and learning.


Monique Culbertson

Director of Curriculum and Assessment

Update from Mrs. Crosby

May 11, 2023

Our students have been working very hard on the MeTYA Reading and Math Assessments this week! Tuesday and Wednesday students worked on the reading assessment and today and tomorrow students are working on their Math Assessment.

This is an untimed test, meaning students can have as much time as they need. The coming weeks will be focused on providing additional time for students who are not yet finished and make-up testing time for students who were absent.

Then, on May 18 and 19 our fifth graders will complete their MEA Science State Assessment.

This beautiful weather has certainly helped keep us all positive, and we have seen a lot of extra recesses and motor breaks for our hard-working kids! Remember, as I have been telling the students all week on the morning announcements, it is important that they do their best and take these tests seriously. These tests will give us some information about how our school, leaders, teachers, and students are doing. But no test could tell us everything about all the unique and special ways our students shine every day!

Fifth Grade Families - Sign up for Band or Music at SMS

Dear 5th Grade Families,

It's time to sign your child up for their 6th grade performing arts class at SMS. Please fill out the SMS Performing Arts Sign Up Form by Friday, May 19. 6th graders must take one performing arts class and have a choice between Band and Music. Any questions can be directed to Rachel Williams (SMS Band Teacher) at rwilliams@scarboroughschools.org. We look forward to seeing you at SMS in the fall!

Thank you!
Rachel Williams

Lots of Year End Activities and Opportunities to Get Involved!



Wednesday May 17, 2023 ⋅ 1pm – 1:20pm (Eastern Time - New York)




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Scarborough Public Schools

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