4.08.2014

The Global Read Aloud Project

Looking for a way to connect your child's interest in being connected to an iPod, tablet or computer with your interest in keeping them reading outside of school?  How about signing up for the Global Read Aloud project?  It is an ongoing project with a pretty great blog that keeps kids, teachers and families involved.  They even have book giveaways from time to time.  

Check it out !  Click here: Global Read Aloud Link

3.25.2014

NYS Assessment Information

ALL 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders will be taking the NYS Assessments in the coming weeks.  It is important to have your child in school on the specified dates. Please note and familiarize yourself with the testing dates.

ELA Testing Dates
Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6:                Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6:                Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6:                Thursday, April 3, 2014

Math Testing Dates
Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6:                 Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6:                 Thursday, May 1, 2014
Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6:                Friday, May 2, 2014

Science Test
Grade 4:                                  Performance – May 21 through May 30, 2014                                                                                       Your child’s teacher will inform you on which day they will be tested
Written - Monday, June 2, 2014

These assessments will provide us with information about the performance of our students in the area of reading, writing, listening, problem solving and scientific reasoning. While it is important to encourage your child to concentrate on what they are doing, it is just as important to assure him/her that promotion to the next grade level does not depend on the results of this test.

As with all tests, it is important that your child be at his/her best.  A good night’s sleep and a good breakfast will help. We would appreciate it if you do not make doctor, dental or any other appointments for your child on test days. 
 
Please be sure your child has 2 sharpened #2 pencils and an eraser on test days.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or counselor.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Tracie Czebatol          Erika Greene          Tina Colby
Principal                     Counselor                Counselor

3.24.2014

April is National Poetry Month

What a great way to embrace spring... with a little bit of poetry!  With National Poetry Month beginning next week, I am sharing links to two wonderful resources which provide different ways for people to interact with poetry.  YOU can even download apps for each site on your phone or tablet.  The "poem of the day" feature can be sent right to your email.

This might be a nice addition to the breakfast or dinner table each day in April.  

The following links include activities, poetry, videos, customized searches, Dear Poet projects, graphics, biographies, etc... 

Click for Links:
Poetry Foundation
Poets.org