Shh…State Assessments This Week

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, will begin this week. On Tuesday, March 28th, our 4th grade will participate in the Writing STAAR, and our 5th grade will take the STAAR Math assessment. Wednesday, our 5th grade will complete the STAAR Reading assessment.

We encourage our students to:

  • Go to bed early.
  • Be on time for school.
  • Plan to bring your lunch from home that morning or purchase your lunch from the cafeteria on these two testing days. Food brought in for lunch will not be allowed for any grade level on testing days. VISITORS for lunch will not be permitted on campus on March 28 and 29.
  • Students may bring one, sealed bottle of room-temperature water. NO other drink will be allowed.

We are proud of our students and know that they are ready to show what they can do. Let’s stand behind them and show our support by making sure these tips are followed by all.

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Report Cards Come Home Today

Just a reminder that report cards will come home Thursday, March 23rd, with your student. As always, you have access to all of your student’s grades as they are posted throughout the nine weeks via Skyward. Use Family Access to receive weekly notifications of postings. For any questions about getting yourself set up, email Cheryl Hawthorne at [email protected]

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Intermediate Reading Fair

Screen Shot 2016-01-09 at 10.17.37 PMALL intermediate students and parents are invited to attend the Reading Fair on Thursday, March 23rd, from 5pm-6pm. The Gallery Walk will be housed in the elementary library and will feature the reading projects of those students who chose to enter the competition. Ribbons will be displayed on the winning projects, and random drawings for door prizes will frequently occur throughout the Gallery Walk.  Please plan to attend and help us acknowledge the creativity of our third, fourth, and fifth grade students.

Happy Birthday to Donna Reavis

It’s not just everyone who gets to be on Spring Break during their birthday, but Mrs. Reavis has that privilege this year. Even though teachers and students will not be at school, we certainly want to remember that on March 14th, Mrs. Reavis will celebrate her birthday.  We cannot be certain, but it looks like there might be a flower on her cake for each student she has either enrolled or withdrawn this year. We appreciate all that you do, Donna Reavis.