STAAR Testing

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, will begin this week. On Tuesday, April 10th, our 4th grade will participate in the Writing STAAR, and our 5th grade will take the STAAR Math assessment. On Wednesday, April 11th, 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 April 10th and 11th.
  • Students may bring one, sealed bottle of room-temperature PLAIN water  (no flavoring). Any other drink will not be allowed.
  • They may also bring a HEALTHY snack–but nothing that will cause dirty or sticky hands  (sugared cereal, cheddar Chex mix, etc.)

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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Easter Party Changes

Easter Party Changes for Fourth Grade

Image result for easterDue to weather conditions, we have decided to cancel our picnic at Penick Park.  Instead, we will have a picnic in our Fourth Grade Hall.

Beginning at 11:00, fourth grade students will have a picnic in the hall and enjoy a delicious chocolate ice cream sundae from DQ.

Students will need a sack lunch, drink, and a towel to sit on.

When students are finished eating, parents may sign their students out with their homeroom teachers.

Thanks,

Fourth Grade Teachers

No Early Release next week!

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Due to the Weather Release of school on Tuesday and Wednesday, the PLC Teacher Training Day scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. We know that these unavoidable circumstances have resulted in inconveniences for teachers, students, and parents. We hope to get this week back to a normal schedule and provide optimal learning opportunities for all of our students.

Week of Jan. 8-12

Tuesday, 1/9:  Math Benchmark (4 hr. test)

Thursday, 1/11:  Reading Benchmark (4 hr. test)

**If your student wears glasses or contacts, PLEASE make sure they wear them on test days!!  Bottled water, a healthy snack, and mints or mint gum may be brought for testing.

Thursday, 1/11:  Report cards and graded work sent home

Monday, 1/15, is a school holiday.

 

Week of Nov. 13-17

  • Book orders are due tomorrow (Tues., Nov. 14).  Remember that you may order online using a credit card, or you may send the order form with exact change back to school.
  • Fundraiser items will be delivered to the school on Thursday, Nov. 16.  If your child sold many items, you will need to make arrangements to pick up the items.
  • The Party Bus ride/lunch will be Thursday for those students who sold at least 15 items.