Saturday, June 17, 2017

Week of June 19, 2017 Announcements

Students entering First Grade 
Frog and Toad are Friends
Author: Arthur Lobel, 1970 

Students entering Second Grade 
Magic Tree House: Fact Tracker Heroes for all Times
Authors: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce

Students entering Third Grade 
The Blizzard!: The Storm that Changed America
Author: Jim Murphy

Students entering Fourth Grade
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Author: Robert C. O'Brien, 1986
Ms. Larios will be sending this book home with students on the last day of school - June 28th

Students entering Fifth Grade 
Ellis Island: New Hope in a New Land
Author William Jay Jacons
Mrs. Ramsey will be sending this book home with students on the last day of school - June 28th 

Students entering 6th and 7th grades 
Lord of the Flies
Author William Golding , 1954 

Students entering 8th grade 
All the Light We Cannot See
Author Anthony Doerr, 2014 

Students In Living Environment Class
Lab Girl 
Author: Hope Jahren, 2016 

 MAP and i-Ready Reports
On Monday June 19th the two reports from the End of the Year Testing by MAP (NWEA) and i-Ready will be sent home.
How to Read the Reports:
i-Ready reports have a band on the test that indicates where your child needed to be to be On Level (light green box).
The bar graph on the report will indicate if your child reached the planned goal for the year. There will also be a placement guide to the left of the bar graph indicating if your child is on level or below level. 
i-Ready reports will be sent home in Reading and Mathematics.

MAP Reports in Mathematics, Reading and Language Usage (Grades 1-8) will be attached. The line graph (IN BLUE) indicates your child's growth this year. The MAP testing indicates where your child began in the Fall of 2016, their growth mid-year after the mid-terms and recently at the end of May.
These tests coupled with the New York State Tests (Grades 3-7) results will be used to plan to address your child's areas of growth and/or needs during Data Day in October of 2017.
There will be a signature paper attached to the reports which parents are requested to sign and return to the classroom teacher.
Should parents have questions regarding their child's scores they should feel free to see their child's teacher before school begins this week from 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM or parents may see 
Mr. Woods on Sunday June 25th from noon - 5:00 PM 

Last Day 
Thursday  June 22nd
Monday June 19, 2017
End of Year Exam in ELA (English Language Arts) and Social Studies
Tuesday June 20, 2017
PreK - 1 Moving Up Ceremony 11:00 AM
End of Year Exam in Mathematics & Reading 
Wednesday June 21, 2017 
PreK -2 Moving Up Ceremony 11:00 AM
End of Year Exam in Mathematics & Reading
8th Grade Graduation Trip
After School Program End of Year Party
Thursday June 22, 2017
Kindergarten Graduation 11:00 AM 
Last Day of After School Program 
Friday June 23, 2017 - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
School Closed
Sunday June 25, 2017 
School Office open 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM