Students in all grade levels are busy preparing for auditions for the spring musicals. One of the unique things about SAA is the opportunity for every interested student to participate in the performing arts program through these spring productions and I can feel (and hear!) the excitement when i walk into the music classroom. Students are already learning lines, songs, and dances for Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, Music Man, Annie and Anything Goes. You will receive separate emails and letters home from Mrs. Julie so watch for information about your child's performance and opportunities for you to volunteer
This Thursday the middle school students will audition for roles in Anything Goes. Students may stay after school until auditions begin and can order pizza for their dinner. Parents should arrive between 8:45 - 9:00 to pick them up but all students must be picked up by 9:00. Please see Mrs. Julie's letter for more detailed information.
Tuesday and Wednesday all students will be working on the mid-year diagnostic assessments in reading and math using the i-Ready program. As I said last week, these are important because they give the teachers additional information about student progress and gaps that might need to be addressed.
Don't forget Literacy Week and National School Choice Week January 25-29. Students, are your costumes ready for your favorite book character? Are you preparing to share a reading of a favorite book excerpt? And,parents, do you have the Literacy Family Night on your calendar? We hope every one will be participating in some way next week.
We will celebrate the January birthdays tomorrow. Don't forget to return your 2016-17 enrollment forms. Have a great week!
Cecilia R. Blankenship