First of all, congratulations to the students in all of the grades who auditioned for the spring musicals. Although all of the students may not have won the parts they sought, all are to be commended for learning the audition lines, songs, and dances. It's not an easy thing to do and the judging is a difficult task. Everyone in a music class is encouraged to participate and Mrs. Julie makes sure that everyone who auditions has a part in the performances.
This week we celebrate reading through our Literacy Week activities. You have received the schedule already but to recap...
- Monday is "Reading Buddy" Day. The middle schoolers will be sharing a book and reading with the elementary students. We also have parents who have volunteered to be readers this week.
- Tuesday is "Stop, Drop, and Read". During the day, teachers will take a break from their planned lessons for everyone to take a reading break. Students should be sure they have a book or something to read throughout the day.
- Wednesday is Character Day. Dress as your favorite book character. Two requirements - have the book with you and dress so that you are following the dress code.
- Thursday is the BIG DAY! During the day we will have the all-school read where everyone grabs a chair and book and goes outside to read together in silence. It is really quite impressive. That night we have our family event. There will be a speaker, activities for students, the book "sale", and dinner (tacos). Be sure to sign up for the dinner, You can do it on line or call the office to reserve a spot. There is no charge so please join us.
- Friday is our reading contest where students read a selection of their own choosing and are eligible for Barnes and Noble gift cards.
If you or someone you know would be willing to share a couple of hours a week between 4:00 - 6:00 to tutor students in math or reading, please let me know. You don't have to be a former teacher; however you would need a level 2 background clearance and be willing to come on a regular basis to work with one or two students at a time. (We can help with the background clearance) We could really use your help.
The middle school students will go see Hidden Figures this Thursday at the Lakewood Ranch cinema. This is part of a cross-curricular study involving history, math, science, and language arts in which students will be participating in a variety of classroom activities relating to the important themes of the movie.
Benchmark tests continue this week in math and science for 5th through 8th graders. 7th and 8th graders are also completing their writing simulation. All of grade levels are finishing the mid-year i-Ready diagnostic assessments. Grades are in so check the parent portal. Hard copies will be sent home when we receive them from the District.
The SAC will meet this Wednesday at 4:!5 in the administration building. We will review progress on the School Improvement Plan.
Don't forget to send in your registration forms for 2017-18. We also are still missing some "Out of County" travel forms which must be in by Wednesday for the middle schoolers to go to the movie.
Have a wonderful week. Sounds like students will need their umbrellas tomorrow!