To recap last week... On Tuesday and Wednesday the third and fourth graders completed the Language Arts (Reading) portion of the FSA. It seemed to go well - it worked logistically and the students seemed comfortable with the test itself, but we won't have results for quite a few weeks. This week they will take the math portion on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since few students participated in the PTO-provided breakfast of oatmeal and fruit, the PTO will switch to fruit, juice and a granola bar for each child both days. Students who usually get breakfast through the school-lunch program will be able to do so before the tests begin. This is available for all students.
The Multicultural Fair was well-attended Friday afternoon despite the bad weather. Mrs. North and Mrs. Tirotta simply moved it all inside! Thank you to all of the parents, students, and teachers who participated and attended the event. There were dance demonstrations led by Mrs Tirotta and performed by the elementary Spanish classes. The elementary students through the social studies and art classes showed what they have learned about different countries throughout the world. The kindergartners even made a life-sized totem pole. The middle schoolers shared information about artists and holidays representative of many countries. There was food representing most of the countries and everyone seemed to enjoy it. There certainly wasn't anything left over! The sixth grade science class showed a different perspective through their presentation of the history of the space program ending with the cooperation of many countries in the International Space Station, truly a multicultural endeavor! The parent support for the students is very much appreciated. The students love to show off what they can do! It was a great event!
This Thursday the hearing screenings will be given for kindergarten, first and sixth graders. The Governing Board will also meet Thursday for the regular monthly business meeting at 8:00 AM in the office. Then, Friday is a professional day for teachers so there will be no school for the students.
Have a wonderful week!