Two more weeks of school left and they are jammed with events and student activities. Hopefully you have been receiving emails or messages from your child's teachers or Kelly Marsh so you can keep up with what's happening.
First of all, once again a big thank you to those of you who volunteered for the Annie Jr. production last Monday and those of you who worked on the Once Upon a Mattress production yesterday. All of our volunteers are so highly valued, especially at this time of year. We certainly couldn't be ready for the performances without you.
We will finish up testing this week with make-ups for 7th grade Civics EOC, the i-Ready for kindergarten through 2nd grade, and the SAT10 for some third graders. The 2nd and 3rd graders will have their end-of-year trip Wednesday, May 20 and the kindergarten and 1st graders will be gone Thursday, May 21. The 4th and 5th graders will be gone on their trips Friday, May 22. The middle school students will be at the Players Theater all day Thursday and Friday with the performance Friday evening. Don't forget to contact the Players Theater to reserve your seats for Friday night. (Parents, please be sure all permission slips are in on time and notarized if required.) Tuesday we will celebrate end-of-testing with the middle schoolers and the May/June birthdays.
With fund-raising and a generous donation, the kindergarten through 3rd grades were able to reduce the cost of their trips to $15.00 per child. Most of the middle schoolers participated in their fund-raisers and were able to reduce their costs as well. The 4th graders and 5th graders did one fund-raiser for their trips so students are being asked to pay almost the full price. We do not, however, want any student to be excluded because they cannot pay the full amount. If anyone needs assistance, please contact me either by phone or through email by Wednesday.
Everyone should have received the information regarding the summer reading camp. Please let us know if you are interested so we know how many teachers to have available to teach the groups. Also, you will receive the information relating to summer reading requirements. Please be on the look-out for it. As Mrs. Graddy indicated in her letter, we want to do what ever we can to lesson the summer slide effect. Please encourage your children to read over the summer. It does make a difference!
Last week was the fifth graders week to shine! Congratulations to them on the Annie Jr. performance. We certainly have a number of students with musical talent and stage presence! The fifth graders also participated in an assembly with veterans and SMA students relating to our flag. They were able to ask and answer questions and learn to carry and fold the flag properly. They also displayed their science fair projects for staff and parents. I am very proud of them and the work they have been doing. Thank you to the teachers (Mrs. Julie and Ms. Garabedian) who led them in these activities.
Have a great week!