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From the Principal: April 12, 2017

April 10, 2017

Dear Families,

I hope you are enjoying the warm spring weather! With the warm weather comes our annual state tests in English Language Arts (MCAS 2.0) for students in third, fourth, and fifth grades. They have worked very hard and should be commended for their effort and perseverance. Students will resume testing in May for the math and science subjects.

Parent Conferences are this Wednesday (April 12). This is a great opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and learning goals for the final months of school. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to connect with your child’s teacher through the phone, email, or at a different date.

During Parent Conferences, we will also have a math presentation in our garden (second floor terrace) and a book fair (hallway by Magee Street). The Math in the Garden Event is from 4:30 – 6:30PM. During this time, you can discover some of the exciting math and science activities your student will be engaged in this spring! Before or after your conference, please feel free to:

  • tour our garden
  • estimate the amount of soil in a raised garden bed
  • create a 3D and 2D map of our garden
  • measure and graph the height of plants

Our Read Across America Assembly is this Thursday (April 13). Students have been diligently reading and recording the number of books they have read on their BINGO cards. We will share the final tally after we collect all the cards, but it looks like I will have to uphold my end of the bargain for a pie in the face at our assembly. Aside from the things we do for our students, I hope that this fun contest can help reinforce the joys and importance of books, especially daily reading!

Please note that there is no school on Friday (April 14th) or next week (April 17-21). We hope that you enjoy the April Vacation!

Yours truly,

Gerald Yung. Principal