The students have been working so hard on the Milestones. We have two days left- science and social studies.
A few important things to note:
-Testing will begin as soon as attendance is taken. It is imperative that your child arrives to school on time. If your child arrives after testing has begun, they will not be allowed in the room until the next section is about to begin.
-A good night’s sleep is very important. Please make sure your child is getting to sleep at a decent time so they can perform their best on the test. A sleepy student won’t be a good test taker!
-Please ensure your child eats a nutritious, filling breakfast. Eating at the school is great. But if your child eats breakfast at home, please encourage them to eat something filling and not full of sugar. Oatmeal, fresh fruit, and eggs are great examples of healthy, filling breakfast foods.
-Make sure your child knows to try their best, but not to stress. This is just one measure of their success. There are so many child your child is capable of that the test does not measure: creativity, kindness, empathy, musical talent, athletic ability, courage, manners, and character are just a few. Your child is so much more than this test. Although it is important for them to give 100%, I am proud of the growth each of them has shown this year, no matter what the test shows.
–Middle School Field Trip- Please return the signed permission slip for the Awtrey or Palmer field trips. The trip does not cost anything, but the form must be returned in order for your child to attend. These forms should be returned by Wednesday, April 18th.
–Student Information Forms- We are still missing quite a lot of these. Please return the completed student information form and the envelope, even if you cannot provide stamps at this time.
–Comcast Cares- Join us Saturday, April 21st from 8-1 to help us beautify our school! Every grade level has projects that will be worked in in conjunction with their yearlong STEM project. There will be something to do for all ages!
***Last Thursday, students got a Comcast Cares waiver in their Thursday folders. Even if you are not planning on attending, please complete this form and return it. We may be doing some beautifying during class next week, so it will count towards Comcast Cares.
-Garden Gala- Please save the date for the Garden Gala. It will be Thursday, May 3rd from 6-8 pm. This is the biggest event of the school year, with every single student having something to showcase. Please check out the website, and continue to check it, as it will continue to be updated as we get closer to the event. www.bigshantygardengala.weebly.com
-Spring Carnival- Unfortunately, the PTA Spring Carnival has been cancelled this year. However, we are still creating baskets to be raffled at the Garden Gala. Please consider donating items for our class basket: Movie Night. Donations of DVDs, popcorn, candy, drinks, popcorn seasoning, movie theater gift certificates, red box gift certificates, or anything else you can think of that fit this theme are welcomed. Please help make this basket great! Thank you to Daniel for your donation!