Wow! Spring Break has come and gone and fourth quarter is upon us. There is much to share this week, so please read carefully.
3D Fun Run
Thank you, thank you for a successful 3D Fun Run. We exceed our goal of $25,000 and are looking forward to purchasing resources for our 3D MakerSpace and to providing more hands-on and creative learning opportunities for our students. I want to extend a special thank you to Geof Hileman, who organized the event, and to the parent volunteers who supported our students and teachers on March 23. They had a wonderful time and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
We will administer EOGs from Thursday, May 26, to Wednesday, June 1. Please locate the basic schedule here. If your student misses an EOG, make-ups will be offered starting Tuesday, May 31. Please know that research shows us students perform their best on standardized assessments when they test as scheduled with their classmates in their classrooms and with their regular teachers. It is this environment we have worked to create, and we want all students to assess as scheduled.
If you are willing and able to help with EOG proctoring, please access this link. We are in desperate need of your help and are looking for at least 30 proctors!
Q3 Report Cards
Third-Quarter Report Cards will be coming home this Friday, April 8. Elementary conferences are scheduled for the following week, April 11 – 15. Middle-School Parents, please contact teachers directly if you have questions regarding the grades your student earned.
Elementary Parents: You will soon be receiving information about Home Base, a statewide student information system. Utilizing the Parent Portal is another way to stay connected with your child’s teacher and your student’s performance. Please be looking for this information in your student’s weekly folder.
First and Second-Grade Parents: the NC Read to Achieve legislation offers extra reading support during the summer for first and second graders notdemonstrating reading proficiency at the end of the school year. You will receive an invitation after the spring mCLASS assessment is completed if your child qualifies based on his/her benchmark DIBELS Composite score. If your child is invited to attend the 1st/2nd grade combined camp, it is your decision to choose to participate. Attending camp is optional and will not impact your child’s promotion or retention for the upcoming school year. The camp dates for this 1st/2nd grade combined camp are July 11-27. If you have any questions about your child’s current reading proficiency level, please contact your child’s teacher. For more information about the Excellent Public Schools Act, visit:http://www.wcpss.net/Page/197.
We’re looking forward to a great start to the fourth quarter.