The Principal's Paper Clip
I want to thank you for your cooperation as we had to make a few adjustments to our calendar due to inclement weather. Please remember that if there is a two-hour delay, any meetings scheduled during the first two hours of the school day will have to be rescheduled because teachers are not on duty at that time.
One of the most important events for parents this year is the PARCC/MSA Assessment Information Night. It will be held on March 5th at 6:00 p.m. This will provide an opportunity for you to learn about these state-required assessments for students in grades three through five. Dinner will be served, childcare will be offered, and you will even have an opportunity to see some sample items in the computer lab.
As we move into March, we continue to face uncertain weather conditions. Please continue to dress your child(ren) in layers so that they may be comfortable in various parts of the building. March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday. We would like to celebrate reading all month with a special reading challenge. Mrs. Brooks, our Media Specialist, has outlined the challenge on page 4 of this newsletter. While we're on the subject of reading, I want to give kudos to Mrs. Barnes' third-grade class for winning the 300-step banner. All of her students read 300 steps before any other class. Remind your child(ren) to read daily, even when school is not in session. The brain needs the constant stimulation and practice. I continue to enjoy the enthusiasm our students have about reading.
Daylight Savings Time will take place on March 8th, so don't forget to set your clocks/watches forward one hour. Otherwise, you may be arriving early to events. I want to remind you that schools will be closed from March 30th through April 6th for Spring Break. We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable time with your family.
Wauchilue Adams, Principal