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February is a winter month and it is certainly showing us what winter looks like and feels like. Please continue to listen and look for our messages regarding school delay/closings during this season.
THE CIRCUS WAS HERE
Our students had a wonderful physical education experience this past week with the Amazing Grace Circus from Nyack, New York. Every single student in every grade experienced tumbling, juggling and balancing activities. Friday, culminated in a performance by our students and members of the Amazing Grace Circus! And if that wasn't fun enough, the PTA had a fundraiser - they sold cotton candy, popcorn, peanuts and all the other goodies and souvenirs that make a circus experience so much fun! This experience was just what we would want our students to have during the cold winter when they can't go outside. I want to thank PTA President, Susan Burlazzi and the other amazing parents for their dedication and hard work to make this such a memorable experience.
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
The annual Jump Rope for Heart event for the American Heart Association will be held on Thursday, February 12, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. for students in pre-K -fifth grade. Families and friends are invited to attend. Please look for a letter from Dan Linehan, our P.E. teacher, with the permission slip and donation form in your child's backpack. We will need three volunteers from each class to help out. For those who are new to this yearly activity, the volunteers work with the team of children to coordinate jumping and taking turns. Volunteers should arrive at 9:45 in order to locate their teams and be ready for the opening event at 10:00. If you would like to volunteer, please contact your child’s class parent.
2014 PUBLIC TEST DATA and ANNOTATED QUESTIONS
District-level and building-level results on the 2014 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessments were recently made public. The link to the data is below.
In addition, NYSED released 50% of the questions to the public along with annotations to explain the types of thinking expected from the students. Below is a link to these and other resources.
In October, we plan to present our school's results to the Board of Education - details to follow! If you have any questions please call Mr. Brown at 631-2440 ex.132 or you may call my office 631-2440 ex.103.
Thank-you Dr. Douglas