Welcome to the start of a week that promises to be a very busy with the administration of the state testing (OAA) for third grade reading on Tuesday. The PARCC 4th grade reading test will also be administered on Tuesday, followed by the Math PARCC tests for both third grade and fourth grade on Wednesday and Thursday next week. The tests will be administered on Tuesday for about two and a half hours for third grade. The PARCC assessment for fourth grade reading will be administered from 9:00-10:15. The math PARCC assessments for grades on both days will be administered during a 75 minute window in the morning. It is incredibly important that students arrive to school on time for these tests. Should a student arrive late to school, they will have to take the test later in the week.
Information will be coming home shortly regarding “Right to Read Week”, which will take place during the week of May 18th. This week will feature many literacy themed events in the classroom and a special assembly. The students will also have the opportunity to attend a short field trip to read with senior residents at local nursing homes to coincide with "Right to Read Week". Permission slips for students to leave the building for about an hour on the 21st or 22nd will be going home with students shortly.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, I will try my best to honor any parent request regarding classroom teachers next year, however due to the bulk of requests I expect to receive, I cannot guarantee placements. If you wish to make a request for your child’s classroom teacher, I kindly ask that you send me an email or letter with your request no later than Friday, May 15th. I need to impose this deadline to enable me to start working on the class lists during the latter stages of the school year. This process does take a great deal of time due to numerous special programs that many students are given. It is incredibly helpful to share with me the names of 2-3 teachers you would like to request for your child next year, or more importantly, let me know if there is a classroom you would like avoided.
Finally, the students in all of the third and fourth grade classrooms have either taken their classroom spelling bees, or will do so early next week. From these classroom bees, each classroom will bring forward two participants , plus an alternate to represent their class at the 2015 Heritage South Spelling Bee, which will be held on Tuesday, April 28th. Please note: this year, each class will have two classroom participants per room to participate in the bee—this change was done to be consistent with the format of the Heritage North Spelling Bee. We are doing this because the two bees will be merged together as part of the Grade 3-5 rebranding of Heritage Elementary next year.
Thank you for your time and attention with this newsletter! We hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!
What’s for Lunch
Monday~ Cheeseburger, Baked Beans, Potato Tots, Tossed Salad, Mixed Fruit and Milk .
Wednesday~ Pepperoni Pizza, Broccoli with Cheese, Tossed Salad, Apple, and Milk
Thursday~ Cinnamon French Toast, Sausage Patty, Potato Tots, Orange Wedges, and Milk.
Friday~ Bosco Sticks with Marinara Sauce, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Pineapples, and Milk.
April 21-23-State Assessments
May 1-Interim Reports Go Home
May 11-3rd Grade Spring Concert
May 18-Right to Read Week Begins
May 18-4th Grade Spring Concert
PARENTS NIGHT OUT at Avon Heritage North Friday, April 24th from 6-9
13 5th grade Avon Girl Scouts need your help earning their Bronze Award. Please consider supporting Junior Girl Scout Troop #51150 by participating in our Parent's Night Out at Avon heritage North on Friday, April 24th from 6-9. The girls will be entertaining Avon children currently enrolled in Kindergaten thru 3rd grade with games, a movie and some snacks. This is a non-profit event- we are asking for a $10 entry fee with all of our proceeds going to the Ohio Job & Family Services Veterans Program. The girls will be using the $ earned to purchase supplies to put together kits that will be handed out to homeless and transitioning veterans in Lorain County.
RESERVATIONS and PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED:
Please return the form with payment by MONDAY, APRIL 20th
REGISTER EARLY- there are a limited number of spaces!!