As we head into the final stretch of the school year and the weather continues to improve, we have to constantly remind ourselves that there are still two months of school left, and busy months they are! The staff is providing many exciting opportunities for students to enrich their school experience through events such as our Earth Day events, class trips and activities. Our focus continues to be on student engagement and creating lessons and activities that provide opportunities for our students to communicate and collaborate, be creative, solve problems, and think critically.
Additionally, we will share your child’s growth and progress over the year during our April Parent Teacher Conferences. We will offer conferences April 24th in the afternoon thru early evening for working parents who have their students enrolled in our PM care program, April 25th in the morning thru mid-afternoon; and April 26th in the morning. School is closed on April 25th and 26th to accommodate conferences. We will offer childcare for your students during your conference times. If you are unable to make a scheduled conference, progress reports will be sent home and you can set up a phone conference or communicate via email with any questions. Due to meetings, testing, curriculum planning, and other obligations our teachers may not have or will have limited time frames to meet personally outside our pre-determined conference dates. We appreciate your understanding.
Our annual summative assessments will begin April 17 and run through 2nd week of May for students K-6th grade. Students will be tested in short time frames over the course of this time for language (vocabulary, verbal reasoning, writing, reading comprehension, and word analysis) and Math (Quantitative Reasoning, Numeracy, Problem Solving, and Operations).
As always, I encourage you to talk to your child(ren) about school and the things he/she is learning, and maintain open lines of communication.
Kimberly A Brooks
Supporting Efforts within our school and local Community ( Me to We)
Pennies for Patients Campaign
During the month of April, our school will be hosting a penny campaign to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Our school goal is to raise $500.00 to support research to beat blood cancers. We have a kick off assembly scheduled for our Elementary students on April 5th at 8:30 but anyone is welcome. We will present materials to our Primary students individually in their classroom and at their developmental level.
Each classroom will have a penny jar to collect that loose change. At the end of our campaign, we will celebrate all their efforts with a special snack during their lunchtime. Elementary Students will count change weekly and post our goal thermometer on the door leading into our parent lounge.
Every Hero needs a squad and together we change cancer.
Mixed Bag Designs
Soon you will notice signs for our final corporate level fundraiser with mixed bag designs. Grab a catalog and share with friends and family. Ordering can be done online and shipped directly to you! All proceeds will support our capital improvement budget to improve our grounds and building needs prior to 2019-2020 school year. Thanks in advance.
April is Jazz appreciation month! The Gene Harris Jazz Festival is April 4-5th, check out boisestate.edu for more information!
Save the Date
April 1-5th—Pre-Order your 2018-2019 Year Book! $25.00 –includes all students Toddler thru 6th grade that started prior to April 1, 2019. Last year’s year book is available to review in our parent lounge to help you decide. We will have year book signing on May 31st.
April 3-4 Mug Shots—Individual picture Day –great head shots of your child! April 3 for Toddler-Kindergarten and April 4th for Elementary. Print out the form emailed to you on March 26th or pick one up in the office. Only students that return forms/payment will be taken.
April 15th—Last Day to Register for Summer Camp! Don’t miss out we have limited spaces. After this deadline, we may have limited availability but we will not be able to order camp t-shirts. ALL elementary campers MUST have a current year camp shirt to attend off campus field trips. Camp t-shirts are free for those that register for 3 weeks or more. Otherwise they are $15.00 a shirt. Register now! You can withdraw your camper if plans change with a 2 week notice. If you do not provide written 2 week notice, we cannot refund or exclude you from any tuition owed.
April 22—Earth Day Celebration-Our school will be participating in a clean- up of our playgrounds, paths, streets, and sports fields. Students are asked to bring washable gloves and a plastic grocery bag for this activity. Let’s help to make Academy clean and green! Additionally, we will be raising and releasing Lady bugs; Praying Mantis; and Butterflies in honor of Earth day.
April 25-26—NO SCHOOL—Parent Teacher Conferences
UPCOMING—Spring Show—tentative dates are May 16 or 23rd decision will be made soon based on venue.
Kindergarten Graduation-May 29 at 10 am
Sixth grade Graduation-May 30 at 10 am
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL—May 31—early release at 12:30
Teacher In-service June 3-4th—NO SCHOOL OR CAMP
Summer Camp Open June 5th
September 3rd, 2019—First Day of School 2019-2020 School year
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