Dear Neighborhood School Families,
Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will soon sit for the NY Common Core Aligned State Tests. The English Language Arts test will be administered April 1- 3. The Math test will be administered April 30 - May 2. On Monday, March 17, we will have two forums on 3rd - 5th grade testing: one at 8:30am and one at 6pm. This is a follow-up from our last advocacy meeting about assessment at TNS: how we measure learning. There is a lot of mythology and misinformation surrounding testing and its implications for children and schools, and many families are understandably confused. We hope that by attending one of these forums, you will have a better understanding about what testing and test preparation look like at TNS, and what the tests will mean for your child and the school.
Family conferences are scheduled for the week of March 10th. Tuesday, March 11 will be a half-day and on Wednesday, March 12, we will have times available for families to meet with teachers in the evening. If you have not yet done so, please sign-up for a conference time with your child’s teacher.
Mark your calendars! We have several important community events coming up:
Judy, Alexis, Grace, Christie/Sofia, Colin, Joanne and Sierra’s classes (finally) go ice skating tomorrow!
On Friday at 6pm, we have our first “Family Movie Night.” This is a community event--not a fundraiser. We will show My Neighbor Totoro. Suggested donation is $5.
Tuesday, March 11th is a half-day. Dismissal is at 11:30am.
Friday, March 28th at 6pm is our Magic Show with the Amazing Cardone!
Sunday, March 30th is Community Day (more information to come soon...)!
Have a good week,