Parent Newsletter March 27, 2015

Parent Newsletter March 27, 2015
Posted on 03/27/2015
March 27, 2015
Dear Families,
The students have been working so hard for PARCC test.  They have been putting forth great effort and their responses are making us proud!  We have one last day of ELA testing, and then make ups.  Please be sure your children are on time for school and have a good night's sleep for Monday morning.  
Next week we continue to learn how to multiply fractions, and begin new book clubs with realistic fiction for a focus on interpretation.  We are very excited to start a new unit where the kids will think deeply about characters and lessons they learn.  We will also begin to focus on opinion writing, starting with a debate!
We have started to use Go Noodle for our scheduled movement breaks and to help us relax and gear up for new or extended learning.  The kids and staff are loving it-its super fun, is fresh and exciting, and adds a musical component to the day! Ask your kids to show you their moves!  We also have a few KORE Wobble chairs and exercise balls on the way for us to use as an alternative to siting on traditional chairs.  This will support focus, movement and strength while completing academics.  We can't wait!
Next week in social studies we will begin our study on government in RI and will learn about the history of our State House.  We will also begin a RI map unit soon.  Our science kits are on the way-we are gearing up to learn about land and water and the effects of erosion!
As spring approaches, we are planning our field trips and very busy end of the school year.  Please be sure that you have a current BCI check on file with the district.  If you do not have this completed, you will not be able to chaperone our field trips or volunteer for events happening in the classroom.  Information on how to obtain a BCI check can be found by contacting the CARES office.
Below are a few dates to help with your spring planning:
  • March 30th-Last day of PARCC Testing
  • April 3rd- Good Friday- No school
  • April 20th -24th - Spring Vacation- No school
  • April 15th-  End of 3rd quarter
  • May 6th-Report Cards
Thanks for your continued support and cooperation!
Mrs. Shaw
Mrs. Masciarelli
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