Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
It is hard to believe that April is here. I want to take this opportunity to remind you that there is still much work to be done at school. Many students have begun to have spring fever and it is affecting their lunchtime and bus behavior. I ask that you have conversations with your children at home about proper school behavior. We are trying to instill a "no touch" policy and we need your help to enforce it. We ask that you support us in telling your child that if he or she is being bothered by another student to go directly to an adult for assistance prior to any form of retaliation. In this way, we can determine the origin of the conflict. Students found acting inappropriately through their words and/or actions will receive a strike for their poor choices. Students receiving three strikes will receive a consequence for their actions.
Spend some time over the spring break teaching your children some of the old time favorite games such as hop scotch, box ball, basketball and kickball. Many children are not aware of the rules of these games and that sometimes is the catalyst for many tears during recess.
Please be reminded that our third, fourth, and fifth grade students are taking their New York State ELA for grades 3, 4, and 5 on April 14, 15, and 16. The New York State Math exam will be April 22, 23, and 24. The children have been working hard during the day to learn the skills necessary to become proficient readers, writers, and math students. Children perform best when they get a good night's rest before coming to school. For many, eating a good, healthy breakfast in the morning helps prepare the students. Students are reminded to bring three number two sharpened pencils on their testing days.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish a happy spring holiday season