It's Spring Quarter! Sorry we are late with the April posts…we have been busy planning and teaching that we just forgot to update the blog. We will combine April and May's posts since we are already in the 2nd half of the month. This Friday is the PTA-sponsored Spring Dance and it sounds like it will be a lot of fun. There will also be a silent auction to help raise money for our PTA that does wonderful things for students and teachers!
Have you ordered your 5th grade t-shirt yet? These are necessary for our 5th grade track meet in June. Every student needs one. There are scholarships available for those who need them…please contact your homeroom teacher if you need one. Here is the order form: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B03CiLO7DVU-N3c0aW4zZHpseGs/edit?usp=drive_web&pli=1
As always, be sure to check in periodically to view the assignment and event calendar. It starts getting super busy around Helen Baller the last couple of months and you will want to be informed!
The Measurement of Student Progress starts next month. We really want students to not stress out over these tests. They are snapshots in time and they are being tested on material that they have been learning throughout their school experiences. We of course want them to do their BEST. Focusing during regular classwork and completing assignments are the best ways to prepare for the MSP. Getting a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast with protein are great tips, too. Here are the dates:
Science – May 13
Math – May 14
Reading (Holt) – May 21
Reading (Houle) – May 31
~Mrs. Houle & Mrs. Holt