UPDATED-->MARCH 20, 2018
SCHOOL RESUMES (Monday, March 19th)
I hope that you all had a wonderful spring break! School resumes bright and early on Monday, March 19th. I hope that you all remembered to set your clocks forward one hour last weekend. I am also glad that we had this past week to adjust to the change. Speaking of spring break, I visited friends in Boston, Massachusetts and learned a lot of new things about the early English settlement of Plymouth as well as the American Revolution I look forward to sharing my experiences (and pictures) with the students over time!
INDEPENDENT READING (Read to Self) BOOK #8
Students selected their next required reading book during the week of March 5-9. The spring break holiday gave your child an extra week to work on this assignment.
A FEW REMINDERS - - - All students should be spending time each evening reading their books at home. Many students prefer to read silently. Remember, silent reading should be performed in an appropriate, distraction-free environment. I also highly encourage reading aloud from time to time with, preferably, a parent or other respected adult. Reading aloud with an adult can be a powerful learning experience (and maybe even a bonding experience) between you and your child. These are some items I wrote about in a correspondence at the beginning of the year. I feel like it’s a great time to revisit these thoughts.
I encourage the following reading behaviors - - -
END OF THE 3RD NINE WEEKS (Thursday, March 29th)
The year is slipping away from us! The 3rd nine weeks ends on Thursday, March 29th. The final nine weeks of school starts on Monday, April 2nd.
EARLY RELEASE (Thursday, March 29th)
Elementary students will be released from school on Thursday, March 29th at 11:45 AM. (Middle School = 1PM, High School=12:20PM)
NO SCHOOL (Friday, March 30th)
School will not be in session for both students and staff on Friday, March 30th. School will resume on Monday, April 2nd.
PTA SPRING CARNIVAL
The Forest Vista PTA CARNIVAL is scheduled for Friday, April 6th from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. The Spring Carnival is the largest PTA fundraising event of the year. Please make plans to come. There will be games for the kids and a silent auction for the adults. More information will be presented as the date approaches.
2018 STAAR MATH ASSESSMENT
The 2018 STAAR Math Assessment is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th.
2018 STAAR READING ASSESSMENT
The 2018 STAAR Reading Assessment is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11th.
WATER ROCKS (5th Grade Field Trip)
REMINDER -> Our Water Rocks field trip is scheduled for April 19, 2018 (6:00 AM – 8:30 PM).