March Newsletter

March Newsletter

Principal:  Mrs. Joan Hoschek                         Outreach:  Mr. Brian Wright & 
Mrs. Jodie McNally 

                                                                                                                 PARCC Testing

  • ¼This March, King students in grades 3-5 will be taking the test known as PARCC, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, is based on assessing a student’s knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards.  The regular testing schedule for King Students is March 20-24. 

     

    As we begin to prepare our students for these exams, we wanted to provide you with information that will help explain more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the PARCC initiative.  We have included some helpful websites you may wish to visit.  Being an informed parent will help you better understand the standards and assessment and will allow you to partner with us as we adjust to these testing protocols. 

     

    It is extremely important that your child come to school and be on time every single day.  We have to give the PARCC to each child.  If they are not in attendance to take it with their class they will be pulled for makeups.  It is much easier to take a test with classmates.  Also please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a proper breakfast.  Remember a free breakfast is served at King each morning from 8-8:30am. 

     

    www.corestandards.org                   www.parcconline.org/for-parents

    www.pta.org/parentsguide              www.isbe.net/common_core/pls/default.htm

     

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • ¼Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for March 15th & 16th.  Notes will be sent home closer to the date with a scheduled time for your student. 
  • ¼Keep these principles in mind for a great parent-teacher conference:

 

“BE HEARD”

Best intentions assumed

Emphasis on learning

 

Home and school collaboration

Examples and evidence

Active listening

Respect for all

Dedication to follow up


Mark Your Calendars ~ Important Dates to Remember

 

2/28/17 – 3/1/17 – Marco’s Pizza Box Nights

3/2/17 – PTO Meeting 6pm, After School Tutoring until 4:15pm

3/3/17 – Major Saver Fundraiser Kickoff

3/7/17 – Student Council Meeting until 4pm, After School Tutoring until 4:15pm

3/8/17 – Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip Orpheum Theater – Pete the Cat                               T-Shirt Orders Due

3/9/17 – After School Tutoring until 4:15pm

3/10/17 – 1:15pm Dismissal – End of 3rd Quarter

3/13/17 – Board Meeting 6pm at the Board Office

3/14/17 – Spring Pictures, After School Tutoring until 4:15pm

3/15/17 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

3/16/17 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

3/17/17 – No School

3/20/17 – 3/24/17 – Grade 3-5 PARCC Testing

3/23/17 – 5th Grade Field Trip – Orpheum Theater – KGS Music Memories

3/29/17 – 12pm Dismissal

3/30/17 – Family Fun Night 5:30-7pm

 

 

 

All Yearbook Orders are DUE by 3/16/17

 

Spring Break is scheduled for April 10th – 14th!!!

 

 

Please be sure to call the office

309-973-2012

Before 9:00am if your child will be absent. 

We want to know your children are safe with you! 


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