As we enter the last month of 2013, I tend to reminisce about the past year and the wonderful times that we have had thus far at Sorrick School. So many exciting activities and great learning has taken place and I am hopeful that it will continue into 2014.
The teachers and the children are quite busy these days as there are several assessments that need to be completed before the quarter ends. Kindergarten and first grade students will be taking the second round of a computerized assessment called “MAP” by Northwest Education Assessment. This is an adaptive test that automatically adjusts to your child’s ability level as he or she answers questions. The children are taking the reading and mathematics portion of this test. All students in grades pre-kindergarten-first grade will also be completing their local assessment testing in reading and math before leaving on December 20th. All this information gives our teachers a guide for instruction for the second semester of the school year.
It’s hard to believe in just 14 school days we will be celebrating our final day before break with our winter parties. The AM parties will begin at 10:15 and the PM parties will begin at 2:00. Parents helping with the party need to be sure they are on the list that is submitted to the office. This list will be used to sign parents into the building for the party.
If you are signed up to bring snacks to the party, we would like you to note one important detail-please only send food items that are store bought, prepackaged, and include an ingredient label. The incidence of students who have been diagnosed with life threatening food allergies is increasing each year. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students with food allergies. Although students with a severe food allergy may not eat shared food items, the purpose of this request is to decrease the overall environmental exposure to the most common allergens.
As a reminder, the district policy is that we go outside every day that the temperature is above 20 degrees, including the wind chill. Please send your child to school with clothing that will help keep him or her warm in these cold temperatures.
Partners in Education,