- April 2nd: IAR 1:10-2:40
- April 4th: IAR 9:10-10:40
- April 5th: IAR 9:10-10:40
- April 8th: IAR 1:10-2:40
- April 9th: IAR 1:10-2:40
- April 10th: MAP Test (Math) 1:10-2:40
- April 17th: MAP Test (Reading) 1:10-2:40
The office has asked us to provide the testing schedule for the IAR (which will take place when students return from Spring Break). I've also included the MAP testing dates below (these dates and times are tentative and are subject to change!)...
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Friendly Reminder Regarding Westgate's Homework Policy -
Spring Conferences - Thursday March 21st, 2019 and Friday, March 22nd, 2019
If you're reading this in an email, please click on the title "March Parent Newsletter" above to go to the actual web page to see the embedded tweets, slideshows of pictures, and more! Thanks!
Thank you to everyone who has sent my mom well wishes on her surgery this Tuesday. I'm sorry to have to miss the next two weeks of school! Please know that your child is in the great hands of Ms. Samantha Frankenthal, the same substitute that went with our kiddos on the Art Institute field trip last month. She has agreed to take all nine days that I will be out! I am leaving her detailed lesson plans and my cell phone number to ensure that she has a fantastic experience and that the kids continue to learn at a rapid pace!
I have changed the schedule a bit to make it easier on everyone. We will be pausing science and social studies until I return and then doubling up on those two subjects for a short period of time to catch up. This will allow Ms. Frankenthal to focus on just a few subjects, rather than all of them! Students will likely be completing Math Units 9 and 10 while I'm gone (they're both extremely short). I'd expect the first test in a week or so!
Please have a quick talk with your child about the importance of making mature decisions while I'm gone. (I will also talk with them tomorrow in school.) Just last week while I had the flu, several students made poor choices with technology. Some deleted other students' work. Some created a Google Doc to chat with their friends instead of doing schoolwork, etc. I need to know that each child will be making mature decisions while I'm out. Thanks! :)
Report cards are nearly done and will be completed on time. Report cards are emailed home on 3/15 by the district. I will also be giving students an envelope with supporting documents on 3/18 or 3/19 when I return (just like last trimester). In it, you will find data from IXL, Spelling City, writing pieces, a 21st Century Skills report card, etc. I hope you find this information useful.
Finally, thanks for all your support this year! Switching to a new grade has challenges I never anticipated (having taught the same grade for 19 years previously). You have all helped make the transition to 4th grade smooth and positive! Thank you so much!
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