Dear Maine Memorial Families,
Spring is in the air! It has been quite a winter as we had a mix of various temperatures with either snow or rain the past few months. We are hoping to get the students outside more for recess now that the temperatures are starting to warm up. We will be able to return to the playground once the ground dries up. We do monitor it daily this time of the year as we know the children enjoy having recess on the playground.
Spring Carnival was amazing! I would like to thank PTA for a fun night for our families. The children enjoyed the new games and prizes.
We will be having our Primary Sequence Parent Orientation April 25 from 6:30-8:00. Please contact Charlotte Bush at 754-1400 * 2300 if you have not registered your child in our data base. If you have an older student who has gone through kindergarten, we still encourage you to attend as we will be presenting information on the Common Core. It is also important for the staff to observe your child during the interactive play in the classroom. We prefer older siblings do not go into the play area so that we just have our incoming Primary Sequence students playing together.
Our 3rd-5th graders will be taking the NYS ELA Assessment April 3-April 4 and the Math Assessment April 30
and May 1. You may have heard of the
following changes that took effect last school year:
- Decreased number of test questions
- Untimed testing for all students- students who are
productively working will be allowed as much time as they need to complete
the ELA and Math Assessments
- New Testing Vendor- Questar Assessment Inc.
- Greater involvement of Educators in Test Development Process-
increasing the number of NYS educators involved in creating and reviewing
the new assessments
- No Consequences- a state growth score will not be part of the teachers’ and principals’ evaluations until the start of 2019-2020 school year.
Spring Break is April
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Linda Kelly, Principal
Michael Aubel, Director of Auxiliary Services