Friday, February 12, 2016
February 8 and 22, 2016
This letter is for the week of February 8 and 22- with our Mid-Winter break in between!
Please read the following carefully:
1. We are offering a Saturday Test Academy in February , March, and early April. The dates are- 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/2. Each session will run from 9:00-12:00. Your child will do both ELA and Math practice. The permission slips have been sent home. If for some reason you did not get a permission slip, please stop by the office. This Saturday Academy is to review test taking skills and to further familiarize your children with testing language and questions. We have recently learned that the State ELA and MATH tests are untimed this year! As we get more details regarding the State Tests, I will pass it on to all of you.
2. We were just invited to participate in a student art show at Sotheby’s Auction House! Grace Lee, our new 5-8 grade Art Teacher was able to include PS126/MAT into this group art experience. The event takes place on February 23 and 24. The opening reception is on February 23, from 5pm-7pm. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase our students’ work. A separate letter will be coming home to give you more details.
The art, from both the art rooms, and the classrooms throughout the school is STUNNING. Every visitor is AMAZED by the quality of student work. If you would like a tour- email me and I will happily take you around- it is quite impressive. When I see such quality work, I know the language of instruction was explicit, specific, planned, and inspired. Thanks to our fantastic staff!
Finally- the Parent Book Club, SAINT MAIZIE, will be held after the February break- stay tuned for the new date! And- do not forget- parent Writing Group is on Thursdays from 8:30-9:15 in my office! Join us!