Posted November 16th, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Morning Wonderful Hale Community-
It may only be the middle of November but the winter weather has definitely arrived. Attached you will find the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.
We would like to thank all of the families that made donations over the course of our food dive. We were able to collect 120 boxes of food and hygiene products to donate to our district’s food pantry.
Tuesday we held our first Start Student Assembly at which time we recognized 30 students from across our building for their exceptional behavior by being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Today we will be holding a school wide celebration with classes buddying up with younger grades to have a game day. Our students earned the celebration for reducing our school wide referrals by 20% from last year. Keep up the great work!
The next round of MAP testing begins November 17, 2014. We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year. Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share those results with you.
Starting this testing season and similar to how PARCC will be administered to students in grades 3-8, the MAP test will be web-based on a secure browser. This web-based format does not change the test or how student results are calculated, but it does provide many advantages including more question types across broader ranges of levels, better proctoring tools for teachers, and additional reports for teachers so we can continuously improve our instruction based on these results.
We are excited to see the growth our students have made since the fall MAP administration.
Please see the below schedule for specific days your child will be taking their MAP tests.
· Week of November 17th:
o Tuesday: 1st and 3rd grade Reading
o Wednesday: 2nd and 4th grade Reading
o Thursday: 1st grade Reading and 3rd grade Math
o Friday: 2nd and 4th grade Math
· Week of November 24th: No testing
· Week of December 1st
o Tuesday: 6th grade Reading
o Wednesday: 1st and 5th grade Math
o Thursday: Kindergarten Reading and 6th grade Math
o Friday: Kindergarten Reading, 1st and 5th grade Math
· Week of December 8th
o Monday: Kindergarten Math
o Tuesday: Kindergarten Math
Important Upcoming Dates
· November 13th 5th/6th Grade Concert
· November 14th End of the 1st Trimester
· November 17th MAP Testing begins
· November 26th -28th No School Thanksgiving Break
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