Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dear Parents, 
Although we have just started 2015, the month of February is full of various important events.  We have parent/teacher conferences, an in-service day, and a national holiday.
Our opportunity to meet with parents/guardians is very important.  We look forward to spending time with each of you regarding your child.  If you do not attend a conference on Wednesday, February 11th   or Thursday, February 12th, please remember the channels of communication with your child’s teacher (email or voicemail).  Please continue checking student progress on Infinite Campus (IC). 
Please note the following important dates and events during the month of February:
Wednesday, February 11th     Parent / Teacher Conferences:   (School is in session)
                                                            6th grade  5-5:30 Honors Tea; 5:30-8 conferences
                                                            7th & 8th grade 5-8 conferences

Thursday, February 12th         Parent/Teacher Conferences:
                                                            6th grade  1-3:30 & 4:30-7:30 p.m. conferences
7th grade 1-3:30 & 5-7:30 p.m. conferences
                                                                        4:30-5 p.m.  Honors Tea
8th grade 1-3:30 & 4:30-7 p.m. conferences
                                                                        7-7:30 p.m. Honors Tea

Friday, February 13th              Teacher In-Service Day- No Students, No School
Monday, February 16th                       No School, President’s Day
Monday, March 9th                 PARCC-First day of Testing

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers  (PARCC) is throughout the spring months.  The PARCC scores help determine placement in future classes during the middle and high school years, as well as a reference point in determining instructional needs and abilities.  The PARCC member states share this fundamental goal: ensuring that every student graduates from high school prepared for success in college and the workplace.  It is extremely important that your child is in attendance and on time every day of PARCC testing.  Please talk with your child about the importance of PARCC.  Many research studies have indicated student success starts off with a healthy breakfast.   Please make sure your child has breakfast every morning of testing.
Thank you for your continued support and involvement with your child’s middle school experience!

Susie Wickham