Don’t Miss Out!!
February 1st - March 15th
February 4th, 2015 - 5:30-7:30
March 4th, 2015 - 5:30-7:30
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Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Happy New Year! Everyone returned from the holiday break rejuvenated and ready to focus on reading, writing and mathematics skills. All students have been given a password for three individualized computer programs: Sumdog, Typing Pals and Raz-Kids and we encourage our students to use the programs for fun and independent work at home to reinforce what has been taught in school. These are also convenient programs to use if a child is home sick or under the weather and they are more engaging than television and lying on the couch. It is amazing the difference that 15 – 20 minutes a day or on the weekend can make in a child’s development of basic skills and keyboarding! Please note that students can keep track of their independent learning and print out a report to show to their teacher.
Enrichment clusters begin on January 16 adding a nice balance as we finish off mid-year assessments to track students’ progress in reading and math. There will be a gala kick-off for the enrichment clusters and the “Drop in the Bucket” program on Friday, January 9th, at our all-school community meeting. “Drop in the Bucket” is a social-emotional, motivational program to promote positive behaviors on the individual level and as a school community. Students are rewarded for being proactive and for committing random acts of kindness. The drops are counted daily and our goal will be to reach a thousand!
I want to remind everyone how important daily attendance and being on time for school is to promote high student performance. Our students start the day with morning work it is disruptive to the tone the teacher sets for the day when students meander in after our official start time at 9:00. Also, dismissal at the end of the day begins at 3:20.
Please mark your calendars with some important dates that our third graders should not be absent during the MCAS testing period:
ACCESS for ELLs Test: January 8 – February 11
MCAS Reading for Grade 3: March 23 – April 6
MCAS Mathematics for Grade 3: May 4 – 19
We appreciate all you do to support our school and our families. Please continue to support the high expectations we have for learning and growing at BCHMCPS!
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting: Town Hall - Hearing Room
6:00 PM PTO Meeting