March-April News from the Principal

From the Principal’s Desk

With Spring peaking just around the corner we are looking to wrap up the 3rd quarter this month if you can believe it! During this time of year is when we start ramping up for our state testing, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Our students, grades 3-8, will be testing throughout the month of April. This assessment is important to our students, school and community as it shows how we are doing compared to other districts not only in the state but across the nation in Mathematics and English Language Arts. Please help our students be as prepared as possible by making sure they are getting plenty of rest, proper nutrition and fluids!

Teachers will also be looking to schedule some Parent Teacher Conferences for the evenings of April 4-5. Times will be scheduled by elementary teachers during the time slots of 3:40-6:40 pm. Conferences for the spring are set-up on a “needs” basis, however, if you would like to schedule a conference please let your son or daughters teacher know that you’d like to meet. Middle School parents we will be conducting a similar format as in the Fall. All teachers will be available to talk with in the Commons during those scheduled times.

Important upcoming dates:

  • March 10 – VB @ Elder Grove 4pm, 5pm and 6pm
  • March 11 – ACEC 5th grade field trip
    Choir Field trip to Laurel (all day)
  • March 13 – Daylight Savings (Spring forward)
  • March 14 – VB (5/6) @ Lockwood 4pm
  • March 15 – VB @ Canyon Creek 4pm, 5pm and 6pm
  • March 16 – “Sharpen the Saw Day” Fitness Gear Day (dress up)
  • March 17 – VB (5/6) @ Elysian 4:15pm YBGR @ Elysian (7/8) 5pm
  • March 18 – Bake Sale (kinder)
    VB @ Trinity 4pm and 5pm
  • March 22 VB @ Elysian 4pm, 5pm and 6pm
  • March 24 – End of Quarter
  • March 25-28 No School
  • March 29 – VB @ Elysian 4pm, 5pm and 6pm
  • March 31-April 2 – VB County Tournament @ Trinity
  • April 4th & 5th Parent Teacher Conferences 3:40-6:40
  • April 4-8th: Book Fair (times on website calendar www.elysianschool.org)
  • April 6th – Report cards sent home if not picked up at conferences
  • April 4-15 SBAC ELA testing
  • April 18-29 SBAC Mathematics testing
  • April 7 – 8th grade field trip to Career Center in a.m.
  • April 8-12 8th grade DC trip
  • April 11 – No School PIR
  • April 13 – PTO Meeting 6:30 @ Elysian library
  • April 22 – No School
  • April 29 – Mid Term
    Bake Sale (1st grade)

Luke Shelton – Principal

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