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MCAS TESTING SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grades 3-5 Students,

Attached you will find the MCAS 2.0 schedule for the Aborn School. Please review it carefully paying special attention to the days when your child’s class is taking the test. It is extremely important for your child to be here and on time on the days of his/her testing. Students who arrive late and after test directions have been given will not be allowed into the testing area (per state mandate) and will be asked to return home until testing is over. Make sure your child has had a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast on the day of testing. Children are also welcomed to have a free breakfast at school. If your child typically brings a drink to school, make sure it is water only.

Students in Grades 3 and 5 will be taking the standard paper-based version of the test. We will provide the #2 pencils necessary for this test. Grade 4 students across the state will be taking a computer-based test (CBT) this year. The state’s goal is to have ALL students taking a CBT by 2019. Students in both of our Grade 4 classes have completed online practice tests available from the state. If you would like to view some of the practice tests yourself, go to: http://mcas.pearsonsupport.com/tutorial/practice-tests and click on the Student Tutorial and Practice Test box.

The MCAS 2.0 this year will be a combination of MCAS Legacy (the older version of MCAS) questions, newly developed questions, and PARCC items. Questions will be more strongly aligned to the most recent MA curriculum frameworks. Many are multi-part questions which require students to show a greater depth of knowledge and ability. This is in an effort to help us determine students’ readiness for the next grade and at the high school level, to make sure they are prepared for the college or career of their choice. (Please note however, that retention decisions are never made based solely on MCAS test performance!)

On the last page of this packet is an Acknowledgement of Responsibility Form. Please review this form with your child and return it to his/her teacher by Tuesday. I will be visiting each classroom next week to go over this information with students prior to testing.  (Note: On the day of your child’s testing, cell phones will be collected at 8:30 a.m., locked in a secure location, and not returned until the end of the school day.)

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, as always, feel free to call me at the above number.

Sincerely, Ms. Muxie

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BUS INFORMATION
Bus Information: Since so many Aborn students take buses home or to after-school programs, making sure that all students arrive safely at their destination is important to us. If your child will be taking a bus home or to an after-school program, please take the time to talk to him/her about it. Answer any questions he/she may have. A note should be sent in to the classroom teacher on the very first day informing the teacher of the bus your child will be taking. We will cross reference these notes with our bus lists. During the year, if your child typically takes a bus home or to an after-school program, but you intend to pick him/her up instead, you must send a note to the classroom teacher to avoid having us put your child on the bus. Relaying messages via phone calls is not always possible due to the high level of activity that takes place at the front desk during the school day. If we do not have a note, for security purposes, we must put students on their designated buses. 
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FORMS AND REMINDERS

Forms: During the first week of school, we send out many forms that need to be completed and returned. Teachers will be collecting the forms on a daily basis. Please check to see if they are double-sided and make every effort to return forms as soon as possible. Emergency forms are extremely important and should be returned the day after distribution, then updated whenever necessary during the year. Copies of any current restraining orders must also be given to the school. Lunch information, including lunch prices and applications for free and reduced lunch, will be sent home the first week of school.

All K-2 students should bring a drink and nut-free snack for the first two weeks of school until we process students’ medical allergy information. This will help to keep all Aborn students healthy and safe. If your child has an allergy, make sure you inform the school nurse, classroom teacher, and school principal in writing. If your child is on any medication, please have a direct conversation with our school nurse. Any medication which needs to be administered at school must come with a doctor’s order outlining administration procedures.

Reminders from our Nurse: Your child’s current immunization must be up to date! Students may be restricted from attending school if essential documents are not current. Send any necessary immunization or physical forms to the attention of the Aborn School Nurse. 

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STAFF UPDATES

We want to welcome the following new staff members to the Aborn:

Ms. Andrea Marren | Grade 5 Teacher
Ms. Marren has her degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in technology. She has been teaching at the 4th and 5th Grade levels for 10 years. She has an inherent love of learning and a passion for giving students, “the building blocks they need to achieve their goals.” 

Ms. Rebecca Freddo | Social Worker
This will be Ms. Freddo’s twelfth year as a School Social Worker/ Clinical Director for the Lynn Public Schools. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a certified School Adjustment Counselor/Social Worker. She will be at the Aborn School two days a week and she is looking forward to getting to know and support the students, families and teachers of the Aborn School.

 
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  April 5, 2017

Dear Aborn Parents/Guardians,  
Listed below are some important dates to note for the month of April.  Once you’ve reviewed the calendar portion of this notice, I’ve listed some additional important information below. This document will also be posted on our school’s website. Please hang this list in a place for easy reference. Thank you Ms. Muxie

MONTH: APRIL
DATE/S DAY EVENT/S
April 5 Wed. MCAS-Grade 5 ELA Session 3
6 Thu. MCAS-Grade 4 ELA Session 1 for Ms. Hennessey’s class
6 Thu. PTO Meets to discuss Spring Dance-6 p.m.   Come to see how you can help!
7 Fri. MCAS- Grade 4 ELA Session 1 for Ms. Luciano’s class
10 Mon. MCAS- Grade 4 ELA Session 2 for Ms. Hennessey’s class
11 Tue. MCAS- Grade 4 ELA Session 2 for Ms. Luciano’s class
12 Wed. MCAS- Grade 4 ELA Session 3 for Ms. Hennessey’s class
12 Wed. Student Study Team Meets at 2:30
13 Thu. MCAS- Grade 4 ELA Session 3 for Ms. Luciano’s class
13 Thu. Grade 5 Lexington and Concord Fieldtrip
14 Fri. GOOD FRIDAY-NO  SCHOOL
17-21 Mon.-Fri. APRIL VACATION-NO SCHOOL
25 Tue. MCAS-Grade 3 ELA Session 1
26 Wed. MCAS-Grade 3 ELA Session 2
27 Thu. MCAS-Grade 3 ELA Session 3
27 Thu. Spring Open House! 6-8 PM
     
Additional Information:
  • I have been informed that on occasion, students who take the Fay Estate bus home are returning home but the house is locked and they cannot get in. This is very upsetting, especially for younger students. If your child takes the bus home, please make sure you, or designated caretakers are awake and ready to receive your child.  We have also had many students waiting for parents or caregivers to pick them up at dismissal. Many are not even sure who is picking them up. Review dismissal procedures with your children. Let them know who is going to be there to pick them and then make sure they arrive promptly at 2:15. Students who are picked up late must be signed out in the front office. You must come into the school to sign your child out.

  • Save the date of April 27th for our Spring Open House! Our topic this year will focus on the Six-Traits of Writing. Get ready for some fun and interesting activities (and of course, some ice cream)!

  • Teacher Appreciation Day will be coming up in May! Talk with your children about a little something that they could do to show their appreciation for their teachers who work so hard to ensure their success!
   
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Welcome To The Aborn Elementary School

“Students come to school… seeking themselves. Like all humans, they are looking for a sense of their own meanings, roles, and possibilities.”   Tomlinson and McTighe

At the Aborn elementary school we never forget the above fact. It is our job and our mission, to work closely with parents and other members of the community to create students who enjoy the process of learning, attain the 21st century skills they need to lead successful lives, and in that process, discover their talents and ultimately themselves.  

We do this within the context of standards-based instruction and assessment, as well as a mindful focus on developing a character that includes responsibility, good decision-making, and empathy for others. These are things that students will carry with them throughout their lives.

Our staff members value the following responsive approaches to teaching:

  • Find ways to get to know students
  • Incorporate opportunities for small group teaching and activities into weekly routines
  • Teach to the high end and state expectations clearly
  • Offer multiple ways to explore learning
  • Teach with different learning styles in mind
  • Frequently monitor student understanding.

We welcome you to join us in our efforts to guide the journey of our next generation.
Feel free to peruse the pages of our website, which we will be updating throughout the year.

If you have any questions or contributions, feel free to contact us!

Sincerely,
Ms Muxie

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