"This Month At School" | June 2016
Monthly Announcements, News, Notes and More!
Looking Ahead To June!
- June 1 - Grade 4 field trip to the Museum of Science
- June 8 - Grade 5 Track and Field Event at Fraser Field
- June 10 - Spring Concert
- June 15 - Grade 5 to Navigator’s Baseball Game
- June 21 - Grade 3 field trip to Boston Tea Party Ship
- June 24 - Grade 5 promotion ceremony at 9 AM in gym
Message from the Principal
By Joanne M. LaRivee
The temperatures outdoors are rising as we head into one of the busiest parts of the school year. As we end the month of April, the students in grades 3 and 5 will participate in “Planting Day” in the Ford School garden. This takes place on Friday, April 29th.
The PARCC tests were delivered prior to April
Vacation. School staff members have been busy training and preparing to administer these new Math and ELA/Literacy assessments starting April 25th. PARCC is a timed test, unlike MCAS, and should reduce the overall testing time for students a bit. The format of the questions is different than MCAS in many ways, so teachers have been exposing students to the practice questions over the last few weeks in their classes so that students feel prepared for the change in testing formats.
A special note about testing days: Please be sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and is present and on time each day of scheduled testing. We know the tests are challenging and will require their best attention and effort to complete. Thank you for supporting their hard work! Check the calendar to see when students are taking a test in grades 3, 4, and 5.
The month of May kicks off with Teacher Appreciation Week. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the talented teaching and support staff of the Ford Elementary School. You are the difference! You make Ford School a great place for students to learn, create, think, and grow!