Aspen Updates March 18, 2016

 

Mr. Fredricksen will be celebrating students who have a birthday in March by having breakfast with them on Friday, March 18 at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.   Happy Birthday!

Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday, March 18.  Please be sure and review your student’s report card, sign the envelopes and return it to school with your child.

The opening reception for the 6th Annual Hawthorn Art Show at the Aspen Drive Cook Library has been rescheduled for Friday, March 18, from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.  Be sure and check out the incredible art pieces from our Hawthorn students.

Happy Spring Break!  Spring Break begins Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25.  School resumes on Monday, March 28.  Have a safe and happy break!

Please be aware Aspen School will begin the PARCC state testing the week of April 4th.   Students in grades 3-5 will be taking a total of seven tests – three assessments in Language Arts and four in Mathematics.  Students will take one assessment per day.

Third Grade Tests: Monday, April 4th – Thursday, April 7th (Math) and Friday, April 8th through Tuesday, April 12th  (ELA) – ALL TESTING SESSIONS FROM 9:20-11:20

Fourth Grade Tests: Wednesday, April 13th-Tuesday, April 19th (Math) and Wednesday, April 20th – Friday, April 22nd – ALL TESTING SESSIONS FROM 12:00-2:00

Fifth Grade Tests: Monday, April 4th – Thursday, April 7th (Math) and Friday, April 8th through Tuesday, April 12th  (ELA) ALL TESTING SESSIONS FROM 11:40-1:40

What can parents do to prepare?

  • Make sure your child eats an appropriate breakfast
  • Allow for time to get enough rest.
  • Email ahead to let your classroom teacher know of absences or doctor appointments.  If possible, avoid appointments during your testing week.
  • For more specifics on the PARCC test, please refer to www.hawthorn73.org.  There is a link listed on the first page called District Prepares for PARCC.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your classroom teacher or Mr. Fredricksen.