Dear Evergreen Families,                                                                                     March 11th, 2019

Happy Spring? Spring is right around the corner, according to the calendar, but our Michigan weather seems to have other plans. March is our favorite month at Evergreen! It’s March is Reading Month! We have some exciting activities planned for this month. Our team highly encourages you to model reading at home with your student(s) every month of the year, but this month we are really pushing positive reading models! We have the Growler’s Reading Program incentives we are working towards as a school. Watch out for multiple notes coming home about spirit week and other activities this month!

As Dr. Seuss puts it, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

Parent-Teacher conferences are this month! They are held Monday, March 25th through Thursday, March 28th. Each teacher has their own scheduled time slots available. This is a first come, first serve basis. You will receive confirmation slips the week before conferences. If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment, please be sure to call the school immediately. You will need to reschedule for that week. 100% participation is the expectation of conferences here at Evergreen Academy! Please note your child’s report card will be given to you at conferences. This is a great time to come prepared with any questions or concerns you may have, but please be aware most time slots are only 15-20 minutes. Please be respectful of everyone’s time, and understand the teacher may cut the conference off and you can always reschedule another meeting if necessary.

Our SaveAround coupon books went well! We sold about 20 books. Your feedback on this fundraiser is greatly appreciated. Please email me at bjager@fbrcs.org with any suggestions or comments. We will be using the money to buy spring equipment for outdoor recess!

Please remember: If you need to reach out to the school or discuss anything with the teachers, please email bjager@fbrcs.org. You will need to put the teacher’s name in the subject line, so I am aware of where I need to forward the email. This email is my email, and I will be sure to pass on the information to the teacher at their earliest convenience. First priority at Evergreen is your student and their education. If you have an emergency please be sure to immediately call up to the school and talk to Mrs. Meredith or I. You are welcome to send in notes to the teachers, call and set up an appointment before or after school, or email the address above.

Character Counts Assemblies are happening each month!  Please invite your family members and come out to support and celebrate Evergreen students and their success at Kalamazoo Free Methodist Church!

Spring Break! Spring break is around the corner. We have No School on Friday, March 29th and spring break runs from March 29th through April 7th. We will return to school on Monday, April 8th.

Spring break packets will be sent home and expected to be completed over the break. Please do not wait until the last day to complete the work. This work will include IXL math, Reading A-Z books, and Language Arts sheets. This will be differentiated to your student’s learning ability based off of their NWEA student profile. It is crucial to complete this over spring break, as we are beginning MSTEP and NWEA testing when we return! We do not want our students’ to lose anything over their break, education is our number one priority! Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

Spring Break
NO SCHOOL– Friday, March 29th
RETURN TO SCHOOL– Monday, April 8th

Thank you for your continued support. I wish everyone a safe and happy spring break!

Mrs. Jager