April Notes from the Principal..

Greetings! Hard to believe, but spring has finally arrived! I know the students (and teachers☺) are really enjoying regular outside recess and warmer temps. This is also the time of year when we start to get very busy! Here are some important items this month:

Spring NWEA and MSTEP Testing

Beginning on Monday, April 8th we will start our spring round of testing. For NWEA testing Kindergarten and 1st grade will be assessed on reading and math. 2nd-8th grade students are assessed on reading, math and language arts. For MSTEP, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grade is assessed on math and language arts. 5th grade will be assessed on math, language arts, science and social studies. Additionally 8th grade will take the PSAT.  As you can see this is A LOT of testing. We are doing our best to space out the tests to prevent fatigue. For a specific testing schedule for your child’s grade/classroom, please check with the teacher.

PTO MeetingThe next PTO meeting is on April 11th at 6pm in the lower el library. We will be discussing field day and officer elections. Join us if you can!

Open HouseOur next open house is scheduled for 4/18, from 5-6pm. We are enrolling all grades K-8 for Fall 2019!

4th & 5th Grade Advanced MusicThis semester many of our 4th and 5th graders have participated in an advanced music class taught by WMU students. These lessons will culminate in a performance at Dalton Recital Hall on WMU’s campus. The performance will be on Friday, April 19th at 6pm. Performing students should arrive no later than 5:30pm to rehearse. All students and families are welcome to attend this free performance!

Science FairOur annual, non-competitive, science fair will be held on April 23, from 4:30-6:00pm. Student projects will be displayed in both buildings and the book fair will be open in the lower el. Students can arrive starting at 4:15pm, please do not arrive before this time as teachers are in a meeting. Students should set up their project/display in their classroom. We look forward to seeing all the great projects from our students!

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact me here at school. My email is sboris@fbrcs.org. Happy spring!Sincerely,

Mrs. Shawn Boris, Principal, Oakland Academy