Spring ITBS Testing April 23-May 4
April 20, 2018
Dear 2B Families,
Thank you to all our volunteers that helped make our 2nd grade retreat a success. The kids and teachers had a wonderful time.
This upcoming Monday will be our first day of spring ITBS testing. Please make sure your child is going to bed on time and eating a healthy breakfast. Our hopes are to have all our testing done in the morning when students are most alert. Our hopes are to have all testing complete by Monday, April 30.
I am extremely proud of my 2B students. This marks the second week that they have been completing their Religion assignments and quizzes on their ipads using their Schoology app. This will be routine for them as they enter third grade. They have shown that they are independent thinkers, life long learners, and effective communicators. Please ask them about it and have them share how they complete their work.
Please make sure to read the notes below regarding ITBS testing and our upcoming Spring Concert.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend and we'll see you on Monday.
Dear Saint John XXIII Catholic School Parent/Guardian,
From April 23 – May 3, your student will take the Iowa Assessments™ in grades 1st -7th. The purpose of this note is to inform you about the tests so that—with your support and encouragement—your student will do his or her best on the tests.
A student who is well rested and well fed and has a positive attitude about testing is best prepared for testing. You can help your student do his or her best by considering these tips:
• Make sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast before each day of testing.
• Make sure that your student is in school and on time on test days. Reschedule dentist appointments and other out-of-school time to non-testing days.
• Remind your student that these tests are only one measure of what he or she has learned. Emphasize that you have confidence in his or her ability to do the best job possible.
• Remind your student to listen to the directions and read each question carefully during testing. Encourage your student to ask the teacher for help if he or she does not understand the directions.
• Be positive and don’t fret. Your student will likely have some nervousness about the tests, but please be sure to encourage positivity and a “can do” attitude.
A Note from Mr. Ramos about our Spring Concert, May 4
Dear parents, just a reminder, that the Spring concert is scheduled for May 4, 2018 and is fast approaching. Here are some details:
-Songs and lyrics are posted on my website, please make sure your child practices, songs and lyrics must be memorized.
-Dress code is 1950s, appropriate, poodle skirts for girls would be ideal but not necessary. Boys can wear dress close, or casual jeans with bottom hems rolled up, T-shirt, slicked back hair and so on.
-Please notify me as soon as possible if your child will not attend since I need to give an alternative assessment to your child.
-On May 4th, students must be present in their respective classrooms by
5:30PM, concert will begin promptly at 6PM.
Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your support.
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SAVE THE DATE for Saturday, April 21st!!
When The Kids are Away, the Parents Will Play... at our Parent's Night Out, that is. Mark your calendars, hire a babysitter, put Uber on speed dial, and get a group of your St. John friends and come out to a fun night of live music, food trucks, cocktails and games in a relaxed setting. Be sure Saturday, April 21st from 6-10 [p.m. is marked in your calendar for the adult community event you have been asking for! Sign-up and detailed information to follow.
We are a nut free classroom. Please make sure to keep this in mind when packing snacks and lunches.