ABS Thursday Notes- May 18, 2017
Published for the Arts Based School Community May 18, 2017
End of Grade Testing
It’s that time of year again. The flowers are blooming, the days are longer, and the tests are coming! ABS students in grades 3-8 will be taking the North Carolina End-of-Grade tests during the last ten days of school.
The North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests are designed to measure student performance on the goals, objectives, and grade-level competencies specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The End-of-Grade tests in reading comprehension and mathematics are administered to students in grades 3-8 as part of the statewide assessment program. End-of-grade tests in science are administered in grades 5 and 8.
Parents, please help your child do his or her best by following these guidelines:
- Help your child get 9 hours sleep throughout the weekend and each night before the test.
- Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast, including more proteins and fewer carbohydrates.
- BE ON TIME to school. Rushing around creates anxiety. Latecomers must take a make-up test.
- No couch potatoes, video games, or on-line junkies the week before. Go outside and run and play. You will rest better, think better, and feel better.
- Help them arrive at school with a positive attitude.
May 19 EOC Math 1
May 22 EOG Reading 3rd & 4th grades
May 23 EOG Math 3rd & 4th grades
May 24 EOG Reading 5th -8th grades
May 25 EOG Math 5th -8th grades
May 26 EOG Science 5th and 8th grades
May 30 EOG Reading Make Up Tests & RtA-3rd
May 31 EOG Math Make Up Tests
June 1 EOG Science Make Up Tests
EOG results will be shared with parents at the third trimester conferences- June 7 and 8.
We still need Proctors for EOG Testing. The expected time frame is 8 to 12 noon. Please email email@example.com if you can help!
Cell Phones and Testing
Just a reminder that cell phones and electronic devices are not permitted in any End-of-Grade or End-of-Course test session. All cell phones or devices will be collected prior to each testing session. Students may have a book or magazine, but they may not use any electronic devices. Parents and students may choose to keep all electronic devices at home during testing to avoid any issues.
First Annual Summer Book Swap
It’s not too late to send in your books for the swap. We need at least 300 books so that each child in MLK building gets one to take home to enjoy over the summer! Join us in sharing the love of reading with all students by donating books for the ABS First Annual Summer Book Swap.
Send in book from May 15th through May 26th (collection boxes are located outside the classrooms). Donated books will be part of the Summer Book Swap station during field day.
The more books that are donated the more books each student will get to bring home for the summer. Please send in your books!
ABS Garden Work Day
Saturday, May 20, 9 am to 12:00
Join us for our last workday of the school year! We have lots of spring planting to do. Bring your sun hats and garden gloves. RSVP appreciated but not required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Day will be held on June 2nd this year. It’s a half-day and we need volunteers to help the classes run their games. Please contact your class rep if you can help. This is one of the last opportunities of the year to earn volunteer hours.
All Library Books Due
All library books are due by Friday, May 19 so that we can begin end-of-the-year inventory the following week. Please check bookshelves and under the beds at home to make sure all have been turned in. Thanks!
End of Year Checklist
- Pick up medications from the front office
- Be sure all fees and lunch balances are paid
- Let us know if you will not be returning to ABS next year. If your child is transferring to another school, please let us know where to send your child’s records by emailing Stephanie LeFever – email@example.com
- Friday, June 2nd is the last day of school. Early dismissal.
Math I EOC
Fri, May 19
All Library Books due
Fri, May 19
4th – Instrument Introductions
Fri, May 19, 11:30am – 2:00pm
EOG Reading- Grade 3 and 4
Mon, May 22
EOG Math-Grade 3 and 4
Tue, May 23
1st- Reynolda Gardens and House
Tue, May 23, 9:10am – 1:15pm
EOG Reading-Grade 5,6,7 and 8
Wed, May 24
K- Woosley Farm
Wed, May 24, 9:15am – 1:30pm
EOG Math-Grades 5,6,7 and 8
Thu, May 25
2nd – Piedmont Environmental Center
Thu, May 25, 8:45am – 12:45pm
EOG Science- Grade 5,8
Fri, May 26
Final Friday Sing – K-4
Fri, May 26, 1:50pm – 2:20pm
No School- Memorial Day
Mon, May 29
EOG Make up Test-Reading
Tue, May 30
RtA Reading Test-3rd
Tue, May 30
Tue, May 30, 9:00am – 9:30am
Tue, May 30, 9:30am – 10:00am
Tue, May 30, 11:45am – 12:15pm
EOG Make Up Test-Math
Wed, May 31
EOG Make Up Test-Science
Thu, June 1
Thu, June 1, 11:50am – 12:50pm
6th movie premiere
Thu, June 1, 1:50pm – 2:20pm
Field Day-Weather Permitting
Fri, June 2
Last Day of School
Fri, June 2
Fri, June 2, 11:45am – 12:00pm