Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Just four days to go!  Wow!  As we wrap up what’s left of the school year, students will begin bringing home no longer needed school materials.  This will lighten their load on the final day of school.  Today, I asked them to bring home science duo tangs and math notebooks.  What the students choose to do with these materials is up to them but encourage them to recycle if they don’t plan on hanging onto them.

As I’m sure you’re aware, report cards this year will only have letter grades on them due to the current work action.  I’m hopeful that you’ve been kept in the loop with your child’s progress all term long (marks in the agenda, “Tests” section of the Reminder Binder, Class Dojo reports) so I don’t foresee any surprises for you.  Please keep in mind, however, that assessment is more than just tests and projects, so several other elements factor into the final grade.  As I mentioned in an earlier Digest, the grades are a reflection of your child’s performance during the term.  Therefore, if your child experienced difficulty with the material in reading this term and his/her grade dropped, it doesn’t mean that he/she has “slipped” in reading; rather, he/she was just more challenged by the material in term two compared to term one.  Report cards are scheduled to go home on either Tuesday or Wednesday, rather than the last day of school.

Speaking of the last day, we’ll finish up with clean up and clean out.  Students will also find out who their teacher is for next year.  When we make class lists, we always keep the students’ best interests in mind, please know that.  If you want to send something for the class to share on the last day (purely optional, of course), please help by making it low-maintenance; cupcakes are better than a cake that needs to be cut and served with plates and cutlery, for example.

Enjoy the last weekend before summer!

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