Friday, April 1, 2016

Circle Letter 4/1/16

April 1, 2016
Dear Families,
         Hello and Happy April Fools Day! J
         It has been a different sort of week due to the computed –based State testing that is going on.  It has a way of disrupting the daily schedule and rhythm of things.  A big Round of Applause needs to go out to all of our test takers this week.  Students are taking it seriously and trying their best, pushing themselves to stay focused and answer the questions fully.
                  On the flip side, we have had some special perks throughout the
week …! One of them is that sugar free mint gum or mint suckers which is allowed during testing time to help with concentration.  Please donate (another) package to support our test takers!!    This was a popular option during testing and our supplies are dwindling.  Another perk has been watching the movie version of Because of Winn Dixie a little bit at a time.  We are doing a compare/contrast with the book and the movie.  It is interesting to observe how some things stay true to the storyline but not all the plot.  Overall, I’d say we give the movie version a “thumbs-up!” Lastly, visiting Traip’s climbing wall was a great mid week perk.  I hope by now you have heard about the experience from your kiddo.  Test taking resumes next week.  Please do your part with encouragement and praise. J

            Lastly, our annual Kittery Live Talent Show is underway.  Performers are getting ready and so is the PTA.  Each year the third grade is asked to donate items for a grade 3 raffle basket. If you could please contribute an item or two to fit the theme of “outdoor activities” it would be greatly appreciated.  Our PTA counts on us for support!  Thanks!