A Message from Our Principal…
Make Up Days: So much for getting through this winter with no snow days! Please be sure to mark your calendars that we will be IN SCHOOL on the following days:
¨ Friday, April 3 (Good Friday) – make up for Feb. 17
¨ Monday, April 6 (Easter Monday) – make up for Feb. 18
¨ Friday, May 22 – make up for Feb. 19*
*This day is added at the end of the school year. 8th grade awards will be moved to Thursday, May 21. 8th grade graduation will be moved to Friday, May 22. Please watch the parent pack and emails from school for additional schedule adjustments for the last week of school.
ISTEP+: It’s highly likely that you’ve been hearing a great deal more regarding the statewide ISTEP+ assessments than in previous years. If you’ve been trying to keep up with the latest, here is how the story impacts Holy Rosary and our students.
The length of the assessments has been reduced for the “Operational” Test sessions (meaning actual testing sessions, not practice tests) by approximately half. Holy Rosary 3rd through 8th graders have been participating in ISTEP+ practice tests this week in their classrooms. Next week, these students will participate in the Operational ISTEP+ Tests in Math and English/Language Arts, and Science (fourth and sixth grades only). Fifth and seventh graders will not participate in the Social Studies assessment. All test sessions are scheduled in the mornings. Only make up testing or testing with accommodations will take place in the afternoons. All make up testing must be complete by Wednesday, March 11th.
Holy Rosary ISTEP+ Schedule
|Tuesday, March 2||Wednesday, March 3||Thursday, March 5||Friday, March 6|
|Students in Grades 3-8||Math - Session 1||Eng/LA – Session 3||Eng/LA - Session 4a and 4b||Science - Session 7 (4th and 6th Graders only)|
What do we ask of our students during ISTEP+? Give your best effort on each test and stay positive! (Every day of the year!) They have been learning and practicing strategies all year long and we know they can do this!
What do we ask of our parents? Please help your children get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and keep their routine simple and “normal”!
You can count on teachers to keep homework and projects at a minimum during this time, work hard to prepare and guide our students ,and to encourage them in their efforts!
This Saturday, February 28th, Holy Rosary Parish will host Faith Day 2015. There is still time to register to attend! A flyer and registration are included in today’s parent pack! Faith Day is a great answer to what you can do to grow closer to Christ this Lent!
May God bless all of our efforts at prayer, fasting and almsgiving this Lent, that we may grow closer to God each day.
God bless our Holy Rosary Family of Families!
For all His children,
Joan Fredrich ☺