First Grade SAT-10

May 4, 2012


On May 7 and 8 first grade students will take the SAT-10 test.  This test will assess their skills in reading comprehension and math problem solving.  Students have worked hard all year and will get to show what they have learned on their first standardized test.

It is imperative that your child gets a restful night’s sleep and a good breakfast so they are poised and prepared to do their best.  It is also suggested that students wear comfortable clothes on Monday and Tuesday because they will be sitting for extended periods of time.

Students who are absent on Monday and/or Tuesday will be required to make the test up once they return.

Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


PBS Talent Show Tryouts

Talent_Show  tryouts continue Wednesday May 2nd for 4th and 5th graders from 3:30 to 5pm in Mr. Palm’s Room 8-202, upstairs in building 8, Math pod.

On Thursday May 3rd, 6th, 7th, & 8th graders may tryout, same time, same place.

All students must have transportation home.

The actual talent show is Friday, May 11th @ 6:15-8pm.

All types of school-appropriate act are welcome: singing, dancing, juggling, magic tricks, gymnastics, playing an instrument, etc.

To audition, students must complete the form at the bottom of the attached flyer and bring it on the date scheduled for your grade level.

Twitter fans can visit this page to find the link to the Talent_Show_Flyer:

ESE News

Continuing our sayings of the month, many speech and language students will be learning about and discussing different flowers. (April showers bring May flowers!)


In 6th grade resource math, students are learning to graph, locate and identify ordered pairs.  We will start integers, too.  They are working hard so they are ready for 7th grade!


In 6th grade support and coteaching classes, students are working on writing poems, creating characters for stories, studying Roman cultures, reading “No More Dead Dogs” and creating tessellations in math.

May 1st grade news

Greetings families!

It is hard to believe that it is already May and the school year is winding down.  First graders have learned so much and we are very proud of the improvements everyone has made.

We are preparing for our SAT-10 test on May 7 and May 8.  The test will focus on reading comprehension and math.  Please ensure your child has a good night’s sleep and breakfast in the morning.

1st grade teachers will also be administering the FAIR and ORF assessments in addition to end of the year benchmark tests in reading and math.  We are excited to see the results as we know students have worked so hard this year.

For those who are decorating the Mother’s Day Cakes, that will take place on May 11.

Please continue to read for at least 20 minutes each night.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.