Posted June 2nd, 2014 by Ms. Bushman
Dear Stevenson Community,
It is hard to believe that we are looking ahead to our last week of school! We still have many exciting things to look forward to next week. Our students had a great time during today’s cultural arts assembly, History of Dance. Students were treated to a highly energetic dance performance and many students were able to dance along with the performers. We have many talented Stevenson students!
The month of May has been a busy month. It is a time when we honor and celebrate our successes over the past year. MAP scores were mailed home last Thursday. Stevenson students performed exceptionally well. Our outstanding growth rates rank us at the 90th percentile nationally in both reading and math, in terms of the percentages of students attaining growth targets. These extraordinary results would not have been possible without the hard work of students and teachers, and the consistent support of families.
Our kindergarteners will enjoy their end of the year celebration with songs, highlights of what they enjoyed most about kindergarten and conclude with a family picnic on Monday. Our kindergarteners will soon be ready for 1st grade!
Our sixth graders are well prepared for Mead Jr. High. We will be celebrating with the fifth/sixth grade students for their End of the Year Celebration on Wednesday. Sixth grade students will be recognized at our awards presentation for their participation in Math Olympiad and the Presidential Awards. I am looking forward to honoring our students for their many achievements.
The students in kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade will participate in a student move-up day on Tuesday. Students will visit a classroom of the grade level above them so they can see a glimpse of what next year will look like. Current students in each classroom will provide students with an overview of what their year will be like as well as a chance to ask questions. Student placement letters will be mailed home the week of August 11th along with updated PTA and school information.
Looking to next school year, we will be adding an additional first/second grade classroom and third/fourth grade classroom due to our increasing enrollment. Ms. Bushman, currently a third/fourth grade teacher, will be joining the first/second grade team. In addition, after many years as a classroom teacher, Ms. Petricca will move to become our accelerated literacy coach. Her rich literacy background will give our students extra accelerated support.
Please take time to read the attached flyer about collecting school supplies.
It is not too late to volunteer for Thursday morning’s field day from 9:00-11:30. If you missed it in last week’s newsletter, your child has a flyer in his/her backpack.
Maria Clifford and Colette Bell