Posted November 10th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman
Dear Stevenson Community,
Our students enjoyed Friday’s assembly, Bear Down on Bullies. Staley, The Bears Mascot, visited with the students and talked about the different types of bullying situations. Our students were so attentive and did an awesome job participating in the activities. While the majority of students hoped for a Bears win last night, it did not happen! Thank you to the PTA for bringing this wonderful assembly to us.
We will be having an all school Veteran’s Day music assembly on Tuesday, November 11 from 12:45-1:15. We will be honoring all Veteran’s on this special day. If you have a family member who has proudly served our country, and would like them to attend and be honored during our assembly, please call the school office with the veteran’s name and branch of service. We will have their name tag/visitor’s badge ready for them when they arrive for our assembly.
Family Math Night: Count Me In!
Please mark your calendar for our Family Math Night, Count Me In, on Wednesday, November 12 from 6:00-7:15 pm. You are invited to visit your child’s math class as your child shows you some of the math skills and strategies they have learned this year. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Winter MAP testing
The next round of MAP testing begins November 17, 2014. We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year. Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share those results with you.
Starting this testing season and similar to how PARCC will be administered to students in grades 3-8, the MAP test will be web-based on a secure browser. This web-based format does not change the test or how student results are calculated, but it does provide many advantages including more question types across broader ranges of levels, better proctoring tools for teachers, and additional reports for teachers so we can continuously improve our instruction based on these results.
The weather is changing more quickly than we would probably prefer, but we need to be prepared! Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather as they do go outside every day for lunch recess. We have had many students not dressed for these dropping temperatures!!
Maria Clifford and Christi Sosin