March Principal’s Passage
State assessments will begin at EES for 3rd and 4th grades in March and continue into April. As we prepare for the assessments, please encourage your children to get plenty of sleep, eat well, and to give their best effort. As indicated in a prior Principal’s Passage, a Math Performance Task and a Multi-Disciplinary Performance Task will be completed in addition to the ELA and Math assessments. 4th grade will also have a Science assessment.
Read Across America Day is scheduled for Monday, March 2 at EES. Many activities are planned for the day. Teachers will dress up as their favorite character from a book. Students will also take turns reading on a couch at EES to meet our goal of having someone reading all school day. Local author, Caleb Schultz, will also be here to talk about a book he wrote. It should be a fun day of celebrating reading.
PTO is sponsoring an assembly on March 6 at EES. Former Ellsworth student and current KWCH meteorologist, Ross Janssen, will be here to present to the students. His dog, Millie, will also be here to entertain the students. Thanks to PTO for providing this wonderful experience for our students.
The third nine weeks ends on March 6. PT conferences are scheduled for March 9 and 10 from 4-8pm. A schedule will be sent home soon. Please confirm the time and let the teacher or office know if that particular time does not work. This is a great time to discuss your child’s progress in school. 100% attendance at conferences is our goal and with your help we will be able to achieve it!
Good questions for parents to ask teachers during conferences:
1. What are my child's strengths?
2. If you could choose one area for my child to improve on, which would it be?
3. What kind of progress has my child made since the beginning of school?
4. How does my child relate to his/her peers?
5. How are my child's organizational skills?
6. How can I support my child best?
Parents know their children best! Asking for specific ideas from the teacher is appreciated and encouraged by our staff as it helps us meet the needs of our students.
Kindergarten Roundup for the 2015-2016 school year is on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30pm. Please help us spread the word about this meeting so we can get an accurate count for next year.