Hello, welcome to February , the end of the second trimester of the school year! It's hard to believe how quickly the year is coming to a close. With that said, there are several events going on that I would like to make sure you are aware of. First, in April, PSSA’s will be administered to grades 3-6 Students will spend the mornings working hard and taking state assessment tests in the subjects of Math, English/Writing and Science (4th grade only). Our staff is committed to ensuring that the students of Elk Lake Elementary are prepared for these assessments but realize that these assessments are a snapshot of our students and that they absolutely do not measure the entire student. We are focused and ready to do our absolute best, as we always do. A letter with more details about PSSAs will be sent home in report card folders in March.
March turns to April, April to May and there is a slate full of activities to mention. There will be a kindergarten preview day, that will be held March 18th-20th at approximately 9am. We are excited to meet our new Elk Lake friends!! We also have an exciting assembly lined up for grades 3-6th that involves dogs and a presenter that has completed the Iditarod!! Additionally, in March our staff will meet Kira Willey, she will be in to talk to our staff about mindfulness. A powerful topic that we will implement into elementary school next year. Here is a link to her TEDx Talk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOlIdmMK_zM.
April turns to May and it gets busy!! Trips, concerts and all sorts of fun activities! Field day is just one of them. Field Day is a time that the entire elementary gets together to celebrate all of the accomplishments and hard work put into the school year. Our PTO is so vital on this day, we can not thank them enough! Field Day is tentatively planned for the 22nd of May with a rain date of May 28th. This is easily everyone's favorite time of year! Also, of note, May 27th will be 6th grade graduation, a time to reflect on how impactful our 6th graders have been and how excited we are to send them forward in their academic career!
June, the final push! In June we just have a few dates. In June we have the closing of another fantastic school year. Our last days of school are on June 1st and 2nd, students will be dismissed at 10:45am.
I hope that you find these notes of value. As always if I can be of any assistance personally please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach me by phone at 5702781106 extension 731.
Yours In Education,
Mr. Marc Weisgold