Upcoming Dates this Week
• Daylight Saving Time begins on Sun., Mar. 8. Turn clocks ahead one hour.
• Thurs., Mar. 12, is an EARLY RELEASE DAY. See E-NEWS for dismissal and Blended Early Childhood session times. Family Educator Conferences are being held this date by appointment.
• Fri., Mar. 13 - NO SCHOOL due to Family Educator Conferences which are by appointment
Student Report Card Access Today
Your student’s report card is available for you to access online. If you need assistance, please CLICK HERE for instructions to view your student’s report card, switch between your children’s report cards, and more.
Open PTO Board Positions on the Twin Groves Board (Repeat)
Attention 5th Grade parents! The Twin Groves PTO is looking for parents to volunteer their time on the PTO Executive Board.
For a list of open positions, please go to twingrovesmspto.membershiptoolkit.com .
If you have any specific questions about any of the positions, please email Jessica Barnes at [email protected]
We can’t wait to work with you!
Upcoming Spirit Week: March 16th - March 20th
M - Sports Day
T - Teacher Institute
W -Color Day: 1st - Green, 2nd - Yellow, 3rd - Blue, 4th - Red, 5th - Black/Gray, Teachers - Purple
TH - Vacation Day
F - Hat Day
What’s happening in P.E.?
Our news from the American Heart Association: "On behalf of the American Heart Association, thank you very much for your school’s donation of $6,512.70 from your recent Kids Heart Challenge (KHC) event. Your efforts make a tremendous impact and will help millions of Americans through increased awareness of cardiovascular disease, lifesaving scientific research, and critically needed education efforts.” We are so proud of our Prairie Pumas!!
Along with working on our fitness levels and cooperative/teamwork games our students have been developing their skills in 1st & 2nd grade by working on locomotor movements, ball handling, throwing and catching, parachute activities, jump rope and dance. In 3rd-5th grade students are working on jump rope, basketball, volleyball and FitnessGram components. We look forward to the weather warming up so we can get outside but until then we certainly will be busy in the gym!
Illinois Science Assessment to be Administered Beginning March 9th
Students in Grades 5 and 8 will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) next week, on March 9, 10, and 11. The test includes three sections and aligns with Illinois Learning Standards in science to prepare students for college and careers. Each testing session is estimated to be approximately 40 minutes long.
The format reflects classroom experiences and gives students authentic opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of science learning targets.