We have another great week of remote learning to celebrate, and our students and staff continue to amaze us with their resilience and solution-focused mindset. Thank you for your support and understanding this week during our MAP Testing sessions, and please see below for specific details regarding our makeup schedule and plan.
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to spending our last full week of September with students next week!
NEW *PTO News - Book Fair*
You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from October 5th- 18th! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.
You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:
• Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
• All orders ship directly to your home
• FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25
• All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards
Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started.
The PTO Book Fair Committee
Karen Abrams and Tiffany Fishbein
NEW *Material Pick-Up*
If you were unable to pick up your child’s materials on Monday, 9/14, please come to the front office. Your child's materials are in the vestibule.
NEW *MAP Testing Family Support*
Thank you so much for all of your support in ensuring our MAP Testing has been able to take place while students are learning remotely. We understand the challenges that come with this, and we appreciate your patience and understanding. If there is an adult available at the time students are signing into the MAP testing session, we have found that this has made the sign in process more efficient. While this is not an expectation, and we do have District 96 staff available to support the login process, we are grateful for any support adults at home can provide support during the login process prior to students beginning their MAP testing sessions.
If possible, adult support would be helpful during the MAP login process on September 21st and September 22nd beginning at 9:30am.
If possible, adult support would be helpful during the MAP login process on September 30th beginning at 9:15 am.
If possible, adult support would be helpful during the MAP login process on September 30th beginning at 9:15 am and Thursday, October 1st beginning at 10 am.
NEW *MAP Makeups*
We apologize for any inconvenience NWEA MAP testing has caused this week, and we want to thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate the technological issues NWEA has been experiencing.
Due to the ongoing technical issues that NWEA is experiencing, District 96 was advised by NWEA representation to suspend MAP testing on September 17th and Friday, September 18th. An updated plan is indicated below for each grade-level.
D96 will proceed with testing for Kindergarten students on September 20 and 21. *Please know that these dates may change if NWEA issues have not been resolved.*
3rd and 4th Grade
D96 suspended math MAP testing for Thursday, September 17th. *Testing is now scheduled for Tuesday, September 29. *Please know this date may change if NWEA issues have not been resolved.*
1st and 2nd Grade
D96 suspended math MAP testing for Friday, September 18th. *Testing is now scheduled for Wednesday, September 30 for both 1st and 2nd grade. *Please know this date may change if NWEA issues have not been resolved.*
*Reading MAP testing for 2nd grade is now scheduled for Thursday, October 1st. *Please know this date may change if NWEA issues have not been resolved.*
REPEATING *Fall Conference Sign-Up*
Fall conferences are rapidly approaching! Families will have an opportunity to sign-up the week of September 21st for a conference in October. Be on the lookout for more information from your child’s homeroom teacher.
As a reminder, conferences will be held virtually on Thursday, October 8th from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and Friday, October 9th from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Conferences were moved to October in order to provide teachers and families the opportunity to discuss action steps for improvement before the reporting period closes.