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Weekly Parent Letter for Tuesday, March 7th

Branch Elementary

Weekly Parent Letter

March 7, 2017

 

Dear Branch Families,

 

The 2017-2018 student transfer application is open from February 1st until March 10th at 5:00pm.

To access the application, go to the Bryan ISD website – Parents/Students – Student Administration/Transfers.

Transfers must be done EVERY school year. Only students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible for student transfers.

 

Group and Spring pictures are this Thursday. Information and order forms came home last week. We will schedule pictures so that students take their picture prior to going to Specials.

 

On the 129th day of school, we will dress like what we think high school seniors will dress like in 2029 because that is the year that this year’s Kindergarten students will graduate from high school.   The 129th day of school is March 23rd.

 

As we move into STAAR testing season, I want to give you the dates, so that you if you need to schedule an appointment for your child that you can try to avoid a testing day. Here are the dates:

Tuesday, March 28th – 4th grade Writing and 5th grade Math

Wednesday, March 29th – 5th grade Reading

Monday, May 8th – 3rd and 4th grade Math AND 5th grade Math (2nd administration)

Tuesday, May 9th – 3rd and 4th grade Reading AND 5th grade Reading (2nd administration)

Wednesday, May 10th – 5th grade Science

 

During STAAR testing, the schedules for our 4th and 5th grade students will be adjusted so that they will have 4 continuous hours to complete the test. This means that their lunch time will be moved to another time for their testing days. 5th grade will also have their Specials at a different time on these days.

 

Parents of 3rd and 4th grade students, we have completed Benchmark testing in the areas of reading and math and we will make adjustments to our instructional groups, so that our students are grouped based on what they need between now and the STAAR tests. New groups in 3rd grade will begin on Monday, March 20th. New groups in 4th grade will begin on Thursday, March 30th.

 

Parents of 5th grade students, we will adjust groups after the 1st round of STAAR Math and Reading testing based on how your child has been doing and once we get STAAR scores we may have to make a few more adjustments. New groups will begin on April 3rd.

 

You can Be the One by…. encouraging your child to continue doing their best between now and Spring Break.  

 

If there is anything that I can do for you, then please feel free to contact me at karen.kaspar@bryanisd.org or you can leave a message at 209-2900 and I will get back with you.

 

Be the one!

Karen Kaspar

 

March and April

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Tuesday

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Friday

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PTO Meeting at 5:30 in the Library

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Group and Spring Pictures

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Progress Reports go home

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3rd grade Music Program at 6:30 – students should arrive by 6:15

 

129th day of School – how will we dress in 2029????

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4th grade STAAR Writing

5th grade STAAR Math

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5th grade STAAR Reading

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