Administrators Notes

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:29pm
Administrators’ Notes from Kelley Hough & Danielle Shanks…“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew
Thank you to all our parents who joined us for Back To School Night. We hope many of your questions and/or concerns were addressed and you had the chance to learn about their classes.  We were also delighted to see so many people come for our International Night, inspite of the fact that the sky opened up with a downpour!  Bryant Woods enjoys acknowledging the many cultures among our students and International Night is a time to learn and share some of these cultures.
Progress Reports will be sent home on Tuesday, October 9th.  Please take some time to go over it with your child(ren).  It is important that they see parental interest in their educational journey.  We hope you celebrate their success' and encourage them in areas that need some work.

Many parents have shared their interest in volunteering. Volunteering can be in the form of chaperoning on a field trip, helping teachers with clerical work, coming in to read to students and much more. The more families that support the school, the more successful our students are!

According to HCPSS Board Policy, all parent volunteers must complete a Confidentiality Training Course about protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and schools. Anyone volunteering in any way at Bryant Woods Elementary School must take the following trainings and submit the certificates (2) to the front office before they will be allowed to volunteer.
MAP Testing begins next week!
The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment is designed to measure a student’s academic achievement and growth over time in reading and mathematics. Together with other classroom-based information, MAP results can help teachers make instructional decisions that match the needs of each child.
MAP is a computer adaptive assessment. In a computer adaptive assessment, as a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down the difficulty of the questions presented to the student. This creates a personalized assessment for every student. To learn more about MAP please visit: https://www.hcpss.org/academics/testing/map-information/
Here are the MAP testing and make-up dates  for grades 1 - 5. If you have any questions about testing dates please contact your child(ren)’s homeroom teacher.