Administrators’ Notes from Kelley Hough & Danielle Shanks

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:34am

Notes from the Administrators Ms. Hough & Ms. Shanks…“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed…” - Heraclitus

Hello BWES Families! We made it through our FIRST FULL WEEK of school! Our students and staff (as well as you) are ready to get back into the routine of things. Thank you so much for coming out and supporting the many events that occured this month: Conferences, Taste of Soul, Boys Night Out and Jump Rope for Heart.

It’s testing season again! Please see the spring testing schedule below. More details will be sent home through grade level homeroom teachers.

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

Participants

Assessment/Survey

Testing Window

Participants

Assessment/Survey

Testing Window

Participants

Assessment/Survey

Testing Window

Grade 4

NAEP=The National Assessment of Educational Progress

March 7

           

STAFF and Grade 5

Climate Survey

March 4 - TBA

     

Grades 1 - 2

Spring MAP

April 29 - June 7th

ALS Students

(Gr. 3, 4, 5) ONLY

MSAA=Multi-State Alternate Assessment

March 18 – May 3

ALS Students

(Gr. 3, 4, 5) ONLY

MSAA=Multi-State Alternate Assessment

March 18 – May 3

     

Grade 5

MISA= Maryland Integrated Science Assessment

March 11 - March 29

Grades 3, 4, 5

PARCC =Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career

April 26 - June 7

Grades 3, 4, 5

PARCC =Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career

April 26 - June 7

Although it still feels like winter, “digital dangers” are starting to sprout! The Internet can be wonderful for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. But online access also comes with risks, like inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators. Parents, please be aware of what your child(ren) see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves. Talk with your kids, use tools to protect them, and keep an eye on their activities. Below are some resources on digital safety!

Resources on Digital Safety

https://internetsafety101.org/parentsguidetosocialmedia   

http://www.kathleenamorris.com/2017/12/04/working-with-families-10-internet-safety-tips-parents/

https://www.connectsafely.org/great-internet-safety-resources/