March 1, 2017
Hello to all Scotland Parents,
I hope this March newsletter encourages Mother Nature to send us some real spring temperatures sooner than later. Since we don’t have the snow for a winter field day, we might as well head into spring!
March will be a very busy month. We begin with parent/teacher conferences on March 2nd and 3rd which result in early dismissals both days. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to have some one-on-one time with your child’s teacher.
The week of March 6th, we will be celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss with a door decorating/matching game and concludes with the wearing of stripes on March 9th.
Our second marking period officially ends on March 14th. Report cards are tentatively scheduled to go home on March 24th. Our second term academic awards ceremony will take place at 2:30 on March 30th.
We will be waiting until the month of April to begin the Smarter Balanced state assessments this year. Whew…more time for learning!
Our second spirit day of the month will take place on March 17th…the wearing of the green day! Students are encouraged to wear something green to earn spirit points for their class. During the day they will be searching for hidden shamrocks throughout the school for additional spirit points. One pot of gold will be hidden that can be exchanged for an ice cream party for the class of the lucky student who finds it!
Students in grades 1 through 6 have the opportunity to “apply” to be Principal for the Day this month. Applications will be available in the office beginning March 6th and are due back no later than March 24th. Our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Baran, will conduct interviews that last week of the month. Our student principal will assume his/her duties for the day on April 4th.
Our final spirit day of the month will take place on March 31st to celebrate the excitement of the March Madness college basketball games. Students and staff are encouraged to wear the colors, shirts and hats of their favorite college basketball team (men or women) for spirit points.
And last but certainly not least, we kicked off our annual Jump Rope for Heart Campaign with an assembly this past Monday. We hope you will support our students with their fundraising efforts for this worthwhile cause. Yes, we are very busy at SES. Thank you for your support day in and day out!