May 1, 2017
We have begun our final full month of school and are busier than ever at SES. While our days are packed with activities, learning is always the main focus in our classrooms.
Smarter Balanced Assessments in grades 3 through 6 are well under way. A huge thank you to everyone for continuing to send us well-rested students during this high-stakes testing time. Students have been focused and taking their time in order to do their best.
As of May 8th, we will again participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Championship. Remember, we have a championship to defend, and some of the larger CT schools are coming after us this year. They do not want little, tiny Scotland to beat them once again. Since our participation starts May 8th, we hope everyone includes a little nightly reading for our contest minutes. Teachers will help students log minutes until the year ends. Once summer arrives, we need your help to remind students to continue logging minutes. If you do not have access to a computer during the summer, please have young readers keep a paper log and bring it back to school in late August.
We would also like to thank you for your support with our annual American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program. Through your generosity, SES raised $1,500 for this worthwhile cause. A huge thank you to Ms. Schenck for working her magic organizing this philanthropic endeavor. Courtesy of students in Grades 4-6, there will be short jump rope performances on Field Day afternoon (June 6). You are welcome to visit and view the results of their hard work! The week of May 15th we will be holding a BOGO (buy one, get one free) Scholastic Book Fair. This book fair is a wonderful way to officially kick off the summer reading challenge.
Our annual Family Spring Luncheon will take place on May 26th. Details and ticket information will be coming home soon, so keep an eye on those student backpacks. Spending time with your children is a great way to usher in spring/summer and we love having you!
And finally, as we head into one of the busiest months of the school year, please keep your May school calendar in an easy-to-reference place. You won’t want to miss any special SES events!
Thank you again for your support day in and day out!