4.15.2018 There are a few things to let you know this week, so please read carefully.
First on Tuesday, New Hampshire Historical Society is coming for their last presentation. We will be learning about going to school in colonial times. Monday, we will take a look at the New Boston Historical Society web page and learn about schools in New Boston.
Friday is Crazy Day! Students are encouraged to wear clothes backward, mismatched socks, and/or put their hair in a crazy style.
On the Tuesday we get back from vacation we will be starting our SAS testing. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, May 1st 8: 15 – 9:30
Wednesday, May 2nd: 8:15 – 9:30
Thursday, May 3rd: 8:15 – 9:30
Friday, May 4th: 8:15 – 9:30
Monday, May 7th: 8:15 – 10:15
Please do everything in your power to have your children present for those times. (Of course, if your child is sick, he/she can make up the session when he/she feels better.)
I had found a version of this letter last year and would like to share it with your children:
My Dearest Students,
Soon we will be taking our SAS Assessments and we will focus on math and language arts. I know how hard you will work, but there is something very important that you must know:
The SAS does not assess all of what makes each of you special and unique. The people who create these tests do not now each of you the way I do, and certainly not the way your families do.
They do not know that some of you are excellent skiers, or that you love to sing or paint. They have not seen your natural and beautiful talent for gymnastics. They do not know that your friends count on you to be there for them, that your laughter can brighten the dreariest day, or that your face turns red when you feel shy. They have not heard you explain the entire plot of Drama. They do not know that you participate in sports, wonder about the future, or that sometimes you take care of your little brother or sister after school. They do not know that despite dealing with bad circumstances, you still come to school with a smile. They do not know that you can tell a great story or that you really love spending time (baking, hunting, Karate, fishing, shopping…) with special family members and friends. They do not know that you can be trustworthy, kind and thoughtful, and that you try every day to be your very best.
The scores you will get from this assessment will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything. There are many ways of being smart. You are smart! You are enough! You are the light that brightens my day! So while you are anticipating this test and while you are in the midst of it all, remember there is no way to “test” all of the amazing and awesome things that make you, YOU!
Our Flume trip is officially scheduled for Tuesday, June 12. We will be sending permissions at the end of May.