Tuesday, April 12 we will be have a FREE hamburger and hot dog cookout. The book fair will be open and the chorus will be performing that evening. This will be a kick-off for our Red Basket Kickoff. Red Basket is sponsored by Woodman of the World and they are helping us raise funds to increase the number of books for each teacher's classroom. Parents, friends and interested bystanders can make a donation to the Red Basket. All donations are welcome regardless of the size. The Woodmen of the World association will also make a donation. The importance of the books in the classrooms will help teachers assign books that are each student's individual level. This will allow student's to improve their reading instead of the entire class all reading the same book. I hope you will be able to participate.
Other important dates:
4/12 Red Basket Kickoff- 5:00-7:30
4/25-27 SC READY Testing for 4th and 5th grade students
4/29 Candy Bar Sales Prize Party for Students who earned the award.
The Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) in Science and Social Studies will be administered to South Carolina students in grades four through eight this spring. All students in these grade levels are required to take the SCPASS except those who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt). All students will take their test online this school year which is new. The SCPASS science and social studies items will consist of multiple choice items. The online administration window is May 11-May 27. Blaney Elementary will administer the test on the following dates...
SCIENCE- Wednesday, May 11th
SOCIAL STUDIES- Thursday, May 12th
SCPASS test items are aligned to the South Carolina Academic Standards for each content area (2005 Science Academic Standards and 2011 Social Studies Academic Standard). SCPASS test items are written to assess the content knowledge and skills described in the academic standards and indicators. Information on SC PASS and links to the academic standards and supporting documents are available on the South Carolina Department of Education Web site at http://ed.sc.gov/tests/middle/scpass/.
There are three performance levels for SCPASS;
Students will also be receiving a SC PASS Essentials Brochure for students and parents in Thursday Folders. Please take the time to review this with your child. SC PASS test results will provide vital information regarding how your child is progressing at his/her grade level. Please make sure your child gets adequate sleep and has a good breakfast on testing days to ensure a successful testing experience. Parents are encouraged to have your children to school on time and avoid making appointments for their children on these dates. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 438-3241.