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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We will begin administering the PARCC test on Wednesday, May 9th to our students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Grade-level schedules can be viewed below.
I am confident that we have prepared students with the skills necessary to demonstrate their learning. It is important that our students have every advantage to do their very best. Please make sure that your student arrives at school on time, as testing will begin promptly after our morning announcements. Any students in grades 3-5 entering the building after 8:45 am will not be permitted to enter their homerooms.  
There are many ways in which you can help your child put his/her best foot forward. The following guidelines can help set our students up for success:
The night before the test:
*Make sure your child goes to bed on time, so he or she is well-rested.
*Keep your routine as normal as possible. Upsetting natural routines may make children feel insecure.
*Be positive and confident in the fact that you know your child will do his/her best.
*Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test.
The morning of the test:
*Get up a few minutes early to avoid rushing and make sure your child arrives at school on time.
*Have your child eat a nutritious breakfast. There is a strong correlation between eating breakfast and memory
         and cognitive functioning.
*Have your child dress comfortably.
Thank you for your continued support and involvement in your child’s education.        
JoAnn Cilmi
Grade 3, 4 & 5  Testing Information


May 9th
ELA-Unit 1
Grade 3: 75 minutes
Grades 4 & 5: 90 minutes
8:45- 10:30
May 10th  ELA Unit  2 
Grade 3: 75 minutes
Grades 4 & 5: 90 minutes
May 11th  ELA Unit 3
Grade 3: 75 minutes
Grades 4 & 5: 90 minutes
May 14th  Math Unit 1&2
120 minutes
May 15th Math Unit 3&4
120 minutes
**Make-up testing begins on May 16th.
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