May has arrived and the end of school is fast approaching.  Please remember how important it is for your child to be engaged in a reading activity each night. Third grade reading benchmark will be taken in two parts:   Part 1 on Monday, May 12, 2014 and Part 2 on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.   Fourth grade reading benchmark will be Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  Fifth grade reading benchmark will be Friday, May 16, 2014.  SOL tests will be in June.

As the weather gets warmer, your children will be spending more time outside playing. After playing, have your children cool down by reading a book. They can read under a tree, on a porch, or just sitting on the grass.

Spring Forward With a Good Book

Don’t forget to change your clocks on March 9, 2014.   As our time springs forward, let’s spring forward with a good book to read.  Check out a new book this week in the library.

Important Dates to Remember

Conferences have been rescheduled for the following days:

Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 4:00-6:00

Monday, February 24, 2014 from 4:00-6:00

Reading Night is February 27th, 2014

Come help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.

There will be lots of activities.

Happy New Year!

Make one of your New Year’s Resolutions to read more books. Check out “Slime Kids.”   This website has links to many book review sites including “Spaghetti Book Club” that includes reviews from kids.



It is important that students read a variety of texts.  Have them read their books from the library, but include other reading materials as well.  Encourage your child to read the newspaper, magazines, restaurant menus, recipes, or game directions.  Urge your child to summarize what has been read.

School is going well!  Make sure your child reads each night either orally or silently.  Hold your child accountable by asking questions about what they have read.