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This year, the Grandview C-4 School District turns 100 years old (on April 9) and you are invited to help plan the party. If you are interested in joining the 100th anniversary committee, contact John Baccala: firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 316-5021.
Dear Butcher-Greene Families,
With all the snow the last few weeks, it is hard to believe that March is here and that Spring Break is fast approaching! Following spring break we will be entering the last quarter of the year! A big thank you to all of you who attended our Principal Coffee/Science Fair a couple of weeks ago where we had the opportunity to share with parents’ important information regarding the upcoming state assessment – the MAP test, ways in which parents can help their child prepare for the test at home, and our 5th grade students had the opportunity to share their science fair projects. Students, whose science fair projects will be exhibited at Union Station, can be found in the March newsletter. We are so proud of their hard, thoughtful work! We had a great turnout and appreciated having the Grandview High School’s Robo Dog and Bridge Breaker teams demonstrate their work for us! We also had our own First Lego League team demonstrate their robot completing missions! Students whose parents attended the evening will be enjoying a pizza party Friday, March 7th.
We, at Butcher-Greene, continually work to challenge your child to learn! As you are aware, our 3rd-5th graders are in high gear preparing for the state Missouri Assessment Program (known as the MAP) test. We have been preparing all year and now, during our MAP ATTACK time, our focus is on providing intentional, extending learning and interventions where needed. The MAP test will begin being administered April 21 and extends through May 16. These exams are extremely important for our children, because not only do they test general knowledge as previous standardized testing has done, but they also test problem-solving abilities and our students’ ability to communicate effectively in writing. You as parents and your child’s first teacher, play such a vital role in helping your child/ren to be successful in school and in their ability to demonstrate their gained knowledge! You can assist your child in these tests by seeing that your child gets a good night’s rest and eats a healthy breakfast each day of the testing. Research is very clear on the correlation between healthy eating and rest to high performance. Please note ‘Let’s Talk about MAP’, found in the March newsletter, for additional successful tips for test-taking. Our 3rd-5th grade teachers have sent home a packet of practice materials, in both Communication Arts and in Mathematics, that your child can work on nightly. This additional practice might be the tipping point to move your child’s score to the proficient or advanced level. When we partner together, we can make great things happen for our children!
Be sure to note the March newsletter calendar for additional important dates and times! Read Across America Week will be celebrated March 3-7, with fun activities planned daily! Don’t forget Tuesday evening, March 4th, beginning at 6:00p.m. we will be hosting our Winter Concert/Art Exhibit featuring our 2nd, 5th and Honor Choir students. This will be directly followed by our Math Olympics with K-5th fun math learning activities set up around the school. PTA will have the concession stand open and we will also host a raffle for two activities baskets – one geared for students in K-2, with the other for 3-5.
Enjoy your Spring Break! May you take this opportunity to spend quality time with your families to just enjoy one another. Thank you for your continued support as we work together in meeting your child’s educational needs and feel free to come visit us at any time.
Butcher-Greene Elementary School