March 7, 2014
Questar Pilot: Herbison Woods’ students will be taking part in a pilot assessment next week. There are two, 40-minute assessments, one testing language arts and one testing math. Although we will not receive the results of these assessments, we recognize the value in exposing our students to additional opportunities to practice taking a standardized assessment. Classroom teachers will proctor the assessments and they will be completed by the end of next week. Practicing a standardized assessment will provide one more opportunity for students to continue to become comfortable in more formal test-taking situations.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Our spring conferences are scheduled during the evenings of Wednesday, March 19th and Thursday, March 20th, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. We are using SignUp Genius again for you to schedule your conferences. If you need assistance signing up, please contact Mrs. Gerrish at 668-3342.
Connecting Parents: Mrs. Severy and I invite you to join us on Wednesday, March 12th for our next Connecting Parents meeting. We will be talking about rude, mean and bullying behaviors and sharing with you how we work with our students to create a positive learning environment, and how to respond to these behaviors. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Mrs. Severy’s counseling office. Hope to see you there!
No School: Friday, March 7th is Records Day for teachers, so students will not report to school. Teachers will be working on report cards. Your child’s grades will be available for you to view on Infinite Campus on Monday, March 17th.
Fleas in the Woods Fundraiser: Last year all Herbison Woods’ students and staff worked together and planned a very successful fundraiser – Fleas in the Woods. This fundraiser resembles a flea market. Families donate items they no longer need or want, and our students and staff organize the goods into different categories so that shoppers can locate merchandise easily. This year’s Fleas in the Woods fundraiser will be on Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Last year we raised over $3,500.0! This money was used to purchase a cart to charge and store our new Chrome Books. Additional information will be shared as May 3rd gets closer. Until then, as you begin to do some spring cleaning, please save your unwanted items to donate to our Flea Market, AND put May 3rd on your calendar!
Keep in touch –
Vicky Milner, Principal