April 2021 Newsletter

A word from Mrs. Koperno

It has been a joy to see students back on campus! They have transitioned well and seem happy to see their friends.

We have reached the countdown to our high stakes testing! All 3rd – 8th grade students will participate in the computerized version of the AzM2 (AzMerit) state assessment. Our 4th and 8th grade students will also take the computerized version of the AIMS Science assessment. We will begin the testing process on Monday, April 13th. Teachers will need your support so that your children do as well as they possibly can on the tests. Please check the calendar and ensure that your children are in attendance and on time the days they will be testing. Students who do make-up testing don’t do as well as those who test with their class.

We will do our best to maintain a positive environment on campus during testing. You can help by getting students to school every day on time. Be sure they are well rested and have a positive attitude. They will have many additional breaks throughout the day. We will provide every student who is testing with a good breakfast and snacks. Teachers may ask you to help with this by providing donations of healthy snacks. Together we can turn this testing into a positive experience.

Remind your children that they are ready for these tests and that you have confidence in their abilities to do well! That is, perhaps, the best thing you can do for your children during this critical assessment time. We believe in them and so should you. Thank you so much for your support!


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