7th Street Elementary Principal's Report

7th Street Elementary Principal's Report
Posted on 12/01/2022

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January 10, 2023

7th Street Families:

Welcome back!!  I hope everyone had a nice relaxing (with the exception of all the snow shoveling) winter break.  I know my family had lots of fun in the snow and we are very excited about the moisture.  Our community sure does need it even if it did require overtime in snow shoveling duties.  With that said, I would like to give a big shout to our excellent maintenance staff who work tirelessly to keep our parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks free of snow even during breaks.  Thank you, maintenance team!

 

To start, I want to give everyone a few reminders.  First, I want to remind everyone to send your students in winter gear.  The playground is full of snow and the kids need appropriate winter gear including a coat, boots, hat, gloves, and snow pants.  If the kids get wet from the snow at recess, they can become uncomfortable making it hard to learn.  Second, please make sure that your child is fever free for 24 hours after being sick.  Also, our nurse, Lacey Larimore, has requested that students have been vomit and diarrhea free for 24 hours after an illness before returning to school.  We can usually deal with a few sniffles, but the other symptoms mentioned previously are very contagious.

Finally, we will be doing our middle-of-year testing with NWEA (MAPS) and DIBELS this month.  The timelines are posted below.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you want the specific days your child is testing.  For best performance, children need to be well-rested and have full tummies on the days they are testing.  Additionally, your child’s teacher should be contacting you to schedule a time for a conference to discuss your child’s progress on February 1st or 2nd.  One last reminder is that we will be having our first-semester elementary awards on January 19th.  We will be splitting the awards up by having separate times for K-2 and 3-5 to make the awards less lengthy for our youngest students.  See below for details.

Have a great month,

Principal Forst

January 17-26 - NWEA Testing Window

January 23-February 1 DIBELS Testing Window

January 19th @ 2:00 - K-2 Elementary Awards

January 19th @ 2:30 - 3-5 Elementary Awards

February 1-2 - Elementary Conferences


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