We will be taking Reading and Math benchmark tests on March 21st and 22nd. These tests will be used to determine your child's current strengths and weaknesses. Any areas of weakness will be addressed with additional classroom instruction and targeted homework before the STAAR, and students with strengths will be given classroom extension assignments to help then achieve an advanced rating on the STAAR. The benchmark tests will be treated like a STAAR testing day so the students will know what to expect when the actual STAAR takes place. This will reduce stress levels and give them an opportunity to ask questions beforehand. Please make sure your child is well rested and eats a nutritious breakfast on these test days so s/he is able to perform at his/her best. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
Please discuss with your child what your expectations for eating a nutritious lunch are. Lately, it has been observed that many students are buying several snacks, throwing away the nutritious parts of their lunches, and eating only the junk food such as chips, ice-cream, gummies, and cookies. You can check online to see exactly what your child is purchasing if you aren't sure. Good food also improves behavior and ability to learn. Thank you for keeping your child as healthy as possible!