Happy March Harris!
March brings with it more sunshine and warmer weather. As many of you prepare for fun trips during Spring Break, remember that we will start several after school programs like: the GASP program, our new Be Strong & Be Fit running program for girls as well as the Garden Club the week of March 23! There are many spring sports/activities for your children to get involved in as well with the City of Fort Collins. Be sure to check out their offerings on their website: https://www.fcgov.com/recreator/
As you know, our weather is very unpredictable. Please make sure to send your children to school in layers so they are always prepared. We will always be outside if the weather is 15 degrees or above – morning and recess. If we ever need to cancel an afterschool activity, we will always send a Robo call and post cancellations on the website!
We will be hosting our annual Family Math Night on Tuesday, March 10th in the gym from 4-6 PM. Bring your family to enjoy a yummy dinner and play math games! All families who participate will receive a math activity to take home! We will also host our Conferences on March 10th and March 12th from 3-7 PM. Parents will be receiving invitations from their child’s homeroom teacher for the conference.
At the end of March, we will begin our CMAS testing. This year, the 3rd-5th graders will test in Reading/Math. Our 4th-Graders will also test in Social Studies and our 5th-grade students will have an additional test in Science. This is their time to shine! Please help us by making sure that your child eats breakfast (at home or at school), is on time, well rested and prepared for each day. We will provide snacks after testing, and will ensure that they get extra recess each day - Thank you for your support!
The dates for CMAS testing are the following:
- March 31-April 2
- April 7 to April 9
- April 14 to April 16
Finally, a huge thank you to OtterBox and the Closed-2-Open program. Several employees from OtterBox, including several of our parents came to paint our new multipurpose room and reorganize the art room!
Our staff also wants to thank all the parents for the delicious meals that have been provided for Staff Appreciation - we cannot thank you enough for your kindness. Have a wonderful day!
Norma Huerta-Kelley, PhD