It's hard to believe that it is already April! It may not feel like spring, but it's definitely here! State Testing is also upon us. Our 3rd through 6th Grade Students will be taking the ELA and Math Exams and our K-6th grade English Language Learners will be taking the NYSESLAT assessment.
We have been working diligently all year to introduce the new curriculum and get ready for these assessments. For the past few weeks, teachers have been reviewing test strategies and encouraging students to do their best. Our younger friends (k-2) have also been reminded of ways they can help their older friends (3-6). It’s time to take a deep breath and reflect on all the progress that we have seen this year. Let’s cheer our students on and remind them that they can do this!!!! We are proud of all of their hard work.
Please keep the following in mind during our testing season:
Thank you for your continuous support,
Picture Of The Week
This week's picture stars a few happy students enjoying a healthy lunch!
Take Our Attendance to the Next Level!
We want to let you know that Pinnacle School #35 is having an attendance incentive starting in April and continuing to the end of the year! We are challenging each class to take their attendance "To the Next Level".
We are very proud of all of our families and our district attendance rating, which is consistently over the average of all other schools in our district, but that doesn't mean there isn't always room for improvement!
This is why we are very excited to start our new attendance program, where children will be rewarded not just for perfect attendance but for the highest classroom attendance rate and the highest grade level attendance rate!
Remember, missing a day here or there over the course of ten months really adds up, and before we know it, we are up to 20 absences over the course of the year. And remember to ALWAYS call us or send a note with the reason excusing your child from school.
We have included a short video below that shows how detrimental just a few absences a month can be. Please take 30 second to watch.
Please check back here often for updated information and current grade level leaderboards!
Week One Leaderboards:
We have designed an entire new page with information about attendance, an applilcation to let you excuse your child from the internet (signature will be required), and with helpful tips about the importance of attendance and steps you can take at home to improve your child's attendance!