Parents and Community Members,
What a huge success our first Expanded Learning Showcase was last month! We had an awesome turn out and our students were excited to show off the opportunities they have had with our new expanded learning day enrichments. Special thanks go out to our Parent and Community Involvement Committee and our Greater Rochester Health Foundation (GRHF) Project Manager, Jennifer Tomczyscyn, and Mike Franciosa for working together to plan the evening’s events.
The GRHF grant has brought great resources to our school community. We have purchased many new items to support our physical education and health related programming. Most recently, the foundation shared an opportunity for a Summer Enrichment Program at Monroe Community College. The summer program is scheduled to take place from July 7th – August 8th. Daily programming begins at 7:30am and concludes at 4pm. Activities include academic enrichment, physical education (including swimming, ropes course etc.), character development, and health wellness. Students will have access to the PAC Center at MCC. As more information becomes available, we will share details and the enrollment process. As summer planning begins, please stay tuned for information regarding summer learning experiences offered by the Rochester City School District and other outside organizations.
As our preparation and planning for the New York State Assessment season continues, we want to ensure that parents have an opportunity to learn more about the new state assessments, available resources, and how they can support their children’s academic success. With that in mind, we will be hosting several Parent Workshops geared to helping families understand more about the new testing experiences their children will be engaged in this upcoming April and May. Please join us on March 28th to learn more about these new assessments and how you can support your children at home. More details and information on this opportunity will be shared via fliers and through our automated call system.
For your information, dates for New York State Testing Grades 3-6 are as follows: English Language Arts will be Tuesday, April 1st – 3rd and Mathematics will be April 30th – May 2nd. Please support our administration efforts by not scheduling appointments and/or other activities on these dates that would require your children to be late or miss school on these very important dates.
This is a busy time of the year so check the website regularly for the latest information on upcoming events and important end of the year information.