A few items of information:
1. The PTA will hold its monthly meeting in the library next Thursday, May 5th, at 6:30 p.m. All parents are welcome to attend - come get involved! Child care is provided in the computer lab for school-age children.
2. Attached is a copy of the JWES SOL Testing Calendar for May in case you didn't see it the first time.
3. Classroom Placement Process for 2016-2017: We will handle the placement of students in classroom groups a little differently this year. Usually this is done by the principal in the quiet of July based on teacher and parent input. This year, because of a shorter timetable (I start in my new position on July 1), I am working with the teachers and support teachers to develop class lists that are well balanced considering many factors (without naming specific teachers). I will then assign the groups to specific teachers before I depart. For the past many years, parents have submitted input about their children - and they are welcome to again this year. If you have any comments about your child's strengths as a learner or wish to address any concerns that you have that should be considered in the placement process, please send that information to your child's teacher in the coming week or so. This year again, we will not be able to honor requests for particular teachers, as that is not fair to others who did not make specific requests. Thank you for your cooperation. Dr. B.