1. Attention parents of students in grades 3-5: If your child happens to just miss the mark of passing on one or more of their SOL tests, and scores a 375-399, your child's teacher will be calling you and offering you the opportunity for your child to take a "retake" of a different form of the test to give them another chance to pass. You will then receive a letter with a form to sign giving us permission to administer the test the week after Memorial Day. It is totally up to the parent, but we encourage you to consider it. About 50% of the students at JWES who took retakes last year passed on their second attempt.
2. Please find attached an update from the JWES PTA about the playground project and fundraising.
3. We invite all students, teachers, staff, and parents to wear the following colors on the days listed below to show support and school spirit for SOL testing:
Tuesday, May 24 Blue
Friday, May 27 Purple
We certainly don't expect people to go out and buy new clothes to do this, but if you have any clothing with these colors, please participate to show your support!
4. Also- looking ahead towards the end of the year at JWES:
*The last week and four days of school, June 6-9 will all be early dismissals at 1:00 p.m.
*Our end of year field days are just around the corner! Monday, June 6th will be PreK-2 from 9:00-11:00, and 3-5 will have their's on Tuesday, June 7th from 9:00-11:00. We need lots of volunteers to make the days successful. Please go to the following link to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/Csf9ENxQFR
*Our 5th Grade Farewell ceremony and reception will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m.
*On the last morning of school, June 9th, we will hold our annual recognition assembly for students in grades 3-5 at 9:00 a.m. More information will be forthcoming about the types of awards and certificates that will be presented at the assembly.