March is here and springtime is finally on the way! It is amazing to see how engaged students are in their learning each day. Please make sure that your child attends class each day and also completes his/her asynchronous assignments each afternoon or evening, whatever time works best for your family. If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s progress, please call the school to set an appointment with your child’s teacher. They are always willing to meet to discuss your child’s progress. We all want our students to succeed!
We will start our school-wide reading project, One School, One Theme on Monday, March 7. We hope that each family embraces this reading project so that children get excited about reading. Each Wednesday, your child will answer a question based on the book.
The Smarter Balanced Assessments will be given to all students in the State of Connecticut that attend a public school. In the elementary years, students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will take the assessment. Regan School students will be starting this assessment soon. A letter will be shared on Parent Square with the specific dates on each test for students in these grades. Students will be assessed in math and reading. Grade 5 will also be assessed in science. You can have your child practice taking the test. For more information about the Smarter Balance Assessments, please visit http://www.smarterbalanced.org Have your child practice taking the Smarter Balanced practice test by using this site: http://ct.portal.airast.org. Click on Practice & Training Test on the right column. Follow the prompts. No password is needed.
As a reminder, if your child is out sick, please make sure to call the office AND/OR message the teacher on Parent Square. It is still considered an absence. If you have any questions about attendance, please call the school. If your child is not feeling well, please keep him/her home and participate virtually.
The 21st Century After School program will continue until mid - May. Please stop by the school and pick up the materials that have been organized for your child. They will need these materials in future planned activities. The students are enjoying the activities in the program. A separate post on Parent Square will continue to be shared each week so that families know what your child is learning each week in the program. The Extended School Hours program for students in grade 1 will be ending on April 15. If you have any questions about either of these programs, please feel free to call the school.
I hope you and your family are able to attend future virtual family events. We will continue to host evening events until June. The contents of the tote bags will be shared at future family nights. Please stop by the school to pick up the tote bag of materials if you have not done so yet. A Regan School t-shirt will also be in the tote bag.
We look forward to working together! Happy Spring!
Mrs. Angela Razza