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Miss Fielding Monday Minute – April 29, 2024

Dear Families,
 Thanks for the great turnout to the PTA Fundraiser party Friday night.  We appreciate all who helped and all who contributed.  We love our PTA!!

KEEP Testing

Our end-of-year testing for kindergarten students will be individual appointments on May 24th, 28th, and 29th.  Parents can sign up for an appointment starting May 1st—17th.   Instructions on how to sign up will be sent home with kindergarten students.  Our kindergarten students are Rockstars!

RISE Testing

I jumped ahead last week, but our testing window will start next Monday for grades 3rd-5th to show what they have learned this year.  This state testing is done on chromebooks.  Students in 3rd grade take a reading and math test.  In 4th and 5th grade, they take an additional test in science, and in 5th grade they also add a writing test.   Please help your student feel calm and capable as they show their learning on these tests.  Make sure they have a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast to fuel their brains.  Also, please make sure they are on time to school so they can begin the test with their peers.  If your child has a scheduled absent during those two weeks, let the teacher know as soon as possible so they can arrange a make-up time.  Go Kittyhawks!

Field Trips

We have several field trips coming up next month in many of the grades.  Be sure the permission slips have been returned and you have chosen a school lunch or home lunch.  Also, please be on time so students don’t miss the bus.  We don’t want students missing out!

 School Website:  https://altara.canyonsdistrict.org/ 
 Instagram:  altaraelementary
 Facebook: Altara Elementary School
 Parent Volunteer application link:  https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/depts/external-relations/volunteer/ 
 Upcoming Dates

May 6th—May 17th—RISE testing for grades 3rd-5th 

May 7th—Camp Tracy Fieldtrip for 4th and 5th grades 

May 8th—Camp Tracy Fieldtrip for 2nd and 3rd grades

May 8th—PTA Spirit Night at Roxberry

May 13th—1st Grade Field Trip to Red Butte Gardens

May 16th—4th Grade Field Trip to Clark Planetarium

May 17th—Last day to sign up for kindergarten KEEP testing

May 21st—3rd Grade Field Trip to This Is the Place

May 23rd—Last day of school for kindergarten students; Field Day for kindergarten students

May 23rd—2nd grade Field Trip to Clark Planetarium

May 23rd—4th Grade Field Trip to the Utah State Capitol Buildings

May 24th, 28th, & 29th—KEEP testing appointments for kindergarten students

May 27th—Memorial Day; no school

May  29th—Dance Festival for grades 1st-5th; 9:00—9:30 outside on the blacktop;  bring a camp chair to sit on and enjoy dances from all the grades.  

May 30th—Last day of school for 1st-5th grades.  School will dismiss at 12:25 and no meals will be served that day.   Students will participate in Field Day that day.  Contact the PTA if you can help volunteer!
 Have a great day!
 Julie Fielding, Principal
 Altara Elementary

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