April 2019 News

April Message from Dr. Risius
Posted on 04/01/2019
Dr. Susan RisiusDear Parents,

It is April and Spring is definitely here!

Our third through fifth graders will be participating in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) along with all other Minnesota students in April and May. The Reading MCA will be given the weeks of April 8-18. The Math MCA will be given the week of April 22-May 3. Fifth graders will be taking the Science MCA May 7 and 8. We are asking that you do not schedule any doctor/dental appointments or other activities during these weeks so that the children are all here. If your child is sick however, please keep them home and we will have them take the test at a different time.

It is very important that children are well-rested, have a good breakfast, and arrive on time on testing days (and ALL school days!). These assessments give us a picture of how our students and our school are doing in the areas of math, reading, and science (5th grade). We look forward to seeing the progress students have made!

We hope that you can join us at our school carnival on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.! The PTA sponsors this event and plans all activities. This is a great fun-filled time for families! I look forward to seeing you then!

You will find an article in this month’s newsletter about preparing class lists for the 2019-20 school year. Please read it carefully as it contains information about the goals for student placement, who is responsible for student placement, parents helping in this process, what criteria is used for placement, and when classroom assignments are made. If you have any questions about this, please contact me via email srisius@sowashco.org or by phone at 651-425-4703.

Dr. Susan Risius