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Dear Simonton Families,
The first quarter of our year is already coming to a close. Our students have learned a lot during the first quarter of this year and we will keep the momentum moving in a positive direction during quarter two.
One of the tools to help us measure what our students have learned so far are Galileo quarterly benchmark tests. We will be giving all second through sixth grade students Galileo tests in reading and math at the end of each quarter. The Galileo results provide our teachers with important data related to student progress. Students will be taking these quarter one benchmark tests during the next two weeks. The teachers and I ask that you please discuss with your children the importance of taking their time and always trying their best when they take Galileo or any other assessments. Doing this helps us determine more specifically what our students have learned during the quarter.
We are also winding down our Shave Mr. Shep’s Head campaign. In honor of October being breast cancer awareness month, we are selling pink Simonton t-shirts and donating a portion of the proceeds of each shirt to My Hope Bag, a local charity providing services to breast cancer patients. We will enter each student who purchases a shirt into a raffle, and one student will have the opportunity to shave my head at an assembly! We will also present the charity with a check at that time.
Finally, I want to remind you all that October 24 is our first annual spooktacular festival. This will be a variation of the annual fall festival, and we encourage students and parents to wear school appropriate costumes (no gore please) to this evening event.
Thank you for choosing Simonton Elementary School.