Einstein News April 27, 2017
Curriculum Update: This week we have been talking about ants and characteristics of ants! What are the parts of an ant? What resources are available to help us learn about ants? (i.e. internet, books, videos, experts, etc.) We will continue our study on bugs and look closer at bees next week and how they work together as a community to meet their needs.
Summer Birthdays: If your Einstein has a birthday during the summer and they would like to celebrate with their homebase by bringing a treat, please contact your child’s homebase teacher so they can schedule a day to celebrate!
MAYO Neighborhood Applications If anyone is interested in applying to Mayo for a KG-5th grade spot the application window is Monday 4/10/17 – Friday 4/28/17. Parents will need to fill out a “paper” application at the Enrollment Center during the application window. All tours have been completed and all applications are due tomorrow!
Einstein End of Year Bash will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Einsteins will have a special lunch provided by the teachers (parents will need to bring their own) and we will be visited by a sno cone trolley! Parents are invited to attend any/all of this fun event. Parents will also be able to purchase a sno cone for themselves from the trolley for only $1! As with any Mayo field study, this day is for Einsteins and their parents/grown ups only! Please make other arrangements for all siblings.
ALL Library Books are due back at Mayo by May 5th. Monday was the last day for check out so there will be not be library books coming home with Einsteins next Monday.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) – Second year Einsteins have started MAP testing sessions to assess Reading and Mathematics skills. When taking the MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. This is the last time second year Einsteins will have to take this test this year. We will share these scores with you once they are made available. Please make sure your Einstein eats a nice healthy breakfast and goes to bed early to ensure they do their best!
Volunteer Breakfast- Each year we like to honor those people who graciously give their time to volunteer at Mayo. If you have volunteered in any way, shape, or form this year you are invited to our Volunteer Breakfast on May 12th at 7:15 A.M. in the Mayo Library. We appreciate all your hard work!
As always, if you have any questions, please email your child’s homebase teacher.
Amanda Beckman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Regnier – email@example.com
Suzanne Mason – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Bond – email@example.com
Hilary Hancock – firstname.lastname@example.org
April 25-May 5 MAP Testing Window
May 1-5 BOGO Book Fair
May 5 ALL library books are due
May 5 Spirit Day (Mayo spirit shirt and regular uniform bottoms)
May 12 Volunteer Breakfast @ 7:15 a.m. in Mayo library
May 12 Lifeskill Awards Ceremony (more details to come)
May 17 Einstein End of Year Bash
May 18 Last Day of School for students!