Sunday, April 12, 2015

April Newsletter

Education is not the learning of the facts, but training the mind to think. -Albert Einstein

Dear Brassfield Families, 

Spring has finally sprung! At Brassfield, eager to put the snow and ice behind us, we have welcomed the last couple of weeks filled with warm, sunshiny school days with open arms and inquiring minds. With all four tracks off to an impressive 4th quarter, the time has come to begin the process of closing out the 2014-2015 school year in preparation for a successful 2015-2016 opening; clopening.

Please mark your calendars with our End-of-Grade Testing Dates, and help us to achieve our 100% attendance goal during testing by ensuring that your child is at school. Please note that due to the addition of two instructional Saturdays in May, the Track 1 testing window has changed, slightly.

Track 1:
5/19 - Reading (3rd-5th)
5/20 - Math (3rd-5th)
5/21 - Science (5th)
5/28 - Read to Achieve

Tracks 2, 3, & 4:
6/11 - Reading (3rd-5th)
6/16 - Math (3rd-5th)
6/17 - Science (5th)
6/23 - Read to Achieve

If you have not already done so, please take a few moments to complete the Brassfield Parent Survey, which will close Friday, May 1st. Your feedback is incredibly important to us, as we aspire to continuously grow and improve in our service to every family at Brassfield. As of April 10th, input from 64% of our parents has been received.

Survey Links:
Upcoming Events:
National Library Week: April 13th - 17th
Super Kids Day: Tracks 1 & 3, Monday, April 13th
Tax Day: April 15th
Office Appreciation Week: April 20th - 24th
Earth Day: Wednesday, April 22nd
Rainbow Spirit Day/Zaxby's Spirit Night: Thursday, April 23rd
Super Kids Day: Tracks 2 & 4, Friday, April 24th
Teacher Appreciation Week: Tracks 1, 2, & 4, May 4th - 8th
Incoming Kindergarten Picnic with the Principal & Orientation: Monday, May 11th
Saturday School: Tracks 1, 3, & 4 Saturday, May 16th (9:15am - 12:45pm) *No Lunch 
Teacher Appreciation Week: Track 3, May 18th - 22nd 
Memorial Day Holiday: No School, Monday, May 25th
Saturday School: Tracks 1, 3, & 4 Saturday, May 30th (9:15am-3:45pm) *Brassy Bear Picnic
Bus Driver Appreciation Week: June 1st - 5th
5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Track 1, Tuesday, June 2nd
5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Tracks 2, 3, & 4, Tuesday, June 30th 

2015-2016 School Year:

First Day of School: Tracks 1, 2, & 3, Tuesday, July 7th
Meet the Teacher/Open House: Tracks 1, 2, & 3, Thursday, July 9th from 5:30pm-7:00pm 
First Day of School: Track 4, Monday, July 27th
Meet the Teacher/Open House: Track 4, Wednesday, July 29th from 5:30pm-7:00pm

It continues to be an honor and a privilege to serve your family.

Always Brassfield Proud, 

Elizabeth MacWilliams