Very important information Please take a moment to check out the link shared below regarding the Boston Public Schools operational review. Please click here to check out this link and view in "presenter mode" to read the presentation notes from Principal Cramer
Parents: Help Your Child Prepare With this Checklist
PARCC has released a five-step checklist that will help parents get their kids ready for testing. The checklist features links to a host of assessment-related resources from both PARCC and partners such as the National Parent Teacher Association, Learning Heroes, Raise the Bar, and Great Kids, that will provide both parents and teachers with information about when the assessments will be given in their child's district, what will be expected of them when they are testing, and much more.
Both parents and teachers may also use the checklist to find practice tests, along with released items on the Partnership Resource Center. View the Checklist >>
PARCC Website Adds New Materials for 2016 Testing
PARCCOnline.org, the homepage for the PARCC assessment consortium, now features new information about the 2016 assessments. Parents, educators and students can find more information about what's different about this year's assessments (also be sure to view the graphic the New Jersey Department of Education created about the changes), and learn about the growing list of independent studies showing that PARCC measures what matters.
PARCC Support Center Opens for Test Season
The PARCC Support Center is open for school and district administrators and other educators with questions about live testing, infrastructure trials, PearsonAccess, registration, and other technology questions. Educators may contact the Support Center between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at 888-493-9888, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a chat feature within PearsonAccess that is live during the same daily time period as the phone support line.
Parents should contact their child's school or district directly for questions about specific accommodations for their child, along with information about when their child is scheduled to take the assessment. Parents, students, and educators are all encouraged to explore the resources available to them on the PARCC website or the Partnership Resource Center. They can also find information about the changes made to the assessment for the 2015-16 school year.
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
We have a team that qualified to attend Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. We will need to raise upwards to $15000.
Please share the link with communityl partners, family and friends so our second grade team may participate in the amazing opportunity. Go to the link below for more info and to donate.
Congratulations to the middle school Math Rocks team. They took home 4 trophies, the most of any school that participated!
First place team - Rayna Mook, Raymond Xu, Izabelle Armstrong, Marios Takos, Katerina Tsagkalidis and Ayleen Hiciano
1st place - 6th grade Raymond Xu
3rd place - 7th grade Izabelle Armstrong
3rd place - 8th grade Katerina Tsagkalidis
LOWER SCHOOL FAMILIES - PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THE NEIGHBORS AND NOT PARK IN THEIR DRIVEWAYS. WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY COMPLAINTS.
SPC UPCOMING MEETINGS
Please join us for the SPC meetings. It's a great way to meet other parents/guardians, keep up to date on what is going on at our school and voice your opinion/concerns. It's also a great excuse to get out of the house!
The next meeting is May 11th and will take place @ West on Centre from 7:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m.
Debate Mate USA 2015-16 Program Schedule
Program Schedule subject to change due to inclement weather and schedule for individual schools
Thursday April 28th
Catch Up Week
Friday April 29th
Boston Debate Mate Cup
Here are some upcoming school spirit dates.
Details to follow!
Boks begins 3/31!
All students participating in the spring Boks sessions will receive an acceptance letter by Tuesday 3/29 with details about the program.
Just as a reminder the program runs every Thursday and Friday morning from 8:30am-9:20am rain or shine. If you have any questions feel free to contact Tara Ettis (email@example.com) or Shannon Wyman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LOWER SCHOOL MUSIC ROOM
Ms. Moy is asking if any parents could donate a few supplies for the lower school music room:
Tissues and Glue Sticks
Music Class Supplies and General Donations
Your children love to use our great outdoor spaces, please remember this as they get ready for school each day. While sandals and/or beach clothing have a time to be worn, its not at school. Please refer to school clothing policy when in doubt.
With Spring, comes allergies!
Reduce allergies naturally by, using baby shampoo to clean face when entering home. Change clothes, keep windows closed especially in bedrooms. Eating foods rich in Vitamin C and folic acid such as Broccoli, citrus, collard greens. There is much research about a teaspoonful oF locally grown honey helping ease allergies.
Please know I am available for help/ questions , you can reach me by cell @ 617 283-0633 or email @ email@example.com .
Please check you children every Friday or more frequently for signs of lice. There have been a few cases at both sites. Here is a helpful video with instructions on how to remove and treat for lice:
Please call if I can be of any help to you!
Did you know the Art Room at the Kilmer Upper has a blog? Check it out and see what is happening this month in the Upper School Art Room!
Youth Arts Month 2016 Exhibition
Congratulations to Kilmer Upper students Adamaris Agosto, Izabelle Armstrong, Eugene Epshtein, Macy Linberg, Emma Lu, Miles Margolin, Christopher McManus, Thomas Peruzzi, Gianluca Sciola, and Nathaniel Zipp. These ten students were all chosen to have their work on display at the BPS Youth Arts exhibit this spring!
All our welcome to come to the Exhibit Opening on April 5th from 5:30pm to 7pm at the new Bolling Building in Dudley Square. Or come explore the exhibit April 6th- May 1st.
K2 ART CENTER - BEAUTIFUL STUFF
Please click this link to see what the K2 classes are looking for to add to their art center.
What's going on in B01???? Please click on the link below to see how much fun the children are having while learning! B01 Unit3 Week2
Please take a peek at the link below to see some great alternatives for non-sugary and non-food alternatives for classroom celebrations. Please feel free to pass along any suggestions you may have as well.
FYI: Kilmer is overwhelmed with the support of so many parents who have adopted the smart celebrations policy this school year. While it is a voluntary program this year , next school year 2016/2017, we will incorporate the Smart celebrations as our policy.
Alternate classroom celebrations
Also, Please take some time to browse the Boston Public schools smart strategies policy. When thinking of celebrations, please refer to p. 45 for healthy options to send to school.
Boston Public Schools Smart Strategies
SUMMER STUFF 2016
It's not too early to start thinking about summer!
Summer activities and job opportunities for middle and high school students
Helpful Information on the BPS website
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