Hello, Zebulon Elementary Families,
This is Principal Newkirk with the update for the week of May 10, 2019
End of Grade Tests
End of grade testing begins on May 29. This test is an opportunity for students to demonstrate how much they have learned. It is also used to measure teacher and school effectiveness. Although I understand that there is more to an education than performance on a single test given at the end of the year, I also understand that the community judges the quality of our schools based on those very EOG scores. For these reasons, I challenge all of our parents to speak with your child about doing his/her best, reading every passage, solving every math problem, and taking the test seriously.
Fly Up Night
This year we will not have a Fly Up Night. Attendance was low and I feel we can meet parent needs without an additional meeting. In the Wednesday folder your child will receive a student inventory. One of the questions asks what a good teacher for your child will look like. I will use these forms when planning classes for the 2019-2020 school year.
The best strategy for maintaining academic skills over the summer is to read. For this summer, I challenge every student to read 30 books over the summer. Students may check out books at any library. Students may document their reading at https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/ . Students will need to register before documenting their time.
Kick off to Kindergarten
Marbles Kids Museum is hosting a kickoff to kindergarten event Saturday August 17 from 9 AM – 5PM. Students will get the opportunity to practice standing in line in the cafeteria, get moving at recess, exploring circle time, and even ride a bus. This event is free for rising kindergarteners.
May 24 Kona Ice Reward Day
May 27 Memorial Day Holiday
May 29 EOG testing begins
June 10 5th grade promotion ceremony
June 11 Last day of school
David Newkirk, Principal