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May 10

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.   




Summer Reading

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 . 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