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Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Message

The busiest month of the school year is underway. MCAS testing, conferences, and our reading challenge!

7 Wishes for $7,000
The live event at Donahue's Friday night was a great success. We are still awaiting final totals. Thank you to all that contributed and help plan. The funds raised go right back to our school!

Early Release
There will be half days on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week for conferences. Dismissal is at 12:15 on each of these days and lunch will be served.

Lowell Lowdown
The Lowdown will be up on our website today or tomorrow. It is a new version of the Lowdown and there is a lot of useful and interesting information included in it. Please check it out!

MCAS
Last week's blog post about MCAS testing did not include the dates for grade 5 testing. The corrected dates are below
Lowell Testing Schedule:
Grade 3:
March 20th - ELA Session 1 - Reading 
March 21st - ELA Session 2 - Reading 
March 22nd - ELA Make up - Reading
Grade 4:
March 19th - ELA Long Composition - Writing 
Grade 4 and 5:
March 26th - ELA Session 1 - Reading 
March 27th - ELA Session 2 - Reading 
March 28th - ELA Make up - Reading & Writing

More information can be found on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/overview.html

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