As cases continue to decline, and masks start to come off (outside at least), we look toward next school year with the hope that we can return to gathering together in the school, combining classes where it makes sense (like having 6th graders and Preschoolers be reading buddies), having visitors in the building again, and going on educationally-based field trips. I know we felt this way last Spring too, so we hope we’re correct this time!
MCAS tests will be happening over the next six weeks for those families who don’t choose to opt their students out of testing. While it is a state requirement, we see it as only a snapshot of a student’s learning, and rely on the formal and informal assessments we do all the time with students to gauge how they are learning.
Conferences are next week, so make sure you call Laurie to set them up for your student(s).
Graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 10th. With the "Ice Day", Monday, June 13 is scheduled to be the last day of school for students, unless we have another snow day, which is always possible in Rowe. More details to follow, but we will hold that date, even if we have a snow day. The PTP and the 5/6 class will be looking for some help with graduation, so save the date and keep an eye on your emails.