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Monday, March 2, 2015

March - Principal's Post

Standardized Testing - Mark your calendars now!
Please note that CFSD students will participate in a new standardized test this spring, The AzMERIT, Arizona Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching. Third, fourth and fifth grade students will take the new test, which will be computer based.  Fourth grade students will also participate in AIMS Science. Second grade students will not participate in any state standardized testing this year. Please note the dates on your calendar now. On Tuesday, April 7, the standardized testing period will commence. Please consult the schedule below and post it in a safe place.

Tuesday, April 7:                             Writing, Grades 3, 4, & 5
√ Wednesday, April 8:                        AIMS Science (4th grade only, paper/pencil)
√ Friday, April 10:                              Reading -Part 1 and Math-Part 1, Grades 3, 4, & 5
√ Monday, April 13:                           Reading-Part 2 and Math-Part 2, Grades 3, 4, & 5
Science Fair
Recently, fifth grade students shared their science projects with family and friends.  Students investigated a variety of fascinating topics. Their projects were the culmination of an immense amount of work, representing each step of the scientific inquiry process.  Twenty 5th grade projects were selected to go to SARSEF, the Southern Arizona Regional Science Education Foundation and they are:
Bailey Axen, Miranda Barwick and Claire Hartigan, Brianna Brinkley, Ian Britanik, Jack Clements, Emmeline Close, Nathaniel Cross, Elsie Gardner, Mac Glaesser, Simone Gelety, Naomi Holtzman, Zekai Jacobson, Nathan Kuo, Melina Leonard, Elliot Liu, Arlo Meade, Natasha Myer, Maggie Proebsting, Aidan Squire,  and Noah Wellman.

Elementary winners will be announced, and awards presented on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 PM at the Tucson Convention Center. Congratulations to these students, and to all of our fifth grade learners for  their efforts.

Spring Conferences
On Friday March 13, a half-day of school is scheduled in order to accommodate spring conferences. Due to the fact that it is only a half-day, teachers generally plan on holding conferences with some of their families.  Classrooms devise their own plans, some utilizing this time to share portfolios or feature a special student performance. You should expect to hear from your child’s teacher regarding his/her specific plans.

Thanks for your interest in and continued support of your child’s education.

Colleen Nichols                                                             Marisol Kenman
Principal                                                                        Assistant Principal