School News & Announcements
2015 - 2016 PPS School Calendar
Mar. 2 - 6 Project Second Wind
Mar. 3 - Community Mtg.
Mar. 5 - Music Program; 2nd grade 5:00PM, 5th grade 6:00PM
Mar. 8 - Daylight Saving - clocks forward
Mar. 11 - Jog-a-thon kickoff
Mar. 12 - Chili Cook Off
Mar. 14 - Garden Clean up 10 - 1
Mar. 15/16 - Pasitini Pasta-thon
Mar. 18 - Late Opening
Mar. 20 - Spirit Day; Elegant Day
Mar. 20 - Lost & Found to PTA Clothes Closet
Mar. 23 thru 27 - SPRING BREAK, No School
Mar. 30 - SKG Mtg. 7:30
A Message from the Principal
Site Council and PTA are partnering together for the next community meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd. After reviewing the feedback received from our last community meeting there were a number of questions about the programs that we have here at Abernethy. People seemed quite clear about what happens in the core classroom, but as far as music, garden, PE, reading intervention, counseling, and technology there seemed to be some wonders. We will be holding an information night so that you can hear from the specialists about their programs and how they support student academic growth.
Please come join us on Tuesday March 3rd at 6:30pm to hear how all of our programs and technology are integrate into providing students with a well-rounded educational experience. This community meeting replaces the one originally scheduled for March 18th.
Testing will begin at Abernethy the week of March 16 for 5th grade science. Only fifth graders take this OAKS test. Smarter Balanced (reading and math) testing for third, fourth and fifth graders will begin April 6. In order for us to accurately plan, we are asking that all opt out forms be returned by the end of February. Once students take one test, they cannot opt out of others.
If students opt out, alternate activities will be provided. As a 3-5 team, we are working on what practice, preparation and alternate activities look like. We want to be as planned as possible, which is why we have asked for all forms by Feb. 27. We will provide more information and more detailed schedules as we develop them.
If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Jones (email@example.com or 916-6190 or stop by), as she is our school testing coordinator.
SPIRIT DAY INFORMATION
Feb 27 – Occupation day (wear something to represent a job or career)
Mar 20 – Elegant day (wear your finest outfit today)
April 24 – Sports day (wear something sporty – from a team or sport, be creative)
May 29 – Abernethy day (wear something to represent Abernethy – SKG t-shirt, tech trek, basketball…or make your own)