Good afternoon spectacular families of Nerge!
Please follow the link below for the latest edition of the Knightly News. Among the important items in this week’s newsletter is information for 4th graders who are interested in band or orchestra next year, and the slate of nominees for next year’s PTA officers.
Congratulations to all of our students who have put on a fantastic show with this year’s musical, “Arf!” Last night’s show was incredible, and tonight’s performance at 7:00 will surely be a hit as well. Thank you to all of the parents and teachers who coached our extremely talented students to success!
5 Essentials Survey
Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. The survey was designed to offer individuals an opportunity to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement. To take the parent survey, please visit http://Illinois.5-essentials.org The state asks that only one parent per household take the survey. Parents can take the survey anytime from now until April 25, 2014. When searching for our school, remember to look up the full name (for example, look under F for Frederick Nerge). We want to reach our goal of having at least 30 percent of our parents participate in this survey. Computers will be made available if you would like to take the survey at school. We thank you in advance for your feedback.
We are approaching the time of year when we begin creating next year’s classes. The student sectioning process involves a great deal of careful planning by many staff members. Although we do not take specific teacher requests, if you would like to provide us with information as to your child’s individual learning needs, feel free to pick up a form in the office and return it by Friday, April 25th.
Spring MAP Testing
Your children have been learning a great deal at Nerge this year, and one tool that we use to measure their academic growth is the MAP test. As with previous administrations of the test, we ask that you encourage your children to give us their best efforts, and reinforce the message that we give them at school: take your time, do your best, and be confident that your hard work this year will pay off. As always, a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast are essential to optimal performance. The schedule is listed below, to help you avoid scheduling out of school appointments if possible.
Kindergarten Reading: Wednesday, April 30th
Kindergarten Math: Thursday, May 1st
1st Grade Reading: Monday, April 21st
1st Grade Math: Monday, April 28th
(Session 1 in the AM and Session 2 in the PM)
2nd Grade Reading: Tuesday, April 22nd
2nd Grade Math: Tuesday, April 29th
3rd Grade Reading: Wednesday, April 23rd
3rd Grade Math: Wednesday, April 30th
4th Grade Reading: Thursday, April 24th , Mrs. Bullon and Miss Linne
Monday, April 28th, Mrs. Scafidi and Mrs. Considine
4th Grade Math: Thursday, May 1st, Mrs. Bullon and Miss Linne
Monday, May 5th, Mrs. Scafidi and Mrs. Considine
5th Grade Reading: Friday, April 25th
5th Grade Math: Friday, May 2nd
6th Grade Reading(PM): Tuesday, April 22nd, Mr. Waldau and Ms. Petricca
Thursday, April 24th, Mrs. Maltz and Mrs. Sullivan
6th Grade Math(PM): Tuesday, April 29th, Mr. Waldau and Ms. Petricca
Thursday, May 1st, Mrs. Maltz and Mrs. Sullivan
Thanks and enjoy the weekend with your families!