|Bang, Pop, Ooh, Aah.... is it the 4th of July?! Wrong! It is time for the STEAM Expo. The STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Expo is a chance for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills by designing, implementing and creating an exciting project to share with the community. School fairs will be announced by individual schools. January 9, 2015 is our set up and turn in date at McDowell Tech CC. The Community Expo will be held on January 10, 2015 from 3pm-6pm with awards beginning at 6:00pm in the MTCC auditorium. For more information and assistance check out http://bit.ly/STEAMMCS|
Spring is Arriving!
Happy Easter from West Marion Elementary! Spring is arriving, and the weather is beautiful. I hope you were able to spend some relaxing time with your family during Spring Break.
Kindergarten registration is coming soon! Registration packets are available at each elementary school. Student registration packets should be turned in at the school on Kindergarten Registration Day, Friday, April 11. West Marion will host a school tour and administer screenings for students registering at West Marion on April 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. We will provide a tour of the school, a ride on the school bus and necessary information for when your child begins school. I look forward to seeing all our West Marion families at Kindergarten Registration.
On another note, testing is just around the corner for many students in our building. With testing, we are aware of how nervous students can get during this time, and we also realize that research shows that students concentrate and feel better with a little food on their stomach. The past few years, West Marion Elementary has provided “packs of crackers” and juice to every 3rd-6th grade student each morning before the testing session begins. Last year, parents provided crackers, and the school provided the juice for students. This year, would appreciate the same ritual. Our staff would like to provide the juice, but we are asking for parents who can contribute, to please donate “packs of crackers” (they usually come with 8 packs in a box; cheese, peanut butter, cream chives, etc.) for our students to eat right before testing sessions. If you are willing to donate crackers for our students to have before testing, please send those to the school office or to your child’s teacher by Friday, May 9, so that we will know how many crackers we have to distribute. We appreciate any and all donations of “packs of crackers” for our upcoming testing dates. Again, we appreciate the support we continue to have from parents and community members.
Dates to remember:
Friday, April 11 – Kindergarten Registration at West Marion
Friday, April 18 – Good Friday Holiday; No school for staff or students
Monday, May 13- Friday, May 16 – Testing Camp for 3rd- 6th grade
Tuesday, May 13 – Spring Musical Production
Monday, May 26 – Memorial Day Holiday; No school for staff or students
Thursday, May 29 – Friday, June 6 – EOG testing for 3rd-6th grade
Monday June 9 – Promotion Ceremony for 5th grade students at 6:00
Tuesday, June 10 – Promotion Ceremony for 6th grade students at 6:00
Wednesday, June 11 - Last day for students; school dismissed at 11:00
It has certainly been a very exciting year! We have completed the 3rd nine weeks and soon teachers will begin reviewing concepts learned earlier in the year for EOG and K-2 assessments. I encourage you to keep in contact with your child’s teachers for monitoring progress as we near the end of the year. Thank you for your support and for sharing your child with us. Have a happy Easter!