Happy Spring! We recently held our second annual Academic Achievement/Principal’s List Awards Celebration!!! This is a significant achievement, and one which is not easy to attain! We rolled out the red carpet (literally) for these students. In order to receive Academic Achievement students have to earn all 3s and 4s and Cs and Ss on their report card. In order to attain the Principal’s List Award students have to earn all Cs in the Behaviors that Support Learning. As parents and guardians, you deserve to feel proud of your child’s success if they achieved either of these awards. We appreciate the role you play in making education a priority in your home!
This year, our spring parent-teacher conferences will take place on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. The students will be dismissed early, at 1:20 p.m. on these days. We have “gone green” for scheduling parent teacher conferences! Please click on the link for Genesis, our student database system, to schedule your conference using the instructions previously sent home. Please remember that this second round of conferences is only for those parents who have specifically requested one, or, with whom the teacher feels a need to meet.
Our Kindergarten screening will take place on May 28, 2014 and May 29, 2014 for all students entering Kindergarten in September. If you know any children that will be five (5) on or before September 30, 2014 please encourage them call the main office at 609.723.2479.
Our teachers have been engaging in some really smart work in the area of science. We have teamed up with Rider University and colleagues from neighboring districts to unpack the Next Generation Science Standards, conduct a gap analysis, and to learn more about inquiry based science and connection-making instructional strategies. Click here to view a PowerPoint that Mrs. Skinner presented at a recent board of education meeting. This work has recently been highlighted in the March issue of the NJEA Review, click here to read the full article.
During the month of May, students in grades 3-6 will be taking the NJASK. We are proud of all the progress our students have made this year and we know they will all try their best during testing. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a nutritious breakfast. Testing dates are as follows:
Grades 5 & 6 May 5, 6, 7, 8,
Grade 3 May 12, 13, 14, and Grade 4 May 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16
Please help us plan the future and join us for Strategic Planning! Using a dynamic method, guided by New Jersey School Boards Association, we will work together to develop the goals and objectives to move the district forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Work with your neighbors, friends, teachers, administrators and community leaders to create a shared vision for the future of the Springfield Township School District! The first meeting of the Strategic Planning process will take place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in our cafeteria. You will have an opportunity to provide input on future direction as well as current strengths and needs of the district as you see them. Subsequent meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in our cafeteria. We hope to see you there!
I would also like to remind you that school is now in session on April 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25. There will also be early dismissal days on Tuesday, April 15th, Wednesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 17th. You can click here for a copy of our revised school calendar.