Dear Reedy Creek Families,
We only about five weeks left in this school year and they are action-packed! Please be sure to check the Upcoming Events Section; you don't want to miss a thing! To ensure you receive your child's 4th quarter report card in a timely fashion, please settle any of your outstanding financial obligations. This includes lost book fees owed. We appreciate your prompt attention to these matters which allows us to spend monies on teaching and learning.
If your family has moved during the school year, please make sure that the main office has your new address and phone number. This information is vital. When students are sick or miss the bus, it's important that we have the correct emergency contact information. Additionally, we will mail home important information during the summer. If we have the wrong address for you in our computer system, you will not receive your child's back-to-school information.
TRC testing for K-2nd scholars begin on April 30th & End-of-Grade exams for our 3rd-5th grade scholars start on Friday, May 25th. These exams not only provide us an assessment of what students have learned this year, but they also have significant impact on decisions for promotion and retention. Consequently, it is extremely important that you prepare your child for the upcoming exams.
First, make sure that your child gets enough rest. Elementary school aged children should be receiving 10-11 hours of sleep. Remember, if they are not well rested, they will not have the stamina for the exams that can take up to four hours to complete. Next, proper nutrition and hydration are extremely important. Make sure your child has a healthy dinner before the exams as well as a nutritious breakfast. Include a lean protein, vegetable and healthy carbohydrate. A simple breakfast example could be an apple and peanut butter sandwich on whole grain toast or an apple, scrambled eggs and whole grain toast with a glass of low fat milk. Skip the high sugar juice/soda and opt for water.
Finally, help your child relax. During the day, students are spending a great deal of time reviewing in preparation for the exams. Spend the evenings before the test with confidence building conversations and pep talks. Your child may be nervous so it is important to make them feel excited and confident. Tell them "You've been preparing all year for this. You're going to do great!" On the day of the exams, be here on time. Nothing starts the testing day on the wrong foot than feeling stressed that you are already behind. Remember, once testing starts, you child will not be able to enter the classroom.
Thank you for your help in ensuring our Reedy Creek Raccoons CRUSH THE EOG'S & TRC!
Principal Orlando Robinson