Principal Anglin’s February Newsletter

Posted on January 27, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Currently our students have been busy with DIBLES testing in grades K-1 and preparing for ISTEP/IREAD in grades 3-5. Acuity C will be the next test for grades 2-5. Teachers are monitoring the children’s progress in reading and math. These regular check-ups guide us in our daily planning and preparation. We want all our children to grow and realize their potential. February has quickly arrived and we have much to do in the days ahead. Below is a list of some information we hope you find helpful.

Frank Anglin, Ed.S.

YEARBOOK PICTURES: Friday, February 10th Lifetouch Photography will take classroom and special group pictures for our yearbook. A special thanks to Mrs. Clark who sponsors our yearbook production.

ACUITY TESTING: ACUITY tests in LA/Math will be from Feb 6-24. Grades 2-5 participate. ACUITY measures student growth, indicates ISTEP preparedness and provides teachers with feedback for planning instruction. A good night’s sleep and good breakfast will help your child perform their best during this time.

U.S. SHAKE OUT: Once again Moran Elementary School will be participating in the great “American Shake Out!” This nation wide drill will be conducted on Thursday, February 23. Indiana is in a fault zone and is susceptible to earthquakes. We plan to be prepared in such an event.

WRITING: Students in grades K-5 continue to practice and learn the Lucy Calkin’s writing process put in place in all PHM elementary schools. Writing impacts learning in other subject areas too. On Wednesday, February 1, teachers will be participating in professional development focused on the Writing Conference.

Make Up Days: Friday, March 24 is our snow Make Up Day. School will be in session. We will follow our Monday schedule.

From the DOE: Recently the Department of Education recognized Moran Elementary School as an “A” school for the 2015-2016 school year. Congratulations to all the Moran teachers, support staff, students and the entire Moran School community.

ISTEP/IREAD: Both of these very important assessments are coming soon. Is your child ready? Have you been partnering with your child’s teacher? It takes all of us working together to reach each student’s potential. We appreciate and encourage your support for the success of your child.

Last Modified May 24, 2019