April Newsletter

Posted on April 8, 2019

Moran April Newsletter

Dear Moran Families,

What a busy month it has been! I am so excited to have been a part of the wonderful Moran March Madness tradition. Thank you to all the families and friends who came out to support our students and PTA this year. A fantastic time was enjoyed by all! The money raised will go right back to the students and the activities sponsored by our hardworking, dedicated PTA .

Many events will take place in the next few months, and some are listed below. More details will be shared as the time gets closer but to highlight a few:  PHM’s annual Silver Mile will take place May 4th with the return of the Bubble Bash, School Talent Segment, and a run/walk for the whole family.

This summer, PHM has many camps and academies to keep your child actively engaged with school. Jr. Stem, Jr. Foreign Language, and the Visual Arts Academies promise to provide your children with valuable learning experiences that will open their eyes to the world around them and spark a passion within them.

Upon the return of spring break, all of our students will be demonstrating all they have learned this year through end-of-year testing. Our students in grades K-2 will begin DIBELS testing April 10 – May 8th.  Our students in grades 3-5 will have one last week to prepare for the ILEARN test that will begin the week of April 22 – May 17th. A grade-level testing schedule for ILEARN will be sent home detailing dates, times, and specific tests your children will be taking on the given day. PLEASE avoid scheduling appointments during the testing times. Ensure your children are well-prepared by making sure they have plenty of rest and a healthy breakfast.

Home & School Connection Tip of the Month: Strong Study Habits

Set your children up for success by helping them find a distraction-free study spot to complete their homework. Ask them to create a study routine. For instance, they could reserve a specific time each day to review notes leading up to a test.

Also, many students benefit from writing down a purpose or goal for each study period. For example: “I will learn the definitions of all the vocabulary words in this week’s story.”

Finally, encourage your students to experiment with study strategies to find what works best for them. They can close their eyes and imagine how a word is spelled or draw a picture to help them solve 3×7. What about singing their math facts to the tune of their favorite song? The possibilities are endless.

Upcoming Events

Mar. 30-Apr. 7 – Spring Break

Apr. 8-15 – 5th Gr. Language Arts Placement Tests

Apr. 8-May 17 – IAM Testing Window

Apr. 10-May 8 – DIBELS Testing Window

Apr. 19-Good Friday – NO School

Apr. 21-Easter Sunday

Apr. 22-May 17 – ILEARN Testing Window

Apr. 25-30 – PTA Spring Book Fair

Apr. 29 – Running is Elementary Race @ Elm Road School

Apr. 30 – Caregivers of Dependents with Special Needs Workshop @ SMS

Last Modified May 24, 2019