As the New Year approaches I often stop and ask myself, “Where has the time gone?” Although the winter break does not officially mark the halfway point, it is close. As I look ahead I see many opportunities for our Moran families to enjoy time together in several of our PTA sponsored events. January will offer the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Winter Ball. Additional activities are scheduled later in the spring. Isn’t spending time with one’s family what it’s all about? I think so and I’m sure you agree. These opportunities to spend time together will pass all too quickly. So be sure and set aside some time together for your family. To be current with what’s happening at Moran and PHM check the Moran or PHM web site. I have also listed some additional information below.
Frank Anglin, Ed.S.
January 7: School Resumes. Welcome Back
January 16: First Semester Ends
January 21: No School, Dr. Martin Luther King Day
January 18: PTA Winter Ball
January Assessments: DIBELS Gr K-2, CogAt select Gr K,2,5, WIDA and AIRways Gr 3-5,
2019 ILEARN TEST WILL BE CHALLENGING: The Indiana Department of Education has changed the vendor who provides tests for students in grades 3-5. The best way for me to describe the new assessment is: ILEARN will be more rigorous in content and require students to persevere through lengthy problems, requiring multiple answers. This will not come easily or natural to students. At Moran we start preparing students for the new tests from the very first day of school. Parents can help support their child by insuring homework is completed, keeping in contact with their child’s teacher and encouraging them to do their personal best each and every day.
Note: Parents may go to the D.O.E. website and find more information about ILEARN.
Track Your Child’s Bus: Using a smart phone or computer you can track your child’s bus each school day. Here’s how:
Register for GPS bus tracking by creating your “Here Comes the Bus” account through this link: www.HereComesTheBus.com
• PHM's account number, which is 76205
• Child's last name
• Child's Student ID#
The “Here Comes the Bus” app is also available in Google Play and iTunes making it available on your smart phone. If you have problems with the app or website contact “Here Comes the Bus” directly at 1-877-SYNOVIA or firstname.lastname@example.org
eLearning: When students miss school due to cancellation they can access their assignments in real time with their teacher. Parents should have already received information from their child’s teacher regarding eLearning. School work during an eLearning day is expected to be completed. Incomplete assignments will be treated just like any other homework that is not turned in. If you have questions about eLearning you may contact your child’s teacher.