September 10

09-10-2021Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all who supported this morning’s 9/11 Patriot Day observance honoring victims of the 2001 national tragedy. Our Student Council Officers and Scouts are to be commended for the reverence and leadership they showed during this annual solemn ceremony and prayer service. And all were captivated by Librarian Theresa Harvey as she recounted the fateful day 20 years ago while supervising students on the brand new SJB campus who had not yet heard about the terrorist act. Parents were called and children went home to be with their families.

Next week we will have our first Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), assessments administered 3 times per year. Students in grades 3 - 8 are assessed with MAP, a computerized test that helps teachers measure the academic progress of students. This measurement allows teachers to make informed decisions to promote a student’s academic growth.

Students in grades K - 2 are assessed with DIBELS, a set of procedures and measures for appraising the acquisition of early literacy skills. They are designed to be short (1 minute) fluency measures used to monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.

Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and is on time for school each day.

Joyful Blessings,
Jamie Bescak, Principal