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March 19, 2015

Letter to Parents and Caregivers from Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe

Smarter Balanced Assessment: Another Measure of Learning
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Principal's Corner
The Hobbit
Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling
Electronic scheduling for our March 2015 parent/teacher conferences is now open for all families. 

Please click on the following link to register and access the teachers' conference schedules. If you cannot access the link directly, please cut and paste the link into an Internet browser.  

If needed, please see the following page for support documentation related to scheduling your March 2015 Parent Teacher Conference(s):  


If you are unable to access the electronic scheduling system or need assistance with scheduling a conference, please call 864-8479 so that we may assist you. 
March 26, 2015
It is with great sadness with which I write about the recent death of Mr. Joseph Garofalo, who taught Music here for many years.  “Mr. G.” taught more than Music: he provided us all with insights in how to live life happily and well and search for the musician inside each of us.  He was a deeply loved and admired member of our school community and will be greatly missed.  We are creating a memory wall in his honor in the main lobby of our school and will be collecting donations (at his family’s request) for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  If you wish to be part of the school’s collection in Mr. G.’s memory, you may leave your donation at the main office.  If you wish to give on your own, please send your donation to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1818, Memphis, TN 38101.  Please note that the funeral for Mr. Garofalo will be held today (Thursday).  Therefore, no parent-teacher conferences will be held today.  If they have not done so already, your children’s teachers will be in contact with you to reschedule them. 
Our annual Science Fair was held last week.  Congratulations to our student scientists: Macey Allard, Sarah Bahrenburg, Caleb Bailey, Lilly Caputo, Sami Crafts, Eden Delaney, Jonah Delaney, Corey Fenimore, Laura Hoak, Audrey Kaeding, Miah Lafayette, Jason Lai, Mariah Larson, Dylan Lopes-Smith, James Lopes-Smith,  Aden Ly, Finn Mathy, Mason Morgan, Lila Murphy, Ethan Park, Grace Park,  Alexis Relyea, Olivia Relyea, Damian Ricciarelli, Emma Ruben, Meg Ruben, Taylor Sheeran, Rory Stein, Alecktra Stojanovic, Lyla Trigaux, and Penelope Zygarowski.   Many thanks to Mrs. Colleen Springer, our librarian, for coordinating this very special event. 
The student placement process for the 2015-16 school year has now begun.  Students brought home copies of the Parent/Guardian Information Form for Student Placement.  Please complete one form for each of your children to be enrolled at our school next year.  Additional copies can be found on the informational kiosk in the main lobby.  Completed forms are due at the main office on or by Friday, March 27th, the last day for Parent-Teacher Conferences. 
I’d like to let you know about the district’s wonderful S.O.A.R. (Summer Opportunities Academics and enrichment) Program.  S.O.A.R. is a free program open to students currently in Kindergarten through Grade 5 who meet one or more of the following criteria: 1). The student is below standard in Math or Literacy;  2). Eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch; or 3). Receives Title, ELL, or Special Education services.  If your child meets at least ONE of these criteria, we would encourage you to enroll her/him in the S.O.A.R. Program for this summer.  The program runs from June 29th through July 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at John J. Flynn Elementary School.  Transportation, breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided, along with excellent academic support.  Please consider enrolling your child!  The deadline is May 1st, but the program will fill up quickly.   Please contact the school at 864-8479 if you did not receive an application but would like one.
Thanks for all you are doing—and will do—to make our school community one of safety, respect, and responsibility for all who come through our doors.