Dear Roadrunner School Community,
We really had a wonderful week for our spring break with some truly beautiful Arizona spring weather. I hope all of you enjoyed the time off and were able to spend some time with your family and friends participating in some of the activities around town. As we progress through our final quarter, we still have a lot of fun and exciting social, behavioral and academic learning opportunities planned for our students. In addition, we have a lot of special events on our calendar that you’ll want to be aware of.
Starting the week of April 6, our students will be participating in AZMerit, our new state standardized assessment. Grades 3-12 will taking a variety of computer-based tests that cover Language Arts (Reading & Writing) and Mathematics. In addition, grades 4, 8 and HS (9th & 10th) will be taking the AIMS (paper-based) science test. You will be able to see the dates on our school calendar when the various grade levels will be testing. The one way you can insure your child does his or her best it to make sure they get a good nights rest and start each day with a good breakfast!
Our last “Family Fun Night” event will be held on April 30, starting at 6:00 p.m. This will be our K-12 Spring Showcase. It will be begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. with a K-12 musical performance, followed by an open house. Parents and guests will have the opportunity to view displays from each of the grade level classrooms and intervention rooms, showcasing events and activities our students participated in throughout the year. It will be a great opportunity to see what our students have been up to this year! Refreshments will also be served.
Finally, as we begin thing about the end of the 2014/15 school year, we are also planning for our summer program. Though still in the planning stages, information should be coming out soon. The goal of our summer program is to provide students with the opportunity to use the social skills they’ve learned throughout the year, in a less-structured, more recreational type environment. You can expect to receive more information on this program within the next few weeks.
Finally, congratulations to all of the students who not only tried out for the talent show, but also to those who participated. It was really an enjoyable show and so much fun to see our students sharing their talents!
Happy Spring! And as always, please call or email if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. I always look forward to hearing from you.
Principal, Roadrunner School