Enjoy some Summer Reading!

Children need to engage with books every day so they can maintain, and ideally strengthen, all the literacy skills they learned during the previous school year.

  • The good news is that if children read just six books over summer vacation, they will likely avoid summer reading loss. Here are a few ideas for reaching–and going beyond–this six book goal:
    • Take books with you and your child everywhere you go; to the doctor’s office, on picnics, on road trips, etc.
    • Let your child choose the books she wants to read (as long as they’re age-appropriate and are written at the just right level of difficulty).
    • Support his reading experience by talking about the books and helping him understand and interpret what he reads.
    • Read aloud to your child, even if he can read on his own. It helps build vocabulary and listening comprehension skills.
    • As you’re reading aloud, be sure to interact with your child by asking what she thinks might happen next, what a certain character is likely to do, whether the story is real or make-believe, and so forth. Above all, have fun!
    • If you are more comfortable reading to your child in a language other than English, by all means do so. What your child learns in his or her native language will help create a bridge to learning English.
    • Encourage your child to participate in a summer reading program. Many libraries host them. Some bookstores do, too. =throughout the summer months.
    • In addition to reading books, children can practice their reading skills by engaging in many different online reading experiences.

Check out our County 2015 CCPS Summer Reading List!!

 

We are graduating from 5th grade,
Please tell us you’ll be there.
This significant occasion
Is an event we’d like to share.

Please come to our promotion ceremony;
To see you is always a pleasure.
Your presence in the audience
Is something we will treasure!

Please join us for our

5th grade Promotion Celebration

Monday, May 18, 2015

At 9:30 a.m.

Lewis and Clark ES in the Gym

Yearbooks have arrived and will be delivered to the students who purchased one on Friday, May 8th 2015.

Luckily, You still have time to purchase one, please know that there is a limited supply. Yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Order yours for $20 soon before they sell out!

CASH ONLY!

The Virginia Board of Education adopted a resolution at its March 26, 2015 meeting allowing expedited retakes of SOL tests in grades 3-8. In our school division, we know our students work hard during the school year mastering content and skills in their classes in preparation for the SOL tests at the end of the year. While we have every expectation our students will pass, we are aware there are instances where students know the material but are unable to pass the SOL because of anxiety, not feeling well, or other reasons.

Based on state regulations, Caroline County Public Schools is offering elementary and middle school students the opportunity to retake a failed SOL test if they meet the following criteria:

1) Have passed the course associated with the test, and
2) One of the following:
• Failed the test by a narrow margin (scaled score of 375-399); or
• Failed the test by any margin and have extenuating circumstances that would warrant retesting (as determined by the school division); or
• Did not sit for the regularly scheduled test for legitimate reasons

In order for a child to retake a test, the school must have permission from the parent or guardian. To assist parents in making this decision, the following information may be helpful:

1) If your child does not retake a SOL test, it will not impact his/her grade or academic record
2) If your child retakes a SOL test and passes, it overwrites the previous failing score
3) If your child retakes a SOL test and fails again, the highest of the two scores becomes the score of record
4) Your child is only allowed one opportunity to retake each failed SOL test

Should your child be eligible to retake a SOL, you will be contacted with additional information. If you have questions, please contact Betsy Shortt, Division Director of Testing, at 804-633-5088, or your child’s school.

 May 2015

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6

5th Reading

7

3rd Reading I

4th VA Studies

8

3rd Reading II

11

4th Reading

12

5th Math

13

4th Math I

14

3rd Math I

4th Math II

15

3 Math II

5th Science

18

Make-up test

19

Last day of school