Happy Mother’s Day! This newsletter will be short and sweet. SOL Testing begins this week and it is imperative students arrive to school on time so they have the appropriate amount of time to be successful on their SOLs. This week starts with an B Day on Monday, May 13th, 2019.
SOL Tests this week:
May 14- Reading 6, Geometry
May 15- Reading 7
May 16- Reading 8
You should have received a letter with your student. The letter allows your student permission to take an expedited retake if they score between 375-399. Please make sure you return this letter so that your student will be set to retest if needed.
After School Help
Students who need additional help may stay after school with teachers to get more help. Buses are provided and leave at 5:00 PM. Tuesdays are for Math and Science, Wednesdays are for Related Arts, and Thursdays are for Social Studies and English. All students are encouraged to stay to get that more individualized instruction. We will be reaching out to you and your child if they need additional support. After school is a great time to get a concept that you didn’t get the first time around. Snacks and water will be provided to students who stay after school.
Now that MAPS testing is finished, we will be shuffling students in their daily English and Math classes to address specific strands which are weak to prepare them for the SOL test coming up in Reading and Math. Although instruction will still continue, there will be more targeted groups that are broken down in classes to address these weaknesses.
Message from the Clinic
Please stop by the clinic no later than June 11th, to pick up your student’s leftover medication. It cannot be stored over the summer. As the Medication Consent Form states, medication leftover at the end of the school year should be picked up by a parent or guardian. After June 11th, the nurse will dispose of the remaining medication.
PTA News and Events:
Follow the PTA on Twitter (@Berkeley_PTA) and Facebook (BerkeleyMiddlePTA) for updates and events.
Next PTA Meeting
Monday, May 20, 6-7pm
BMS Media Center
Read the April issue of The Bulldog Presson the PTA website. It contains grade-level updates, events and opportunities.
Box Tops for Education
The last Box Tops collection is May 31. Send them in to the front office, labeled with student name and homeroom teacher.