Greetings from Grover Hill!
I don’t think that the old adage “April showers bring May flowers” was referring to snow showers, but that is exactly how we welcomed April. Hopefully warmer days and spring bulbs will be on full display soon! April is a very busy month here at Grover Hill Elementary as we start to wrap up another very successful school year.
About the time that you read my ramblings, the Grover Hill third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students will be taking their ELA assessments. These are slated for April 5 and April 6. The fifth grade students will take their science assessment after Easter break on April 20 and April 21. The following week, students in grades three through six will be taking the mathematics assessment and those will be administered on April 27 and April 28. Please be sure that your child gets plenty of rest during the month of April. We are counting on each and every one of them to do their very best.
We will be having our spring music program at 2 pm and 7 pm on Thursday, April 7. Students in first, second, and third grade will be performing. The 2pm show is put on for the student body, but we also invite any parents or family members to attend if you are not able to come at 7pm. I would like to thank Mrs. Schmidt and all of her students for their hard work on this performance; we hope you enjoy the show!
Our preschool and kindergarten screenings have been scheduled for April 13 and 14 at Grover Hill and potential Payne kindergarteners will be screened on April 19 and 20. If your child will be ready for preschool, kindergarten or transitional kindergarten, please call 419-399-4100, option #3 immediately to register your child and schedule a screening. There will be no school for current kindergarteners or transitional kindergarteners during your building’s scheduled screenings. Please enjoy the extra days off!
Speaking of transitional kindergarten, Wayne Trace parents have the option of enrolling their youngster in either kindergarten or transitional kindergarten. Over the years, we have found that not all students who are eligible for kindergarten are quite ready. The demands of kindergarten are for more rigorous than they were when parents were in school. For many students, transitional kindergarten is a beneficial bridge between home (or preschool) and traditional kindergarten. Students are exposed to the state curriculum for kindergarteners but the pace is slower and provides additional remediation of lacking skills. This extra year of intensive support proves so beneficial to students who might not otherwise be fully ready for the expectations and rigor of kindergarten.
Lastly, field trips will soon be here. Please remember that all school fees, library fines, and past due account balances must be paid before students are eligible to go on field trips. We have some exciting trips booked, and we certainly don’t want to leave anyone behind.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the building at 419-399-4100, option #3 or email me at [email protected]
Your partner in education,