April 2017

Happy April!
As spring arrives and the flowers start to bloom, we are happy to see how much our students have learned this year. Kindergarteners are reading and writing, ready for first grade and fifth graders are prepared for their next step.
When you return to school on April 3 after spring break, please remember that students learn better when they are well rested. As days get longer, “spring fever” can sometimes lead to a change in your child’s sleeping patterns. We can really see the effects here at school if a student doesn’t get enough sleep.
MCA testing will start on April 4 for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Be sure that students get a good breakfast and are encouraged to do their best. (You might want to send a note that your child can read during the day - a reassuring, happy note! We want students to know how important the test is, but not to feel stressed or anxious.)
A few parents have complained about the difficulty of dropping students off in the mornings. We are working on this situation and hope to have a more efficient system set up soon. In the meantime, you are welcome to drop your child off in the bus lane as long as you don’t park your car there and allow the buses to come and go. (Please do not drop your child off in the middle of the road as this creates a safety problem.) As we try to figure out a better system, remember that we are all in this together and want a safe and caring community for our kids.
Enjoy the good weather and the days off. Thanks for all you do to help make the Wilson community a great place for kids!


Contact: Amy Young