As we have returned from Spring Break, we hope that you all had an enjoyable week off and are ready for the final eight weeks of this school year. These last two months are typically full of activities, so be sure to read information that comes home from your child’s classroom and through the weekly PTA eBlast.
This week our 3rd through 5th grade students begin their state standardized testing in math and English Language Arts. The tests will be spread out over 4 weeks, and specific dates have been assigned to each class. Check with your child’s teacher to learn when your child will be testing. Please support that process by ensuring that your child gets adequate sleep during testing periods and does not miss school for appointments or other activities. Attendance is important as the year draws to a close.
To see firsthand what your child has been learning at school, we invite you to attend our annual Open House on Wednesday, May 10, from 5:45 – 7:00 PM. All classrooms will be open for visiting by any student and family. This is a night for observation and sharing; questions about your individual student’s performance should be asked in a 1:1 meeting with the classroom teacher.
Our crossing guards are working for All-CityManagement Services now and may be doing things differently than they have in the past in order to comply with new guidelines. Miss Claudell, our new guard at Heatherstone and Grape, is making the transition to a n ew community, and we appreciate your patient respect in supporting that change. A few reminders for all members of our community to heed:
- Follow the directions of thecrossing guards at our 3major intersections.
- Leave enough time in the morning to get toschool without feeling stressed.
- Do not leave your car unattended in the drop-off zones; doing so could result in a ticket from Sunnyvale Public Safety officers.
- Respect the access needs of neighbors, and do not block their driveways – even just by a few inches. You don’t know when they might need to move in and out of their driveways.
- Drive slowly through the drop-off zones and be attentive to the movements of others.
Safety for ALL is the responsibility of all members of our community. Thanks for modeling that for all our students.