It's hard to believe we are beginning Trimester 3 already. It seems like the year is flying right by. Spring Break will be here before we know it, and when we return, PARCC Testing will start up for students in grades 3 - 8. The D34 intermediate school window is April 11th- April 22nd and the D34 middle school testing window is April 18th-29th.
Please remember to make sure your child gets ample rest, wakes up on time, and eats breakfast. Students should come to school with their iPads fully charged every day, especially so on PARCC Testing days. It is also very important for students to be on time for school during PARCC Testing. The number one piece of advice to give your child is to have a positive attitude. Encourage their best effort and remind them to relax.
Here is a useful link regarding several topics related to PARCC, Illinois Learning Standards, and what you can do to help your child learn even more at home - http://reallearningil.org/resources-for-families/
Mr. Mark Richter, Principal, Attea Middle School
Ms. Allyson Thorne, Acting Principal, Springman Middle School