Preschool Opens and More!

Dear Van Allen Community:

A few notes for this week


Today, our preschool students started class today, and as we all remember, the first day tugs on a parents’ emotional strings, but as I walked through the four classrooms around 9:00 am, all the students were engaged and content, and I did not see one tear. Hats-off to a very dedicated and caring preschool team, who made Day 1 a very special time for our new students.

IMG_0828On Friday, September 11 is an early dismissal, as students will be dismissed at 1:35, as this will be collaborative time for teachers to engage in professional development. We will continue with early releases for the remainder of the semester except for Homecoming Parade, as this will be a 2:30 dismissal for this date

Thursday, students will start the Measures of Academic Progress (MAPS) testing, which will allow teachers the opportunity to gauge our students’ skills level in literacy and numeracy, and we will reassess three times during the year to measures a s student’s growth.

Wednesday, September 16 School Photos
Monday, September 21 Grade 4-5 Lewis & Clark Presentation
Tuesday, September 22 Railroad Safety Presentation presented by Dean


Friday, October 9 Homecoming Parade
Monday, October 12 Grade 3-5 Chorus/Band Concert 7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 21 Nature Skits Staying Alive/Oakland Mills Nature Center presented by Cari Nicely 1:30
Friday, October 30 End of Quarter

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