May is upon us and it is indeed a very busy month. The teachers at Anthony Burns continue to work diligently to assure that our students learn the curriculum set by the state of Virginia in the Standards of Learning. Each day I am in awe of how much our teachers do to prepare our children to meet challenges and success. Please check out the important May dates so that you are aware of the SOL test dates.
Spring 2016 Non-Writing ABES SOL Schedule:
Mon., May 16 - No testing
Tues., May 17 - 4th grade Reading: Lacko, Griffin, Imholte
Wed., May 18 - 4th grade Reading: Hall & 3rd grade Reading day 1: Love, Pond & 5th grade Science: Moore, Reibly
Thurs., May 19 - 3rd grade Reading day 1: Smock, Beck, Martz & 3rd grade Reading day 2: Love, Pond
Fri., May 20 - 3rd grade Reading day 2: Smock, Beck Martz & 5th grade Science: Carney, Testman, Hairston
Mon., May 23 - 4th grade Virginia Studies: Lacko, Griffin, Imholte & Hall
Tues., May 24 - 5th grade Reading: Hairston, Moore, Reibly
Wed., May 25 - 5th grade Reading: Testman, Carney
Thurs., May 26 - Make up testing
Fri., May 27 - Field Day (No testing)
Mon., May 30 - No school
Tues., May 31 - 5th grade Math: Hairston, Moore, Reibly
Wed., June 1 - 5th grade Math: Carney, Testman & 4th grade Math: Hall
Thurs., June 2 - 4th grade Math: Lacko, Imholte, Griffin
Fri., June 3 - Make up testing
Mon., June 6 - 3rd grade Math day 1: Beck, Martz, Smock
Tues., June 7 - 3rd grade Math day 1: Love, Pond & 3rd grade Math day 2: Beck, Martz, Smock
Wed., June 8 - 3rd grade Math day 2: Love, Pond
Thurs., June 9 - Make up testing
Fri., June 10 - Make up testing
**Make ups will take place every day.**
***Testing schedule is subject to change.***
A special thank you is in order for the individuals that are a part of the Anthony Burns PTO Board. Being on the PTO requires an enormous amount of time. This past week’s Teacher Appreciation was a tremendous show on how hard they work. It was awesome! These ladies are dedicated individuals who help our students and staff more than even they know. I want you all to know how much we appreciate all that you do for us.
We are beginning to implement plans for the end of school. We are also in the process of preparing for summer and the grouping of classes for next year. We are most fortunate at Anthony Burns that we have such a hardworking, professional, and dedicated staff. There is nothing as important to your child’s education as the right teacher. Here at Anthony Burns we are very lucky to have a school full of excellent teachers.
When we begin the planning for next year, we will be seeking input from our teachers about class groupings for 2016-2017. As always we welcome parent input as well, but we will not be accepting parent request for specific teachers by name. Please note that we do not allow parents to visit classrooms of the next year teachers. If you have concerns about your child’s placement, please make sure that your child’s teacher is aware of your concerns. Parents please trust our professional judgment when placing your child with their new teacher.
We are dedicated to making the best placement for every child but we must keep sight of the overall big picture. Please feel free to come talk to your child’s teacher, but don’t expect the impossible. We have a responsibility to every child and keep in mind that staff changes occur every year.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms. Being a mom myself, I know that it is the hardest job in the world!! Thank you for all your help and support to ABES.
Field Day will be held on Friday, May 27 which is no longer an early dismissal. Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day and No School. We also want to thank all of our Veteran’s for all of their service and support to our country.
Make it a GREAT May – the Choice is Yours!!
Make it a great day,
Nancy S. Coll
Remember to Make It a Great Day ~ The Choice Is Yours!