March 23, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please be advised that the MCAS SPRING TESTING will begin in the area of English Language Arts for all students in grades 3-5 on Monday, March 30th through Friday, April 12th. (see schedule on the back) Another round of testing in the areas of Math and Science will take place during the month of May, and a schedule will soon follow with specific dates.
Your children, along with the faculty have worked very hard in preparing for these exams, and we should all be proud. ALL STUDENTS are expected to be in school throughout the testing period.
Get in shape. Two essential ingredients for successful test taking are a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast. A well-balanced breakfast will give your child energy on test days. Be careful not to offer more food than normal ~ being full can make them sluggish. And as always, breakfast will be served to all students at 7:15-7:45everyday in our cafeteria.
Celebrate. Finishing a standardized test is an accomplishment. Please give your child plenty of time to relax and wind down. Taking the test requires a lot of mental energy! Consider treating him/her to a special meal, a video rental, or a walk in the park. It’s important to tell them how proud you are of their hard work.
In other news – I’ve scheduled a meeting for all parents and teachers who are interested in supporting our annual ‘Night of Science and FUN’ for Wednesday, April 8th at 2:00 in our library. Please stop by if you like to help.
Brian T. Fay, Ed.D
Callahan Elementary School
Healthy Schools Program
October 24, 2014
Our school is a member of the Alliance for a Healthier Generationís Healthy Schools Program, an initiative that is helping us make our school a healthier place. This is an integral part of helping our children succeed because healthy students are better learners. To this end, we are asking for your help creating new celebration traditions that focus on activity rather than food.
I believe itís best for our school not to host individual classroom birthday parties as it takes time away from instruction and valuable learning time. We would like to start recognizing children on their birthdays in different ways and will leave it up to the discretion of the classroom teacher.
We also have several students with life threatening allergies and wish to limit the possibility of a life threatening allergic reaction from food being brought in to the school.
Starting Monday, October 27th, no more food will be allowed in the classrooms for individual student birthdays. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Octubre 24, 2014
Estimados Padres y Guardianes,
Nuestra escuela es miembro de la Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program (Alianza Para una Generación de Programas Escolares Saludables), una iniciativa que nos está ayudando a hacer que nuestra escuela sea un lugar más saludable. Esta es una parte integral del proceso de ayuda para que nuestros estudiantes tengan éxito en la escuela ya que los alumnos sanos aprenden mejor. A tal efecto, nosotros les pedimos su ayuda en la creación de nuevas formas de celebrar las tradiciones en las que el enfoque sea la actividad en lugar de la comida.
Yo creo que es mejor para nuestra escuela que las clases no organicen fiestas individuales de cumpleaños ya que las mismas quitan tiempo a la instrucción y al valioso tiempo de aprendizaje. Nos gustaría comenzar a reconocer a los niños en su cumpleaños en diferentes formas y lo dejaremos a la discreción del maestro de la clase.
También tenemos varios estudiantes con alergias que pueden ser potencialmente mortales y deseamos limitar la posibilidad de una reacción alérgica que pueda poner en peligro la vida de un alumno al estar en contacto con comida que es traída a la escuela.
Comenzando el lunes 27 de octubre, no se permitirá traer mas comida para celebrar cumpleaños de estudiantes en las aulas. Gracias por su cooperación con este tema.
We want to thank all the Families who have brought in the $4.00 for the TIME FOR KIDS Subscription. This is a wonderful resource for our Students…
If you haven’t already passed it in, please do so by Friday, November 7th (Grades 1-5 only)
Also, Callahan School is ranked 16th out of 18 Elementary Schools in Lynn with the First in Math Computer Based Math Program. We finished last year in 4th place. Please encourage your children to log on at home…
Please note - Meadow Farms Fundraising product will be delivered to the school on Monday 11/03/2014. They will be dent home shortly their after.
Time Magazine For Kids!
There are 32 editions with each subscription. With each classroom subscription comes the availability for each teacher to display an electronic version of the magazine on the SMARTBOARD. This allows all children to interact with the magazine.
|Time for Kids is an educational news magazine that is high interest and accessible to all readers. It offers children the opportunity to engage in learning with non-fiction selections.
Time for Kids has offered many schools around the country a chance to receive this magazine at an incredibly low subscription price of $4.00 per student. These news magazines have targeted editions for grade levels K-1, 2, 3-4 and 5-6.
Time for Kids is an educational news magazine that is high interest and accessible to all readers. It offers children the opportunity to engage in learning with non-fiction selections. Time for Kids has offered many schools around the country a chance to receive this magazine at an incredibly low subscription price of $4.00 per student. These news magazines have targeted editions for grade levels K-1, 2, 3-4 and 5-6. There are 32 editions with each subscription. With each classroom subscription comes the availability for each teacher to display an electronic version of the magazine on the SMARTBOARD. This allows all children to interact with the magazine.
We would like to ask you to consider purchasing a subscription for your child. Time for Kids magazines would be a great resource for our students and teachers. In order to receive the discounted price, all ordering needs to be done through our school. The magazines would be delivered directly to the school and incorporated into specific lessons by our classroom teachers. Once the lesson or lessons have been completed, the students will bring the magazines home where they can reread and share out with family members what they have learned. If you would like to participate in this opportunity please fill in the bottom portion and return with your payment of $4.00 (cash only please) to your child’s teacher in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and homeroom. Thank you.
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Dr. Brian Fay