Message from Principal Gray
Dear Fort Lewis Mesa Families,
Spring is right around the corner and with that comes Daylight Savings Time. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 11th.
Please remember we spend each morning as well as daily recesses, outside when the temperature is above 20 degrees. At times we will have snow on the ground and students are not allowed to pay in the snow unless they have on snow boots. We do clear off the basketball court for students that do not have snow boots to have a snow free area to play on.
Spring is also the time when we participate in the CMAS/PARCC state testing for students in grades 3-5. Students will take one session a day. Third – Fifth graders will take 3 sessions of ELA and 3 sessions of Math. In addition, 5th graders will take 3 sessions of Science and 4th graders will take 3 sessions of Social Studies. We will follow the testing schedule set below:
March 20- 3-5th Grade ELA Testing
March 21 - 3-5th Grade ELA Testing
March 22 - 3-5th Grade ELA Testing
April 4 - 3-5th Grade Math Testing
April 5 - 3-5th Grade Math Testing
April 6 - 3-5th Grade Math Testing
April 10 - 4-5th Grade Social Studies and Science Testing
April 11 - 4-5th Grade Social Studies and Science Testing
April 12 - 4-5th Grade Social Studies and Science Testing
Please help us in supporting your child during testing by having them get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and attend school on testing days. It is harder for a student to take a makeup test then it is for them to be here and complete testing with their peers. We know our students have been working hard and will do their best. We are excited for students to show us what they have learned.
Karen M. Gray