March 2017

Dear Parents,

The school year is flying by; fourth quarter begins this month on March 20! 

Cheerleader tryouts take place beginning March 6, the day we return from Mardi Gras vacation. Book Fair begins March 10.  Jump Rope for Heart, our annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association, is March 16. There is no school for students on Friday, March 17 as that is a teacher workday.  Our National Junior Honor Society members leave for Disney World the evening of March 22, and return early in the morning on March 26.. Report cards will be distributed on Friday, March24. Honor roll celebrations take place on March 31.

State testing begins April 3 and continues through May 5. Students in grades 3 and 4 will take paper and pencil tests, while students in grades 5-8 will take computerized tests.  Tests in science will be paper and pencil for all grades on May 4.

Below are testing dates for grade levels at Lee Road School:
8th grade: April 3,4,5,6, May 4
7th grade: April 7,10,11,12, May 4
6th grade: April 24,25,26,27, May 4
5th grade: April 28, May 1,2,3,4
3rd and 4th grade: May 1,2,3,4,5

Tests will be given during the morning; however, some students who need extra time will be testing in the afternoons as well. Please do not plan to check out your child for any reason during this time.  It is critical to our school performance score and to our district performance score that all students in grades 3-8 are present and testing during these times. If you have questions or concerns regarding these tests, please do not hesitate to contact me.


There are several ways you can help your child practice for these tests. Please check the Louisiana Believes website (both the Assessment tab and the Library) for resources. Also, our Lee Road website has many good suggestions under the Links tab. Have a wonderful month!                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Anna Bowie                       



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