I hope you all were able to enjoy Spring Break with your kids; it is amazing how fast a week can go! Believe it or not, we are in the final two months of school! This is always an exciting time of year; there are many celebrations, field trips, and other activities.
We are currently enrolling for the 2019/20 school year. If you have friends or family members who are interested in attending Homyak PK-8, please have them visit our website www.homyak.weld8.org and fill out an application or give Suzanne a call at 303-857-3380. We are filling up quickly! Kindergarten Orientation for 2019/20 will be on Thursday, April 11th at 6:00 pm. Please let Mrs. Suzanne know if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of next year, the 2019/20 Calendar should be available soon, I will post to Facebook and put it on the website as soon as it is approved by the Board of Education. Busing will be available for students within our school boundaries. This means that students who Choice or Open Enroll will need to provide their own transportation. PTSA will be hosting a meeting on Friday, April 12th at 3:00 pm in the cafeteria to discuss carpool options.
Spring season also means testing season! CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) is a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate their knowledge! CMAS is a state mandated standardized assessments given to students in grades 3-11. Like previous years, all state assessments will be taken on the computer.
These assessments will help identify your child’s proficiency of the Common Core and state standards. In addition to individual proficiency and growth, the data will be used to demonstrate the success of the school and guide future instruction. To ensure we get an accurate measure, it is important for your child to:
- Get plenty of rest: Students perform better when they have had a good night’s rest and their brains are alert.
- Eat a healthy breakfast: Please ensure your child gets a well-balanced breakfast to help them focus.
- Be positive: We want to be as positive as possible and offer encouraging words and not stress this kids out!
- Be at school: Please schedule appointments and other activities outside of the testing window. In addition, please make sure the students are not tardy. A late student cannot join a class when testing is already in session. Below you will find the testing schedule, we appreciate your support in getting your child to school. Students normally perform best when they are able to take the test with their teacher and the rest of the class.
- Donate Peppermint Candy or Gum: Studies suggest peppermint gum or candy is another way to enhance brain activity! The peppermint and the sugar work together to increase alertness and stimulate the memory! Not to mention, kids love gum and mints! If you are able to donate peppermint gum or hard candy, we would greatly appreciate it.
On 4/9, 4/10, 4/11 students will be taking the Language Arts assessment. Students in grades 4,6,8 will be taking the assessment first thing in the morning, 3rd and 8th will be taking it late morning, and 5th grade will be taking it after lunch. Math will be given on 4/16, 4/17, and 4/18. The schedule looks similar with 4th and 7th taking it first thing in the morning, 3rd and 6th taking it late morning, and 5th and 8th taking it in the afternoon. Finally, 5th and 8th grade will be doing the Science assessment on 4/23, 4/24 and 4/25, both grades will be testing in the morning. For exact times, you can go to our website and find the schedule.
We will be continuing with many of our end of year traditions this spring. However, we now get to host all the events at the school!
4/9-4/25: CMAS Testing
4/11: 2018/19 Kindergarten Orientation @ 6:00 pm (Homyak)
4/12: PTSA Carpool Meeting @ 3:00 pm (Homyak)
4/26: MS Dance (Time TBD)
4/30: NEHS/NJHS Induction @ 6:00 pm (Homyak)
5/3: Fun Run at 9:30 am
5/13: No School
5/22: 8th Grade Continuation at 6:00 pm (Homyak)
5/23: Closing Ceremony and Awards Ceremony (Last Day/Homyak)
Enjoy the sunshine, I am looking forward to great spring!
Julie Garcia, Principal
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