COLT CALL 02/22/21
Good Evening Parents, students, and staff,
This is Joycelyn Cassidy, with your Colt Call for the week of 2.22 to 2.26.
The next shout out is directed to our 8th grade leaders that participated in the BHM presentations for the week of Feb 8-12: Isabel Bitsely-Romo; Sidney Mahone; Serenity Walker; Jazmine Rodriguez, and Madison Roberts. Check out the presentation on the school website.
Parents, we are approaching the time of year in which transition information for our current 8th grade will be shared and distributed to students. Most information will be virtual or posted on the website. Please make sure you review all information with your child. On Monday and Thursday, a power point will be presented to the 8th grade students with general information about SWH.
A SOS Refresher will be provided to 7th and 8th grade students next week. Suicide prevention programs are an important part of student safety. This presentation will consist of an overview on how to identify and report signs of possible suicide. Any student that turns in an opt out form will not participate.
This is a reminder that we have another iReady challenge taking place. Beginning last week, students are provided adequate time with their i-Ready individual reading and math pathway, during enrichment on their cohort day. The expectation is that students practice for 30 minutes and pass one lesson in reading and math. Students who reach this weekly goal will receive an afternoon treat on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Additionally, students who reach the monthly goal of 120 minutes and at least 4 lessons passed, those student names will be entered into a monthly drawing for incentives such as gift cards, school spirit wear, and other prizes!
To support our iReady Enrichment, every student in our school will be receiving a set of earbuds Students should keep these earbuds with them every day for instructional activities such as Discovery Ed, breakout rooms, read alouds, immersive reader, Flipgrid, diagnostics, benchmarks, and so on.
The 2021 SWM yearbook is available for pre-orders online at Balfour.com. See Ms. Hewitt or Ms. Mitchell for more information.
Mark Your Calendar:
• The end of the third grading period is 3/15.
• Spring break begins March 29 to April 2. Monday April 5 is a TWD.
• Our third set of benchmarks begin in mid-April.
• EOG testing in Reading, Math and Science will begin 5/18 through 5/28.
This ends our Colt call, please enjoy the rest of your weekend. Goodbye.