Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Grove Grizzly
Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR)
This coming week, our 3rd – 5th grade students will be participating in the Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR). The IAR is the required standardized state testing that is replacing the PARCC assessments that were previously required.
Our students will take three English Language Arts Tests (one per day) this coming week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 16th-18th. The following week, students will complete three Math tests (one per day) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 23rd-25th. Make-up assessments will be conducted when possible throughout the assessment window and through the following week of school. It is extremely important that students are in attendance for these assessments and prepared to do their best, as the assessments are used to rate our school on the Illinois School Report Card.
Parents can help ensure that their children are prepared to do their best as well! Please be sure that your child:
  • Gets a good night sleep on the evenings before the tests
  • Eats a healthy breakfast on the morning of the assessments
  • Arrives to school on time, as some testing will begin immediately in the morning
  • Brings their iPad updated and fully charged
  • Brings their school issued headphones or earphones
Please be sure to read the official letter regarding IAR with additional suggestions as to how parents can support students with the testing and more details regarding the assessments. You may also contact me directing with any questions.
Registration for Next Year
Online registration for the 2019-2020 school year is opening this coming Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Details regarding registration can be found on the registration webpage. Additional information will be shared with parents from the district this coming week as well.
Upcoming Dates
April 15th – April 30th: Illinois Assessments for Readiness for 3rd-5th Grades
Tuesday, April 16th – PTO Meeting, 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, April 17th – 5th Grade Band Concert @ Prairie, 7-8 p.m.
Friday, April 19th – NO SCHOOL
April 26th – Incoming Kindergarten Screening
Saturday, April 27th – Extended Math Tournament, 8-11 a.m.
April 29th – Incoming Kindergarten Screening
April 29th – 5th Girls/Mom A Time to Remember, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 3rd – Dual Language End of the Year Celebration
May 6th – May 10th – Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, May 6th – Music Recruitment Concert, 8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, May 7th – 5th Grade Musical, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 17th – Field Day
Tuesday, May 21st – Success Night, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 24th – Rain Date for Field Day
Positive Claw 


Your child has received a book from the Grove Ave PTO. The book is by grade level and is a gift from the PTO to your child, please keep at home and enjoy!  

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