· AttendSchool Every day... and ON-TIME – Ensure that yourchild is present and on time every day during the testing period. Pleaseschedule any medical, dental, or personal appointments after school or on daysyour child’s grade level will not be testing. To provide our students the optimal testingenvironment, please be advised that there will be no classroom interruptionsduring testing hours, 8:10 – 10:20 AM. Any students arriving late on testing days will be sent to library andwill have to make up the test on another day sometime during the 3 weeks oftesting; however it will not be in the regular classroom with their regularteacher. Children perform better when they take the tests in their regularinstructional environment rather than a make-up session, so be here every dayand on time to avoid this distraction.
· Eat aHealthy Breakfast: Help your child start every test day well rested and with a healthy breakfast. Research shows that children do better on tests when they have had a good breakfast.If your child iseating breakfast at school, please ensure that he/she arrives to school withplenty of time to finish eating by8:05 when the first bell rings. Breakfast starts at 7:30 am daily atschool.
· A PositiveAttitude is Contagious – Keep themorning as stress free as possible. Leave home in plenty of time in order for your child to start the schoolday in a calm and positive manner. Pretest jitters are normal. Everyone gets a little nervous before a test. Encourage your child to simply do his/her very best on each part of the test.
Also... check out our Read Across America photo album at www.facebook.com/BryantAandI
Congratulations to Aryana K, 3rd grade student in Mrs. Cruz's class, for taking 2nd place in Riverside Unified School District's Science Fair (K-3 Division) on February 7th with her project titled "Will fast music make your heart beat faster than slow music?" In 2nd place was Devin J., 2nd grader in Mrs. Noble's class, whose project is titled "Are your eyes playing tricks on you?"
We should celebrate and learn from those who exemplified such positive traits. From Abraham Lincoln to Dorothea Dix to Eleanor Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, our greatest reformers have been our strongest patriots.
When parents and schools cultivate loyalty and love of country, they increase the likelihood of raising young citizens who will be agents of betterment and constructive change. Reformers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Martin Luther King Jr. have proven repeatedly that constructive change and progress do not come from those who maintain cynical detachment but from those who are passionate in their commitment.
Parents Assuring Student Success
· Concentration skills
· Listening skills
· Time management skills
· Note taking skills
· Memory skills
· Homework skills
· Test preparation skills
· Reading strategies
On Thursday, December 20th at 6:30 pm is our Winter Holiday Program, held at Central Middle School (4795 MagnoliaAvenue, Riverside, CA 92506). Each classhas been preparing something special to perform, along with performances fromsome of our E3 classes. We requestthat students and parents take their seats by 6:15 pm, so that we maybegin promptly at 6:30 pm. We encourageall to attend this festive event, as students have been practicing diligently overthe past month.
Then on Friday, December 21st, through a generous donationprovided by the Mary Roberts Foundation (at The Mission Inn), all Bryantstudents and staff will go to a movie atthe Mission Grove Theater. Studentsin grades K-3 will see “Monsters Inc. 3D”and students in grades 4-6 will see “Riseof the Guardians”. The Foundation is also purchasing a snackpack (popcorn, fruit snacks, and a drink) for each student. Because of the generosity of the donor, studentsare not to bring their own money. Wewill eat lunch when we return to school. Your child must have a signed field trip permission form on file at theschool by December 20th.
Over the past year, Bryantstudents have enjoyed the benefits of eating breakfast at school for free. Unfortunately, the AASA-Wal*Mart Foundationbreakfast grant has come to an end. Beginning in January, students whoqualify for free/reduced lunch will continue receiving free breakfast. All other students may purchase breakfast for $1.00.
The last day of school before thewinter recess is Friday, December 21 and school will resume on Monday, January 7,2013.
Thank you to all parents andfamily members for your continued support this year. We wish you and your family a peaceful andsafe Winter Break.