KAPPA III Principal’s Corner – March 27

I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  This is a very busy week for us as we begin testing tomorrow.  We will begin with the New York State ELA Exam, and students will be tested on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, of this week.  Please remember that the test is untimed, so students will have as much time as they need to complete all exams as long as they are working productively.  The New York State Math Exams will be administered on May 2, 3, and 4th.  If you have any concerns regarding testing, I ask that you call the office and speak to our parent coordinator (Ms. Ovalles).

The best way to motivate your child during this stressful testing period is to provide motivational messages.  Students become anxious during these weeks.  It is important to help soothe the pre-exam jitters, nervousness and stress.  Please make sure your child arrives to school on time; our day begins at 8:10am.  It is vital that your child gets a good night’s sleep.  Encourage your child to eat a healthy breakfast, to relax and try their best.

“There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – General Colin Powell

The third marking period is coming to an end on April 20, 2017.  Please make sure your child has completed all of his/her assignments in each content area.  As a member of KAPPA it is important to remember our High Expectations:  As we prepare students for college, please note that late assignments will not receive credit.  All assignments must be completed on time unless prior arrangements have been made.  Please monitor your child’s grades through our online program:  Skedula/Pupilpath.

We have four weeks left for Afterschool and three weeks left for Saturday Academy.  Please make sure your child attends one of our programs so that he/she will receive the additional support.  I encourage your child to attend school every day to ensure they receive as much preparation as possible for the state exam.  Remember, attendance is used as part of the grading and promotion policy.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you for your continued support to our school community.  We appreciate all that our parents do!

Ms. Jean Colon, Principal