I trust that everyone had a wonderful Spring Break and I hope that you were able to take a deep breath and prepare for the end of another awesome school year. It is getting closer, but we are not there just yet and we still have work to do.
We will begin our ISAT state testing on April 18th and will wrap up in early May. Please remember to help your student(s) get a full night’s sleep and plenty of healthy food. We always have a well-balanced breakfast available here at Purple Sage and if there is anything else that you need to help your child be successful, do not hesitate to contact us. On the days that your student has a test, please make sure to get them here on time as our schedule is set and it is packed. I understand that there is controversy surrounding these types of assessments, so if you have concerns or questions please ask me. I would be happy to sit down with you and discuss why we do this and what it means to everyone involved. We do our best to make this time of the year fun for the students and we constantly remind them that all we want from them is their best effort. We will provide plenty of breaks, treats and encouragement along the way.
Please look for our Spring flower sale as we are getting ready to start our native plant seeds. Our native plant garden hardscape has come along nicely so now we get to plant and begin to enjoy the garden. One of our goals is to finish up with some edging along the pathways, if you have an idea for this please let me know.
Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your patience as we tighten up security here at school. Student safety is our number one priority and with your cooperation I feel that we have made some great changes. One thing I have learned in attending various workshops and trainings is that school security is ever evolving. Each tragedy teaches us additional lessons and we must respond by making changes to our security measures. I have had a number of conversations with parents who have had some great ideas, if you have something to share with me you can always stop in or email. Thank you all for you continued support of Purple Sage Elementary, a truly special place!
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