It’s been quite a week at the Rowe School. We had water in the building over the weekend, but thanks to the quick work of the Rowe Fire Department, the issue was discovered before it progressed too far. The Primary Class and the 3/4 class and the hallway between were impacted most, and those classes have been relocated to the Project Room and the stage, respectively. It should be that way until vacation, and workers are in the building to repair any damage. Rowe students and staff are troopers, and adapt to a challenge like nobody else. The power outage today was another challenge, but we pushed through.
MCAS testing starts next week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, for students in grades 3 and 4, and the subject is ELA. MCAS continues after vacation for students in grades 5 and 6, also for ELA, on Tuesday, and Wednesday. Math testing will start in May. As always, encourage your student to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and not to get stressed out (if possible). Standardized testing can be stressful for some students, no matter how low key we try to approach it at the school. Here are some tips for classroom teachers related to standardized testing, some of which may be helpful at home: