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May 18, 2018
Dear Increase Miller Families,
I know the last few days have been quite challenging for all of you and the IM staff given the severe storm Tuesday evening. I hope power has been restored for all of you or is scheduled to be restored soon so that you can enjoy a more relaxing weekend with your family.
As we approach the final weeks of school, I would like to share important dates, information and upcoming activities in the weeks ahead.
Monday, May 21 Grade 3/ Recorder Concert/Mrs. Marmo’s class
Grade 5/The Lion King performance at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23 Grade 4 Science Assessment
Thursday, May 24 Grade 4 Science Assessment
Grade 3/Recorder Concert/Mrs. Samuelsohn’s Class
Friday, May 25 Grade 3/Record Concert/Mrs. Cohen’s Class
Grade 5 Volleyball Game vs Faculty (Raindate: Thursday, May 31)
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day/School Closed
Friday, June 1 Grade 5 Student Orientation at JJMS
Monday, June 4 Grade 4 Science Written Test
Tuesday, June 5 IMES Strings Concert 7:00 p.m. @ IMES
Wednesday, June 6 Principal’s Coffee @ 9:30 a.m./PTO Meeting @ 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 7 IMES Band/Chorus Concert 7:00 p.m. @ JJMS Theater
Wednesday, June 13 Grade 1 End of Year Picnic
Grade 2 Patriotic Festival
Thursday, June 14 District Wide Grade 5 Chelsea Piers Experience
Friday, June 15 Grade 3 Regions Day
Monday, June 18 Dismissal at 12:15 p.m. Field Day
Tuesday, June 19 Dismissal at 12:15 p.m. (Field Day-raindate)
Wednesday, June 20 Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, June 21 Dismissal at 12:15 a.m. Gr 5 Moving-Up at JJMS @ 10:00 a.m.
Friday, June 22 Dismissal at 10:45 a.m. Last Day of School
Please be mindful that not all grade level events and field trips are listed. Classroom teachers will continue to communicate special events for a particular grade/class.
Next Friday, May 25, a volleyball game will take place between fifth grade students and faculty/staff in the afternoon. The game will be played outside by the gym, weather permitting, and our K-4 students will attend during a designated time. If the weather is inclement, we will have the game on Thursday, May 31st in the afternoon. Please ask your child to bring a beach towel to sit on outside while they watch the game! I’d like to thank our PE teachers for organizing this special event.
Response to Intervention Benchmarking
During the next couple of weeks we will administer reading and mathematics screenings. This is part of the Response to Intervention (RtI) process as per New York State. This data is useful as it informs us about student growth and identifies students’ needs. If your child is receiving services, exits services, or qualifies for services, you will receive a communication from one of our Interventionists in the coming weeks.
Grade 5 Moving Up
On Thursday, June 21st, our fifth grade students will celebrate their Moving-Up to sixth grade at John Jay Middle School. Please join me in congratulating our fifth graders and their families as we recognize our students for their accomplishments during their elementary years.
Last Day of School, Friday, June 22nd
On Friday, June 22nd, the last day of school, we will host our last school assembly in the gym. During this assembly, each grade will “move up” to the next grade. Students will be dismissed at 10:45 a.m. As our fifth graders leave the building for their final dismissal from Increase Miller, our kindergarten through fourth grade students will line the hallways to clap for them as they walk and/or dance to the buses with music playing and bubbles flowing. We look forward to congratulating all of our students, especially our fifth graders who will begin a new journey at JJMS.
We look forward to all of our special activities planned for students as we approach the warmer days of June.
Kerry Ford & Andy Galotti