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Principal's Minute Week of May 3, 2021

Principal's Minute 5.3.21

Good evening, Eagle Families. I am Kailey Hill, principal of Manchester Elementary School, and this is your Manchester Principal’s Minute for the week of May 3, 2021.



Invitations for Component #1 of the Cumberland County Schools’ RISE summer learning program went out via student email last week. As it pertains to the elementary level there are two components of the program. One component is by invitation for students who have demonstrated a significant delay in learning or are at risk for retention. The deadline to respond is Thursday, May 6th.

If your child did not receive an invitation to component #1, they are invited to participate in component #2 which is a 3-week asynchronous course in July with some live sessions. The second component is for any student regardless of academic achievement to help prepare them for the upcoming year. Check out this quick 2 -minute video on Class Tag for more information.


EOY & EOG Assessments

End of Year and End of Grade assessments begin this week. We will complete EOG small group testing May 4th and 6th. Small group testing is for our EC and ESL students with test accommodations only. The rest of our third through fifth graders will test the week of May 10th. State law requires that students take the End of Grade tests in person so families of our remote learners will need to plan accordingly. Those remote learners who will need bus transportation should notify assistant principal Phyllis Smith prior to the day of testing.


Beginners’ Day is Friday, April 30th

Thank you to the families who participated in last week's Beginners' Day. The updated slides to Beginners’ Day have been posted to Class Tag with the transcript of this message. Our Spanish Beginners’ Day has been rescheduled for this Friday, May 7th at noon. We encourage families where Spanish is primarily spoken in the home to join us for this event if they have a child to enroll in kindergarten.


Spanish Beginners' Day

May 7, 2021 at 12:00

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Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. Please refer to the flyer for daily activities in which your child can participate. Tomorrow is Twinning Tuesday. Students can dress up like their favorite teacher or staff member.


This has been your Manchester Principal’s Minute. Have a good evening and a great week.