March Madness has passed and now “It’s Testing Time in Tennessee!;” meaning, it’s time for our students to “show what you know!” Currently our English Language Learners have already been ACCESS testing and kindergarten teachers have been creating TN Dept. of Education student portfolios to provide evidence of instructional effectiveness. Our students in grades 3-5 will be engaged in TCAP/TNReady testing beginning in April and finally, our 2nd graders will be taking state achievement tests in late April and May. During your child’s testing period, please make sure that they are rested, present, and ready to go each day.
When can I register my five-year-old for kindergarten in 2018-19?First, your child must be 5 on or before Aug. 15th, 2018. Next, plan to pre-register him or her during the week of May 7-11 at Barfield. (More details will be sent to you later in April.) Next, start getting documents ready so that everything will be in order by the time they come to school in August, such as, up-to-date immunizations, health examination scheduled and completed. In order to pre-register a student, a currentproof of residence in the Barfield Elementary School zone must be provided (i.e. lease agreement, electric, cable bill, etc.).
The Community Rewards Program of Kroger provides an opportunity for our community members to support Barfield by adopting our school through Kroger Cares. When you request that Barfield receive a percentage of your purchases (without losing your fuel points!), and you use your Kroger card, our students benefit. Our supporters (149 households) who shopped at Kroger between 12-1-2017 and 2-28-2018have contributed to Barfield a total of $1198.23. Thank you so much! If you haven’t signed up, please do so soon!
Enjoy the sunshine & warmer weather!
- Judy Goodwin