Hello Friends and Families,
Thank you very much to those of you who attended our annual Black History Play. The play was an absolute success! Our students and staff worked hard to put on a fabulous performance and their hard work paid off. Students and staff members gave up their recess period to study and practice for the play. They practiced with excitement on some days and less excitement on others, but they were committed and gave up the time to study and practice. I am so very proud of each and every one of them.
Our next event will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 6-8 p.m. During that time we will hold our first Family Night. Families are invited to come and play Reading and Math games, create an item in our Makerspace, download a variety of apps and visit the Cleveland Heights Bookmobile. We will end the evening with dinner and reading of a book by Cleveland’s own Wayne Dawson. Please make sure to sign the permission slip that was sent home the week of February 27th. An additional permission slip will be sent home on Friday, March 10th. Please do not complete the second permission slip if you have already completed the first one that was sent home.
Our students in third through fifth grades will soon be taking the Ohio State Tests. The testing scheduled is outline below. Please have students get to bed on time (no later than 9:30 p.m.), and eat a nutritious breakfast if they are eating breakfast at home.
3rd-5th Grade Reading Module 1 – Thursday, April 6th
3rd – 5th Grade Reading Module 1 Make-ups – Friday, April 7th & Monday, April 10th
3rd-5th Grade Reading Module 2 – Tuesday, April 11th
3rd-5th Grade Reading Module 2 Make-ups – Wednesday, April 12th & Thursday, April 13th
3rd-5th Grade Mathematics Module 1 – Tuesday, April 18th
3rd-5th Grade Mathematics Module 1 Make ups – Wednesday, April 19th
3rd-5th Grade Mathematics Module 2 – Thursday, April 20th
3rd-5th Grade Mathematics Module 2 Make ups - Friday, April 21st
4th Grade Social Studies Module 1 – Monday, April 24th
4th Grade Social Studies Module 1 Make-ups – Tuesday, April 25th
4th Grade Social Studies Module 2 – Wednesday, April 26th
4th Grade Social Studies Module 2 – Thursday, April 27th
5th Grade Science Module 1- Monday, April 24th
5th Grade Science Module 1 Make-ups – Tuesday, April 25th
5th Grade Science Module 2 - Wednesday, April 26th
5th Grade Science Module 2 Make-ups – Thursday, April 27th
In closing I would like to wish you all a restful and peaceful spring vacation. I hope you take the time to rest and also spend special time with your children. Reading a book or two with them, or to them is always a special treat!
Ms. Katrina Hicks
Gearity Professional Development School Principal