Parent’s Page – Edition 15

Tina Romberger   -  


Beginning Monday, April 17th, students in K5 – 9th grade will be taking the Stanford Achievement Test, 10th edition, and the Otis-Lennon Ability Test, 8th edition.  The Stanford 10 is a norm-referenced standardized test.  This means that your child’s scores provide a comparison of his or her performance to that of thousands of other students who take the same test.


The test includes many of the subjects that your child is taught in school.  Your child will be tested in reading, language, mathematics, science, and social science.  Depending on your child’s grade level, he or she may also be tested in listening, study skills, and/or spelling.


To best prepare your child for this important week of testing, please:


  1. Have your child get a good night’s sleep.
  2. Provide a good breakfast. Test-taking uses a lot of energy.
  3. Arrive on time each morning so your child is not rushed.
  4. Remind your child to listen carefully to the directions that are given for the test and follow them exactly.
  5. Encourage your child to do his or her best. Even if some parts of the test seem hard, keep trying and do not give up.


Test results and a Guidesheet For Interpreting Test Results will be enclosed with the final report card.



Parents, please note that we need to cancel our aftercare for Tuesday, April 25th.  This is due to a mandatory training for our staff being conducted by Anne Arundel County police.  We apologize for any inconvenience.



A registration fee of $200 per child must be paid before your child’s re-enrollment can be processed. If we do not have that fee by April 30th you will have missed the early registration fee deadline.  All current families processed after April 30th will have to pay a fee of $250 per child as stated in your enrollment packet.

Some classes may fill quickly, so we encourage you to register early.



Parents, if for any reason you need to come to school during the day, please remember to check in at the School Office in the gymnasium.  No parent or family member should attempt to approach a classroom before first checking in with the School Office.  You must sign your name on our register and receive a visitor pass before proceeding to your child’s classroom.  This is part of our school security policy and ensures that we have a record of everyone on our campus at all times.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.



Please remember that students who are ill or have a fever are not permitted to attend class and should not be brought to school.  A child who wakes up with a fever and is given Tylenol is still a sick child.  Please do not send your child to school within a 24 hour period of fever, vomiting or diarrhea.  No student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above will be allowed to remain in school. Thank you for your cooperation.




15                    Saturday                      Little Braves Basketball games

17-21               Mon.-Fri.                      Senior Trip to the Wilds

17-21               Mon.-Fri.                      Standardized Achievement Testing (Grades K5-9th)

21                    Friday                          K5 & 2nd grade field trip to Science Center

25                    Tuesday                      NO AFTERCARE – Mandatory Teacher In-Service Training

28                    Friday                          K4 field trip to Kidzville

Progress Reports Distributed



1                      Monday                       7th/8th grade class field trip

10                    Wednesday                 Honor Society Chapel @ 2:00 pm

11                    Thursday                     Honor Society field trip

25                    Thursday                     LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR K3, K4 & K5

K5 graduation & K3-2nd grade program (7:00 pm)

26                    Friday                          Jr./Sr. Banquet (6:30 pm – 10:00 pm)

29                    Monday                       NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

30                    Tuesday                      Elementary Field Day

30-June 2        Tues.-Fri.                     School Resumes: Final Exams Begin

(Secondary ½ day schedule)



2                      Friday                          LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Dismissal at 11:00 am

Awards Assembly (Elementary-8:30 am / Secondary-9:45 am)

Senior Graduation at 7:00 pm

(Choir members must be present.)

5-7                   Mon.-Wed.                  Teacher In-Service Days

12-16               Mon.-Fri.                      School Office Closed