May 6

On behalf of the entire Thoreau Staff, I would like to thank the PTG and our parent community for the fabulous Teacher Appreciation events this week! From the sidewalk notes and art to the fun raffles and ice cream truck, you made the staff feel like VIPS. We are grateful to have such an appreciative, generous, group of parents and families.

Pooled Testing:
All of our tests were negative this week!

MCAS Testing Schedule:
This year students in grades 3-5 will be participating in an abbreviated administration of our state-wide assessments.  Students in grades 3 and 4 will be taking one session of ELA and Math and students in grade 5 will take one session of ELA, Math and Science/Technology and Engineering.  The schedule below applies to in-person students only. We are working with the Remote Academy teachers to determine the schedule for students testing from home.

Grade 3:
ELA May 13, Math May 20
Grade 4:
ELA May 11, Math May 18
Grade 5:
ELA May 10, Math May 17, STE May 24

End of the Year Activities:
We are officially in the home stretch of the 20-21 school year!  We are currently adjusting many of our end of the year traditions like field day and the 5th grade video presentation and moving on ceremony to comply with our COVID restrictions. More details to come.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!