校长来信 | 开学第一周动态
August 18, 2020
Dear BCIS Bronco Community,
亲爱的BCIS Bronco 社区成员们,
The first week of school is officially behind us. What a week it was!
From our opening assembly where I was able to introduce our theme this year, Serious Fun, to introductory meetings in each of our classrooms, students were engaged and tuned in.
This year we have started our Reading Mornings – each morning from Tuesday to Friday students and teachers can be found with books in hand – reading independently as well as being read to. We had some guest readers take part in the program, and look forward to continued opportunities where perhaps some of you will participate in reading to our students. Research shows that both reading independently and being read to on a regular basis leads to higher academic achievement. We have designated each morning as Reading Morning just for this reason. Please contact your child’s teachers about how you can participate.
After School Activity signup is now underway. We look forward to having our students participate in the many different activities that have been planned. These will begin on Monday, August 31 and run for the duration of the semester.
We will begin our Fall Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing on September 8. Students in all grades will be taking a preliminary test for Mathematics, Reading, and Language with K-3 also taking a Fluency test and 4-7 taking a Science test. Students in Kindergarten (LTC) test in Mathematics, Reading, and Fluency. The test this fall is to develop a baseline to help us measure growth over the course of the year – we do not use these results to measure a student against their peers.
I’ve included a short video along with this letter to give you some visual insight into what’s been happening just before school opened to help us prepare, along with some action from our students and teachers last week as the school year got underway.
We thank you for your continued support and hope you enjoy this glimpse into BCIS – having some Serious Fun in 2020-2021!
Tim Allen, Ph.D.,