Hello Dirksen Community,
The second trimester has officially concluded, and we have a lot to celebrate here at Dirksen. We are so proud of the hard work and productivity of each student. Today we will be having our monthly PBIS assembly to honor the great behavior that the students exhibited over the last month. Take some time this weekend to ask them how we celebrated and why we were able to have an exciting assembly.
ISAT Testing: ISAT Testing will begin on Monday, March 3 for students in grades 3-6. Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments. We remind the students that the hard work they have done thus far into the year has given them the skills they need to perform well on these tests. All that we ask is that they provide their best effort, just as they would on any other important test. Feel free to reinforce this message with your children at home, particularly if they are feeling anxious about the tests. Also, please ensure that they have received a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast to allow them to be at their best.
The ISAT testing schedule is as follows:
Monday March 3 – no testing
Tuesday March 4 – Reading 1 and Math 1
Wednesday March 5 – Reading 2
Thursday March 6 – Math 2
Friday March 7 – Reading 3 (grades 3-6) and Science 1 (4th grade only)
Monday March 10 – makeups
Tuesday March 11 – Math 3 (grades 3-6) and Science 2 (4th grade only)
Superintendent’s Article: Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was published in print this week. The article is accessible on the District 54 website. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The video, which is cited in the article, can be found here.
PTA Membership: It is not too late to become a PTA member for this school year! You can help this wonderful parent organization that gives back to our school in so many ways. PTA sponsors many key activities that benefit our entire school throughout the year. Your membership helps make these beneficial programs and events possible.
Cyberbullying: The District 54 PBIS team will be hosting a parent event to learn more about Cyberbullying. Sadly, with all the advancements in technology, society has opened a scary window for our youth when it comes to a new level of bullying. Please consider attending this event that will be hosted in the District 54 Board room on March 13 at 6:00 p.m. We want to team with you to make sure our children are safe and secure inside and outside their homes. This is one way to learn more about how to make this happen. The flyer can be found here.
Have a great weekend!
Joann Kort & Becky Rodriguez
Principal & Assistant Principal