PARCC Testing Begins Monday, May 4th

May 1, 2015


Dear Newell Elementary Parents/Guardians,

We want to make remind you of some important information regarding thePARCC Assessments coming up this month.

Over the next two weeks, our third and fourth grade students will be participating in the PARCC End of Year (EOY) Assessments for Language Arts and Math. If you’d like to review the PARCC EOY test samples and resources, please take time to visit the PARCC website- This would also be a great opportunity to encourage your child to do his/her best, discuss the importance of a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast each day to prepare students for a productive morning of testing. Please also ensure they come to school with a nourishing snack and their favorite books to read if they finish early.

REMINDER: Our 4thgrade students will begin testing on Monday, May4thand complete testing on Wednesday, May 6th. Our 3rdgraders will begin testing on Thursday, May 7thand conclude on Monday, May 11th. Make-up testing for both 3rd and 4th grade will take place May 12th-26th.Each day of PARCC testing will begin in the morning and conclude before 3rd and 4th grade lunches. Please note that it is important for students to arrive on time in order to be present for the first testing section of each day. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the administration of the PARCC Assessments.

As always, thank you for your continued support.


Tara Silva
Vice Principal