Mrs. Nicole O'Brien

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Mrs. Nicole O'Brien

 

Dear Kodiak Families, 

     The days of sunshine and spring  traditions are upon us. We look forward to showering our teachers with appreciation, PTA Walk-A-Thon, The Carnival and the many days of learning between now and June 21.  

     Another spring tradition for our students in grades 3-5 is state testing. This will be an annual experience for them until they finish the 10th grade testing as part of the graduation requirement. We feel fortunate that we are able to guide and support them in the early stages of this journey. Most importantly, we want to do whatever we can to prevent students from feeling stressed about the assessment. We believe they have worked hard, received great instruction by our teachers and terrific at-home support by you, which is the best preparation for success. As a school, we use these test scores as one measure of our success and to help us target areas for improvement. I emphasize that this is ONE measure and that it should be viewed in that perspective. As you know standardized tests offer a small glimpse into the talents and abilities inherent in each student. Thank you for your support in maintaining a positive attitude about testing and learning at school in support of your child.

 

In Partnership, 

Nikki O'Brien

Lead Learner (Principal)