Principal’s Weekly Update
We are proud of how hard our students and teachers in Grades 3-5 have worked this year and we are confident our students will successfully “show what they know” on PARCC testing beginning Tuesday, May 6. We need all students in Grades 3-5 at school every day, on time for PARCC testing. This is an “all hands-on deck” operation and many teaching spaces and schedules will be shifting over the next two weeks to accommodate PARCC.  All students will still receive their full recess and lunch times; however, other specials may be affected.

Enrollment
Thank you for your support with re-enrollment.
If you know of families living in the Ross boundary who plan to enroll for Kindergarten, please encourage them to reach out to us immediately. We are hosting a welcome coffee and new student visit on Wednesday, May 29.
Current Re-Enrollment Stats
Pandas: 100%
Unicorns: 100%
Hamsters: 88%
Bettas: 100%
Megalodons: 92%
Puppies: 100%
Dragons: 94%

Yearbooks
Yearbooks are on sale now through May 6 for $25.00. Order online at www.freedpics.com Password: ROSS1819YB or by cash or check using the envelope coming home in backpack mail.
Questions? See Ms. Juriga or Mr. Eickmeyer

Student Led Conferences
Please mark your calendar for Friday May 24 for our annual “Student-Led” conference day. Student-led conferences are held instead of traditional parent/teacher conferences in May.
Each student will lead an individual conference with parent/guardians to identify growth and goals in core content areas.
PK3/PK4: 8:45am
K-1: 9:00am
Grades 2-5: 9:30am

Field Day
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 11! We will host field day at Marie Reed again. K-2 in the morning and Grades 3-5 in the afternoon. We rely on parent volunteers to make this event work for our students. Details coming soon.

Library Update
Thank you for supporting our annual Mothers’/Fathers’ Day Book Sale! It is a special Ross tradition and we are grateful for our parent (and student) volunteers for making this year’s sale another success. All proceeds directly support our library collection.
Plan to visit the “Story House Book Trolley” at Ross on Friday, May 24. Families may purchase books for home libraries and summer reading.  www.storyhouseonline.com

Please note that the last day for book check-out is May 24. ALL ROSS LIBRARY BOOKS MUST BE RETURNED to the LIBRARY BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5. Questions? lisa.juriga@dc.gov