A Message from Principal Nelson

A Message from Principal Nelson
Posted on 03/25/2019
Principal's Message

Hello James Sales families,

            April is here! Our state test, The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) is just around the corner. Third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be taking the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Assessments this spring. Third graders will be tested in April on the following dates: April 23rd, April 24th, April 25th, April 29th, and April 30th. Other testing will take place in May and June.

            Families can support their students during testing time by:

  1. Making sure your child gets a good night sleep the night before testing.
  2. Making sure your child attends school on testing day. Avoid scheduling appointments on testing day.

Thank you for your help and support during this important time!

The character traits we focused on as a school in March are listed here so you can review them as a family with your child:

Acceptance – Acceptance means being friendly and welcoming to those who are different from you. It means you are willing to learn about and respect the beliefs of practices of others. When you are accepting, you can get along with many different types of people. Acceptance can lead to strong friendships and cooperation with others.

Curiosity – Curious people want to learn all they can about the world and people around them. They ask questions, explore, and learn new things all the time. If you are curious about someone who is different from you, spend time playing with and learning from them. Your curiosity will help make new friends and discover new information!

Uniqueness – Being unique means there is nothing else like you in the world. People who are unique have their own special way of looking at the world. You are unique when you have confidence in the person you are and the beliefs you hold. Share your uniqueness with others by staying true to yourself.

Honesty – Honesty means telling the truth. Honest people try their hardest to be trustworthy. Being honest means you admit to your mistakes, even if you’ll get in trouble. It also means you don’t say things about people that aren’t true. When you are honest, other people can trust you and that helps build strong relationships.

We do appreciate your help, support and collaboration in educating your child.  We love working with you!  


Mrs. Nelson, Principal