A Message from Principal Nelson

A Message from Principal Nelson
Posted on 03/27/2018
Principal's Message

Hello James Sales families,

            Spring is here and so is testing season! Third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be taking the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Assessments in the coming weeks.

Third graders will continue to test on May 21, 22, 30, 31.

Fourth grade students’ test dates are May 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 21, 22, 30, 31.

Fifth graders will test on May 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 21, 22, 30, 31 and will take the science assessment on June 4.

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 April are listed here so you can review them as a family with your child:

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.

Work Ethic – Work ethic is being responsible about completing tasks you are given. Spend a little extra time and energy working hard at everything you do – at school, at home and in your activities.

Perseverance – People who persevere show mental toughness and commitment to finish a job. When you try to do what you said you would do, no matter how hard it may be, you persevere.

Reliability – If you are reliable, it means people can count on you. Reliable people keep their promises to their friends, families, classmates and teachers. The people around them trust them to get things done!

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


Mrs. Nelson, Principal