The first grade teachers will be assessing all incoming first graders just before school starts this year. This will help us make decisions regarding your child’s reading and writing levels, and will allow us to match students with “just right” books from day one. We may also complete a short math evaluation as well if there is enough time left. This process will take approximately 20-30 minutes per child. If you are able to attend, please stop by Mary Castle Elementary on Friday, August 7th. I will be assessing students from 9am–12pm and from 2pm-6pm, in the Media Center. If you would like to reserve a specific time, please call the MEC office at 849-5672. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see you there.