Official Spring MAP Dates

We now have a finalized MAP schedule for the spring.  7th grade options will be testing on the following dates:

Wednesday June 8th: Math MAP with Ms. Schultz in the morning

Wednesday June 15th: Reading MAP with Ms. Foreman in the morning

Although June 15th might seem late in the year, the administration, Ms. Schultz and Ms. Foreman have planned ahead to make sure students will have ample time to complete the test.  The afternoon of June 15th and June 16th is exclusively set aside to ensure 7th grade will have time to finish if they are not able to finish within the 2 hour morning window.

PARCC and MAP Testing

Spring testing times have arrived.  PARCC begins the week of April 4th, 2016 and will take place for room 317 as follows:

Monday April 4th AM Testing Session for English Language Arts I

Tuesday April 5th AM Testing Session for English Language Arts II

Wednesday April 6th AM Testing Session for English Language Arts III

Thursday April 7th PM Testing Session for Math I

Friday- No School, Teacher Institute Day

Monday April 11th AM Testing Session Math II

Tuesday April 12th PM Testing Session Math III

Wednesday April 13th-No School, Report Card Pickup

Thursday/Friday April 14th and 15th-PARCC Make Up Testing (as needed)


MAP testing will begin in May with tentative dates set for:

Reading: Week of 5/23/16

Math: Week of 6/13/16

Finalized MAP schedules will follow once specific dates are set.


Thank you! -Ms. Lewin



Reminders for the Week of January 11, 2016

Congratulations to Janiya in her 2nd place victory during the spelling bee today and thanks to 317 for cheering her on!

Wednesday folders will be distributed with progress reports this Wednesday.  Just a reminder to ask to see the folder each Wednesday and have them returned to school on Thursday.

We have received the testing windows for PARCC and MAP for the spring assessment.  PARCC will take place March 28th-May 13th and MAP will take place May 16th-June 17th.  As testing is scheduled for each classroom, we will update you with dates and times to make sure you can plan ahead.  We have not heard about what assessments will be used for promotion and high school applications so opting out of PARCC will most likely not be an option.  Please feel free to email me or set up a conference if you have questions/concerns.

Also, just a reminder to return Springfield medical forms to Ms. Lewin (payment is due online by January 29th) and book fees.

Thanks and have a great week!


Children's Film Festival Field Trip

Just a reminder that field trip forms went out in the Wednesday folders last Wednesday.  We will be attending the Children's Film Festival on Friday November 20th from 8:45am-11:45am.  The fee is $11 and we will need two chaperons for the trip.  It should be great fun!

Science Fair Reminder for Week of October 12th, 2015

Just a reminder that the Review of Literature Organizer is due this Friday and is also posted as an assignment on Google Classroom.  This organizer is for Ms. Lewin's class for the science and research grade.  The complete science fair timeline can be found here for reference.

Also, the writing deadlines for the Review of Literature are below:

Meegan Room 311 and 312

Science Fair due dates:
Thesis and Topic Sentences in science fair template on Google Classroom by 10/9/15.
10/12-10/16 - Body Paragraphs/In-text citations
10/19 - Introduction - bibliography
10/20 - Conclusion
10/23 - Completed First Draft with bibliography and in-text citations


7th Grade Springfield Trip Information

Although it seems far away, our Springfield trip is confirmed for June 1, 2016 through Hemisphere Travel Group!  More information about the trip and payment options will follow.  Our itinerary includes the following:

1st Stop: Lincoln Museum
2nd Stop: Lincoln's Home
3rd Stop: Illinois State Capital
Final Stop: Lincoln's Tomb

Should be a fun day!  The 7th graders had a great time last year.

Wednesday Reminders: October 6, 2015

Just a few reminders for this week:

  • A separate post contains high school fair information
  • Wednesday folders will go home this week, please remember to have students return the folders back to Ms. Lewin as soon as possible, students will receive incentives through the Class Dojo for having their folders each Tuesday!
  • Please send any remaining paperwork: medical forms, emergency contact forms, school fee money, media consent forms, etc. back to Ms. Lewin
  • Science Fair Project Proposals will go home this Wednesday for parent signature.  

Thank you and have a great rest of the week!