Practice doesn’t make perfect, but perfect practice makes perfect. We actually aren’t looking for perfection. Excellence is a better word to use. As we continue our second semester, we are stressing to our students to keeping putting forth great effort and keep focusing on improving. Very soon our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be taking the state CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) Tests. Our students have worked hard all year and these tests are a chance for our students to show what they have learned. Our K -2 students, though not taking state standardized tests have opportunities to show their growth on other assessments. Again, we work to help kids see the progress they’re making and emphasize what they can do to improve. We always want to celebrate their accomplishments and efforts! During February, you have the opportunity to hear from your child about their progress during our student led conferences. Please do not hesitate to ask questions of your child and your child’s teacher. As always, we our thankful for your partnership as we provide educational opportunities for your child.