May Letter #1 Upcoming Events Voyageur Academy 4321 Military Street Detroit, MI 48210 www.voyageuracademy.com T: 313-361-4180 Welcome to the month of May! At this point, we are nearing the end of our school year journey with your Scholars and we are preparing to end strong. In the last six weeks of school, students are taking their Spring MAP test, completing their last units of study, and preparing to celebrate all of their accomplishments with ceremonies and graduations in June. This month, we will invite you to our campus to spend time with your Scholar in the classroom, find out more information on our plans for next school year, and to enjoy celebrating your child and the progress they have made so far. We hope you will take the time to join us and help us help your Scholar end the year strong. With Peace, Aundrea Johnson – School Principal Brandi North: Interim K-4 Elementary School Dean Elizabeth Wolkowicz: 5 – 8 Middle School Dean MSTEP and MAP Testing Schedule We are nearing the end of our MSTEP testing with our 4 th and 7th grade Scholars this week! As we end one testing cycle, we are beginning our final testing for MAP, our spring test. Please help your student by ensuring they show up for school every day and by doing the following listed below:   New Families Paperwork Party 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 13 No School for Scholars Dear Parents,  May 12 Ensure your Scholar has had breakfast and a positive start to the morning. This will ensure they are focused during testing time. Talk with your child about testing and trying their best. This is all we ask of our students. Please review the calendar stated below: May 18 Elementary Parents on Campus: Cubs to College May 19 Middle School Parents on Campus: Cubs to College May Days Off for Scholars During the month of May, we will have the following changes to our school schedule: Friday, May 13th: No School for Students – Faculty Professional Development Day Friday, May 27th: Early Dismissal at 12:00 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend Monday, May th 30 : No School Memorial Day Page 1 of 2 MSTEP Dates May 9th – 27th Grade Levels & Subject Test 4 and 7th Grade (ELA, Math and Science) th MAP Dates May 9th – 12th May 16th – 20th Grade Levels & Subject Test 5th, 6th, 8th (Reading, Math, Science) 2nd (Reading/Math), 3rd, 5th, 6th (Reading, Math, Science) 4th, 7th (Reading, Math, Science) K, 1st, 2nd (Reading/Math), 7th (Reading, Math, Science) May 23rd – 27th May 31st – June 3rd Student Uniform Student uniform is in full effect until the end of the year. Parents, please ensure that your Scholar comes dressed for school in their proper clothes every day. Please see the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. Voyageur Shirt, Khaki Pants (no shorts), black or brown belt Closed toe shoes (feet are covered up). Boys – no earrings Hair: natural colored only (no purple, pink, green, etc.) Cubs to College – Parent Campus Day Next Wednesday and Thursday, we are inviting our parents to come up to our school and spend time with our students! In honor of our Cubs to College program, please join your Scholar on campus for some fun activities and wear your favorite college shirt! Please see the following listed below: - May 18th: Elementary Parents on Campus (Kinder – 4th grade) May 19th: Middle School Parents on Campus (5th – 8th grade) VAPCO and Chat & Chew this Month On Tuesday, May 24th from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., during our VAPCO meeting we will discuss the 2016-17 school year and school developments that will be shared in out notes the coming week. This information will also be shared at our Chat & Chew on Wednesday, May 25 th rom 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Some on the topics include: school arrival and dismissal for next year, school partnerships, school position additions and events over the summer for families. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. _____________________________ Please Sign and Return the Bottom____________________________________________ I read the Voyageur Notes and know to reach out if I have questions or concerns Student Name: _______________________________________ Grade: _____________________________________ Parent Signature: __________________________________________________________________________ Parent Contact Number: _____________________________________________________________________ Page 2 of 2

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