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News from the Elementary

            Grade cards have been sent out, the Christmas Break and holiday season is over, and we now set our sights on upcoming Ohio’s State Tests for grades 3-5. Ohio’s testing program has transitioned to new, online, tests that will be fully implemented this year. These online tests will include both performance-based assessments (PBA) and end-of-year (EOY) that are more rigorous and in-depth than the testing system of the past years. The PBAs will be taken during the weeks of February 15 – March 6. The EOY will be scheduled during the weeks of April 13 – May 5. These tests will be broken into different sessions so that the students are not testing for extended periods of time in one day. Our teachers and staff have done an excellent job of helping to prepare our students to be successful on these tests.

            This year we will be holding parent/teacher conferences in the spring. These will be held from 4:00 – 7:30 pm on February 10th and 17th. These conferences are intended mainly for students that are struggling and need extra help, but feel free to contact your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment even if one is not requested.

            Don’t forget that the PTO Bingo Night is scheduled for February 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm, with doors opening at 5:30. Bingo cards will be available for $1 per card, with all of the money being given back as prizes. There will also be many other prizes that can be won, so come out for a night of fun and entertainment.

            I want to thank everyone for their continued help and understanding when dropping off and picking up students. I would just like to remind you that students should be dropped off in the small circle-drive or the parking lot. When getting dropped off, elementary students should be escorted, at least to the sidewalk, by an adult or older sibling. When getting picked up, elementary students should be either picked up in the small circle drive, or escorted to the parking lot by an adult or older sibling. Thank you for your following these guidelines. Once again, we request this with our student’s safety at the fore-front of our minds.

            Antwerp Elementary is now scheduling appointments for 2015-16 kindergarten screening and registration which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24-25 here at the school. If your child will be five years old before August 1, 2015, please call the elementary office at 419-258-5421, ext. 2200, to schedule your appointment.

            Any students that are interested in attending preschool for the 1st time must attend a child screening. The first screening is February 6th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Antwerp Methodist Church. The next screening is scheduled for March 13th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Paulding. Please call 1-877-473-8166 to schedule your appointment.


Upcoming Events:

  • February 2 – Paulding County Spelling Bee @ 7:00 pm
  • February 10 – parent/teacher conferences @ 4:00 – 7:30 pm
  • February 10 – PTO meeting @ 7:00 pm
  • February 17 – parent/teacher conferences @ 4:00 -7:30 pm
  • February 18 – spring pictures
  • February 23 – PTO bingo night @ 6:00 (doors open at 5:30)


Ohio’s State Tests Testing Schedule:

  • Grade 3 OAA Reading – April 21
  • Grade 3 Math PBA – February 26 and March 2
  • Grade 4 ELA PBA – February 17, 19, and 24
  • Grade 4 Math PBA – February 26 and March 2
  • Grade 4 Social Studies – March 4
  • Grade 5 ELA PBA – February 17, 19, and 24
  • Grade 5 Math PBA – February 26 and March 2
  • Grade 5 Science PBA – March 4





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Mr. Tim Manz 
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