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Dear Parents,
I would like to welcome you all to the 2013-2014 academic school year at Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8. I am looking forward to a very exciting year. This year will be filled with brand new learning experiences for each individual student. Students will learn to become independent learners and achievers. They will learn to be self motivated and most importantly, how to be responsible.

In order to do this, students will have several responsibilities. Students will have homework every night that will consist of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Math, and sometimes Content Area. They will be expected to read 30min. and complete a reading log every night on AR book. Spelling, Vocabulary, and AR tests will most likely be on Fridays or the last day of the school week. Weekly AR test are a MUST so please make sure your child goes home daily with an AR book.

In addition to learning responsibility, they will be learning several testing strategies to use. This year the students will be taking the FCAT Reading, Writing, and Math tests. It might seem overwhelming now, but I know we will work hard as a team to make sure they all succeed come test time. This is why it is very important they read every night.

Once again, I want to welcome you to the brand new school year. This information will be explained in more detail come Open House. For now it is very important that students be equipped properly to begin their 4th grade journey. Thank you so much for your support!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cathey
ICathey@dadeschools.net