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Margaret Mirando, Principal

A Message From the Principal

Dear PS/MS 71 Families, 

As we spring into the month of April, I would like to take this opportunity to share some highlights and upcoming news. Our teachers and students have been working productively since the beginning of the school year to prepare our students to be successful on the NYS Exams.  Our curriculum, programs, and resources were designed to support teachers in planning and implementing daily lessons that embed the skills and strategies being measured.  During daily instruction, students are engaged in rigorous lessons and activities that promote critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills. 

 NYS ELA  Exam:  Administration Dates-  April 19th &20th   

Please make every effort to ensure that your child is present on the scheduled testing days. The exams have fewer questions and are untimed.  All students may work at their own pace as long as they are working productively to demonstrate their knowledge of the content.  Please note, that your child has taken various forms of assessments such as quizzes and unit tests throughout the school year and is well prepared to take the State Exams.  The NYS assessments are one measurement by which we evaluate the learning growth and achievement of our students as well as our instructional programs.

To help your child enter the exams relaxed, the night before each assessment put books and study guides aside. Prepare your child’s favorite meal and share an enjoyable evening together.  Help your child get a good night’s sleep. Rest is important. In the morning, encourage your child to have breakfast, either at home or in school.

As always, your continuous support and partnership in your child’s education are appreciated. 

With love & gratitude, 

Mrs. Mirando

Mrs. Mirando


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