Be A Little Kinder than you have to. Quote by E. Lockhart

Barlow Mountain Elementary News

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It’s time to get involved and be informed. To keep from missing out, be sure to check this section often for updates about school events and newsworthy items—student awards, fundraiser information, you name it. Read on to learn more about what’s happening at Barlow Mountain.

Standardized Testing Schedule

This year’s state standardized testing program includes Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment, the SAT, and NGSS Field Test. We are also administering the PSAT 8/9 during the testing window. Students in grades 3-8, as well as grades 9 and 11, are participants in these assessments. Please see our spring standardized testing schedule for testing grades, dates, and windows.

Flu Fact Sheet

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has put out an influenza fact sheet detailing how to limit the spread of influenza in schools. We urge you to please take a moment to read through this flyer, and use these practices in your own home. Please also read Dr. Baldwin's January 29 letter to parents regarding the flu. If we all work together, hopefully we can prevent the spread of this serious flu. Thank you!

Ridgefield Public Schools Pre-K Open House Screening

Where: Barlow Mountain Elementary School, 115 Barlow Mountain Road 

Dates: January 19, January 26, February 23, and March 16, and March 23, all at 9:15 a.m.

The Ridgefield Public Schools Pre-K Program will hold several informational Open House Screening sessions for the parents of peer models. The Pre-K Program is an inclusive program for 3- and 4-year-old children who reside in Ridgefield. Parents and caregivers may learn more about the program, while their children participate in an informal screening that consists of child-friendly, play-based activities conducted by the staff. 

The Pre-K Program is an integrated program designed for typically-developing peers, as well as students with special needs to learn in a structured and nurturing environment. The curriculum is based upon the CT Early Learning and Development Standards in conjunction with the Connecticut State Education Preschool Frameworks, which emphasizes intentional teaching for children through active engagement, play, and multi-sensory experiences in multi-age classrooms.

Parents and caregivers are invited to attend with their 3- and 4-year-old children. 

If you are interested in attending, please pre-register by contacting Sue Harris at 203-894-5800, ext. 6111.