Grandparent's Week is April 25th - 29th. Events take place from 12:30- 2:15 daily. Students will be coming home with invitations that list their classroom's assigned day. We look forward to welcoming all our inspiring grandparents.
Connect to Kindergarten
Connect to Kindergarten is an opportunity for you to learn more about Purdy and our kindergarten program. At the Spring Connect event on Wednesday, June 1, 1:15-2:30, you will tour the school, meet the kindergarten teachers and school staff, and verify or register your child for kindergarten. This will also be a great time to meet other parents. Take this opportunity to ask questions about parent involvement and school events you and your child can attend before the start of school. Invite other families in the neighborhood to these events. The more you learn about our school, the more confident you and your child will feel on the first day of kindergarten. Incoming kindergarten students will also participate in an assessment screening process to help with class placement.
If you haven’t already registered your incoming kindergarten student, please do so as soon as possible. We would like to have your child registered for kindergarten prior to our Spring Connect event on Wednesday, June 1. Watch for more information regarding times and details in the near future. We look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and your child. If you have any questions regarding kindergarten registration please contact our office at 253.530.4600.
Purdy Camp Reads-a-Lot Literacy Night
April 26th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Take home free books
Play fun games with your family
Sign up for a free Pierce County Library Card
Hear a local author read her latest book
Eat yummy s'mores
Read in a tent
Read in a car
Join us for a fun-filled night with your family. All ages welcome!
Purdy Book Exchange
Do you have gently used books your family has outgrown?
Do you want to de-clutter your house?
Do you want new books for your family's changing reading needs?
Donate your books to the Purdy Book Exchange! Bring your gently used (board, picture, I Can Read, chapter) books to Purdy Elementary the week of April 11th. Then, come to Purdy Camp Reads a Lot on April 26th and pick up different (free!) books for your family. It's win-win for everyone!
PSD Students Getting Ready for Spring Testing
English and math: Students in grades 3-8 and 10/11 will take the Smarter Balanced state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics this spring. These are computer adaptive tests that measure a student's career or college readiness or progress towards being career or college ready. Over 220 colleges, universities, technical schools now use the high school Smarter Balanced assessment results for college course placement, eliminating the need for costly placement tests or remedial coursework in English and/or math.
Science: Students in grades 5 and 8 will take the MSP Science test and high school students in Biology will take the end-of-course exam.