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The latest Parent Newsletter for May is now available! (select LINK).

Passport to Math Night - May 9

Join us May 9th for Passport to Math! Students and families will learn exciting concepts! Each family receives a bag of math games to take home. Your attendance gives you a chance to win prizes. Passport to Math night is Wednesday, May 9, from 6:00-7:15 p.m. Send in RSVP form (Select LINK) if you have not already done so. We look forward to seeing you!

Wear Your SOL Spirit Colors!

Each day during SOLs wear different colors/clothing to show your SOL Spirit! (select LINK)

Thalia Yearbooks NOW ON SALE!

Yearbooks are on sale through the main office for only $20. You will need to write a check to Thalia Elementary for the amount (or pay cash) include your student's name and grade on the check.

A Look at Assessment

To accurately measure student mastery of core knowledge and demonstration of 21st century skills, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) uses a variety of assessments including, but not limited to, performance tasks, multiple-choice tests and essays. Many of the assessments students take are required by the state and federal departments of education to measure student progress toward performance benchmarks. Local assessments (locally- and externally-developed) are used to monitor student progress, differentiate instruction, identify students for participation in specific programs and measure students' mastery of 21st century skills.

To help parents better understand the various tests students take, their purpose and why they are important, the school division has developed this informational brochure.

Click here for the "A Look at Assessment" brochure >>>