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Letter to Parents about Testing

Letter to Parents about Testing

Dear Greenacres Mustangs,

We are getting to the end of an excellent school year and our testing window is starting. Thank you for doing your best this year. While test scores are important for us see how we are doing, they don’t tell us the whole story. Test scores don’t show what makes our students special and unique.

Students: Test scores do not show that you are a good friend. They do not show that your smile can brighten someone else’s day. They do not show that you are good brother or sister. They do not show that despite dealing with bad circumstances, you come to school with a smile and try your best.

Tests don’t show that you can tell a really good story or that you love spending time (baking, hunting, fishing, singing, hiking) with special family members. Tests do not show that you can be trustworthy, kind, or thoughtful. Tests do not show that you try every day to be your very best.

Test scores will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything. There are many ways of being smart. You ARE smart! Keep working hard. You ARE enough! You are the light that brightens our day at school. When you see your test scores, remember that there is no way to “test” all the amazing and awesome things that make you YOU! All we ask is that you do your best on these tests.

Parents and Patrons: Please give us your feedback. Please email, call or visit with me in person. I want to work with you to resolve any concerns so that our district can be a place everyone is proud of.


Thank you,

Dr. Joel Wilson

Greenacres Elementary Principal



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