The FCAT is right around the corner, and
Neptune Beach Elementary is continuing its annual tradition of providing FCAT incentives with two programs.
The K-2 classrooms will all participate in "adopt an FCAT class." Each K-2 classroom adopts an upper grade and sends them cards, treats, posters and words of encouragement during the week of testing.
In order to encourage good testing preparation and attendance, students in the third- through fifth-grades will participate in a HEAT party. Heat stands for Homework (H), Effort/Behavior (E), Attendance/Tardies (A) and Testing (T).
Students will be rewarded for their hard work if they meet the requirements of the HEAT criteria. They must complete homework on time, behave at school, attend school on time everyday and not leave early. They also must be present for each day of FCAT testing. Points are deducted if the requirements are not met.
If a student loses more than seven points before April 18, they will not be eligible to attend the HEAT party, scheduled the week following the end of makeup testing. The party includes pizza (supplied by the school), popcorn, drinks and a movie, and is a wonderful way to celebrate their FCAT preparation and testing.
Article submitted by school counselor Brooke Forte.
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