May Science News!!!

Greetings 4th Grade Families!

It’s the 4th grade N.Y.S. ESPET Science Exam time again! As before, the exam will be given in 2 parts from May 26th until June 5th. Additional practice materials can be found on the DoE website under testing at You can download the exam from 2015 and prior sample exams.

You are cordially invited to our annual Parent Science Workshop, Tuesday, May 9th at 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. in the upper school science lab, room 434! We will discuss the vocabulary and skills needed for this exam.

The Performance Exam, (hands-on) will be held in the upper school science lab, room 434. The Written Exam, (multiple choice & short answers) will be Monday, June 5th in their classrooms. Please check the schedule below to ensure your child is present for both sections of the exam. There are NO make-ups for the written exam.

Performance Test Schedule: Upper School Science Lab, room 434:  

Class 4-303   Friday, May 26th @ 8:30 a.m.
Class 4-306   Tuesday, May 30th @ 8:30 a.m.
Class 4-307   Thursday, June 1st @ 8:30 a.m.
Class 4-309   Friday, June 2nd @ 8:30 a.m.

Permission slips and the first work packet for Science practice sessions will be given out this Friday, May 5th! Hands-on practice for each 4th grade class will begin next Wednesday, May 10th from 2:40 p.m. until 4:10 p.m.!

In the past I offered 3 sessions for every student. Due to class size and to avoid any overlaps with Girls-on-the-Run and other programs, I am offering a one-time study session for each class, separately. These sessions are very important! We will review many key topics for the exam as well as the hands-on portion.

Each class has been given a date. Ms. C. Menon will assist me in these exciting sessions. A light snack will be provided. All students will meet in the cafeteria at 2:40 p.m. and be dismissed from the courtyard promptly at 4:10 p.m. Students in after school programs will be dismissed directly to their programs. No students will be allowed to walk home alone! If you have any concerns you may email me at 

ESPET Practice Sessions meet in the cafeteria:

Class 4-303    Practice Wednesday, May 10th at 2:40 p.m. until 4:10 p.m.
Class 4-306    Practice Thursday, May 11th at 2:40 p.m. until 4:10 p.m.
Class 4-307    Practice Wednesday, May 17th at 2:40 p.m. until 4:10 p.m.
Class 4-309    Practice Wednesday, May 24th at 2:40 p.m. until 4:10 p.m.

See you there!

Author: SBoyce-El

Science Specialist!

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