February 7, 2020

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe that it is already February!  I think the groundhog is confused as the weather pattern this week and for the next couple weeks looks pretty active!  This has been a tough winter and these strange winter storms sure make for difficult road conditions. We always do our best with the information we have to determine cancelations and delays and we support you as parents to make the best decision for your children based on the road conditions.   

This Tuesday, February 11th is Primary Election day.  The voting has been moved to the Town Hall (no longer at the school).  The hours are 8am – 7pm. Voting for the school budget and town officials will be on Tuesday, March 10th also at the Town Hall (the hours have not been set yet).   This year the school budget is up less than ½ of a percent. Most of the budget areas have gone down or stayed the same. A few areas where there has been an increase are technology, heat, and electricity.   We try very hard to keep the budget as level as possible and if we have money left at the end of the year we return it to the town to help offset the tax rate. If you want more information about the budget please go to the school’s website and look under the School Board tab where you will find the budget and warrant articles.  On both February 11th and March 10th there will be no school for students as we will be having professional development days for the staff. 

Important dates:

Tuesday, February 11th  – Primary Elections – No School Teacher Workshop

Thursday, February 13th – 100th Day of School

Friday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 17th – School Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 18th – Parent/Principal Meeting 9:15 

February 24th  – 28th – February Vacation   

Stay warm!

Kristen 

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