October 4, 2019

Dear Families,

How is it possible that it is already October?   We are over a month into the school year but it feels as though we have just started.   Continue to cherish these moments with your children because they grow so quickly and you will never get these days back.   If your dealing with a difficult developmental stage just remember it won’t last forever – even though it feels like it when your in the middle of it!

The children have been having daily lessons in the Choose Love social emotional program that we adopted this year.   We have been focusing on courage the last 6 weeks. Ask your child what it means to be courageous and ask them to show you how to do a brave breath (see flyer).   

We have been having  a lot of bus issues this year.   I have been working closely with the drivers on implementing assigned seats and positive behavioral interventions but we can’t do it alone.  We need your support. Please remind your children the importance of sitting safely, having a quiet voice, and keeping their hands to themselves.  If they follow these three simple rules everyone will have a safe and pleasant bus ride. Riding the bus is a privilege and children will lose this privilege if they can’t be safe.   Please send your child with something to do on the bus (favorite toy, book to read, coloring book, electronic game, etc.). Thank you for your help with this. 

There is no school on Monday, October 14th  and Tuesday, October 15th.   All the classroom teachers, Mr. Naitove, and myself will be attending a conference in Connecticut on both Monday and Tuesday. We will be learning about how to improve student engagement.   We are excited to attend this amazing conference and I am grateful that the teachers are willing to give up their day off on Columbus Day and spend it in a conference all day. We really do have an amazing staff here that cares about children and wants to better themselves so they can give even more to the students at MES.   

October 31st at 2:15, we will be having the annual Halloween parade and classroom parties.  This is such a fun day. I hope many of you will be able to join in on the fun and I encourage you to dress up.  The kids love seeing the adults in costumes.  

Important Dates:

Tuesday, October 8th – School Club Meeting 9:15 Cafe

Friday, October 11th – 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade visit NH State House

Senior Breakfast hosted by grade 2

 Monday, October 14 and 15th –  No School Columbus Day and Teacher Workshop Day

Wednesday, October 16th – School Picture Day 

 *All students will get a class picture even if they don’t order individual photos

Monday, October 28th – School Board meeting 6:30

Thursday, October 31st– Halloween Parade and classroom parties 2:15

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristen

Lead Water Test 

Mason Our Town!