April 6, 2018

Dear Families,

Happy Spring!! I think spring has finally arrived!?  It sure feels like spring in the school as the calendar is filling up with many end of the year events.  The last day of school will still be June 15th. By counting hours instead of days we are able to build many extra hours into the schedule so we don’t have to make them up at the end of the year.   Next year’s school calendar will be released by the end of the month.

We would like to thank all the voters that supported the school budget this year.   It was a tough weather day to get out and vote but the majority of those voters that did make it out supported the budget.   The budget includes full day kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. We are excited to have the kindergarteners all day and to be able to offer a developmentally appropriate program for them where they can grow academically, socially, and emotionally.   Attached you will also find more information about the kindergarten program in the Frequently Asked Questions.

We will be having kindergarten and first grade registration during the week of April 16th.  If you have a child that isn’t already registered please come in between the hours of 7:30 am and 4 pm to register your child or call Miss Heidi to set up a time.  If you know of children in town that are eligible to start kindergarten next fall (turn 5 before September 30, 2018) or first grade (turn 6 before September 30, 2018)  please share this information with them.

At this point we have a waiting list for the preschool program.  If you are interested in adding your child’s name to the list please call Heid at 878-2962.  The preschool program is for children that are 3 and 4.

Spring has sprung in the gardens out front of the school and around the building.  Please do not let the children play in the gardens or pick the flowers that will soon be blooming.  We had a very generous donation of bulbs given to the school and we want to make sure that those flowers have a chance to bloom for the entire community to enjoy.  One other area of concern is drop off and pick up times. Please supervise your children closely as we have had a few close calls with children and moving cars.

The spring concert date has been changed to Wednesday, May 30th at 2pm for extended family and 6pm for immediate family.  I just learned that Milford Middle School is having their spring concert on the 23rd so I didn’t want ours to interfere with their concert.  We always try our best to accommodate the Milford schedule though we are not always successful!

There is a lot happening over the next couple months.  Here is a list as of now and more information will come as these events get closer.

April 17th – Lions Club Vision Screenings

April 18th – 5th grade State Science Test

April 20th – Grandparent Luncheon and Puppet Show

April 23rd -27th  – Vacation Week

April 30th  – May 4th – Staff appreciation week

May 4th – Parent Luncheon

May 8th – Grades 3, 4 and 5 State Testing Math

May 11th – Grade 3  Wax Museum

May 15th – 3,4,5 State Testing Reading

May 16th – Early Release – Student Led Conferences K-5

May 17th – 3,4,5 State Testing Writing

May 17th – 5th grade step up day 9:30

May 21st  – 24th – NWEA grades K-4

May 24th –  K,1,2 Field Trip

May 25th and 28th – No School

May 30th – Spring Concert 2 pm and 6 pm

June 4th – 8th – Spirit Week * field day either the 7th or 8th depending on weather

June 11th – Step up day grades K-4  9:30 – 10:15 (all school snack and recess to follow)

June 12th – Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 9:15 in the cafe

June 13th – 5th  Grade Talent Show

June 14th –  Last Day for Preschool

June 15th – Last Day for Students

5th Grade Graduation 9:30

Kindergarten Graduation 11:00

June 22nd – Last Day for staff