There are some things that elementary schools struggle with in New England and beyond. Winter clothes are one of them. Let me say that I am not a big fan of arbitrary rules.

Nevertheless we are going to institute some rules. It comes back to our POPS guidelines. We want kids to be safe and positive. Getting into conflicts about gloves, pants and shorts at 7:45 during recess is not one of them. We want students to come into the classroom after exercising vigorously, not just having debated a staff member. So, what does that mean? Well, we’re going to try this for morning recess and beyond: 

  • Cover skin below 50 degrees
  • Snow = pants on and clothes that covers entire body
  • Can wear shorts UNDER snow pants  
  • Boots and snow pants to play in the snow 

We’re hoping these guidelines help.

It will be a busy month with concerts, activities and winter sports rolling along. We will try and highlight some of the occurrences in the newsletter. Feel free to check the front page of the website as that is how our office manages things; it is a live calendar. One such thing that students will participate in this week is the hour of code. We are the only school in ANWSU doing so this year and it is being coordinated by Mrs. Foley all next week.

- Matthew DeBlois


From Sandy Kayhart

Basketball- Looking for coaches for the 3/4 girls, 3/4 boys and  Kindergarten. If you are interested please contact skayhart@anwsu.org or 877-3761. If we are unable to locate volunteers, we will not be able to run these programs.

5/6 boys practice Tues. & Thurs. 4:30 - 5:30 Coach Adam Flynn

Team 1 - 5/6 girls practice  Mon. & Thurs. 5:30 - 6:30 Coach Stacey Stearns & Stacie Tetreault

Team 2 - 5/6 girls practice  Tues. & Fri. 5:30 - 6:30 Coach Sasha Bradford

Starts Wednesday Jan. 4th 1/2 girls 3:00 - 4:30 Coach Tara Brooks & Michelle Eckels

Starts Friday Jan. 6th - 1/2 boys  3:00 - 4:30 Coach Anna & Matt Gagnon 

Please check out the activities calendar on the VUES website for updated information or click on the information tab for athletics. 


VUES Activity Calendar