November, 2012

posted Nov 1, 2012, 7:56 PM by Joel Bates   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 11:41 AM ]

School Council November 7th Principal’s Report

We have had a very full month of October and beginning of November.                          

·         Our second round of Golden Eagle assemblies took place a few weeks ago. We had student presentations in both the elementary and middle school assemblies.

·         The Children’s Memorial Courtyard was dedicated at the end of October. There were adult and student speakers sharing their thoughts and reflections.

·         Our students participated in the National Mock Election. The eighth graders also completed their election unit which culminated with campaigning, speeches, primaries, and the election of a Y and  Z candidate.

·         Parent/Teacher Conferences took place over the last two days. This conference allowed the opportunity to share two months of assessments, work, observations and the opportunity to develop goals for the reminder of the year.

·         Plus classes start this week in grades one through five. This new model involves administrators, literacy specialists, and instructional assistants working with students during a dedicated block of time each F Day of the six day cycle.

·         School picture re-takes were yesterday.

·         Community Reading Day took place yesterday under the direction of Mr. Caligiuri. We were thrilled to have so many readers come to our school.

·         The FSS Drama Society will present a production of Big Bad on November 20th.

·         The traditional student-faculty football game will take place after the drama presentations to finish off the day with a spirited event to bring in the Thanksgiving holiday. The “price” of admission to the game will be a canned good donation.

·         The school had a second fire drill last month. Included in the drill was an Emerson Wing evacuation to the Florence Sawyer School cafeteria.

·         The 4th grade presented their annual Pumpkin Picture Book Projects in the Emerson Wing gymnasium.

·         Governor Michael Dukakis will visit the school on Wednesday, November 28th to discuss civics, politics, and the role of Government.

·         The Florence Sawyer School will host a Parent Information Forum to present our new district-wide report cards for grades 3, 4, & 5 on the evening of Wednesday, November 28th.

·         Cross country is finished for the season.

·         Intramural basketball starts next week in the middle school.

·         The third grade went to the Museum of Natural History in Cambridge last week.

·         Believe it or not letters/information will be going out for Kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year.

·         Thanksgiving baskets will be delivered to approximately 15 families in need this holiday season. Darlene Perkins is coordinating this activity through the hard work of local girl scout troops.

·         The Lion’s Club Eye Mobile serviced grades 4, 5, & 7 – vision/hearing screenings. Parents and volunteers supported the daylong event.

·         Approximately 30 staff members got their flu shots by our nursing staff as part of our own flu clinic.

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