November, 2014

posted Nov 12, 2014, 9:58 AM by Joel Bates
School Council November 12th Principal’s Report

 The seventh graders had a great time at Sargent Center – They come back to us a little bit 

 We held the first Golden Eagle Assembly last month  - The drama group entertained the audience with a few short skits

 We had another successful fire drill and our first lock down in the middle/end of last month – The reports from our debriefing with the police and fire departments were positive

 School Pictures (individual and group) took place at the end of October

 The Lion’s Club Eyemobile  screening (hearing/vision) has come and gone for Grades 3, 4, 5, 7

 Fire Safety Week was observed by our first responders as they addressed our  K, 1, and 2 students – Note: The first responders also had lunch with our students

 The Gubernatorial mock election was held and we have our Y and Z party candidates – The eighth graders are learning a lot about the political process led by their Social Studies teacher, 

 Bus Evacuation for Grades Preschool through Eighth Grade was completed with our partnership with the bus company

 The middle school (Grades 7 and 8) had a Halloween themed dance last month

 Ms. Richards led four student council members to MIT and The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values: SPARK 2014 for a day of featured speakers, entertainers, and a panel discussion with His Holiness The Dalai Lama

 Parent/Teacher Conferences were held October 30th, 31st and November 3rd

 The district participated in an all-day professional development day consisting of three two 

hours sessions for our district staff

 A district training was held for some of our administration, nurses, and guidance counselors on 

SBIRT: Screening, Brief Inventory, Referral Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Use sponsored by the MA Partnership of Public Health

 Jan Hanson presented at our staff meeting last week on Allergy Awareness as part of our continued professional development on this and other related topics

 Last Friday night the middle school put on a play lead by Maryann Zayka

 PLUS classes are 5/7 through the first PLUS cycle – New PLUS groups will start in December

 There was no school yesterday due to Veteran’s Day

 Our second annual pasta dinner fundraiser will be tomorrow night with two booked sittings for dinner from 5:00-6:00 and 6:00-7:00 – Bring your appetite

 Friday, November 14th is Community Reading Day K-8

 The dental hygienist will be here the week of November 17th for Grades Kindergarten, Two, 

 No School on November 26th 27th 28th (Thanksgiving)

Submitted by Steven Grant 
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