October, 2014

posted Oct 8, 2014, 9:29 AM by Joel Bates

School Council October 8th Principal’s Report

·         PAC has had their first meeting of the year (weeks ago) and a meeting (function) off-campus the other night

·         Teachers are developing news goals for this year in Baseline Edge & new goals for their IPDPs (for the next few years)

·         Four Winds had their parent training  two weeks ago (8th grade students handled the babysitting – Well done)

·         Some of the staff went apple picking a few Saturdays ago for a  bit of staff bonding, fun, and orchard walking

·         DI had their general interest meeting last week – Let the problem solving begin

·         The first round of district assessments are nearly complete (progress monitoring can begin)

·         RETELL training is underway once again including some of our FSS staff

·         The 7th graders are at Sargent Center this week in Hancock, NH – Staff are traveling up throughout the week to support, chaperone,  and help out

·         The Early Childhood has a playgroup scheduled in the Emerson Wing soon

·         We have had two successful fire drills in the month of September – More will be scheduled before the cold hits

·         The African Drummers will be here tomorrow – Thank you to PAC

·         PLUS has started – Many staff are involved and we are working with small groups of students each F Day (ELA theme)

·         The fourth grade is visiting the Lowell Mills today and Friday

·         The Minutemen representatives will be here tomorrow to talk to the 8th graders about programming

·         The end of the month (October 30th) will bring a gubernatorial  mock election run by the eighth grade classes

·         The first grade went apple picking two weeks ago

·         The second grade will host a speaker to talk about differences among us (second graders) as a way for them to better understand their classmates this year

·         A Substitute Orientation took place two weeks ago led by the Superintendent

·         We have held interviews for two positions that will be open soon (guidance and a paraprofessional)

·         The third grade will go to Lowell on Wednesday, October 22nd   

·         The preschool will go to the Ecotarium on Thursday, October 23rd

·         Purple Pinky Day is Friday, October 24th

·         We continue to update, review, and train our staff relative to allergy awareness

·         School Pictures are October 20th (we changed the date)

·         Parent Conferences will be October 30th (5:00-8:00) October 31st (1:00-3:00) November 3rd (8:00-3:00)

·         Pick-a-time opens to schedule a parent conference on October 20th and closes October 26th

·         The Lion’s Club will sponsor a hearing clinic for grades three, four, and seven on October 21st

·         The first Golden Eagle Assembly of the year is on Friday, October 17th

·         We have no school on Monday, October 13th Columbus Day

·         There is no school (for students) November 4th (Election Day) – The staff have an all day PD work session day

·         We have no school on Tuesday, November 11th Veteran’s Day

·         The second annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will be Thursday, November 13th – Bring your appetite

·         The PAC sponsored Bingo Night will be Friday, November 22nd