October, 2014

Post date: Oct 8, 2014 4:29:12 PM

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