October 2015 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:
Wonderful Wednesdays (WW) got off to a great start on September 16.Two sixth graders, who chose “Office Helper” for their first club, took pictures of each club. These pictures were posted on our Facebook page, and you are able to see all students actively engaged in new opportunities of learning. They are also creating a WW bulletin board in the center of the main building. A tremendous amount of work went into the set-up, planning, and implementation of WW and represents the commitment and dedication I have the privilege to see on a daily basis.
On September 18, there was a minor bus accident in front of the Brick Building. Staff immediately responded to the situation by increasing the number of staff members in the breakfast program and strategically placing themselves outside to ensure student safety with the change in unloading routine.
We practice a variety of drills throughout the school year. Although every possible scenario cannot be practiced or foreseen, our students’ response demonstrated their ability to transition as needed to the situation with support from a flexible staff which quickly adapted to the need presented.
The Unification is an opportunity for districts and supervisory unions to unify existing, disparate governance structures to preferred governance structure by 2020.) Jeanne Collins, RNESU Superintendent, provided the following information on Act 46 and RNESU’s work:
The Act 46 study committee of RNESU met for the first time on Sept 15. Eighteen people representing all eight towns learned about the law and its intention for consideration of a governance model.
The committee reviewed the educational quality standards and reviewed the charge of the committee.
The committee's charge is to study the benefits and challenges of forming a union district, making a determination on whether the benefits of such a merger should go to the voters. The timeline for this work is set up to culminate in a vote in the spring of 2016, though that timeline may be extended if needed. Community engagement in the study is crucial and forums will be scheduled for late fall/early winter. A web page at www.rnesu.org has been set up to capture all meeting agendas and minutes, presentations, and provide resources and background for the public to review. Questions, suggestions and comments may be made through public comment at each meeting, through community forums when scheduled, and through the app, Let's Talk, also found on the RNESU web page.
Communication between home and school is essential in supporting student success. Mid-trimester reports ensure you know how your child is progressing half way through the first trimester marking period. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher. The first report will be coming home Friday, October 9. Parent conferences will be the next scheduled contact; they will be held November 12 and 19. Please remember that you do not have to wait for these scheduled times to talk with your child’s teacher. If you have a question or concern, please call us.
Neshobe School Guidance
Please contact our Guidance Counselor,
Ms. Spaulding, with any questions and/or concerns.
Child Nutrition Programs would like to get the word out to families about summer meals in your community.
As indicated in each flyer, these meals are absolutely free to all children 18 and under: No application, no reservation and no need to call ahead.
Additionally, families can dial 2-1-1 or text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 to locate summer meal sites anywhere in Vermont; they can also locate sites using the web-based Summer Food Rocks Summer Meal Site Finder: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Please join us in helping kids stay healthy and ready-to-learn over the summer.
Questions can be sent to me, or by calling our office at 802-479-1360.