November 15, 2016
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Friends,
November continues to delight us with warm weather, which allows playing outside unencumbered by coats and jackets. One can only wonder how long this can last.
There is no school on Wednesday, November 23rd. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving with your families.
Looking ahead, there is no school for the holiday break from Friday December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
The 2016 election was long and flush with strong emotions. As parents, and educators we have a responsibility to help children feel safe and secure and learn how to engage with others of differing opinions in a peaceful and respectful manner. If you are interested in a resource for help with this, you might try National Association of School Psychologist. www.nasponline.org.
When you are picking your children up at the end of the day, we ask that they stay inside the building to wait for you. This way we know where they are. This has become an inceasingly important safety concern.
Thank you to School Committee member Laura Coroi for her winning Mediterranean Baked Bean recipe, which will be served all week on the Bento lunch. I had no idea children were such baked bean aficionados!
When the pond freezes behind Key Bank and is suitable for skating, YCS has ice skates to loan. Call 846–2406 for more information.
As always, please check Lost and Found. There are some very nice items that have been left behind. Everything will be sent to a charity over the holiday break.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Included in this message are two poems written by fourth graders in honor of Veterans Day.
By Sierra Hunt
Fights for our country
Who feels so brave they will risk their on lives for others
Who needs a friend to help guide their way
Who fears letting down their country
Who loves fighting for others
Who thinks of others
Who believes in world peace
Veterans Day Poem
By Robyn Felmly
Fights for freedom
Who feels freedom coming into the world
Who needs Family to support them
Who fears that death is close
Who loves America and it's bravery
Who thinks they can win war
Who believes in America