FEBRUARY 2, 2015
I would never have imagined a week ago that we would still not be in school. It is disappointing because this is the time of year that we really see our students taking off and excelling. It makes the work you do as parents even more important. As we are approaching our yearly Dr. Seuss' Read Across America project, the reading you do with your children becomes critical. We have computer programs that track student progress, and the effects of the Winter Break on our students progress were evident, their reading scores declined after the time off. With another week off and February vacation coming, please take the time to read with your child. The investment in this activity will pay dividends for your child's progress.
We are entering into the budget season. The first presentation will be made to the school committee this Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Town Hall. As we enter the budget season, we are looking to implement a schedule that provides students with large blocks of uninterrupted instruction for mathematics and reading. This is part of the MTSS project that has become a district-wide goal for our school system.
Parking is going to be a premium with the snow. If you have a bus pass for your child, please take advantage of the bus or if possible, carpool for parent pick-up. Parking and coming in, is not looking like it will be possible, due to the piles of snow at school, across the street, and where the ball field parking is. PLEASE consider changing your practice, and drive through the loop until the snow melts. DO NOT park in the back parking lot, there is no room for our buses to come through with the mountain of snow back there.
Our staff is looking forward to returning to school!