Principal's Note

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Happy Holidays!!

December is here and excitement is in the air. Basketball season has begun and our school teams will host their first home game on Wednesday December 6th. Student spectators are asked to go home first then return to school if they want to watch the game. The first game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Grade 6 has been hosting their annual Scholastic Book Fair this week. The fair runs from the 27th of November through December 1st. Profits help our grade six students with their trip to Nature’s Classroom. There are a wide variety of books and we invite you to come in a browse before purchasing items. 

During this month I will be presenting a draft of the 2018 - 2019 school budget to the School Board. The School Board will conduct one or two work sessions to review my budget and I answer any questions they may have. Once the work sessions are complete they will vote to make the proposed budget their budget. These work sessions are open to the public and held in our school library. Once the budget becomes the board’s adopted budget it will then go to the Town’s Budget Committee for their review. A public hearing is held in January. This meeting is a time for the public to offer input and suggestions to the Town Budget Committee and School Board. The process continues until March, when the final School District Meeting will be held to vote. This is important; as it is the one time the budget will be presented for a vote. We have always had incredible support from our community and hope that it will continue this year. 

Students and teachers are wrapping up the school wide read on a book titled, “Wonder”. As a closing activity Mrs. Waters is planning a trip for Grades 3 - 8 to a local theater to view “Wonder” together. (Due to the PG rating of the movie I have decided not to include grades K - 2.) 

When we flip the calendar from November to December the snow tends to begin to stick to the ground. Roads become a bit trickier and I always worry about our students at their bus stops. Please remind your children that even if they ride a bus there is always a possibility of breaking down. Boots, coats, hats and mittens should be worn or packed. In addition to needing them at recess. Recent high winds have made temperatures seem much colder than usual. 

Parent conferences are here and I often see many of you, but in case I don’t I want to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Holiday!!

 

Sharyn K. D’Eon
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