Dear Families and Friends of Chesterfield School,
After the spring like temperatures this past weekend it is hard to believe that there are still 6 - 8 more weeks of winter. I sat watching the snow melt while the sun warmed the air to nearly 70 degrees. I could not believe that it was February, windows wide open and the heat off. I then awoke Sunday morning to find those winter temperatures had returned. With the huge range in temperatures, I ask that you dress your child for the varying degrees of weather. It is always best to dress in layers, and seeing that the snow is almost all gone snow pants may not be needed. Feel free to pack them in your child’s backpack along with an extra pair of dry socks. Boots are still important, as the mud will still be found outside on our playground.
March is an important month for our school as the Annual School District Meeting is scheduled for March 18th. This is the meeting when the school and town budgets are voted upon. This year the school’s budget will be presented at 9 a.m. with the town’s budget to follow. We have been very fortunate to have the continued support from our community. This year our budget contains a new three-year contract for our support staff, two warrants to raise funds for the capital reserves and sped/tuition accounts and a warrant to purchase some land behind the school.
March 18th is the same date our Destination Imagination teams will enter into competition at Monadnock Regional High School. The day will start with a parade of teams entering the gym, and then the day is filled with instant challenges, skits and problem solving. This tournament is filled with excitement and not just from the cakewalks. Come and cheer on the teams and learn more about Destination Imagination!
Lastly, I would like to invite you all to join the Friends of Chesterfield School in a night of skating at Keene Ice. The FOCS have rented ice time for the families of Chesterfield. Last month’s event was attended by over 150 members of our school community. Come join this event and visit with others from our school while supporting a great cause.
March also is a time for parent teacher conferences. We are about to enter the third and final trimester of the year. Please look for details from your child’s homeroom teacher. If you are a parent of a middle school student you can request a conference from any of the subject area teachers.
At this point in time, we have seen six snow days. Eighth grade graduation is tentatively scheduled for June 20th. We will soon be putting out notice looking for 7th grade parents to begin the planning of the 8th grade celebration. Please consider donating your time, as next year will be your year to sit back and relax!
Mrs. Sharyn K. D’Eon