Dear Families and Friends,
I was convinced that spring was going to arrive early. Looking out my office window seeing leaves blowing on the tennis courts and the green grass in the circle area are very uncommon sights for the end of January. But as I sit here today the freshly fallen snow has covered the landscape once again. Students will be putting back on the snow suits and boots. The leaves will remain covered until the warmth of the sun melts away the new snow. We have had three snow days thus far which means the last day of school is pushed ahead until June 15th, pending no further snow days.
If you have not had an opportunity to see the incredible Artist Residency mural project, please come take a look at the finished product. The mural has been placed just outside the gym in the main hall for everyone to enjoy. The artist took student drawings of and about Chesterfield and designed the mural. Then all 295 students went to work laying and cutting thousands of glass tile pieces. It is a true community piece of art. We thank the Chesterfield Public School Foundation for their funding, the assembly committee and Mrs. Crewe for offering her room for the project. We will be sure to enjoy this piece of artwork for many years to come.
February is here and that means only 15 days of school. Events are listed to the left but I want to point out a few. First is the school district’s filing period. This period begins January 29th and runs through February 3rd. This period is set aside for those who wish to register to run for a School Board Seat, District Clerk or District Treasurer. You can do this by contacting the current School Clerk, Ms. Fran Shippee. Next is the town’s Budget Committee’s Annual Public Hearing on the budget(s). Saturday, February 11th. Beginning at 1:00 p.m., the town will present their proposed budget for 2017. Then following at 3:00 p.m., the school budget will be shared followed by public input. This is an important part of our budget process and often is under attended. I encourage you to attend and learn about our budget for the 2017-2018 school year. Part of this presentation will include a warrant article to purchase a neighboring lot (21.7 acres) to the school. This is a one-time opportunity and we would love to hear the public’s thoughts.
We are beginning to put together our preliminary list for our upcoming kindergarten class for September 2017. If you have a child, or know of someone who does, please get in touch with the office to get your child on the list.
February 13th-17th is Random Acts of Kindness week here at Chesterfield School. As always, try to engage your family in participating in random acts of kindness this month. Helping a neighbor shovel, offer to babysit or even do little things to remind the members of your family how important they are. Help us spread the word and share some kindness.
Sharyn K. D’Eon