Principal Newsletter

October 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

Happy Friday the 13th!  Our week has been filled again with active learning, as students:

  • Ran the mile and practiced soccer skills in PE with Ms. Abraham;
  • Read and discussed books in Language Arts and Library classes, from The Pigeon Needs a Bath and Dollars and Senseto Star Girl and 12 Angry Men;
  • Learned some new chords and practiced them to songs for their ukulele unit with Mr. Judge;
  • Solved math problems, from ratios in the Upper Wing to multiplication math games in the Lower Wing;
  • Completed writing prompts, practiced spelling and handwriting in the Lower Wing and constructed drafts of essays in the Upper Wing;
  • Continued individualized reading and math lessons using the iReady and MobyMax programs online;
  • Continued their study of design elements and evaluated their painted rocks in Art class;
  • Engaged in Civil War debates in grade 8; and applied mapping skills in grades 3-4.
  • Learned about the digestive system with Ms. Clement and forms of energy with Ms. Parrott in Science; and reviewed dietary recommendations as a health topic with Ms. Prignano.

As part of Fire Prevention Week, the whole school was able to watch our local Fire Department do some demonstrations and answer questions about preventing and responding to a potential fire in their home or school.  They also got to watch all the staff practicing their skills with fire extinguishers!  We encourage everyone to check their smoke detector batteries.

Coming up:

Friday, Oct. 13 – Grade 6, 7, 8 Dance [Tonight from 6:30-9:00 pm in the Cornish gym]

Sunday Oct. 15 – CCPTO Portrait fundraiser

Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Grade 7 & 8 Field trip to Northern Stage to see A Doll’s House

Monday, Oct. 23 – 6:30 pm, School Board Meeting, Library

Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 23-24 – Hulbert Outdoor Center event for grade 5 & 6 students [forms needed soon!]

Tuesday Oct. 31 – Literacy Day!  Please look for a flier with more information from Ms. Jones.

Don’t forget to check out our website for updates on cafeteria menus, events on the calendar and news from teachers:  you can read all about it at:  www.cornishschool.org.

If you’re the parent of a 6th, 7th or 8th grade student, we hope to see them at the dance tonight.  Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!     

Warmest regards,   

Jennifer Prileson

Kait Jones