Principal Newsletter

October 26, 2017

Dear Parents,

Our Grade 5 & 6 students had an amazing two days at Hulbert Outdoor Center this week.  Led by a highly competent group of Hulbert outdoor educators, they explored forest and stream ecosystems, collecting all sorts of invertebrates to identify; studied tree systems and how to identify trees by their bark and leaf type; engaged in simulations of the water cycle and predator-prey relationships; practiced their mapping and orientation skills; learned many new games; and worked together in a variety of team-building activities.  We are very grateful to the CCPTO for funding this important middle school experience.  We would also like to thank those who chaperoned the trip with me:  Mr. Judge, Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Parrott and Ms. Tilton, whose assistance there was invaluable.  I am particularly grateful to Ms. Parrott and Mr. Lynch for volunteering to stay overnight with us in our respective cabins.  

This afternoon, from 6-8 pm, there is a Student Council/Grade 8 fundraiser.  We hope you’ll stop by for the Haunted Hallway in the Upper Wing and the Movie Night in the Gym.  There is a $2 admission charge; children age 5 and younger are free.  Refreshments are also available for sale.  Students grades PK-6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Picture Re-Takes: If you would like your student to have his or her picture re-done, or if your students was not at school during the original day, please mark your calendar for November 14, from 8:30 – 10 am.  You will need to bring in the whole packet if you are having pictures re-done.  If you need an envelope to fill out, you must contact the office to request one so we will have them available in time for pick-up.  Please call Dale Lawrence to make this request.

Other Events Coming up:

Friday Oct. 27 – Teacher Professional Development Day:  School will not be in session that day.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – 7:00 pm – CCPTO Meeting in the Library

Friday, Nov. 3 – Assembly at 2:20 pm:  Student of the Month and other awards, activities; Parents are welcome to attend.

Thurs/Fri Nov. 9 & 10 – Parent-Teacher conferences [Thursday after school/evening and Friday morning]

Spirit Wear!  An order form for Cornish shirts, sweatshirts, beanies, water bottles and more was sent home by our CCPTO last week.  Orders are due by next Friday, November 3.  If you need another form, please stop by the front office; Dale Lawrence has extras available!

Have a wonderful and safe 3-day weekend. 

Warmest regards,    

Jennifer Prileson

Principal

Kait Jones