Principal Newsletter

September 28, 2018

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe we’ve been in school a month already!  Things have been humming along with lots of learning activity:

  • Mr. Foye sharing ‘Song of the Day’ to introduce musical techniques to share a theme and tell a story;

  • PreK students matching shapes and creating farm animal scenes through play with Ms. Dyke and Ms. Patenaude;

  • Grade 1 and 2 students categorizing feathers according to observable features with 4 Winds;

  • Ms. Dangelo-Worth’s students writing persuasive essays;

  • Ms. Udelhofen’s and Ms. Tilton’s students reading aloud, then reviewing and discussing unfamiliar vocabulary;

  • Upper Wing math students analyzing their performance on a recent assessment;

  • Kindergarteners engaged in counting activities and writing their numbers with Ms. Coolidge and Ms. Sinclair;

  • Art students are exploring a variety of techniques in the style of Keith Haring – come see the great artwork on the walls outside Ms. Wolfinger’s classroom when you come to Open House next week!

  • 5th graders are learning how to propose scientific investigations to answer a question with Mr. Colombo;

  • P.E. students playing variations of ultimate Frisbee.

We bade a fond farewell to Ms. Abraham, who is moving on to Claremont Middle School, and welcomed Mr. David Holloway as our new PK-8 P.E. teacher.  Mr. Holloway is an experienced teacher with a background that includes Industrial Arts and Drivers Education as well as Physical Education.

Coming up next week!

  • Tues. Oct. 2 at 7 pm in the Library:  CCPTO Meeting – all parents are invited! Use this link to sign up for refreshments for Open House (CCPTO) -

  • Thursday Oct. 4, 6-7:30:  Open House and Book Fair –please review the printed schedule and map being sent home today, so you can plan your evening.  We’re looking forward to seeing you! 

Also, please mark your calendars for:

  • Monday, Oct. 15:  Flu Shot Clinic (free for Cornish students) - please review the attached information

  • Saturday November 3:  Save the date! The Cornish Elementary School Class of 2019 will be hosting an auction on to raise money for their class trip to Washington, DC. They are looking for donations from local businesses, or new home made items (quilts, furniture, maple syrup). If you have something that you would be willing to donate to the auction, please contact Kristine Newbold, Corinne Kelliher or Kate Barber.

From the CCPTO:  The next version of the Cornish Phone Book is due to be published in early 2019. If you are new to town, have a correction, would like to place an advertisement, or donate to the “Friends of the Phonebook” please send an email to:, or contact Kristine Newbold at 675-2914. 

From The Abbey Group:  There have been a few changes to the menu since its most recent printing.  There is no ‘daily soup’ offered, although it is occasionally part of a main event.  

I wish each of you a safe and happy weekend; warmest regards, 

         Jennifer Prileson, Principal 

Kait Jones