Principal Newsletter

Dear Parents,                                                                                                  

September 21, 2018

Our all-school hike went very well for both climbs!  Powered in part by breakfast from Abbey Group, snacks and lots of water, all our students made it up and down Cardigan or French’s Ledges. This year I hiked with the French’s Ledges group and we were able to make all sorts of interesting observations along the way:

  • Students kept count of the orange, speckled salamanders that were frequently spotted;

  • Varieties of leaves and trees were identified;

  • Aquatic life forms in streams were studied;

  • Bracket fungi, puffballs and mushrooms in shades of lavender, orange, red, yellow and white were observed;

In other news, we are currently interviewing potential P.E. teachers, as Ms. Abraham will be leaving her position at the end of next week to take up a fulltime assignment in Claremont.  We wish her the best in her new adventures as we plan for a smooth transition.  Our new special education case manager and PreK teacher, Ms. Wendy Dyke, will be arriving next week; we thank Ms. Rudner for serving as the interim teacher, and Ms. Patenaude for expanding her hours to accommodate all of our programmatic needs.

Coming up next week!

  • Monday, 6:30 pm in Library:  School Board Meeting

  • Thursday:  Book Fair begins!

Also, please mark your calendars for:

  • 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 – Come meet the teachers and other parents, and find out what all our students are learning at Cornish.  Last day for the Book Fair!

  • 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. 

Finally, Butler Bus Company asks you to review the handbook policies with your children so they are aware of the expectations for maintaining the bus in good condition and not to distract the driver or engage in other unsafe behaviors while riding the bus.

I wish each of you a safe and happy weekend; warmest regards, Jennifer Prileson, Principal  FAQ for ParentsFluClinic.docxLetter to parentsLPrignano9.18.docx 


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