Principal Newsletter

April 5, 2019

Dear Parents,

This week we continued with our NH State Assessments for 7th and 8th graders.  We will resume testing after the April vacation; testing will extend into May as we schedule younger grade level students.  Everyone is working diligently; thank you for providing encouragement from home so they do their very best work!

Today we had a very productive combination of professional development activities.  Teachers worked with consultant Bob Greenleaf on math assessments, reviewing data and discussing how best to plan instruction moving forward; and also with Chris Benedetti on school culture and climate.  Teachers also spent several hours collaborating with colleagues on subject-specific curriculum.

Next week, Ms. Wolfinger will be putting up displays of student art work in the Town Hall.  We expect to see work from all grade levels through May; if you get the chance to stop by, do take a look!  Also, Ms. Wolfinger and Ms. Dangelo-Worth are working together so that each 8th grader composes their own page of photos and other artifacts for the Yearbook.  Students should consult with these teachers on how best to import and put together what they need for their page.

In other news, students have been:

  • Writing letters with Ms. Udelhofen;

  • Discussing different theories to explain how dinosaurs became extinct in Ms. Parrott's class;

  • Learning the purpose of different kinds of online media sources with Ms. Jones;

  • Practicing all the different vowel sounds with Ms. Clement;

  • Solving decimal-based math problems with Mr. Budd;

  • Sorting pictures into groups with Ms. Dyke;

  • Recording stories they read aloud for Ms. Varga;

  • Participating in a badminton playoff tournament arranged by Mr. Holloway.

Coming Up Soon!   

April 12: Grade 3 & 4 will be heading to Concord on a field trip; Kindergarten will be going to a performance at Lebanon Opera House

April 15-19:  Spring Vacation

April 22:  School Board meeting, 6:30 pm in the Library

Enjoy your weekend!

Warmest regards,

Jen Prileson, Principal

Kait Jones