Principal Newsletter

Dear Parents,                                                                                                              May 24, 2019

This week we have had numerous activities during and after school hours:

  1. Kudos to Mr. Foye and all of our PreK – Grade 8 musicians who sang a medley of Americana-themed songs, played recorders and performed flute and clarinet duets to a delighted audience of parents, grandparents and other family members and friends this past Wednesday evening.

  2. Our Grade 1 & 2 students went on a field trip to Cornish Flat for a Historical Society presentation.

  3. Ms. Udelhofen’s grade 3 & 4 students performed ‘Fish Heads and Snake Skins’ with scenes depicting the 1620-21 establishment of the Plymouth colony of pilgrims in Massachusetts.

  4. Our 5th and 6th graders are doing well memorizing their lines for the upcoming Midsummer Night’s Dream production.  The BridgeUp program artists in residence are generating a lot of enthusiasm for Shakespeare!

  5. This evening, our Upper Wing students will be displaying their Science Fair projects in the gym.

  6. Elsewhere on campus, students have been:

    • Learning how to draw a dragon eye in Art class;

    • Using punctuation to read with the correct emotion;

    • Beginning a floor hockey unit in PE;

    • Planting flower seeds in soil and illustrating their own poems in Kindergarten;

    • Reviewing hiking safety in AI class;

    • Creating their own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party after reading Alice in Wonderland in Language Arts.

Next Friday, May 31st, the "upper wing" students will be hosting a "Battle for Breast Cancer" Battleship Tournament after school.  Contributions will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. If you are interested in participating, volunteering to help, or make baked goods, there are sign-up sheets in the school lobby!

If you haven’t yet ordered your yearbook, you can still have it shipped to your home after school is over for the year.  Please refer to this url address if you would like to order it online: 

Next Week: 

May 30:  Students in grades 5-8 will be participating in the Memorial Day ceremony in Cornish Flat

May 30:  The Kindergarten class will be releasing their trout in the brook behind the Meriden Deli

May 31:  3:15-5:30 in Gym – “Battle for Breast Cancer” battleship tournament fundraiser.

I am looking forward to viewing all those wonderful science fair projects in the gym this evening and hope to see you there.  Additionally, I wish each of you a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.  

Warmest regards,

Jennifer Prileson, Principal

Kait Jones