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Welcome to Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School
January 2017; Happy New Year!
Friday, January 20th is our FIRST 2017 bike/walk to school that is scheduled.
(Weather, temperatures and sidewalk safety permitting.)
*There is a 10 degree cut-off for the Brunswick School department; what does that mean? It must feel like 10 degrees out in order to go outside for recess and/or hold bike/walk.
Please join us as we have some fun. We will turn our buses into walking buses and/or bike from home. Volunteers, come meet and greet our students while walking and fulfilling your new year’s resolution.
VOLUNTEERS, please sign on to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48aaa822a31-monthly3
Some Maine Outdoor fun events:
January 21 is Winterkids Welcome to Winter Festival; 12:30-2:30 at Payson Park, Baxter Boulevard in Portland. Check out the variety of winter activities Winterkids has to offer at: winterkids.org
Mainetoday.com tells of 2017 Can’t Miss Winter Events in Maine.
Maine.gov will give you activities you can do with your family at Maine State parks. The X-C and snow shoe trailer travels to various parks and with a park fee, you can use the equipment for free.
1/28-29/2017 – Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park – Ski & Snowshoe Trailer visit
LOAF 2017 Wellness Group Lift TIX
2017 MAINE SCHOOL WELLNESS PROGRAM
Offers your School District’s staff, students and families the chance to experience Sugarloaf at a discount.
$ 48.00 Lift Ticket-all ages-Non Holiday PRICING
$ 68.00 Holiday/Vacation Lift ticket PRICING
$ 30.00 Ski or Snowboard Rentals
$ 25.00 Ski Clinic (90 min grouped by ability) 10:30
$ 62.00 Learn to Ski or Snowboard Clinic ages 15+
includes a learning area lift ticket, rentals and the clinic
$10.00 Helmet Rental
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19 ($68), 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
by FRIDAY 9AM before your Ski Day
PREPAY using check: Marjorie Batten, 157 First Rangeway
Waterville, ME 04901
PICK UP TICKETS IN KING PINE ROOM by windows 8:15-9:00 AM
For the nineteenth year, Foreign Language for Youth (FLY) will be offering foreign language classes to third, fourth and fifth graders. As in the past, the classes will be held once a week from 3:15 until 4:15 for 12 weeks starting the week of January 9th through April 7th. Click for details and to signup!
NAEP 2017 PARENT/GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION LETTER
Mathematics and reading assessments
December 15, 2016
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School fourth graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Tuesday, February 7th. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. Click Here for Entire Letter!
The Square 1 Art products that were ordered online and all paper orders will be shipped to the school and will arrive December 5th. I will store all the art orders in the art room (room #128) until Friday December 9 so that you may pick up the orders in person if you desire. On Friday afternoon December 9, I will send home all the art orders with the students. Please know that the objects are carefully packaged with student backpacks in mind.
Thank you for participating in the Square 1 Art fundraiser! By preserving your child’s art on memorable keepsakes, you have helped contribute to both the school and your child’s self-esteem. Thank you for your support!
Throughout the year, if you need to order more keepsakes-for special occasion holidays or those hard-to-buy-for family members simply go to square1art.com/shop, enter the art access code from your catalog, and select the art and item wanted. HBS school will benefit financially from orders all year long!
Emily Moll and Amy Crosby
HBS DISMISSAL PROCESS: Please note! The dismissal of walkers and transported students prior to bus students has been working very well and we have determined to adopt this as our dismissal process. Dismissal for walkers and transported students is at 3:10 pm.
Please note early release dismissal is always at 1:00 pm and we have an upcoming early release on December 7th for professional development. ASPIRE does not provide care on these days, please be sure to send in a note with your child regarding their alternate arrangements.
Take a peek at the first edition of Brunswick School Department Teacher Talk Newsletter. The intention of this communication is to share the great learning and teaching happening in the Brunswick Schools with the Brunswick community.
This issue focuses on teacher initiatives to research, learn, implement and continue their efforts to meet the needs of Brunswick students through differentiation.
We hope you enjoy learning more about our Brunswick Schools.
The autumn newsletter can be viewed by clicking the following link:
Brunswick School Department Teacher Talk