October 20, 2017
Dear Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, and Interested Citizens:
Primary Shelter – After many hours of planning and amending documents, the town’s Emergency Management Team recently completed its Emergency Operations Plan. I want to bring to your attention, that in the event of emergency, the Winchester School is designated as the Primary Shelter. School and town officials will be working together in the coming months to secure a grant for a generator, should there be a need to use the school as a shelter for an extended time. Additionally, since the school has only one shower available, this will need further study to investigate the best way to address this deficiency.
Parking Lot/Walkway Paving Project - On Saturday, October 28th, work will be underway to prepare the parking lot behind the school for paving. On Monday, October 30, weather permitting, this project will begin. Because the busses presently pick-up and drop-off students behind the school, the principal is arranging for this to occur elsewhere. At the present time it is estimated that this project may take 2 to 3 days. Anyone who needs access to Monadnock Family Services will need to park in the front of the school and walk to the building behind the school. There will be more specific information in the next Newsletter on Friday, October 27th.
Trunk or Treat- I have been asked to bring to your attention a non-school sponsored event that is free to the entire community on Tuesday, October 31st at the United Church Of Winchester. It is a safe, family environment where children spend the evening going from “trunk to trunk” collecting candy from volunteers who have decorated their vehicle or table.
People who live far from the town center can enjoy giving out treats and seeing the kids dressed in their costumes. You can even vote for the best-decorated trunk! If you are so inclined, you can bring your spare change for unicef, but this is not required to participate and enjoy the evening. Treaters (cars) can register at Eventbrite.com https://www.facebook.com/WinchesterNHtrunkortreat/ or email or request form - WinchesterNHtrunkortreat@gmail.com
A couple of volunteers are needed to help get cars parked between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Please use the gmail address to communicate your interest. The event will end around 6:30 p.m. If you plan to participate, plan on not leaving the parking area until 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Alan D. Genovese, Ed. D