March 9, 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians/Grandparents/and Interested Citizens:
This Newsletter highlights important dates and present/upcoming events.
Read Across America: This was a wonderful experience for all! In spite of some uncooperative weather, we had some fun activities this week. One activity we are most pleased with was the community reader event. Wednesday morning, before the snow, we had nearly 30 volunteer readers from our community and beyond who volunteered to read books and share a bit about themselves with our students. It was a great time. Thanks to Melanie Harrison and Bambi Truesdell for all their work coordinating this event!
Senior Scholarship Night: The Scholarship workshop for graduating seniors has been cancelled. However, alternative arrangements have been made to get this important information. You may contact Christy Frazier to receive application packets by calling: 224-5135 or 485-4700. You may also contact her through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Sports: With all these snow storms occurring, it seems odd to be talking about signing up for the upcoming sport season. However, the calendar says Spring is right around the corner! Student athletics may sign up for Baseball and Softball next week.
National Science Teachers’ Association Conference (NSTA): We are most fortunate to have Heather Pelkey, Lauren Elliott, Jolene Miner, and Val Carey attending this national conference next week. They will be joined by Dr. Debbie Black from Keene State College as they share their experience with building maker spaces and promoting inquiry science. We look forward to all the exciting ideas and materials they will bring back from Atlanta!
March 5th: Teacher Professional Development Day! This was a very productive day for teachers and administrators! We were fortunate to have Jon Vander Els, former principal from Sanborn Regional School District and Educational Consultant for Solution Tree, join our staff to guide us in the work of improving our professional learning communities. He provided us with some useful structures and tips to help us make the most of our collaborative time to improve outcomes for all students.
Business Office: As an informational item, Mary Henry will be working in the Business Office and handling some of the finances for the District. If you need to contact the District you may reach her by calling 239 – 8061 ex. 2.
March 13th: School Ballot! On Tuesday, March 13 the Winchester School District Elections will take place at the Town Hall from 8 am until 7 pm.
March 14th: Winter Sports Banquet! This has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 14th. The Basketball and Cheer Athletes and families are invited to attend the Sports Banquet on March 14th beginning at 6 pm in the Elementary Cafeteria. This is a potluck event. Please bring the following food that coincides with the first letter of your last name: A-F dessert, G-S dish to share: T-Z drinks/chips. The Winchester Sports Booster Club will be supplying paper products. As a friendly reminder, athletes must turn in their uniforms at the banquet. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
Draft Calendar for Next School Year: On Thursday, March 15th the School Board will be reviewing a Draft School Calendar for the 2018 – 2019 School Year. These meetings are held in the School Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in hearing the presentation and providing valuable feedback on next year’s calendar, you are encouraged to attend.
Dr. Genovese, M. Duprey, V. Carey