Early Education Program Upcoming Events 10/23 AND 10/24 - LIFETIME STUDENT PICTURES 10/30 - HALLOWEEN PARADE, 10:40 AM AND 1:35 PM 10/24 - SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING, 7:00 PM, AHS/AMS LIBRARY 10/31 - NO SCHOOL - EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY 11/10 - NO SCHOOL - VETERANS' DAY 11/22 - EARLY RELEASE, THANKSGIVING BREAK BEGINS 11/23 AND 11/24 - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK 12/02 - EARLY RELEASE DAY, STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 12/24 TO 01/01 - NO SCHOOL, HOLIDAY BREAK
I can’t believe that it is October already! It has been an exciting first few weeks of school, and I would like to thank all of you for your patience and support as we have begun to settle into the new building and new routines.
Pick up and drop off are running more smoothly now, and I am hearing that parents are either finding spaces in the side lot or able to hustle the kids in from along the walkway. As you can see, construction out front is progressing nicely so additional parking is not far off. Please continue to keep us informed of any ongoing challenges along the way and we will work actively to resolve them.
I understand that there were some question regarding movies being shown during the first two days of indoor recess. Let me assure you that that was a temporary measure only. We have worked with the school physical therapist, school occupational therapist, and wellness director in creating a program that includes a variety of active and creative play opportunities, allowing for students to make choices during this more gently-structured period of the day. We are excited to also make use of the gymnasiums and fitness areas in the school, but look to do that in a planned manner. We want the bulk of our recess time to be playful and active, not going to and from these alternate settings.
Once again, many thanks for collaborating with us in addressing the challenges that surfaced with our exciting move. We are excited to now begin to delve deeper into all the opportunities afforded to us by being co-located in such a fabulous facility.