We are using a different web builder and I am hoping that if it is not more user friendly for you, it is at least just as user friendly. The link is below and you can also get to it from the school web site.
Each week, usually on Sundays, I will be updating the web page and sending you an email with the update on it. I do encourage you, however, to continue to use the webpage as a point of reference.
I think we had a great first week of school. I very much enjoyed starting to get to know your children and believe we will have a very productive, informative and gratifying year. Please let me know if I can do anything to help your child get more out of 4th grade.
Back to school night is coming up on Wednesday, September 20 (Not this Wednesday, but next Wednesday). We are having it from 5:30-6:00. Please let me know if you can’t make it at 5:30, so we can make other arrangements for you to get the information I will be sharing. *Please note that this is a parents-only event.
I’m not sure if you saw this in the Thursday Notice:
7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle Workshop:
Renowned speaker Lynn Lyons, LICSW will be presenting Anxious Kids Anxious Parents for parents and caregivers at Goffstown High School on September 20th at 6:30 pm. During this free 2-hour workshop, participants will learn concrete strategies that can be used with children and teens to handle or prevent anxiety, and that mirror training teachers and staff received this summer. This event is sponsored by Crispin’s House in partnership with SAU 19, the Goffstown School District, the New Boston School District, Maple Avenue PFT, Mountain View Partnership and Well Sense Health Plan. For more information, visit www.crispinshouse.org.
(This is why our Back to School Night so early). I would very highly recommend going to see her if at all possible (even if you don’t have anxious kids). Many of our staff went to see her on the Thursday before school started, and not only thought she was a very dynamic speaker, but we also learned a lot. Personally, I strongly believe the thoughts she shared and will working to put them into my teaching practice throughout the year.
On Friday, some of your children brought home “Student Council Eligibility” forms along with a “Student Council Letter”. Please check with your children, and if they are interested in running for Student Council, have a conversation about the responsibilities with them. If this this is something they would like to do and if it is something they can truly enjoy doing without becoming too overwhelmed, your child should fill out the top of the Eligibility Form, sign it and then have you sign it as well. When they come to school, I will give them time to get one of their previous teachers to sign it. (If your child did not bring the form home and he/she would like to run for student council, he/she can ask me for a form on Monday or Tuesday next week.) These forms are due on Friday, September 15.