Friday, March 27, 2020

Meal Pick-up Schedule

Meal Pick-up Schedule

This is the meal pick-up Schedule in case you ever need to access it!  Always remember you can contact us anytime if your family needs any support or someone in our community needs support.

Meals will be served Monday through Friday, rain or shine, at the following pick-up locations:  

  • Maple Street Park, 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
  • Essex Elementary School, 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
  • Westford School, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

4 winds--Birds

Today we had a great 4-winds about birds.  We looked at the different types of feathers and feet.













Monday, March 9, 2020

A few new updates......


March
  • Wednesday, March 11th-Walking field trip to the food pantry.  If you would like to bring in an item to donate to the food pantry feel free or we have some items that we will be bringing from the classroom.
  • NEW: Monday, March 16th-We are going ice skating from 1:00-2:00 pm to the Essex High School Rink.  We will be walking from school at 12:30 pm.  Parents are welcome to come join the fun!!! 
  • Friday, March 20th-No school for students.  It is parent teacher conferences.  We sent the times home.  Please let us know if the time doesn't work for you.
  • NEW: Monday, March 23rd-We are going ice skating from 1:00-2:00 pm to the Essex High School Rink.  We will be walking from school at 12:30 pm.  Parents are welcome to come join the fun!!! 
  • NEW:  Monday, March 30th.  We will be mixing up the Dall/Cole group into 3 groups during specials to join the other classrooms.  Each kindergarten classroom is taking a turn having their classrooms split up to squeeze in our specials with 4 kindergarten classrooms.  More information to come to let you know what days your child will go to where.
April
  • Monday, April 13th--We will be going to the Flynn to see Llama, Llama.  More information to come.
  •  Monday, April 20th-Friday, April 24th--No School
May

  • NEW:  Thursday, May 7th.  Kindergarten screening.  We will be welcoming the new kindergarten schools in.  The current kindergarteners will have a regular day.  Just wanted to let you know.
  • In May, we will be studying about fish and their life cycles.  During this time, we will be stocking fish into a pond at Mills River.  Another day, we will be going to learn how to fish and learn more about the ecosystem around the pond.  More information to come.  Save some time off to come stocking and fishing!!!
  •  Thursday, May 21st at 8:00 am.  The kindergartners will be performing at the assembly.  All families are welcome to come and watch the event.
  • At the end of May, we will be reassessing students to see their great growth this year.
  •  In May, we will be doing a community service activity of replacing flags.  More information to come.
  • Monday, May 25th-No School.  Memorial Day

June

  •  Thursday, June 4th at 1:30 pm-There will be an end of the year performance at Fleming.  The whole school will be performing.
  •  Friday, June 5th we will be heading to Cascade Park with Mr. Neil's class to celebrate the great work we had together.  More information to come
  • NEW:  Thursday, June 11th.  School-wide BBQ.  More information to come

Friday, March 6, 2020

Ice Skating

Mrs. Hutton is taking us ice skating (dates below).  Every child is required to wear a helmet.  Please let us know if you need one and we can borrow one of you.

March
  • Wednesday, March 11th-Walking field trip to the food pantry.  If you would like to bring in an item to donate to the food pantry feel free or we have some items that we will be bringing from the classroom.
  • NEW: Monday, March 16th-We are going ice skating from 1:00-2:00 pm to the Essex High School Rink.  We will be walking from school at 12:30 pm.  Parents are welcome to come join the fun!!! 
  • Friday, March 20th-No school for students.  It is parent teacher conferences.  We sent the times home.  Please let us know if the time doesn't work for you.
  • NEW: Monday, March 23rd-We are going ice skating from 1:00-2:00 pm to the Essex High School Rink.  We will be walking from school at 12:30 pm.  Parents are welcome to come join the fun!!! 
April
  • Monday, April 13th--We will be going to the Flynn to see Llama, Llama.  More information to come.
  •  Monday, April 20th-Friday, April 24th--No School
May

  • In May, we will be studying about fish and their life cycles.  During this time, we will be stocking fish into a pond at Mills River.  Another day, we will be going to learn how to fish and learn more about the ecosystem around the pond.  More information to come.  Save some time off to come stocking and fishing!!!
  •  Thursday, May 21st at 8:00 am.  The kindergartners will be performing at the assembly.  All families are welcome to come and watch the event.
  • At the end of May, we will be reassessing students to see their great growth this year.
  •  In May, we will be doing a community service activity of replacing flags.  More information to come.
  • Monday, May 25th-No School.  Memorial Day

June

  •  Thursday, June 4th at 1:30 pm-There will be an end of the year performance at Fleming.  The whole school will be performing.
  •  Friday, June 5th we will be heading to Cascade Park with Mr. Neil's class to celebrate the great work we had together.  More information to come

Oops!

Mixed up Paperwork

It has been brought to our attention that there was a mix-up with next year's placement paperwork that was sent home in Friday Folders.  This paperwork is for you to inform our school about your child's learning profile and what works best for them so that we can ensure your child's success next year. 

Your child's name should appear on a sticker at the top of the paperwork.  If you received paperwork with a different child's name, please return it to school in your child's Friday Folder Monday and we will send you the correct paperwork as soon as possible.

Thank you and we apologize for the confusion!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Avid Readers

Today we talked about what avid readers are and what they looked like.  At the end of reader's workshop, we realized, that we are avid readers.  Look at us go!!!





















Friday, February 21, 2020

Winter Break Learning Challenge

Happy Winter Break!  Just a reminder that school begins on Wednesday, March 4th.
You will find a Winter Break Learning Challenge in your child's Friday Folder to keep that learning momentum going over vacation.  Be sure to have your child color in a mug every time they read or practice a skill on the sheet.  The class is trying to earn a surprise by finishing the challenge and handing it in on Wednesday, March 4th.
Thank you and have a wonderful, restful break!