September 8th, 2023
First Week of School Reminders
We have had a superb start to the school year despite Mother Nature giving us some HOT days! The energy from our students and staff has been refreshing as all are excited and ready for the year ahead.
A few reminders and clarifications:
Reusable water bottles are encouraged as we have bottle filling stations in the hallways. Water bottles should also be labeled with your learner’s name.
The morning drop-off window is between 8:20 - 8:30 AM. Families are encouraged to arrive anytime during that 10-minute timeframe. Students arriving after 8:30 AM will need to report to the main office.
Breakfast and lunch are free for any student who would like one. Starting this week, students will also receive fresh fruits and veggies for snack.
Thank you so much for making this first week of school so successful. Please expect a newsletter from me each week. I look forward to a year of academic, social-emotional growth, and varied learning experiences for our students. Thank you for your continued support and partnership.
Kerry Heathwaite, Principal of SES
2nd Graders in Ms. Ducharme's Class are Showing Kindness!
Friends of Sheffield (FOS)
FOS Committee - Seeking New Members
We need NEW members and volunteers in order to be able to operate. Last year, FOS was run by 3 dedicated parents, and two of them have since moved on from Sheffield. We are looking to fill the following open positions in addition to regular membership:
- Communication/Social Media
We are in the process of deciding our meeting date, so if you are interested in joining us, please fill out our survey soon. .
OPT OUT Fundraiser
If you haven't heard, we're currently running our OPT OUT fundraiser. It's perfect for families who are looking to contribute to FOS but don’t want to participate in traditional school fundraisers. FOS only receives a percentage of the funds raised from conventional fundraisers, but by participating in our OPT OUT fundraiser, you know that 100% of your donation is going directly to FOS and therefore supporting the students of Sheffield Elementary School.
If you're interested in participating, checks can be made payable to Friends of Sheffield or you can use VENMO - Username: @Friends-Sheffield, Code:1180
We truly appreciate the many families who have already contributed to Friends of Sheffield so far. Every dollar makes an impact in supporting our students!
Montague Public Libraries
Great Falls Discovery Center
Girls on the Run at the YMCA
Save the Date!
Wednesday, September 13 - Picture Day
Wednesday, September 20 - Early Dismissal at Noon
Thursday, September 28 from 6:15-7:00 - Open House