News and Notes from Estabrook School | February 2, 2017
Dear Estabrook Families,
I'm excited to open the registration for The Gift of Failure with Jessica Lahey. A teacher, speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Ms. Lahey will be speaking at Estabrook on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. on the theme of fostering intrinsic motivation and resilience in children. Registration will be made available next week to the wider Lexington community, so be sure to reserve your seat today!
I look forward to this important evening of discussion and learning together with our faculty, staff and parent community.
If you haven't already, I encourage you to consider joining the Estabrook PTO's The Gift of Failure book club prior to Ms. Lahey's visit. Click here for more information.
Safe Routes to School Day Returns Wednesday
Learn about Estabrook's Social-Emotional Learning February 8
Join Mr. LaBroad and members of our Mental Health team at the next Principal’s Coffee on Wednesday, February 8 at 8:45 a.m. Learn about Estabrook's pro-social teaching, counseling support and more. Members of the school’s Mental Health team will share information about their work and answer your questions.
At Home Learning Calendars Debut
Fifth graders mark their 1,000th Day!
Welcome Sammantha Sylvester!
Please join me in welcoming Sammantha Sylvester to Estabrook School. Ms. Sylvester joins us as the newest member of our School Support Personnel (SSP) team. Ms. Sylvester currently works with the Lextended Day program here at Estabrook. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from UMass Boston Dartmouth, and a Massachusetts K-8 Visual Arts education license. She has worked as an art instructor and kindergarten teacher throughout southern New England. Welcome, Ms. Sylvester!
Central Registration Opens in Lexington
This week marked the opening of the Lexington Public Schools' new Office of Central Registration. As of February 1, all preK-5 students new to the Lexington Public Schools will register through the new Office of Central Registration. The process begins with families registering their new students online through the Central Registration website, and will be followed by an opportunity for new families to schedule an appointment at the Central Registration Office to complete registration.
Central Registration for All NEW incoming Grades 6-12 students will launch July 1; until then, students new to Lexington entering the middle or high school will continue to register directly at Clarke, Diamond and Lexington High School.
The Central Registration Office located at 146 Maple Street, Lower Level, Room 9, Lexington, MA 02420. Entrance and parking are located in the rear of the Central Administration Office. With questions or for support, contact the office at (781) 861-2580 ext. 68100 or LPSCentralRegistration@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us.
SAVE THE DATE! Field Day Returns this June
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS.
METCO FAMILY FRIENDS | Thursday, February 2
PATRIOTS SPIRIT DAY | Friday, February 3
100th DAY OF SCHOOL | Tuesday, February 7
Today also marks our fifth graders' 1,000th day of school. Ask your child what his or her class did to celebrate the day!
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL DAY | Wednesday, February 8
PRINCIPAL COFFEE | Wednesday, February 8, 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Estabrook School Literacy Center
STAFF APPRECIATION BREAKFAST | Wednesday, February 8
Sponsored by Grade 2
PTO GRADE 4-5 MATH NIGHT | Wednesday, February 8, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY | Friday, February 10, 9:15 a.m.
Hosted by Grade 3. Third grade families are invited to attend.
VALENTINE'S DAY | Tuesday, February 14
PTO SCIENCE FAIR | Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
JAM THE VAN! | Thursday, February 16
Help us up our donation total during our monthly drive for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank!
FEBRUARY VACATION | February 20-24