Weekly Update Sept. 16th

Randolph Elementary School

From the Principals' Desks

It has been another fun week at RES, with the kickoff of the CLiF Year of the Book grant and the first group of students 'hired' for leadership positions. This week our Fish Committee and our Flag Committee got started and within the next few weeks we will begin our Spirit Committee and the Garden Club. Students should look for more job applications coming soon.

Please take a few minutes to fill out a family survey below. Also, take a look at our upcoming dates, such as Picture Day this coming week.

Melinda Robinson and Cara Houston

Upcoming Dates:

9/21- Picture Day

9/29- Community Read Aloud

10/10- No School- Indigenous People's Day

10/11- No School- Teacher Inservice Day

10/12- No School- Parent Conference Day

“Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.” -Roger Bacon

CLiF Year of the Book

We have received an amazing grant through the Children Literacy Foundation called the CLiF Year of the Book. This grant brings in authors, storytellers and writers throughout the whole year. It also provides a free book every month for our students and provides books for classroom libraries and for our school library. This spectacular grant totals approximately $25,000 worth of literacy engagement and materials for our students! Wednesday was our kickoff event with Duncan, a storyteller and the director of the Children Literacy Foundation, presenting to our students. Check out some great pictures from this event.

Children Literacy Foundation- Sept. newsletter

Community Read Aloud!

Join us the evening of Thursday, September 29th from 5:30-7:00 for the Community Read Aloud in downtown Randolph!

Families with pre-K through 4th-grade students are invited to visit up to 8 read-aloud locations around town, enjoy an ice cream sandwich, and select a free book to keep. Meet at the town gazebo at 5:30 p.m. for a welcome message from your school librarians and a map of the event's locations. After you have visited at least three read-alouds, meet back at the gazebo for ice cream and book selection.

Tunbridge Fair RES Exhibit

Be sure to check out the beautiful art piece created by our RES students under the guidance of Rebbie Carleton, our art teacher. This will be in the arts and crafts building at the fair. Hope to see you all there!
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Preschool Guest Reader

Our 4 year old preschool class had a guest reader this week. This starts a series of guest readers in our preschool classroom for the year.
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Kindergarten in the Cafeteria

Our kindergarten students were excited to eat in the cafeteria for the first time this week! They said that they loved eating in the big kids cafeteria!!
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Fun in Ms. Ames' Classroom

Here are some great pictures of exploration and learning in Ms. Ames, our new 2nd grade teacher's, classroom.

Family Survey!!

OSSD knows that families are an essential component of every child’s education. It is important to us that parents and guardians feel welcome and included in our schools. In order to gauge our success in accomplishing this goal, the three elementary schools, Randolph, Brookfield, and Braintree, have created a survey for families. Please take 2-3 minutes to tell us how we are doing. We will use this district and school-level data to continue our work in creating safe and welcoming schools for all members of our community. The survey will be open until September 19th. Survey

Parent Teacher Organization

It was wonderful getting together with this group of parents who are the founding members of our PTO. The focus for this group will be around community and school partnership to strengthen RES! We are looking for more parents that would like to be a part of this fun organization, so if you are interested in joining, our next meeting is on October 19th at 6:00pm.
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