Your Weekly Update from Brown Elementary School
It seems that the temperature finally started to dip. On Thursday morning it was 32 degrees when I left for work. I ask that you make sure students have warm layers available when they come to school so that they can feel comfortable as we go out to recess. We plan to go outside as much as possible during recess times, whenever the temp is above 20 degrees. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Aidan McCann, Principal
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - CONFERENCES
Conference time is upon us. Our staff look forward to the opportunity to speak with you and share the good work students are doing here at school. Your classroom teacher will be sending out more information regarding sign-ups with dates and times that are available. If you haven't seen a communication about this yet, please keep an eye out, as it should be coming soon. Our next conference day is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 16th. This is an Early Release Day.
2 - VETERAN'S DAY - NO SCHOOL FRIDAY
Veteran's Day is Friday and we will have no school. We had readers come to 1st grade and share stories about Veterans and their contribution to this country. Some of the books that were read are listed below. Feel free to check out some of these titles with your child at home. Thank you to all of our Veterans in Natick. We appreciate your service.
America’s White Table
The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans
Rags: Hero Dog of WWI: A True Story
Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood
H is for Honor
3 - EARLY RELEASE DAYS - CONFERENCE WEEK AND THANKSGIVING
There are two Early Release days coming up in the next two weeks that I want to highlight. First, November 16th is an Early Release day so that teachers can hold conferences, as shared above. Also, November 23rd is the day before Thanksgiving and we will have an Early Release on this day as well. Keep in mind that many after-school programs are not open on this particular afternoon, so please check with your provider. Also, any changes to dismissal plans should be noted in PUP Patrol.
4 - STRESS AWARENESS MONTH
November is Stress Awareness month! This article from the Mayo Clinic provides us with some ideas to effectively address stress in children at school and at home. On a daily basis, Brown School implements many of these techniques with the support of Everyday Speech (our new social-emotional learning curriculum) and supplemental material and activities developed by teachers.
Interested in more information about stress in children? Please follow this link.
5 - NEWS FROM THE NURSE
Please click on this link for information from the nurse regarding upcoming screenings.
All the best to our families,
Aidan McCann, Principal
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- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5