JW Killam Principal's Corner
Ms. Leveque's Weekly Newsletter
From the Desk of Ms. Leveque
We have had a fantastic start to the year! It was a welcomed sound to hear the students laughter and many questions as I passed through the classrooms and hallways. The year began with the multiple opportunities to get to know one another, discuss summer vacation, re-establish the rules and expectations, and discover each other's hopes for the year, all in the spirit of creating a community of learners. We have a TRRFCC year ahead! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Wednesday's Curriculum Night Event. Information from the evening is up on our school website. Below are a few procedural notes worth mentioning again.
1. Emergency Contact Forms are ONLINE:
The RPS Pupil Information Card is located within your PlusPortal account. To review and update the form, login and locate the Forms Tab. As guardians fill these out, they update in both our PlusPortals and our Admin. Plus databases. This will be our database for the year. These are our emergency cards and how you will receive notices all year. Please fill these forms out and keep them up-to-date throughout the year. Paper emergency contact forms will NOT be going home.
2. In another effort to stay GREEN...
Special Education meeting invitations and consent forms will be emailed through a secure server. Shana Goldwyn, Killam's Team Chair, will email you alerting you that information is coming home through the secure email. You can expect an email from Mrs. Goldwyn by September 13th indicating your child's special education liaison for the 2019-2020 school year. If you would prefer a paper invitation, please let Ms. Goldwyn know at email@example.com.
Important Killam Dates
Friday, September 13th: PTO sponsored Killam Family Picnic, 5-7pm on the Killam field
Thursday, September 19th: PTO Presentation -- Speaker: Theresa Wiggins, Mindfulness in Schools, 7-8 pm in the Killam Cafeteria
The PTO is sponsoring two exciting events in the next few weeks. Join us on Friday, September 13th for the PTO sponsored Killam Family Picnic from 5-7pm on the Killam field. Grab dinner and bring your whole family to the Killam back field, meeting and mingling with our Killam families!
Join us on Thursday, September 19th for our first PTO meeting with guest presenter Theresa Wiggins. She will be discussing Mindfulness in Schools from 7-8 pm in the Killam Cafeteria.
Annual Reading Street Faire -- THIS WEEKEND!
The 11th Annual RFSF is this Sunday, September 8th from 12-5pm. It is hosted by Reading Rotary, is an annual community event bringing together local restaurants, retail businesses and community groups for a fun-filled, family-friendly day. The Faire route will feature numerous vendors and community group booths to visit. This is always a fantastic day to celebrate our community and to meet and mingle with friends and neighbors.
The Faire also features: Children’s Area, Kids’ Zone, performances on three stages, a Car Show, NFL Tailgate, Cornhole Tournament, 5K Road Race (at 8:30 am at Washington Park), pie eating contest, dunk tank, food, fun and much more. To participate in the 5K or the Cornhole, please register on the RFSF website.
Volunteers are needed! Please sign up to volunteer on the RFSF website.
RMHS Marching Band Mattress Fundraiser
Come get a better night's sleep AND support the RMHS BPO Mattress Fundraiser! We will have great name brands including Simmons Beautyrest, Intellibed, Therapedic, Wellsville, and the popular Number Beds priced up to 50% off retail in the Coolidge Middle School (Massachusetts) Cafeteria. We also sell adjustable bases, luxury sheets, premium pillows, frames, and mattress protectors... and now offering Massage Chairs too! Many FINANCING options available, including no credit check same as cash.
Starting Prices: T ($199) F ($289) Q ($299) K ($499)