The Eagle Express

Antrim Elementary School August 18, 2022

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Welcome Back to School


Dear AES Families,

I am so pleased to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. We are sending information about the start of school as it becomes available, and you can look for The Eagle Express on Fridays with timely school news. The Eagle Express comes out via email to families, is posted on the website as a weekly post, and can be found on my twitter page @aes_ssh. Below, I am addressing some specific information for you to know about AES for Kindergarten through grade 4 students. Preschool parents, I ask that you contact your child's teacher for PK-specific information. See you on the first day of school - August 31, 2022.


Arrival & Dismissal

In the mornings, we will continue using the drop-off and pick-up plan from last year. Between 8:20 -8:35, we ask that you drop off students in our loading area seen in the map. Attendance is taken at 8:40 and morning meeting begins right away so we ask that you drop off on time. If you are late, please sign your child in to the main office around the corner.


At the end of day (3:25) students will be dismissed from their classrooms, and they will walk out of the playground doors to be dismissed to cars. (Please do not arrive prior to 3:10 as doing so causes a traffic jam.) We load 6 cars at a time, so be sure to follow staff directing traffic. We try to be as expedient and safe as possible.


We ask that parents use the PickUpPatrol App to let us know if your child is out or has a change in dismissal plans. If you are new to PickUp Patrol, information will come out next week.


PTO Meeting

The AES PTO will hold its PTO meetings on the second Tuesday of the month right after school. The first meeting will take place on Sept. 13th at 3:30. All are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to support the school and get involved.


Meet and Greet

We are hosting a casual meet and greet on August 30th. We invite Ms. Starr's class from 2-3 and Ms. Jay's class from 2:30 - 3:30. Kindergarten families are invited from 3-4. Grades 1-4 from 3:30-4:30. This is a time to drop in and see your child's classroom and connect with friends. This informal gathering helps to alleviate first-day jitters, and students will know where to go on the first day. The PTO will be serving popcorn on the playground.


Our Open House is planned for Sept. 22nd. More details to follow.



Looking for a flexible job?

Please consider becoming a substitute teacher. Click here for the link to the ConVal openings.


As always, feel free to reach out with any questions! I sincerely appreciate your patience in waiting for the beginning of school year news to be shared. After a challenging year, teachers and staff took a nicely deserved break, and we are now coming back with recharged batteries. The building is a buzz with classrooms being set up to welcome our new friends We are here to do our best for the children at AES!


Please don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter to access attachments that might be of interest to you. I have attached the school handbook, information from our food service program, and fuel assistance information.


Please reach out if you have any questions! I look forward to seeing you soon.

Stephanie Syre-Hager, EdD

Principal

Welcome New Teachers

Welcome Ms. Gilbert ~ grade 4 teacher

"Born and raised in New Hampshire, Maggie grew up in Concord and attended college at Southern New Hampshire University, where she earned her degree in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2021. In Maggie's first year of teaching, she served as a Special Education Case Manager for the Derry Cooperative School District. She is so excited to be joining the Antrim Elementary School community! She is passionate about social-emotional learning and creating a safe and positive learning space for all students. When Maggie is not at school, you can find her taking hikes with her boyfriend and their hound dog Jake, shopping at Target, or taking care of her garden. She is looking forward to meeting all the students and their families this year!"

Welcome Mrs. Beaumont ~grade 3 teacher

Ana Beaumont joins Antrim Elementary School after teaching in the Portland Metro Oregon Area for the last six years. Her favorite subject to teach is reading and she loves watching her students find joy in books and stories. Ana, her husband, and Goldendoodle Ramona are making the move to New Hampshire to be closer to family and friends. As an avid hiker and backpacker, Ana is excited about the outdoor adventures that New England has to offer. In addition to spending time outdoors, Ana enjoys reading, playing board games, crafting, and exploring local farms, shops, and restaurants. She's very excited to teach 3rd grade at Antrim this year!

School Breakfast and Lunch News

Please click on the attachment to this newsletter to read the Fresh Picks Cafe welcome letter.
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