Esten Editorial Volume #7

March 2, 2021

A Note from the Principal

Dear Esten Families,

Today, March 2nd is National Read Across America Day, a day set aside to celebrate one of our favorite activities here at Esten, READING! This day was first established by the National Education Association (NEA) to help children get excited about reading. Every year this day coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, a beloved author of children's books. It is a perfect way to kick off the day. At Esten, we invite members of the Esten family and Rockland Community to take part by sharing their favorite book, Dr. Seuss or another title, with one of the classrooms. This year, to keep safe, we are zooming in with our guest readers. If you'd like to learn more about Read Across America Week or the NEA's calendar of books centered around inclusion and diversity check out the link below.

Students who received Hat's Off recognition during February

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Valentines Day Virtually

As you know we couldn't exchange Valentine cards this year but the children did get to share the kindness and warm thoughts with one another. This project allowed students to share kind messages with their classmates while working on computer skills. Students perfected, clicking and dragging, taking and editing photos, and building slides. Third and fourth-grade students were able to design their own Valentine slides and include messages to their classmates. Below is a sample Valentine. The one on the left was designed by Noelle Lebaron grade 4 and the one on the right was Aria Prasaath's virtual Valentine (kindergarten).

Below is the link to the kindergarten registration packet

Welcome to the class of 2034!

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year has started. Below is the link to the paperwork that must be completed and submitted. A child must be 5 years old by August 31st to register. Paperwork must be completed and parents can schedule an appointment (Feb 1st to March 5th) with Mrs. MacNeil at 781-878-8336 to drop it off at school.

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Nurse's Notes

Bernadette Hannigan RN, BSN, CCM

School Nurse Esten Elementary School


Phone: 781-871-8439

Fax: 781-871-8451

School Pictures are coming back!

We will have school pictures taken this spring. Weather permitting, we will have them taken outside on Monday, April 5th for Cohort B and Monday, April 12th for Cohort A. Looking forward to seeing those maskless smiles! More information and on-line ordering will be sent home as the date gets closer.

Update School Calendar

Below is the most recent copy of the school calendar with color-coded weeks for the different cohorts.