The Pawsome Print
October 29, 2021
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Dear Pawsome Loring Families,
For families that celebrate Halloween, I hope you have a fun night! We will see everyone again on Monday as we welcome November!
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
It is important to honor and celebrate the rich culture and history of indigenous peoples who were the first people in America and their contributions to society. Additionally, it’s important to understand the true history and educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
At Loring School, we will be learning about some very important people, cultures, events, and histories during the morning announcements and at other times throughout the school day. Also, our generous PTO purchased some books and Amy Stout has identified books we have in our library to help support our learning.
Here are a few websites that can help you support learning at home. If you have resources or books that would enhance our school's learning, please let us know.
Go Through Your Library Week
Our Work to Support All Students
As you know, teachers use interventions (a set of teaching procedures and practices) with any student to help them succeed in the classroom. These interventions are part of our multi-tiered system of support to help improve outcomes for all students. This year we have a new educator on our staff, Nicole Poutasse, our School Support Specialist to help support this work. Nicole Poutasse is working closely with our Literacy Specialist, Melissa Coffaro and our Math Coach, Chris Grigsby, together this team of educators is working closely with classroom teachers to support students in Math and Literacy. Our School Support Specialist, Literacy Specialist, and Math Coach will be supporting students in classrooms throughout the building during literacy and math times. You may start hearing your child share that they had Ms. Poutasse, Ms. Grigsby, or Ms. Coffaro helping them! These supports and interventions are short-term and skill-focused. We are regularly reviewing student work and data as we make decisions about the supports each student needs.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
As a reminder, a CORI is only good for 3 years so if you are questioning your CORI status please email email@example.com and we will check into it for you. A CORI on file with another town organization such as Basketball or Scouting does not take the place of the need for this CORI.
Respecting School Property
We are asking for your help. Please have conversations with your child at home about respecting school and student property and our Loring Core Values. The Loring Core Values and Loring Pledge are included below for your reference.
Loring Core Values
At Loring School, we are PAWSOME because we show our Core Values! These values are part of everyday life at Loring and reinforced in the classroom, at recess, and all around our school.
Students are taught the meaning of each word and how they make us better students and citizens.
Respect ~ Responsibility ~ Caring ~ Best Effort
The Loring Pledge
The Loring Pledge is said every morning during our daily announcements. Loring students embody our pledge and we hope this stays with them not only when they are at school but home as well.
I am respectful
I am responsible
I am caring and kind
I show best effort
I am part of the Pawsome Loring Community
SERF Student Grant Initiative - Extension
SERF is extending the deadline by 1 week - so applications will now be due by Friday, November 5th. This means that all students have an extra week to turn in their grant proposals. I can't wait to review all of these great ideas!
November Lunch Menu
Also, if you want your child to receive breakfast either before school (Drop off at 7:35 a.m. at the front door) or as a snack in their classroom, please fill out this form.
Important Upcoming Dates - Please mark your calendars!
November - American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
November 3 - Early Release - Teacher Conferences
November 10 - Early Release - Teacher Conferences
November 11 - No School - Veterans Day
November 15 - Picture Retake Day
November 17 - Early Release - Teacher Conferences
November 19 - Food Pantry
November 24- Early Release
November 25-28 Thanksgiving Break