Wednesday's Words

March 17, 2021

Dear Parents,

This Friday we will be publishing student report cards electronically through the parent Ipass portal. Parents will receive an email from once report cards have been posted and are available for review. If you need help accessing your child’s report card, visit our district website at to view a brief tutorial.

Teachers are looking forward to meeting with parents/guardians during conferences next week. Parent/Teacher Conferences provide an opportunity to collaborate and share information about children’s academic and social development. As parents, you know your children better than anyone and have the opportunity to observe their experiences across a variety of settings. Due to the unique structure of this year, parents/guardians also have information to share regarding how students are responding to remote instruction and learning at home. In contrast, teachers have rich information to share about your child’s progress towards meeting grade level curriculum standards. They also have the opportunity to observe your child as they interact with peers in the classroom and participate in partner and group projects. Through open communication and dialog, parents and teachers can partner to set goals and support children’s success as they head into the final months of the school year!

The district continues to finalize plans for a full return to in person learning. Parents will be receiving information during the last week of March on changes to bus stops or routes. Students in grades 1-6 will return to school full-time on Monday, April 5th. We will be presenting the full plan for Phase III to the Norfolk School Committee next Wednesday, March 24th. Information about how to access or view this meeting is included below.

Have a great week,

Ingrid Allardi

Public access to the School Committee meeting will be done live through NCTV. The link to watch on YouTube is


WANTED: Lunch/Recess Monitors for HOD! With children soon returning to school full time, you just may be looking for something to do with your extra time. If so, we have just the job to consider! With expanded lunch sessions, HOD is looking for a few people to join our “in-school family” to serve as lunch/recess monitors. These are part time positions that will require 3 – 4 hours of your time between 10:30 and 2:00, Monday through Friday. No experience is required because we will provide on the job training. The only requirement is a love of children! If you would like to join our school family in an ‘official’ capacity or you have any questions about the job description, please contact Linda Balfour at 508-541-5475, Ext. 2204 or Thank you for your consideration! We are all looking forward to April 5th!

Kindergarten Enrichment Program Registration Information

Registration for the Kindergarten Enrichment Program offered by Norfolk Recreation starts Thursday, March18 at 7am. The link to the Norfolk Recreation registration page is If you are new to Norfolk Recreation, you will need to set up an account prior to registration.This may be done anytime prior to registration. Detailed information about the program and about the registration process will be sent to all kindergarten parents/guardians today.

SAVE THE DATE-PARENT WORKSHOPS: Registration Information Coming Soon!

March 25 Riverside Trauma Center/Mass Support - Intro to Youth Suicide Prevention

April 1 Nan Project- Building Resilience in the Shadow of COVID

April 8 Craig Murphy, Understandig the Mental Health Implications of COVID for Students and Preparing for a Return to Normalcy

April 29 Nancy Rapport, Dancing with Pandemic Anxiety: How Parents and Educators Can Support Kids

May 6 Meredith Owens, Taming Your Worry: Understanding and Responding to Your Child's Mental Health Needs

Advanced Band Early Bird March

GRADE 1 Math Games

Kindergarten Art

Kindergarten STEM Activity