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Looking for STEM Week Volunteers!
Last year we hosted our first ever STEM Week the week before the holiday break and it was a huge success. One our kids’ favorite part of STEM Week was all the parent and community volunteers that came in to visit classes.
If you have something to share or if you work in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math we would love to have you come visit a class!
If you are interested or if you have any questions about how you can help out with STEM Week please reach out to me at email@example.com or call the school.
STEM Week will be December 16-20.
Last year the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education made a slight change to the system they use to hold schools accountable. DESE now holds schools accountable for the number of students that are “chronically absent” over the course of the year. Chronically absent means missing school 10% of the time…..or 2 days per month, 9 for the first half of the year or 18 over the course of the year.
Research has shown a direct correlation between student performance and attendance. Missing just 2 days per month can have a negative impact on student performance. Those days can add up fast over the year and we need your help. Poor school attendance not only impacts your child but also our school overall.
We fully understand that kids will miss school. Things come up, life happens and kids need to be out. Overall, however, we ask that you please do your best to ensure that your child is present on school days.
Should you have any questions about this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Clubs run for 8 weeks from 3:30-4:30. All meeting dates will be posted on our school calendar.
Thank you to the PTA for funding nationally acclaimed author Ralph Fletchers’ visit to students. Ralph is the author of the children’s books Marshfield Dreams and Fig Pudding. Ralph spoke to the kids about writing and even had the students writing a bit themselves. The kids really enjoyed the visit and they learned a lot in the process!