Estabrook Buzz

News and Notes from Estabrook School | February 16, 2017

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Estabrook Families,


The recent back-to-back snow has reminded us what it means to live in New England during the month of February. While the accumulations can lead to additional stress and headaches for us as adults when it comes to clearing the driveway or finding childcare, for children, it creates an opportunity to create and play. Across our area snowmen and snow forts are popping up, and kids are experiencing the thrill of rolling down a mountain of snow. The Estabrook ball field became spotted with mega-snowballs during recess last week, as students worked together to roll the largest snowballs they could. When one grade went in and another came out, the next crew--seemingly instinctively--took up the task of continuing to roll the snowballs, making them bigger until they couldn't roll them any more.


Our students work hard every day. Watching them take advantage of their off time to play, collaborate and create is a wonderful thing!


As we prepare for February break, I wish you all a wonderful time away, whether it be far away or within the confines of your own neighborhood!


Best,


Jeff LaBroad

Principal

Register Today!

The Gift of Failure comes to Estabrook Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


If you haven't already, I encourage you to consider joining the Estabrook PTO's The Gift of Failure book club prior to Ms. Lahey's visit. Click here for more information.

Welcome Abigail REMIS!

Estabrook School is excited to welcome Abigail Harley Remis to the Estabrook family! Abigail was born on January 24. Abigail and her parents, Chad and Estabrook Occupational Therapist Ashley Remis are doing well.

Feedback Sought At Homework Focus Group March 8

SAVE THE DATE! Estabrook parents are invited to join Mr. LaBroad and Lexington's Director of Planning and Assessment, Maureen Kavanaugh, for a HOMEWORK FOCUS GROUP on Wednesday, March 8 at 8:45 a.m. during our March Principal Coffee. Parent feedback on Estabrook's move to a homework plan with a focus on independent reading and optional At Home Learning Calendars will be collected. Please plan to join us!

Did you know...

Just like how they recognize students for demonstrating Estabee behavior by being safe, responsible, respectful and kind, Estabrook faculty and staff members recognize one another daily for supporting each other. STAFF SHOUT OUTS are given to staff members by staff members in recognition of their work, collaboration and support of one another.
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Happy Birthday, Estabrook!

February 24 marks the third anniversary of our first day in the new Estabrook School. Our facility continues to be a point of pride for the Town of Lexington, and a model school visited by educators across the state looking to renovate or rebuild their buildings. Our facility provides and optimal space for the exceptional teaching and learning that takes place here every day. We continue to be grateful to the people of the Town of Lexington for their support in constructing our current facility, as well as all those who keep it running and looking great!


Below (left), the original Estabrook building, which sat on what is now our ball field and traffic circle. It was built in 1961 and occupied until 2014. At right, Estabrook today.

Calendar

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS.

Click here for the complete Estabrook School Calendar

Click here for the complete 2016-2017 Academic Calendar


FEBRUARY VACATION | February 20-24

Schools Closed


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ESTABROOK | February 24

Estabrook Turns 3 Today!


K-2 ACT PERFORMANCE | March 2

Sponsored by the Estabrook School PTO


PTO "GIFT OF FAILURE" BOOK CLUB | Tuesday, March 7


SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL DAY | Wednesday, March 8


PRINCIPAL COFFEE/HOMEWORK FOCUS GROUP | Wednesday, March 8, 8:45-9:30 a.m.


ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY | Thursday, March 9, 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Hosted by Grade 4. Fourth grade families are invited to attend.


PARENT CONFERENCE SIGN-UPS RELEASED | Thursday, March 9

Check the 3/9 Edition of Estabrook Buzz!

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Estabrook Buzz is the parent and family newsletter of Estabrook School, published regularly and distributed to families via email and shared at estabrook.lexingtonma.org