Regional School District No. 6
Principal's Message for January 7th, 2016
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,
Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday break with family and friends, and that you are looking forward to the New Year. Every year at this time, most of us find ourselves reflecting upon our past and setting resolutions and goals for the future. Five years ago, I set a goal to complete my doctorate degree. On December 20th, I accomplished this goal and earned my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
I shared my news with the students earlier this week, and let them know that my name is now Dr. Rossbach. I explained that for the past four and a half years, I have spent many hours studying, researching, and writing. I showed them a copy of my dissertation – all 83 pages. I told the children that there were many times when I thought that this was too difficult, and that I would never be able to finish. However, I have never been one to give up. I became even more determined to finish, and persevered until I did. My message to the students was that I believe it is possible for them to accomplish any goal that they decide to set for themselves, as long as they are ready to work hard and to never give up. Goals are not always easy to accomplish, and often the best ones are those that may seem too difficult to reach at first. I encouraged each of them to set high expectations for themselves, and to persevere until they reach their goals. At the dinner table, I urge you to have a conversation with your children about goals. Ask them about the goals they would like to set for themselves, and share your own goals with them. Encourage your children to work hard, and to never give up. They are capable of so much!
On Tuesday afternoons, there is usually a collective groan when Mr. Gabriel-Deveau announces that it is time to get ready to go home. That is because students and adults alike look forward to their Tuesday afternoon Enrichment Cluster experience. This past Tuesday, students and staff gathered together to share their experiences from the first round of Clusters with each other. Click here to see pictures from all of the Clusters. Students and staff will soon gather again to learn about the next round of Clusters, which will begin on January 26th. We can’t wait!
A Giving Season
Students and staff raised $154.65 at our Pajama Day on December 23rd. The proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Cancer Center.
The Life in the Ocean Enrichment Cluster raised $60 by selling handmade beaded dolphin bracelets. This money was donated to the World Wildlife Fund and will go toward their efforts to save threatened species and habitats worldwide.
Thank you, Friends of Warren School, for the gift of a new water bottle filling station! Students and staff are all enjoying this wonderful addition to our school.
Auditions for the Warren School Arts Enrichment After School Musical, Peter Pan, will begin on January 14th. Click here for more information.
Please note the following
1/11/16 7:00 PM - Board of Education Budget Meeting in District Conference Room
1/13/16 7:00 PM - Board of Education Meeting in District Conference Room
1/14/16 7:00 PM - Friends of Warren School meeting in Art Room
1/15/16 Field Trip to JMS to see African Drumming Enrichment Program
1/18/16 Martin Luther King Day - No School
1/20/16 6:00 PM - 5th and 6th grade Instrumental Concert at Wamogo
Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments or concerns.
Hover over the photo gallery link to view additional galleries, such as the International Dot Day Art Gallery.