SRES Eagle Times
March 24, 2023 - Issue No. 27
Inspire, Create and Grow a Community of Lifelong Learners
NEWS FROM MRS. HAZARD, PRINCIPAL
Happy Spring SRES Families!
This morning was our first day of Book Buddies! Students gathered in the multi-purpose room to learn about what it looks like/sounds like when reading with a Book Buddy. As you know, March is National Reading Month, and in addition to our two reading challenges (PTO and Reading with Ribby), we believe it is a perfect month to kick off Reading Buddies. Ask your student about their experience this morning.
We are partnering with Food Connects this spring! Specifically, we will be receiving sprouting kits and our after-school program will be working with Food Connects around a gardening unit (germinating seeds, learning about soil, planting, harvesting, cooking, etc)!
Dental Hygienist at SRES!
- Dental cleanings are still available! Our hygienist will be back each Tuesday until all students who signed up are served.
- If you'd like to sign your child up, please call the school.
SRES Music Concert and Art Show!
- When: Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 pm (students should not arrive prior to 6:10 pm)
- Where: Bellows Falls Union High School Auditorium
- Students should wear sneakers and comfortable pants.
- We will provide them with their new SRES t-shirt to wear over the shirt when they arrive.
Kindergarten and Pre-K registration
- Please see below for more information and links to register!
- March 30th at 6:30 pm: SRES Music Concert and Art Show!
- March 31st: Report cards go home
- April 10-14: No School
Your partner in education,
Students must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2023.
If you would prefer a form you can download and print please contact the Administrative Assistant, Sara Wunderle at email@example.com.
Girls on the Run
Second Step Program
As you know, I am using the Second Step program in your child’s classroom. The Second Step program teaches children important skills for getting along with others and doing well in school. It also helps our school be a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn. To help make our school even more safe and supportive, we are also going to use the Second Step Child Protection Unit. In these lessons, students will learn three types of skills:
• Personal Safety-Students will learn important safety rules, such as safety with guns, sharp tools, and fire, and when riding on wheels or in cars. They will also learn ways to help them decide if something is safe or not.
• Touching Safety- Students will learn about safe, unsafe, and unwanted touches, and rules about touching private body parts. They’ll also learn to say no to unsafe or unwanted touches, and to tell an adult if someone breaks rules about touching private body parts.
• Assertiveness- These lessons will also give students a chance to practice asking an adult for help, telling an adult about an unsafe situation, and being assertive to get out of unsafe situations.
Nurse Jenn and I will be teaching these lessons beginning the week of March 27, 2023. If you have any questions about the Child Protection Unit or the Second Step program, please contact me.
Stephanie Fuller, School Counselor
Meet BFMS Principal Candidates!
BF Junior Baseball Sign-Ups
WNESU Summer Programs
The Windham Northeast Supervisory Union is excited to announce our Summer Program plans for 2023! To learn more about dates, scheduling, activities, and how to be considered for a Summer Program slot, please read this Summer Programs Letter that includes the sign- link. We will not be sending a paper form home with your child this year. Please complete this process by Friday 3/31/23. We will not accept sign-up information past this date. Completing this form indicates an interest in a Summer Programs (1st-8th) slot; placement in the Summer Programs is not guaranteed. This year there are no fees for familiies for the 2023 WNESU Summer Programs. They are funded through ESSER funds. This grant is considered a one-time funding opportunity.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Doran, Director of Summer & After-School Programs.
WNESU STAFF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Are you interested in working for the WNESU Summer Programs for 5 weeks?! Please use this WNESU Summer Staff Sign Up Link. By completeing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in being considered for a WNESU Summer Programs position. Employment in the Summer Programs is not guaranteed. Please complete this online application process by Monday 4/3/23. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Doran, Director of Summer & After-School Programs.
This week we continued to celebrate Dr. Suess with storytime and activities.
Stem Club: Tonight we make Pink Ink Drink from the Dr. Suess book: One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Fish, Red Fish. We made our Pink Ink Drink by combining strawberry yogurt, frozen strawberries and water in a blender. Part of the experiment was to see who liked the Pink Ink Drink and who did not.
Choice Club: Our choices tonight were board games and/or hand print art of Thing 1(character from a Dr. Suess book).
Craft Club: Cat in the Hat was our craft theme tonight. Each student had their picture taken and printed. From there they cut out their picture and used art materials to make themselves into the Cat in the Hat.
Dance Club: We continue to work on our dance for our performance on April 28th. Ask your ASP student what new steps they learned tonight.
Board Game Club: Tonight we played the following board games: Sorry, Life, Uno, Candy Land and many more. What was your ASP student's favorite game?
Friendly reminders: It is getting to that time of year where layers are needed. Please make sure your student comes to ASP with a jacket or sweatshirt. It is getting warmer, but still cold out for afternoon recess.
Please send in winter boots or mud boots for outdoor play. Our playground still has snow, but also has a few spots of mud starting to show.
Looking forward: Dance performance will be on April 28th starting at 4:30 pm. All families are invited to attend this short dance performance. Our ASP students are excited to show off what they learned.
May 1, 2023 ASP Session 5 will start. Look for email with new clubs!
As always free feel to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
SRES ASP Site Coordinator
Reading with Ribby: SwampBats Reading Program
Reading with Ribby is a program designed to foster a love of reading for kids of all ages. The challenge is to read (or be read to) 18 times for 20 minutes each time. In 2023, the program runs from March 6th to April 14th.
Click on this link to watch a short video of the program! RWR 2023 Video
(This is not a school-sponsored activity, but it does look like fun AND it gets students reading!)