Peter Noyes Friday Flyers
Week Ending October 20th
October 21......Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat 3:00-5:00 PM
October 27.....Dress Like Mr. Donaldson Day & Food Pantry
November 1.....Early Release Day Dismissal 11:45 AM (Parent Conferences)
November 8.....Early Release Day Dismissal 11:45 AM (Parent Conferences)
November 15.....Early Release Day Dismissal 11:45 AM (Parent Conferences)
November 22.....Early Release Day Dismissal 11:45 AM
November 23-24....No School Thanksgiving Recess
December 13....Early Release Day Dismissal 11:45 AM
December 25 - January 1....No School (Winter Recess)
From The Desk Of Mrs. Doyle
Dear Peter Noyes Families,
Did you catch Mr. Gorgone on WBZ this morning?!?! We are so lucky to have Mr. G at Noyes and we are so grateful for the countless hours he puts into these incredible school-wide videos. After the segment aired, news anchor Kate Merrill correctly noted that Mr. G was clearly “born to be a teacher” and she said, “Those kids will never forget that teacher, never forget that class.” We couldn’t agree more! Well, no worries if you didn’t see it on television this morning because you can check out the article and the video right here. Bravo, Mr. Gorgone!!
As you may have heard, the PTO Fall Festival will be held in the Noyes gym and cafeteria tomorrow since it looks like there’s a 90% chance of rain. (Saturday rain…what a shocker!) Please keep in mind that this is not a drop-off event. Be sure you are monitoring your children while they are participating in the Festival and be sure everyone stays in the cafeteria or gym only. We want everyone to have fun and be safe. Please join me in giving a huge “Thank You” to the PTO and all the volunteers for making this event possible.
November is the month of parent conferences and we look forward to meeting with you soon. Teachers are eager to share information about the students’ academic progress and adjustment to school.
Here are a few things you can do to help make the Parent Conference experience successful. First, thank you for arriving on time (maybe even a few minutes early). Teachers are often meeting with several parents back-to-back, so your promptness is helpful. Be sure to let the teacher know if you have specific questions, so time can be allotted during the short conference window. Be ready to share your own insights about your child, especially anything related to school success. We know parents are the most important people in a child’s life and parents will always know more about the child’s full character and history. Teachers, on the other hand, know the most about each child’s current school functioning and the way in which he/she interacts with peers and adults in the school environment. All of this information can be important in supporting each youngster’s success.
As a reminder, you are invited to parent conferences during the early release days in March as well. As always, if you have concerns during the year, you need not wait for the scheduled November or March slots. Teachers welcome your feedback and want to ensure students have a successful and positive school experience. In addition to the two parent conferences during the year, report cards are posted for families in January and on the last day of school in June.
Lastly, thank you for honoring the time constraints during conferences. If a conference runs over at one meeting, it affects all the rest of the families for the remainder of the day. For this reason, some teachers use timers to remain on schedule and respect everyone’s time.
I look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow at the Fall Festival! Have a great weekend.