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NEWS & NOTES FROM ESTABROOK SCHOOL | JANUARY 7, 2018

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Estabrook Community,


Happy New Year! I hope you and your families have been safe in this extremely cold weather. We are looking forward to a warm-up in temperatures this week.


It has been a pleasure to welcome students back to school. They have been excited to see their teachers and friends, and settled in smoothly.


Please join me in congratulating Mr. LaBroad on his principal appointment for the Haynes Elementary School in Sudbury! We are so proud of his accomplishment and thankful for his continued contributions! Mr. LaBroad begins his new role on July 1, 2018.


January is an exciting time for student development. Students are integrating more academic concepts and skills, and building upon friendships from the first half of the year.


As a reminder, report cards will be available February 9, however parent/teacher conferences will be held in March/April during mid-semester. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.


Winter is indeed beautiful, but it can be a challenge for students to go outside and play. In this newsletter, we've listed a few resources that might be helpful in stimulating curiosity and movement when it's too frigid to sustain long periods of outdoor play.


Students are reminded to come to school with outdoor winter gear. By district policy, if the weather is 19 degrees or greater, including wind chill, then we will go outside for recess.


We look forward to seeing you at Estabrook School!


Warmest wishes,

Principal Trach

CALENDAR

JANUARY | ACCESS TESTING BEGINS FOR ELL STUDENTS. ELL TEACHERS WILL COMMUNICATE MORE INFORMATION TO PARENTS OF ELL STUDENTS.


WED. JANUARY 10, 8:15-8:45 AM | SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL DAY...PLEASE BE SAFE AND MINDFUL OF THE SNOW AND SIDEWALKS


WED. JANUARY 10, 3:30-4:15 PM | SITE COUNCIL, ESTABROOK CONFERENCE ROOM


WED. JANUARY 10, 6:00-7:30 PM | GRADE ONE ONLY, "LET'S CONNECT, PART 2" EVENING, ESTABROOK LIBRARY


MON. JANUARY 15 | NO SCHOOL, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY


WED. JANUARY 17 |LHS WINTER BAND 2 - GRADE 5 BAND (MON. 1/29 SNOW DATE)


WED. JANUARY 17 | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY BEE AT ESTABROOK* | TAKE NOTE: THIS DATE WILL BE RESCHEDULED*


THUR. JANUARY 18 | METCO EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (MELP)


WED. JANUARY 24, 9:30-10:00 AM | GRADE 4 STUDENTS HOST THE ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY, GRADE 4 PARENTS INVITED, ESTABROOK CAFETERIA


THUR. JANUARY 25 | GRADE 3 ONLY | LEXINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FIELD TRIP (THURS. FEB. 1 SNOW DATE)


THUR. JANUARY 25 | METCO EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (MELP)


FRI. JANUARY 26 | ELEMENTARY FIRST TERM CLOSES


FRI. JANUARY 26 | FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT SPONSORED BY THE ESTABROOK PTO


WED. JANUARY 31 | LHS WINTER ORCHESTRA 1 - GRADE 4 STRINGS


THUR. FEB. 1, 9:00-10:00 AM & 11:00 AM -12:00 PM| ESTABROOK WINTER CONCERT - GRADE 4 & 5 BAND, ORCHESTRA, CHORUS


FRI. FEB. 2, 8:45-9:30 AM | PRINCIPAL COFFEE - "PARENTING IN THE AGE OF VIDEO GAMES" - GUEST SPEAKER MR. WILLIS, COUNSELOR. TAKE HOME RESOURCES PROVIDED, ESTABROOK LITERACY CENTER, YOUNG CHILDREN WELCOME, COFFEE SERVED


MON. FEB. 5 | LHS WINTER ORCHESTRA 3 - GRADE 5 STRINGS


WED. FEB. 7, 3:30-4:15 PM| SITE COUNCIL, ESTABROOK CONFERENCE ROOM


THUR. FEB. 8 | METCO EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (MELP)


FRI. FEB. 9 | REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE


WED. FEB. 14 | SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL DAY


THUR. FEB. 15 | METCO EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (MELP)


MON. FEB. 19 - FRI. FEB. 23 | NO SCHOOL - FEBRUARY VACATION


TUE. FEB. 27 | PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN-UPS POSTED ONLINE. LINK WILL BE SENT HOME TO PARENTS


TUE. FEB. 27, 2:15-2:45 PM| GRADE 1 STUDENTS HOST THE ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY, GRADE 1 PARENTS INVITED, ESTABROOK CAFETERIA

WITH APPRECIATION FROM KATY, TX

A very special video message arrived from Katy, TX thanking Estabrook School for the generous gift cards and donations. Please take a moment to enjoy this special long distance thank you!

THANK YOU

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