News from New Haven

Posts from the Principal / February 2022

March Madness

Whether its the change of weather, basketball, or just life; March does tend to bring some madness with it. We are ready for the winter season to end and bring some sunshine to our days. We are ending our 3rd quarter this month and looking at our final standards for each grade level. I don't want to rush the rest of the school year, but May is just around the corner. We are beginning our planning stages for the 4th quarter activities.

We have some great in school field trips planned, as well as, out of school field trips. We are also planning some fun Unified Arts days and looking into the spring for a track and field date. Right now, things look favorable to end the school year with many of our New Haven traditions!

I do want to say that it has been AMAZING to see everyone's faces again! A lot has been missing the last 1 1/2 years, but wow! I had no idea how much we have missed seeing everyone's smiles. Toothless grins go a very long way in making a day better. I'm very grateful that things are looking up for everyone. I can only hope that we continue with such promising momentum.

NH Volunteers

I don't want to jinx anything, but as we begin to lift restrictions across the nation we are also able to begin allowing for things we have had in the past. Beginning March 21st, we are allowing volunteers into the building to help in classrooms or with classroom jobs. Our classroom teachers will have more specific details of their needs.

We are still requiring that all volunteers have a background check and have completed our volunteer orientation and acknowledgement. That can all be found on our school website. The link for the orientation video is below for your convenience.

Volunteer Orientation

We will continue to refrain from having lunch visitors. We have found that having 4 to a table, rather than 8, allows for the kids to have the space they need to eat comfortably and socialize. It also allows for better monitoring of all the students and the kids can talk to friends at a normal volume rather than hollering across the table. It has worked very well for everyone's benefit. Allowing this time for our students to practice social skills with their friends is a much needed activity for them.

Masking updates

The district is updating their guidelines for masking on buses as recommended by the CDC. Detailed information from the district will be sent out, but beginning Wednesday, March 2nd students will not be mandated to wear masks. It will be a family choice.

It's Spring Book Fair Time!

The Scholastic Book fair is back! All classrooms will be going to the book fair during their scheduled Technology time during the week. The book fair begins the 21st of March. If a student is interested in a book but has already had their technology time for the week they can ask their teacher to go to the library.

If you have any specific book fair questions you can reach out to Ms. Rider @

3rd Grade Parade of Idioms! Can you figure us out?

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Kindergarten Registration

We are preparing for March and with that means organizing our kindergarten registration night. Our doors will be open to register our new tigers for the 22-23 school year on Tuesday, March 22nd from 4:30 to 7:30. We do ask that you bring your child with you when you come. Our kindergarten team will be here and they would like to meet your child and do a short screening with them.

We will have all the documents that you need copied for you, but when you come you need to bring with you:

1) Your child's birth certificate

2) Proof of residence (Must be a current utility bill with your name and address on it.)

3) We will need a current immunization record- but this can also be given to us through the rest of the school year.

4) Any legal documents that are pertinent to your child (name change, custody agreements, etc.)

We are offering ALL DAY Kindergarten again next year! (YEA!!!) Students who have completed registration/ enrollment packets will be added to classroom rosters. Those that are missing pieces will be held until completed. We do not consider teacher requests.

Parent Corner... Resources and Research on common topics.

Below are some resources that may be helpful for parents as our children move in and out of phases of growth. Our kids, although being raised in the same house as their siblings, all experience things differently. They also respond differently to life experiences. There is definitely not a "one size fits all" rule when raising our kids.

Executive Functioning Skills: What are the skills our kids need to be successful in all that they do? Time management, Coping Strategies, planning, organization, etc.

Book List for parents that provide support and ideas regarding executive functioning skills for kids primary through high school. Ten Best Executive Functioning Skills Books for Parents

Executive Functioning in Children: 5 things all parents need to know


Thank you to all of our families who have assisted with events and resources for our students. This community continues to rise to the challenge of helping others and we greatly appreciate it.

FRC Website for information and assistance: Click here

If you have any questions you can reach her at


Gray Middle School- Cheer Tryouts - See below for details

Camp Invention- New Haven will be a host site once again for Camp invention over the summer. The dates are July 18th- July 22nd. You can find more information at:

Cooper Drama Camp- Cooper High School is offer a summer drama camp for students grades 1-9th. You can check out their website or see the information below.

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Mission and Vision of New Haven... Our WHY, WHAT, and HOW.


PTO sponsored events for our kids:

April 1st: This is the year of the Tiger! Mother / Son (Me & my gal)- Dodgeball tournament! Friday, April 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. More information will be shared through PTO. Forms will be sent home and sent out electronically for families to sign up. There will be a deadline to due ordering food, pictures, supplies.

Keep'n up with the Calendar! (dates will be added/ revised each month as needed)


2nd- Cincinnati Zoo: Birds of Wonder (5th, 4th, 3rd)
3rd- Cincinnati Zoo: Birds of Wonder (K, 1st, 2nd)
8th- 3rd Quarter Ends
11th- Popcorn Friday
15th- Unified Arts Day
22nd- Kindergarten Registration 4:30 to 7:30
24th- SBDM @ 4:30
28th- 1st - CASE assessment Reading and Math (K-5th)

4th- Mother/Son Dodgeball event 6:00 - 9:00
8th- 1st grade field trip (aquarium)
11th- 15th- SPRING BREAK
19th- Midterm
22nd- Popcorn Friday/ Tiger Surprise
25th- 29th - Spring STAR testing (Math & Reading)
27th- PTO general meeting

3rd- 13th- STATE TESTING WINDOW (3rd, 4th, & 5th)

6th- Popcorn Friday
13th- First grade Fairy Tale Ball
16th- 5th grade Promotion
17th- No School
19th- SBDM @ 4:30

18th- 22nd (Camp Invention @ NH) - not affiliated but only hosted at NH

Approved Calendar for the 22-23 school year

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