News from New Haven
Posts from the Principal / October 2022
Fall is upon us and we welcome the cooler weather for sure! Playing outside is definitely much more enjoyable.
September was a pretty busy month with baseline testing, getting routines down, work expectations, and celebrations. I'm sure October will not disappoint with the same type of momentum. We have great things that we've done in September that have been shared below, along with what to expect for October.
Shout out to our New Haven Custodial Team!
It really is NOT about the building, but definitely about who we share it with!
Thank you so much to Mr. Tony Horton, Mr. Brian Groger, Ms. Ning Sutton, Ms. Nettie Poe, Mr. David Mullins, and Mr. Rick Johnson! You do an amazing job taking care of all of us! You are certainly the behind the scenes wizards!
This month, our state KAS scores will be released from last Spring's testing. Although this set of data is like looking in the rearview mirror, it does allow us to look at areas (standards) we are strong or weak in as a grade level/ school. Individual students (3rd-5th) will receive their personal assessment data once the state releases and sends it to us. It is not part of the initial data release that will happen around mid- October. I will be organizing and sharing data regarding how our students did and sharing that with our school community in our November newsletter.
Transportation- Zonar - My View
All information to download and use this app will be given to you by our district.
Students will have opportunities to win prizes based on minutes and fundraising. Students who raise at least $10 will receive a prize, and those increase at intervals. Top earners will be selected for additional prizes as well. Prizes include, pizza parties for their classes, Scholastic Book Fair gift certificates, House Points!, FC Cincinnati Tickets, Malone's certificates, toys, etc. There is a much bigger variety this year. On top of that.... Top earners will be put in a drawing to pie our very own Mr. Miller, and the top 3 earners will get to have a catered lunch with Mrs. Goble and a friend of their choice.
It's a go big, or go home kind of year for us. We are hoping for great things from this reading movement this year! Information and envelopes will be sent home on Friday, October 14th. The reading begins on Saturday the 15th and students have the following week to read, read, read! Envelopes with minutes recorded, as well as, donations are due no later than October 25th.
I'm looking forward to sharing this news with you all in our November news letter. Our prize assembly will be held on November 4th.
Early Release Day information
What is the purpose behind the early release day? There are 2 days in our school calendar set to be early release days. Last year (late winter) the district solicited parent opinions through a survey regarding the early release days. There were several hundred responses, and over all the feedback was positive.
These 1/2 days will be used for all school professionals to receive training and work time together. This 1/2 day allows everyone to be together without the burden of finding substitute teachers or leaving some staff out. It also allows for both classified and certified staff to work together which a traditional school calendar does not allow for. These 2 days (1 in each semester) will permit timely professional development. New Haven's staff will be working on Math Frameworks and vertical alignment K-5th grade. Other professional groups, such as media specialists, unified arts, speech pathologists, etc. will also be able to collaborate across the district and share strategies to strengthen the foundational work they do with our students. I've shared the message the district sent out earlier this year below.
From our District:
Boone County School District
Early Release Day Information
All Boone County Schools will have an early release day on Friday October 28th. As this is the first time for an early release we want to provide you with information to assist in your planning.
Morning activities such as bus pick up times and breakfast will not change. Buses will pick up at the normally scheduled time and breakfast will be served in the manner that normally takes place at your child’s school.
Middle and High Schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Students will be provided with a bagged lunch at locations to be determined by the building administration and food service manager customized to each school at dismissal time. Bus drop off times will be 3 hours earlier than the normally scheduled drop off time. Ex: If your child normally arrives home at 3:00 p.m. they will arrive home at approximately 12:00 p.m. on the early release day.
Elementary Schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Students will be provided with a bagged lunch at locations to be determined by the building administration and food service manager customized to each school at dismissal time. Bus drop off times will be 3 hours earlier than the normally scheduled drop off time. Ex: If your child normally arrives home at 4:00 p.m. they will arrive home at approximately 1:00 p.m. on the early release day.
Family Resource Center News (FRC)
Keep connected through the NH FRC Facebook page.
Mrs. Carter will be sending out information very soon regarding upcoming holiday assistance. There are expected requirements in order to be eligible for help, such as attending parent/ teacher conferences, etc.
You can contact Mrs. Carter in our FRC through email or by phone: 859-384-5385.
SAY CHEESE! (again?)
You will need to make sure to let your child's teacher know that you do want re-takes done.
House Spirit Day!
I will always try to include opportunities for students- within the school or community that parents might be interested in for their child. Below are the linked fliers.
Girls Basketball- practices begin the Wednesday after Fall break. Teams have been configured.
Archery- The parent meeting for Archery took place this past week. If you are interested in your 4th or 5th grader in taking part on this team the Archery Interest link is below.
New Haven Archery Interest form
Quit the Littering! Calendar Contest! - See the flyer below.
Like to ski?
Ski Union is a ski group that includes families from New Haven, Gray Middle School, and skiers from the Union, KY area. By ordering your ski passes through Ski Union by November 6th, you enjoy a 30% discount off a pass purchased through Perfect North Slopes! Join Ski Union for some unlimited fun! Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Angie Rider at email@example.com Check out the flyer here
September Birthday Bash!
Mission and Vision of New Haven... Our WHY, WHAT, and HOW.
Keep'n up with the Calendar! (dates will be added/ revised each month as needed)
7th- (3rd-5th grade)- Big Bone State Park field trip / (K-2 )Lexington Theater (@ NH)
10th- 11th: FALL BREAK
13th- Picture Re-take day
14th- Popcorn Friday
16th- Read-a-thon begins
20th- School Smiles dental program
21st- Read-a-thon ends
28th- Halloween Celebrations/ Early Release day (EL buses will leave campus around 12:30 pm)
31st- Birthday Bash For October birthdays / House Celebration
4th- Read-a-thon assembly
7th- Parent/ Teacher Conference 4-7pm
8th- Election Day / No school
9th- Parent / Teacher Conference 4-7
11th- Veterans Day Celebration
18th- Popcorn Friday
23rd-25th- Thanksgiving Break
30th- Birthday Bash for November Birthdays
2nd- Parents Night Out School event 6-9 (k-5th)
9th- Popcorn Friday
20th- Birthday Bash for December birthdays
21st - Jan 3rd= WINTER BREAK
Approved Calendar for the 22-23 school year
Click on the title below to take you to that information
New Haven's Website
New Haven PTO
Staff Directory Link