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Posts from the Principal / October 2022

October updates

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!

Oct. 2nd is National Custodian Day, and we have the best group in the county! Not only do they work hard to keep our building clean and sanitized, they go out of their way to make relationships with the kids. You can find them tying shoes, sitting with kids, and helping opening yogurts, milk, and such! They are always willing to do the extra little things that aren't asked but go a long way to make New Haven the amazing place that it is.

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!

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Last month I shared with you are reading and math baseline data, and was really pleased with the progress that we've made as a whole. The traditional "summer slide" did not hit us nearly as hard as it has in the past! This is a wonderful thing for all of us. This information allows us to look at grade levels as a whole, as well as, individual student strengths and areas of needed intervention. Every grade level has specifically identified standards that must be mastered by the end of the grade level. Some of these standards are priority and some are supporting standards. In order to ensure that students are mastering the standards we use this as a piece of the data "pie" as we track their growth, mastery, and proficiency.

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.

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Transportation- Zonar - My View

This coming week we are getting My View forms from the transportation department for each student. We will be sending them home to you, in addition to you getting a separate email from the district with the District School Access Code. This is the APP I spoke about earlier that will let you see in real time where your child's bus is. Think of it like Door dash for buses. In order to get this information; you will need 3 things (besides downloading the app) Your child's student number, their bus number, and the district access code. The flyers being sent home will have your child's bus number and student ID number on it. Although you have access to your child's student id through parent portal or on their report cards.

All information to download and use this app will be given to you by our district.

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This year we are hopeful that our read-a-thon will be bigger than ever! We are pushing hard for our kids to rack up those reading minutes and our community will support them in this fundraising opportunity. This is our big fundraiser for the year that will assist in supporting things like, school safety (electronic door locks, cameras, etc.), field trip / assembly events, programs and school materials, celebrations & awards (5th grade promotion, our Kindergarten day, etc.)

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?)

All student photos have been delivered to parent emails with an access code. If you have any questions, you will need to contact Schoolhouse photos. This is the company we contract through for our school photos. If you didn't care for the way the pictures turned out, we do have picture re-take day scheduled for OCTOBER 13th.

You will need to make sure to let your child's teacher know that you do want re-takes done.

House Spirit Day!

House spirit day was amazing! The kids definitely brought the energy, and the staff wasn't far behind them! What an exciting day for them. See the pics below. We are 4 houses, but we definitely have 1 heart! This school community is amazing, and the kids are really starting to rack up the points for their houses.
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Student Opportunities

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

ART Opportunity!

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 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

26th- SBDM

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

16th- SBDM

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

19th- SBDM

20th- Birthday Bash for December birthdays

21st - Jan 3rd= WINTER BREAK

Approved Calendar for the 22-23 school year

2022-2023 New Haven Staff

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