November 15, 2022
Mark your Calendar!
Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov. 23rd - Friday, Nov. 25th
The cold weather is here!
Please be sure that children come to school with the proper outdoor attire year round. This includes hats, mittens, snow pants, and boots in the winter. Children without snow pants and boots are not allowed to play on the playground during recess; they must stay on the hardtop walkway. Dressing in layers is best for changing weather conditions. The children play hard at recess and should wear appropriate shoes for climbing and running to avoid injuries. Please label all of your child’s clothing to decrease the amount of clothing that ends up in the Lost and Found.
With such variability in the weather, students do not always come to school with the proper outerwear. Please help your child have all the necessary clothing for cold and snowy weather. We try to send the students outside as much as possible. As a guideline, MRE will have indoor recess if the temperature is below 20 degrees or if there is heavy precipitation. Please make sure students have boots, a coat, gloves or mittens, snow pants and a hat for this winter. Students are not allowed to play in the snow without boots and snow pants. As students get older, they like to wear sweatshirts instead of jackets. With wind and snow, this is not considered a jacket.
Please talk with your child daily about what is appropriate to wear to school. Take into consideration that the predicted temperature is not assured and that the wind chill often drops that temperature by five to ten degrees. It does get particularly windy on the playground with very little to break the wind coming across the fields. With a 10 mph wind, a 45 degree day quickly becomes 33 degrees just above freezing. Many students want to wear shorts to express their independence and individuality. Please have thoughtful conversations with them each morning about what the wear. If the temperature is near 45 degrees and windy, let your child know that they may be asked to wear pants and a warm jacket out to recess. Decisions to keep the students inside for recess are made by Administration and the School Nurse using the “cold weather/wind chill chart” on a local web site.
Grades K, 1, & 2
- Boots and snow pants must be worn on any surface with snow.
Grades 3, 4, & 5
- Boots must be worn in the snow. In order to play in the snow, snow pants must also be worn. Anyone without the proper attire for his/her grade level must stay on the paved areas.
PTO Announcements and Information
- The PTO would love your help planning and executing our most exciting events of the year, including the Lip Sync Night, Spring Fling, and our auction! If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/pjhzBTAvP1h4xnw4A. Thank you!
- In order to support the incredible popularity of the Crazy 8s math club, Mr. Jacobs is looking for parent volunteers to assist the program starting in January. No special math skills are required! If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, simply fill out this form: https://forms.gle/56oFypwiXze6gtst6. Thank you!
- Upcoming PTO Event shown below:
In our MRE / Nashoba Community
Cub Scouts Model Rocket Launch
Model Rock Launch! Join the Cub Scouts on Saturday morning November 19th to learn more about Lancaster Pack 9 and for each child guest to launch one of our model rockets! More information at www.pack9lancaster.org.
Girl Scout Troop Openings - Grade 5
See attached PDF flyer in both English and Spanish for additional details.
Nashoba Girls Lacrosse Registration for Spring 2023
Stow, Bolton, Lancaster, Clinton, Hudson and Maynard families may participate in the Nashoba Girls Lacrosse (NGL) league. NGL is for girls K through 8th grade. We are a non-profit organization that teaches leadership, teamwork, and physical development through lacrosse. We are members of the Mass Youth Lacrosse League and are committed to promoting good sportsmanship and competition at the youth level for all children wanting to play the game of lacrosse. NGL is designed to introduce girls to the game of women's lacrosse while offering the opportunity to develop and maintain skills. (Note- NGL is a non-profit organization which is not affiliated with Nashoba Regional School District).