Adeline C. Marston School

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April Newsletter  

Dear Marston Families,

                The third academic quarter ends Friday, April 11.  Report cards will go home with students on Monday, April 28 when we return from the break.  Parents are encouraged to schedule a conference with their child’s teacher if they have any questions or concerns about their child’s progress.  Placement planning for the 2014-2015 school year has already begun.  Parents of second, third, fourth and fifth grade students received a placement overview letter this week.  Any parent concerns should be in writing and returned to us no later than April 11, 2014.   

                Administration has been visiting with students during lunches to discuss our Marston School expectations - be safe, be respectful, be responsible, and be cooperative.  Our third theme of our ongoing social development program is “be responsible.”  Please take a few minutes to review with your child expectations surrounding their at-home responsibilities.  This may be a good time to re-establish homework routines and chores.  These practices will help to develop positive life-long habits.

                During the March 26 in-service day, our staff worked with consultants on the Common Core Curriculum as it relates to language arts. It was beneficial for us as a staff to take a closer look at the CCSS ELA standards and the instructional shifts which included: more of an emphasis on informational text; literacy in all content areas; increasing text complexity; and the importance of persuasive arguments in reading and writing. Our focus included the use of primary sources to enhance lessons and cross-curricular integration. This was a valuable and informative work session.

                On April 11 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM, we invite you in for coffee and conversation around internet safety.  Technology Educator, Mrs. Levine and School Counselor, Mrs. Antico will be joining us.  We hope you are able to join us as we discuss this important topic in light of the digital age and the importance of the safety of our children. 

                The Spring PTA Wicked Wonderful Wednesday (WWW) activities continue to meet on Wednesdays, until April 16.  Several activities are being offered including: Polymer Clay, Firefly Pottery, Cake Decorating, Spanish, French, Soccer, Science, and Playground Games.  Approximately one hundred students are currently participating in these activities.  Thank you to Mrs. Liz Jacobs and Mrs. Julie Simone who are coordinating these popular events along with our parent volunteers and staff members who are assisting with this fun-filled program. 

                School will be closed from Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25 for Spring Vacation.  Events are listed below for your information.  Please contact us, if you have questions or concerns regarding Marston School programs.  In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 6 - 12, we would like to thank all of our volunteers for their commitment to our schools and for their assistance.  In honor of this occasion, we would like to invite all volunteers in on Friday, April 11 from 8:00-8:30 AM so that we can recognize all that they do and we can extend our sincerest appreciation.

  

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                         

Lois Costa             Nathan Saddler

Principal                 Assistant Principal

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 28

Parent Placement Overview Letter sent out for Marston School Students (Grades 3, 4 & 5)

April 2, 9, & 16

Wicked Wonderful Wednesday Activities & Art Club

Thursday, April 3

Spring Boot Camp Begins

Friday, April 4

Author/Illustrator Ryan T. Higgins Visits Marston

April 6-12

Volunteer Appreciation Week

Tuesday, April 8

Grade 3 Healthy Growth Survey; School Board, Town Hall, 6:30 PM

Friday, April 11

Third Quarter Ends/Grades Close; Parent Input Forms Due; Volunteer Appreciation, 8:00-8:30; Parent Coffee Chat - Internet Safety, Annex, 8:30-9:30 AM; Grade 5 to HA for Chorus & Band Presentation, 1:35 PM

Saturday, April 12

Father/Daughter Dance, WHS, 4:30-6:30 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM

Tuesday, April 15

Last Day of Band; Last Day of Homework Club; PTA, Centre, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 16

Walk to School Day; Mount Washington Observatory Visit (Grades 3 & 5)

Thursday, April 17

Grade 3 Wax Museum (JS & MC), 9:15-9:45 AM

Friday, April 18

Anti-Bullying Laser Show, Gym, 1:30 PM

April 21-25

No School - Spring Vacation

Monday, April 28

School Resumes; Report Cards Issued

April 29 - May 3

NWEA’s

Wednesday, April 30

Read 100 Book Logs Due