Adeline C. Marston December Parent Newsletter
A Message from the Principals
Dear Marston School Parents and Students,
We would like to remind you that grades close on Friday, December 2. Report cards will be issued on Monday, December 12. Although we have already had mid-trimester parent conferences, we encourage you to maintain an open line of communication throughout the school year either by e-mail or by phoning the school between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM should you have any questions at any time. Communication between home and school is a key factor to ensure your child’s school success. As a reminder, report card envelopes should be signed and returned to your child’s teacher.
Please always use extra care and caution when traveling down Marston Way, particularly near the crosswalk and “drop off” areas. Snow, ice, and speed are elements that can create a potentially dangerous situation in this congested area. For the safety of our students, it is important that all parents follow the traffic patterns and posted speed limits during drop-off and pick-up times. We encourage parents to use the designated “student drop-off” area located in the parking lot directly across from the main entrance. This is the only area supervised by Marston staff which ensures the safety of all students. Parents who enter Marston Way before or after the morning arrival or afternoon dismissal are expected to park in the parking lot across from the flagpole/office entrance and walk with their child into the school. Please use the crosswalk to bring your child from the lot to the office. THE SAFETY OF
Our social development theme for this quarter is respect. Administrators will be addressing this theme with students throughout the quarter and reinforcing this important concept during lunchtime talks. Our physical education teacher will cover this theme during health lessons. Additionally, this theme is further reinforced through our Responsive Classroom practices. Considerations for each other, for property, and for ourselves are some of the topics we will be covering. Please take some time to talk about this at home.
This month, we will be working with our Outreach Coordinator, Janine Richards on Lend-A-Hand Baskets of Giving. Our Student Council will help to oversee this project here at Marston School with the assistance of Mrs. Richards and our Hampton PTA. Please consider contributing to these baskets in the upcoming weeks. Your generous donations to these causes are greatly appreciated.
Upcoming Marston Events are listed below for your information. You may also access Marston School’s Website at http://sau90.org/marston for more school information and educational “links” to the Internet. Thanks to our Hampton PTA volunteers, we are pleased to offer students the opportunity to purchase items offered through our school store. The store will be open on three Wednesdays in December (12/7, 12/14, and 12/21) during lunch times and items such as pencils, erasers, folders, and other school supplies are available at a nominal fee. Students should not bring more than $2.00 to spend so everyone has a chance to make purchases.
Marston School will have a presence in the Hampton parade. The theme this year is “Celebrate Hampton.” Students are invited to participate in our marching unit so long as they have an adult chaperone. We kindly ask that the students dress in holiday attire including Santa hats and holiday jingle bells. We hope you will be able to join us as we participate in this fun, festive, community event!
On behalf of the Marston Staff, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season. We hope you are able to join us at our traditional Holiday Concert, “A Snow Day,” on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 PM at the Winnacunnet High School Auditorium. This is always a wonderful holiday event for the entire family! During this season, if you or your family could utilize assistance with the lunch program or have any other needs, please feel free to contact our Outreach Worker, Janine Richards, at 926-8708.
We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season, and all the best in the coming New Year!
Dr. Lois Costa, Principal
Nathan Saddler, Assistant Principal