Adeline C. Marston November Parent Newsletter
Dear Marston School Families,
We would like to remind you that this year, the district has moved to trimesters, which means that grades will not close until December 4, and report cards will be issued on Monday, December 14. Also, later that same week, we will hold parent conferences. If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher before then, please contact the school so that you can schedule an appointment. We pride ourselves on partnering with parents as we strive to educate our students. It takes the efforts of everyone. To that end, on Wednesday, October 14, Marston School was recognized as a blue ribbon school for parent volunteer efforts by Partners in Education. The certificate hangs proudly in our foyer.
Homework Club and Instrument Lessons (Grade 5 only) began on October 20 and will run on Mondays and Tuesdays. During November, it will meet weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays, except the week of Thanksgiving. There will be no homework or band that week, November 23-24, but will be fully operational when we return from Thanksgiving break. At this time, there are fifty students participating in our after school academic assistance and forty students in grade five involved with instrument lessons. If you have an interest in having your student participate in either of these programs, be sure to let their classroom teacher know.
As a reminder, there will be no school for students on Wednesday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. We will have an assembly on Tuesday, November 10, at 10:15 AM in the gymnasium in honor of our veterans. We extend an invitation to any parents or extended family members who are veterans that are interested in attending. Please call the office if you are able to join us.
On Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 PM in the Hampton Academy Library, Superintendent Kathleen Murphy along with district principals will be providing an overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessments. These state-wide tests are given annually in the spring for students in grades three through eight. Language arts and mathematics are the focal areas. We look forward to sharing preliminary information that evening just before the monthly PTA Meeting. More information will follow.
We are in the process of finalizing support schedules for students. We are fortunate to have the assistance of Title I, target teachers, and many specialists. As we respond to our students' needs, we utilize all available resources to ensure the success of our students. Classroom teachers will be sure to keep you informed if your child has been selected to participate in small group instruction.
Again this year, we will be offering an after school Ski Club beginning Friday, January 8, at McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, New Hampshire. Please be advised that there is limited seating on the bus. Therefore, transportation will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. We are also looking for chaperones that either ski or do not ski that would be willing to assist us with this program. There will be a mandatory information night on Monday, November 9 beginning at 7:00 PM.
Our school will be participating in the Hampton Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 5. The theme of the parade is Dreaming of a Magical Christmas. We will be sending home more information and a permission slip for students who wish to represent our school by marching in the parade. Stay tuned for more information.
Please be sure emergency contacts, phone information, and email addresses for your child are current. It is critical that the school be able to contact every parent in case of an emergency or an unexpected early school closing. Please contact the main office at 926-8708 to update emergency cards if phone numbers or addresses have changed since the beginning of the school year.
Lois Costa, Principal Nathan Saddler, Assistant Principal