Adeline C. Marston School
November 2014 Newsletter
Dear Marston School Families,
The first quarter ends today, October 31. Report cards will be issued on Monday, November 10. Teachers will forward notices announcing that parent conferences have been scheduled for November 13 and 20. If you are unable to schedule a parent conference on these dates, please contact your child’s teacher to arrange an alternative date. Also during that time we will be holding a bake sale and our book fair will be open. Results from Northwest Educational Association Measure of Academic Progress will be sent home with report cards. If you have any questions about these reports, please direct them to your child’s teacher or us. Homework Club and Instrument Lessons (Grade 5 only) began on October 20 and will run on Mondays and Tuesdays. During November, it will only meet on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 18th but will be fully operational when we return from Thanksgiving break.
Next Tuesday, November 4, Marston School will serve as a polling site for our town elections. Due to the high volume of traffic expected for this election, we have made changes for our drop-off and pick-up procedures. We encourage all students to take the bus to and from school that day. Students who ride the bus will be dropped off and picked up at the Hobbs Road access road to the school. Parents who wish to drop off and pick up their students will need to do so at the top of Marston Way. For the safety of our students and staff, please be sure to carefully follow these procedures.
As a reminder, there will be no school for students on Tuesday, November 11, in honor of Veterans’ Day. We will have an assembly on Monday, 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.
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.
Keeping in mind our safety theme, all students had the opportunity to participate in Sticks and Stones our school-wide Artist in Residence where focus was on It is Cool to be Kind and Words Do Matter. We also had the Resource Officer from Hampton Academy and student council members speak to the Third Grade about Halloween Safety during the week of October 29 as part of our Red Ribbon Week celebration.
Again this year, we will be offering an after school Ski Club beginning Friday, January 9, 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, December 1 beginning 7:00 PM. Detailed information will be going home later this month.
All schools will be participating in the Hampton Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 6. The theme of the parade is Hampton Children, Bright Stars of the Future. Students have been working with Miss Houston during their art time on designing a button for the parade. The artist selected will serve as the school Marshall for the parade. We are happy to announce that there were many wonderful entries; and we look forward to announcing the winner. We are in the process of designing our float and working with students who wish to represent our school by marching. 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. Parent conferences are a good time 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
November 3: 2nd Quarter Begins
November 4: National Elections, All Day
No Band or Homework Club
November 10: Q1 Report Cards Issued
Veterans Day Assembly, 10:15 AM
November 11: No School - Veterans Day
Hearing & Vision Screenings, G3 & G5
November 13: Book Fair Begins
Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-6:30
PTA Fall Fundraiser Delivery, Annex, 3:00-6:30 PM
School Board Meeting, Town Hall, 6:30
November 16: GOTR 5K, Memorial Field, Concord, 10:30 AM
November 19: Harlem Wizards, WHS
November 20: Book Fair Ends
Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-6:30
November 24 & 25: No Band or Homework Club
November 25: PTA Meeting, Centre, 7:00 PM
November 26-28: No School - Thanksgiving Recess