May 6, 2022
Dear Parents, Staff, and Families of SAU 90:
This week, we recognized our staff in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week! We appreciate all of the wonderful ways our PTA, community, and colleagues have reached out to our staff to thank them for all of their hard work and efforts. The purpose of this week is to honor the work of teachers. So, what is the role of our teachers? Today a teacher’s responsibilities are to help students gain knowledge which we as a society deem necessary for their success in life. Teachers are the architects of the next generation. Teachers fill the roles of coaches, mentors, role models, cheerleaders, and counselors. They support students when they are down, support them in failure and praise them as they experience success. Additionally, teachers challenge their students to push their learning capacity, and provide them guidance when they lack direction. It is our combined efforts with our parents and families that make all the difference in the lives of our students. So, as we celebrate this week, we say thank you to all of our educators!
In the coming days, you will receive information regarding our summer program. This program will run from July 5-28, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:30 -11:30 AM for elementary students and from 8:00-11:00 AM for middle school students. This program will be held in conjunction with our special education extended year program. The purpose of this summer assistance is to help close learning gaps and better prepare our students for the fall. Transportation and snacks will be provided for our students. If you have any questions about your child and their participation, please be sure to contact your child’s school.
Rene Boudreau from Hampton Parks and Recreation is currently looking for a summer camp director for this summer. This would run seven weeks from June 27 through August 12. Pay for the position is $19/hour for 40 hours a week. If you are interested, please reach out to Rene Boudreau at 603-926-3932 or email@example.com.
The Lane Library newsletter for May is attached for your review. There are many wonderful programs for our students and families including Suncatcher Craft, Petting Zoo, After School Pizza Party, and a Lego Lab. Please be sure to check out the attachment for more information and details.
The New Hampshire Department of Education is a number of programs that may be beneficial to our families in the months ahead. The first offering is a scholarship program designed to help families and residents whose education was impacted by the pandemic by awarding $1000 scholarships to New Hampshire students. Applications can be found here. https://yeseducation.nh.gov/ Additionally, the department is also partnering with NH Camps and school-age programs across the state to offer its ReKindling Curiosity summer camp initiative. Here is a handout flyer with detailed information on the program. The state-operated summer enrichment program will pay up to $650 of the youth recreation camp fees for qualifying students. Finally, we wanted to share with you, Waterford Upstart. Waterford Upstart is an at-home, early learning program that helps children build reading skills before kindergarten so they can be confident in the classroom on day one. NHED is partnering with Waterford to offer these services at no cost. Links can be found here for your review: fall program and summer program.
Special thanks to the PTA for hosting Quartro de Mayo at The Brook this past Wednesday evening! Remember to mark your calendar for May 17 which is Caps for Cure Day and also Super Evan Day!
Wishing our families, a happy Mother’s Day weekend ahead! Warmly,
Dr. Lois B. Costa
This week’s Shark News: https://youtu.be/wEfd9i0hi_U