September 23, 2016
Wow, it has been a busy, but good week! We had a great turnout for Open House, energetic faculty discussion around creating our yearly school goals and working on our proposed NHCS budget for next school year.
The energy in our building was positive, heart-warming and inspiring. We had Pat Provencher and Judy Smith start out our evening speaking about and seeking help with the Ruth Joyce Scholarship. Therese Wetherington, district’s Curriculum Coordinator, shared information regarding our new math program, Eureka. Families had the opportunity to shop at the Book Fair. Parents met with classroom teachers to learn about classroom routines, expectations and curriculum.
During our early release time, our staff came together to discuss, debate and developed a draft of our school goals. Our draft will be sent to Superintendent Buckley for final approval. Once finalized, we will share our goals within our school community through this Writing Corner.
Can you believe, we are already thinking about next school year! Teachers had to submit their budget requests to building principals by today. School administration will be working with district personnel over the next few weeks to be ready to present our proposed budget to the School Board on October 24th.
Just think, all of this happened while teachers continued to plan and teach throughout the week! Sometimes when I stop and think about all of the expectations and responsibilities within education it can be mind boggling. However, with weeks like this, I try to take a few moments to slow down and reflect on why I am in education and it always comes back to THE KIDS!
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Our first PTO Meeting will be Monday, 9/26, at 7:45 a.m. in my office. Please join us! If you can’t attend and would like to be involved, please send me an email with a day of the week and time that works best in your schedule. We will be making our yearly meeting schedule at this meeting and hope to accommodate what works best for the group.