January 27, 2017
With us being about half-way through the school year, we are asking parents to take a minute to update phone, work and emergency information. If any of this information has changed, please call or send in a note with your child. It is imperative that we have the latest and easiest way to reach you during the school year. Our nurse needs to be able to reach you when your child is ill and needs to be picked up. Thank you in advance for sending in this information.
I had the opportunity to spend some time at Ragged Mountain yesterday with our Ski Program. I want to thank all of the faculty, staff and parent volunteers for making our 5-week Winter Activity Program a success. I love to hear that our students are trying new things and persevering through learning new skills. I enjoy seeing the smiles on our students’ faces as they are having fun, cooperating with friends and for many, participating in life-long sports such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and snowshoeing. We have one more week of fun to go!
To help celebrate the New England Patriots making it into the Superbowl, on Friday, February 3, we ask all faculty, staff and students to wear Patriots gear or their colors - red, white and blue. Let’s have some fun and kick off Super Bowl Weekend by showing our NHCS spirit!
Lastly, I want to remind you that next Saturday, February 4, is the district’s Deliberative Session at Newfound Regional High School, starting at 10:00 a.m. Over the past several months, both the School Board and Budget Committee have met to discuss and debate next year’s school budget. While few citizens attend School Board and/or School Budget Committee meetings, these committees do listen to input, and encourage you to provide it in the future. Your most important opportunity in affecting any desired change lies in attending the First Deliberative Session where interested voters determine what ends up on the ballot for all voters. It is at this meeting that you, the taxpayer, may accept, lower or raise the budget. If a motion is made to amend or to accept the budget, discussion will follow, after which time a vote will be taken. Childcare is available at the high school while parents attend this meeting. Voting day for the district will be on March 14. If you have any questions regarding this process, feel free to give me a call.
Have a great weekend!