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September 13, 2019

posted Sep 16, 2019, 5:18 AM by Christine Roman
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Well, you survived the first full week of school! I didn’t make it as I took a sick day on Thursday. There must be new germs in our school as I caught a cold. It has traveled from my throat down to my chest. Yesterday, I slept for 12 hours! There will be times over the year that your child will not be feeling well and will need to stay home or be picked up from school. It is so important that you keep the main office up-to-date on any phone number changes and your emergency contact people. In addition, later in the school year, it is those phone numbers that will be called for snow days and delayed openings.

One of the highlights of my day is talking to students during lunchtime. You will often find me hanging in the MPR during our two lunches. We have two 25-minute blocks of time for students to sit, eat and socialize with the people at their table. Our lunch duty personnel monitor student behavior and also remind students to eat what they purchased or brought from home. I am always amazed by how much our students can talk to their friends. You will hear the adults remind our students to eat by saying, “More eating, less talking” or “Don’t forget to eat.” So if your child comes home hungry from school that would not surprise me.

Next week, we have our annual Open House on Wednesday night. The Book Fair will be open from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Our Open House starts at 6:30 p.m. Open House is a night for you to meet your child’s teacher and learn about all aspects of your child’s year. Teachers will be reviewing a typical schedule for the day, curriculum highlights, behavioral expectations, homework practice, communication system, and talking about our new competency based report card. This is a general overview discussion and not student specific.

We have Parent-Teacher Conferences set up for the evening of November 8th and morning of November 9th. Students don’t have to attend the conferences, however, if they do, they may either sit quietly in class or be supervised by a few of our non-classroom teachers. Children not attending NHCS will be asked to remain with their parents.

Also, Monday is our PTO’s one and only fundraiser of the year—it’s the Fun Run! Students will run/walk a course for 30 minutes. Students will get sponsors to support them in this event. As students finish a lap, they will receive a rubber band. At the end of the time, we will tally up their results. Grades K-2 will participate from 10:00-10:30 a.m. and grades 3-5 will participate from 10:45-11:15 a.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please let a member of our PTO or classroom teacher know.

Have a great weekend!