September 2, 2016
We have had an amazing start to the school year! The building is buzzing with positive energy. Our teachers and staff are reviewing with our students our revised list of expectations, discussing our new lunch schedule, talking about different leadership opportunities and doing some back-to-school assessments.
Around the building you will see various posters to help remind our students of the following expectations:
We respond respectfully to all
We keep our hands & bodies to ourselves
We use kind words and actions
We use a 6-inch voice indoors
We are always honest
We keep our community clean
We always do our BEST!
We walk carefully, safely & quietly to the right
We use our lockers appropriately
put our things in or on top – not on the floor
do not slam the doors
touch only your locker
We respect the privacy of others
We flush after we use the toilet
We wash our hands before we leave
We clean up after ourselves
We go directly outside
We play safely on the equipment
bottoms on slides
no climbing to the top of equipment
sit on the swings
We play fair & follow the rules
game rules outlined by Mrs. Frost and the duty teachers
We use a light touch when tagging
We stay out of the woods and leave sticks and rocks on the ground
We do the NHCS stomp before entering the building
We have FUN!
We use 6-inch voices
We walk to our seats after we get our lunch
We get permission to leave our table by raising our hands and waiting for an adult
We keep our legs and feet under the table and our bottoms on the seats
We eat only our food
We eat appropriately and will not play with our food
We always use our BEST MANNERS
We do not throw snow
We stay on the playground side of snow piles
We stay away from the building icicles
We don't use the equipment on little kids’ side
We will wear boots, snow pants, hats, mitten/gloves and winter jackets out to recess
We Take Pride in Our School Community
(character, achievement, responsibility, excellence, spirit)
Here are some other odds and ends:
Drop-off & Pick-up
Although some faculty and staff might be here earlier than 7:00 a.m., students should not be dropped off prior to 7:00. There is no supervision of students until 7:00 a.m. The end of the day can be extremely busy. One of our first priorities is the safety of our students, so we would hope that parents would call in any dismissal changes prior to 1:00 p.m. This would allow us time to get the information up into the classrooms.
Project Promise—our after school program
Did you know that your child could receive homework help, a healthy snack and participate in enrichment activities from 2:00-5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays right here at NHCS? The cost to participate in this safe and exciting program is:
· $8.00 per day (full rate)
· $4.00 per day (reduced lunch rate)
· No Tuition (free lunch rate)
If you would like more information or receive a packet to register, please contact the office at 744-3221 or email Shelley Doucette, our site coordinator, at email@example.com.
As most of you know, I am also principal of Danbury Elementary School. My schedule this year (and I am successful at this about 85% of the time) will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings at NHCS. If you need to reach me on the other days, please call 768-3434. In addition, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great long weekend!