03-10-2017



Dear Ray School Families,

Please remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time. With school closed on Monday for a teacher in-service, hopefully you can get some extra sleep to make up for the time change. Our kindergarten and 1st graders made a video to help remind everyone of the change.

Math Night
Thank you for coming out to support this year's math night. We had an amazing turn out with over 230 people attending, plus our great staff volunteers!  Ms. Waterhouse's class is the winner of the candy jar!  The good guess of 290 was the closest estimate for the 298 pieces of candy in the jar. You can see a couple of the other math activities in the pictures featured below.

   


 



School Voting Day Updates
All articles on the Hanover and Dresden ballots passed, and incumbents Carey Callaghan, Mimi Lichtenstein and David Sobel won re-election as Hanover School Board members. In the Norwich election, School Board incumbents Tom Candon and Jim Mackall won re-election. For more information about the ballots, who ran, and the position of the Hanover Finance Committee on the budgets, please link to Voting Information for 2017.


Art Room Requests
Please collect paper towel and toilet paper tubes and drop them off in the Art Room.  We are collecting these for specific projects we are doing.

RMS Transition Meeting
Informational Meeting for RMS Transition for Ray School 5th Grade Parents: March 21st 6-7 PM, Ray School Multi Purpose Room. Please join the RMS School Counselors, John LaCrosse and Liz Powers, as well as Principal Mike Lepene and Associate Principal Amanda Yates for a Q & A session. This initial meeting for parents of current 5th graders will help answer questions about topics including choosing classes, the schedule, the elective program, and the structure of middle school teams. We hope to see you there!

Newcomer's Coffee
The Ray School PTO Newcomer’s Committee will hold a coffee after Sing-a-long on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  If you have questions about spring sports, summer camps or ideas for keeping busy, please join us! Snacks will be provided.

2017/18 Kindergarten Registration
We are looking for incoming kindergarten students for the 2017/18 school year.  If you or someone you know has a child entering kindergarten in the fall and have not received an email with this information, please contact Gwyn Dessert at 603-643-6655. 


Summer Social Skills Camp Coyote 2017
We are proud to announce that we will be offering Camp Coyote again this summer at the Ray School.  Campers will be organized into small groups by age while learning and practicing social skills utilizing the Michelle Winner Social Thinking program through play and structured activities.  Camp Coyote is focused on social skill development and more highly structured, positive social interactions with peers, but is not an academic program. Students eligible are rising kindergartners through sixth graders with a range of social skill abilities. We begin each morning with community building activities and have structured activities, games, and trips to Storrs Pond recreation area. Camp will be held from9:00am-1:00pmMonday through Thursday from July 10th - August 3rd at the Ray School.  For students who haven't attended Camp Coyote in the past, we do require a two week minimum enrollment.  For students who have participated in the past, they can sign up in weekly increments. The cost is $170.00 per week for students who attend the Ray School and Camp Coyote is not part of their extended school year services.  Registration closes on April 30th.  If you have any questions or would like to register your child, please contact Russell Ward:  russell.ward@rayschool.org.

See you on Monday!
Kevin and Lauren





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