05-19-2017



Dear Families,

We paused for a moment to thank our volunteers this week with a luncheon, hosted by the PTO and Ray Staff. Here at the Ray School, volunteers give an average of 3,000 hours of time each year. More than 350 people have contributed to those hours. A few of the groups that have given time include: room parents, parents and grandparents, Dartmouth students and athletes, Kendal, 5th grade Memory Book volunteers, students from RMS and HHS, and community experts (professors, engineers, mathematicians, health professionals, and others). We would also like to thank the PTO and Kristen Nigriny, along with our volunteer coordinator, Kerry Artman.

We genuinely appreciate and value your commitment to volunteering with our school. Thank you for your skills, experience, and expertise. We look forward to having you back into our school for the remainder of this year and into the future!

Annual Ray School Survey
The Hanover School Board and the Ray School ask for your annual feedback. By completing this brief survey, you will be providing valuable information that will be help us plan for the 2017-2018 school year. We are particularly interested in your input to help us honor our successes and gain an understanding of areas for growth.

The survey will take only 5-10 minutes to complete. If you have more than one child at the Ray School, please take the survey once (or once per child if you feel that your responses for each child will differ).

The survey can be found via the web at: Annual Ray School Family Survey or you may request a paper copy from the Ray School office. The survey will remain open until Friday, June 2, 2017.


End of Year Notes
  • Library - The last day to borrow books is Friday, June 2nd and all books need to be returned by Friday, June 16th as we will be closing the library on June 19th for summer maintenance.
  • Last Sing Along - The last Sing Along for school year is Wednesday, June 14th.
  • Last Day of School - The last day of school will be Thursday, June 22nd at noon.

4th Grade Trip to Concord
As a complement to their New Hampshire studies, the Ray School fourth graders took their annual trip to the Capitol building in Concord, New Hampshire. The students enjoyed learning about New Hampshire history and politics while touring the State House and grounds.

 

 

 


2nd Grade Sing Along with Parents
Parents and family members are invited to attend second grade Sing Along next Wednesday, May 24th and again on Wednesday, June 14th.  Guests will be seated at 10:55am and will conclude at 11:25am.  Come sing some old favorites from K/1 Sing Along and learn some new songs as well!

Circle Up! presents "Losing Ourselves"
A 30-minute documentary about success, expectations, and the affects of achievement culture on our children. Join other community members for a brief discussion following the two showings of the film. These events will take place Wednesday, May 24th in the Hanover High School auditorium and Thursday, June 1st at the Norwich Public Library.  The film screening is at 7:00pm with a discussion to follow at 7:30pm. 

Literacy Night
Please join us Thursday, May 25th between 6:00pm and 7:30pm for the Ray School/PTO sponsored Literacy Night.


5th Grade Parent Meeting @ RMS
RMS staff will be hosting a meeting for parents of incoming 6th grade students Tuesday, May 30th from 6:00-7:00pm in the RMS auditorium. Current 6th grade teachers and administrative staff will be talking about the 6th grade experience and answering questions that parents may have. Following the presentation we will be giving a school tour. The presentation is geared to parents as students will have an opportunity to visit later in the year. Please contact RMS school counselors Liz Powers and John LaCrosse with questions.


Have a wonderful weekend!
Kevin and Lauren

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