11-10-2016




Dear Ray School Families,

Please enjoy the three day weekend while we honor our country's veterans. The second grade teachers have been working with their students over the past week to learn about Veterans Day. Students did a guided reading activity, wrote about Veterans Day, decorated the wall outside the second grade pod like Flanders Field, and established a White Table display in the Ray School front lobby. Here is a link describing the display and its importance. 

                                      

   



Hope for Haiti Club
In collaboration with Hanover High School students, first grade students created art work this week to decorate the walls of the school being constructed in Haiti. The artwork is currently traveling to Haiti!
                                   


Singalong
Please note on your calendars that 11/16 will be the final normal Singalong until we return from holiday break in January. Our music teachers will be using Singalong time to prepare for holiday concerts! Parents are invited to the K/1 Holiday Singalong Concert on 12/21. Thank you for understanding!

Holiday Concert Schedule
12/14 - 2nd/3rd Choral Concert @ 10:30-11:30
12/15 - Informal Band Concert @ 12:00
12/16 - 4th/5th Choral Concert @ 10:30-11:30
12/21 - K/1 Holiday Sing Along @ 8:30

Tardies
Thank you for your help in decreasing tardies this week! The number of daily tardies was drastically reduced, thanks to your efforts. 

Smart Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Parent Survey
Parents with children in grades 4 and 5 that have taken the end of year SBAC test are encouraged to give feedback about SBAC to the Department of Education using this link

The 3 R's
We used the values of the Ray School to help guide our discussions this week about change and uncertainty. Please consider reviewing these discussion points with your children if you find it helpful. 

In times of change and uncertainty, it is important to remember our core values here at the Ray School in the 3-R’s: Respect, Rights and Responsibility.
  • We demonstrate Respect to people who share different views

  • We all have the Right to have different views and opinions from others

  • We share the Responsibility to participate in our society peacefully and have our voices heard



Have a great weekend,
Kevin and Lauren



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