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11-18-2016




Dear Ray School Families,

We have begun to examine and analyze our practices around homework here at the Ray School. Some families say there is too much and some say there is too little. In order for us to have a better understanding of homework here at the Ray School, please complete this short survey.  

Ray School Artwork Display
The annual exhibit of Ray School art will be on display at the Mascoma Savings Bank in Hanover (across from CVS).
The building is open from 7am - 5pm Monday through Friday for viewing.  Artwork will remain on display until the new year.

The building will be open until 8pm on Friday, December 2nd during the town wide event "Celebrate the Seasons."
Santa and his friends will be there from 5pm - 8pm.  Stop by for some holiday fun and check out the amazing artwork!

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

PTO Thank you
A huge THANK YOU to the PTO for the wonderful soup lunch that they provided for the Ray school staff. It was delicious and very much appreciated. Thank you!

UNICEF- Thank You!
Thank you for helping the Hanover High School UNICEF club fundraise with the Ray School for Halloween. The team was able to raise double their goal! Along with the High School, they were able to raise $2,584.01 for UNICEF! Since most of the money was raised by the Ray School, the money will be donated on the Ray School's name. All of the money is going to be sent in the form of a check to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help the children around the world.

Thank you to the Hanover High School UNICEF club leaders and members who took time to plan and organize this charitable event during their activity period at the Hanover High School. The UNICEF team helped assemble 480 trick or treat boxes to give to each student at the Ray School. Some of the team members stayed after school to unload the heavy bags filled with trick or treat boxes donation and delivered them to the high school's designated place. They carried these heavy containers filled with donations to the bank for the final count. The Hanover High UNICEF members who helped are Anoushka Alavilli, Grace Li, Cate Rooney, Kate Zegans, Thomas Usherwood, Caleb Callaway, Iroha Shirai, Hannah Osheyack, Caroline Ruth, Peter Bynum, Jasper Zeng, Lily Clarke, and Samantha Estes. Thank you to the Hanover High School Social Studies teacher Mr. Berube who is the Hanover High UNICEF club adviser.

Thank you to Mrs. Wilson's class for helping load the trick or treat boxes filled with donations into the wagons and transporting them to the car for the UNICEF team.
Thank you to Maggie Keeffe, fifth grader at the Ray School, who helped the Hanover High UNICEF team by bringing in brown bags for the Ray School teachers to use to carry the trick or treat boxes.

Thank you to the Hanover Main Street Ledyard Bank branch who helped us by counting and sorting the coins and giving us the total check. Also thank you to the Citizens Bank for converting the Euros we got into dollars. Both didn't charge us the normal conversion fee because it was for UNICEF. 

Thank you to everyone who helped this incredible organization. This organization provides vaccines for children, sends girls to schools by fighting gender equality in education, and provides proper food, safe drinking water, and other basic necessities for children around the world. UNICEF also delivers lifesaving supplies to refugee children and their families and provides them with "safe-space" tents.

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


Have a great weekend,
Kevin and Lauren



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