12-16-2016




Dear Ray School Families,

We had an exciting week of concerts that showcased the amazing musical talents of our students. This week's curriculum highlight is on music, and we are grateful for the teachers that work with our students in the music programs. Becky Luce and Kathy Sherlock-Green help students develop their musical talent, as seen in the chorus performances this week and throughout the year. Hannah Rommer and Bob Maurer work with our strings and band students, giving them an opportunity to learn a musical instrument and participate in performances for the Ray School community. Please be sure to visit our music department's web page by clicking on this link

Thank you for all for joining us for our concerts and sing-alongs during this busy holiday season. Students are excited to share their songs and music with you. This wonderful Ray School tradition is one of the many things that makes our school so special. 

Encoding a New Generation
We had a guest speaker program over the last few weeks in our technology department. Several members of the Dartmouth College Computer Science Department joined our second through fifth grades to present lessons on computational thinking in coordination with the Hour of Code. Thank you to Dan Rockmore, Amit Chakrabarti, Xia Zhou, Scot Drysdale, and Michael Casey for donating your time, expertise, and collaboration in making this event so engaging and successful. We hope this partnership with you will continue. Please see Dan Rockmore's article here for more information about the speaker program. 

Snow Gear Reminder
Now that winter is here, please help your student(s) come to school with warm snow gear, appropriate for outdoor recess in snowy weather. Students should have boots, snow pants, hats, gloves, and a jacket in order to go outside. Remember to label your child's snow gear, as these items can be misplaced! Students should have sneakers to wear while inside during the school day. Thank you for your help with this! 

The Ray School Rocks
You may notice colorful painted rocks throughout our school. During our Learning Buddy time, Tim Crawford and Joy Roy's students drew uplifting slogans and phrases on these rocks. It was their desire to share the positive attitudes that our students bring to each other and to their community here at the Ray School. Be sure to stop by and try to find a few positive messages. 

Be Kind, Be yourself!



Stay warm this weekend,
Kevin and Lauren



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