Dear Ray School Families,

We have had a very busy week here at the Ray School. Below are just some of the highlights:
  • Kids and Community Final Assembly
  • K-2 Halloween Parade
  • Think-3D Math in Fourth Grade
  • ESOL/International Potluck Dinner
  • Spider Geometry in Kindergarten
  • A successful Lockdown Drill 
At the completion of a math pumpkin unit, imagine the surprise of 1st graders when they found sprouting seeds in one of the pumpkins! 

Kids and Community

A HUGE THANK YOU and one more SHOUT OUT to the 25 members of our community, the Town of Hanover, and the Friends of Hanover Norwich Schools for supporting us in the past 5 weeks with our Kids and Community program. Seeds have been planted for meaningful new relationships.

This week we had visits from Charlie Blair, our lead bus driver; Gary Barton, Children’s Librarian, Howe Library; Police Sgt. Eric Bates; Firefighter Lt. Rob Diehm; and Glen Enneper Hanover High School Student.

We also had our final celebration which featured many of the participants from this year’s program along with Police Chief Charlie Dennis, Police Lt. Brad Sargent, Firefighter Jay Whitehair, and Kerry Artman from last year’s Kids and Community Program.

Sgt. Bates wrote up some important Halloween safety reminders for both parents and children that has been sent home today. Please take time to review these with your children.

The Hanover Fire Department presented all children with bracelets to wear. The fire department is hopeful that children will wear these until they confirm a family meeting spot with you in case of an emergency at home. This gift is a follow-up from their Fire Safety Day and a celebration of Fire Safety month. They would also like to remind you to be sure to change the batteries in any battery operated smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well.

Strings Open Forum
Marion Cross has generously offered to host an informational session about our strings program. Please consider attending if you would like to contribute thoughts about an expansion of the program. Please see below for the informational blurb: 

"Interested in a more robust strings program at the Ray School? On Tuesday, November 1st, from 5 pm to 6 pm the Marion Cross School will be hosting a public forum to gauge parental interest in this idea. Please join us in the multi if you're interested."

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
More information will be coming home from your child's teacher, but the Ray School is pleased to collaborate with Hanover High School in participating to raise money for UNICEF. This activity is optional. The collection boxes will be handed out in classrooms between today and next Monday. If you choose to participate, please bring contributions back to school by Wednesday, November 2nd for collection. 

Community Superintendent Search Meeting
There will be a community forum for the Superintendent Search on November 2, 7:00pm, at HHS. Please join us!

Picture Re-takes
LifeTouch will be back on Tuesday, November 8th for picture re-takes.  If you want your child(ren) to have pictures re-taken, please make sure to send back the original set of photos you received. 

Remember to see the link below to purchase Ray School spirit wear and support the PTO! 

Enjoy the weekend,
Kevin and Lauren

To view a live calendar, please go to the Ray School home page.

PTO Information

Please take a moment to complete the I-89 Commuter Survey

Upper Valley Green Power Challenge  info

Local Interests

Ray School Calendar