Events at a Glance
Notes From the Principal
The Ray School budget committee toured the renovated replacement classrooms during their recent meeting. Jon McKeon, site foreman from Trumbull-Nelson, provided the tour to give a closer view of the continuing work. The new 4th grade classrooms are nearing completion and we hope to transition to the replacement classrooms after Thanksgiving.
Your child will soon take the adaptive Track My Progress assessments in math and reading. This helpful information provides students and teachers with specific learning targets and standards progress. The results are immediate and through differentiated instruction, teachers can provide accurate and specific feedback to students and parents. Each assessment is approximately 20 minutes in length.
Ray School News
Picture Re-take Day:
LifeTouch will be back on October 29th to re-take your child's picture if you are unhappy with the original one. If you are having your child re-take his or her picture please send in the complete original packet by the 29th to be handed back to the photographer. If your child missed the first picture day, please contact Gwyn Dessert in the office at 603-643-6655 to have a form sent home with him/her. We had some mix ups with the class pictures and are working to fix this. If your child received the wrong class picture please return it to the school. If your child did not receive a class picture, please contact Gwyn in the office to ensure you get one.
Haven Helper Update:
The Haven Helper Program is off to a terrific start. We have 13 fabulous 5th grade Haven Helper Student Coordinators who will be motivating students to bring in nonperishable food items during the year. They will also gather the food and bring it to the lobby where parent volunteers then transport the food to the Haven. Each month, a different grade collects food, plus we will have some all school wide collections during the year. To start us off the 5th grade will be collecting food in October. The special request for this month is PASTA and PASTA SAUCE but all food items are accepted. Thank you for making this program such a success. The Haven truly appreciates and even depends on our contributions each month. THANK YOU!
Notes From the Ray CafeThank you to Suzi Curtis and Sara Dennis for volunteering your time yesterday morning in the Ray Cafe.
With your help we seeded over 50 pomegranates to serve as part of a delicious and nutritious school lunch!
The next opportunty for volunteers in the cafe is on Friday October 31st.
We will be making apple crisp for the dessert and will need 3 or 4 volunteers to peel apples!
Check out this youtube video for the fastest way to peel an apple using a cordless drill.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can spare an hour or two on Halloween morning!
Notes From the Health Office
Student Influenza Clinic Thursday, October 23
In partnership with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, the Ray School will be offering student influenza vaccinations. The date of this clinic is Thursday, October 23rd, during the school day. It's not too late to sign your child up for this clinic. Forms are available in the main office. Forms are due Tuesday, October 21st. Please note, if you would like your child to receive the influenza vaccination, fill out the consent form completely and return both copies to school. Injections and nasal mist will be offered, however you must answer several questions to determine if your child is eligible for the nasal mist. Remember to indicate your preference on the form. At the clinic, children will be given the vaccine by trained medical professionals.
You can find answers to frequently asked questions about school influenza vaccine administration on the health office website. I have linked CDC fact sheets for you to review both injectable and nasal mist vaccinations. Please call the health office if you have any questions.
Volunteers Still Needed for Influenza Clinic
The health office is still looking for volunteers to help with the student influenza clinic here at the Ray School. No nursing skills required. Responsibilities include checking students into the clinic and helping to observe them after receiving the vaccination. Timing is 8-1130 and 12-2pm. Please contact the health office if you're interested or have any questions. (643-6655x250 or email email@example.com) Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Notes from the Ray School PTO
PTO Fall Picnic & Dance
Friday, October 17th
Picnic 5:30-6pm (weather permitting)Dance 6-7pm, dance to the music of The Flames
Grant funds are available for projects that have a significant and positive impact on Ray School students and enhance student learning at the Ray School. Funds may be used for a variety of purposes, such as equipment, supplies, curriculum or training materials, and to support enrichment programs and events. In past years, grants were used to purchase a new oven, provide a French breakfast, support the new Art Club, and create a new reading handbook — enriching our students' experience at the Ray School! For guidelines and application form, please email Kristen Nigriny, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Wednesday, October 29th.
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