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.
African Drumming at the Ray School! Beginning the week of Nov. 3, I will be offering African drumming classes BEFORE SCHOOL on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 - 8:00. I know this is before the buses arrive, and hope that all who are interested can make the necessary arrangements for transportation.
I'm aiming for groups of no more than 8-10 students; but that may be subject to change, depending on the interest level. To begin with, we'll start with 4th & 5th graders; if all goes well, I'll run another session later on in the year for younger students, too.
If your child is interested in participating, and you can commit to helping them be here no later than 7:30 on one of those mornings, please drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know which day works best for you.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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 Cafe
We are still looking for a few more volunteers for peeling apples this Friday for the Apple Crisp dessert. Please email email@example.com if you can spare an hour or two on Halloween morning!
Parents who have not yet set up a Mealtime On-line account, please email Victoria.Baughman@RaySchool.org to obtain a passcode for your child.
Along with the passcode you will receive a link to Mealtime and detailedinstructions on how to set up and pay for your students lunches.
If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please be sure to include your child's first and last name. Checks should be made out to Hanover School District.
Please be sure to keep your accounts funded so they do not fall into a negative balance.
For more information, please visit the Ray School web site and click on the Ray Cafe page.
There you will find information on price of lunch, milk choices, monthly menu and other helpful information.
Notes From the Health Office
185 students were vaccinated with the flu vaccine at our school-based clinic yesterday. This number was up from 104 last year. Schools are places where children share lots of germs and where influenza can spread rapidly. We are happy that so many families took advantage of this opportunity to protect their children and the Ray School population from the flu. Thank you for helping us all stay healthy.
Notes from the Ray School PTO
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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