9-05-2014

Events at a Glance
  • September 12- Dot Day
  • September 15 - Picture Day
  • September 16 - First Sing-A-Long for parents
  • October 10 - School Closed for Teacher Inservice Day
  • October 13 - School Closed for Columbus Day
Ray School News

Dot Day, September 12: Wear Dots
The first few weeks of school, all classes will be involved in a Dot Day art project inspired by the children's book, The Dot by Peter Reynolds. The Dot Day movement celebrates creativity, courage and compassion. Visit www.thedotclub.org to learn more! We will use the message, "Make Your Mark Together and See What Happens!" as our theme this year. Students will collaborate across grade levels to create art and be surprised by the visual culmination! Thanks to Robin Henry and Tina Nadeau, our art teachers for organizing these school wide events. On September 12th, wear dots to join in the celebration!
Notes From the Principal

What an amazing start to the school year!  With the first phase of the building renovation project nearing completion, our staff worked tirelessly to prepare (in 2 short days) the school for our students arrival.  I can't say how impressive everyone (including Trumbell-Nelson construction employees) was through the remarkable process.

Our new website is now available for your visual and informational use.  Please visit the scrolling slideshow on the building project, or perhaps read-up on our curriculum, instruction, and assessment page.  The newly developed standards-based report cards are at the bottom of the page.

I hope you can join me next Tuesday, September 16 at 9AM for the first Principal Forum of the year.  We will meet in the office conference room and discuss the building renovation project and our professional development goals.

From the Health Office

I want to welcome everyone back to school.  My name is Laura Perras and I am the new school nurse.  I was fortunate to work with Mrs. Shields as her health office assistant last year, so I know many children already.  If there is anything I can help you with please feel free to email me or call the office.  I have an open door policy and welcome you to stop by any time.  I will be posting weekly notes in the Pink Sheet with topics relevant to the season and  if there are any concerns I want to update you about.  I hope you all have a wonderful school year.

Ray PTO
Picture Day
Though school has just begun, Picture Day is right around the corner - Monday, September 15th.
PTO volunteers help make this process smooth and efficient.  Are you able to help?  If you can spare an hour or more to help in school on Monday, September 15th (anytime between 8:30 and 2:30), please contact parent volunteer Janet Simmons at janetsim3@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Of Local Interest

Please use the contact information provided for additional information regarding these events.
  • Hanover Cub Scout Pack invites you to join us at Storrs Pond Dimick Pavilion on Friday, September 5th at 6pm contact Charles Palmer, Cubmaster at 603-727-9301 or cubmaster.pack45bsa@gmail.com 
  • Crafts and Spanish with Carmen Rentel September 6th for information 603-643-3116 or etna.library@hanovernh.org
  • STEM Robotix Open House September 7th from 4-6pm (sign up on website) for information www.stemrobotix.com or 603-676-7848 
  • TopSoccer for children ages 4-21 with disabilities - Contact Deborah Thompson (802) 457-9289 or thompson.deb@myfairpoint.net
  • Hanovery Nursery School openings in 4 yr old class - contact Kelly Ciombor at 603-643-3315 or www.hanovernursery.com
  • CraftStudies @ the Hanover League of NH Craftsmen after school classes contact 603-643-5384 or www.craftstudies.org/children.html
  • Opera North vocal auditions September 20th & 21st  contact 603-448-4141 or www.opernanorth.org