By popular demand... Mr. Farnsworth will offer before school gym for students in grades 4-6 this session beginning on Friday... Sign up today! Students should arrive around 7:45 to change into their gym shoes. BOK is from 7:50-8:25.
Please join us for Curriculum Night Tuesday, September 26th from 5:30-7:00. This is an opportunity for PARENTS to meet the classroom teachers and learn about what to expect for their child(ren) this year. You will learn about the curriculum as well as classroom expectations....
5:30-6:00 All parents meet in the gym- presentation about our plans for the upcoming school year (PTO welcome, ALICE program & Blizzard Bags)
6:00-6:30 Middle School Meeting in the cafeteria (This will give middle school parents the opportunity to hear from all teachers)
6:30-7:00 Middle School Teachers will be in their classrooms- so you can see the rooms and look at materials for the school year
6:00-7:00 1st through 5th grade teachers available to parents (they will do their presentations twice- once at 6:00 and again at 6:30 so you can meet with multiple teachers)
Information center in the lobby= ask questions about Option C, Ordering Lunches, Cool Kids Banking
Please remember this is a night for parents to come to school... Children get the night off and get to stay at home!
LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PICTURES
We have our annual Fall School Pictures on Thursday, September 28th. Students will have their photos taken IN Uniform. Everyone has his/her picture taken regardless of whether or not they are ordering photos. These photos are used for the yearbook. Order forms will be sent home on Monday. Please check your child’s bag. There are extras available in the office. You can also order online using our school code/Picture Day ID: OB017112Q0
Preschool students who do not attend school on Thursdays are invited to come have their photos taken anytime from 9:00-11:30. Photos are taken in the gym.
Just a reminder that this year extended care will be open on No School Days due to professional development. It is $50 per child and the hours are 7:00-3:00 only. Please sign up with Mrs. Walsh if you will be needing child care on October 6th.
WORCESTER RAILER'S OPENING NIGHT!
Please join us for the opening night of the NEW ECHL Worcester Railers Ice hockey team and be part of history!!! We have group tickets through the Diocese of Worcester for $12 each. You can also get an optional group hat for $3 (at checkout). Tickets must be purchased by September 23rd. Please note which school you are from at checkout in the comment section- so we can all sit together! You know you all want to sit near Mrs. French at a hockey game! CODE: WorcesterDiocese
Purchase your tickets here!
When dropping off preschool students, please do not park in the teacher’s lot. You will need to park under the basketball hoops or near the church and walk your child to the preschool classrooms. We have found it to be a safety issue with cars backing up in the small space behind the school. We do not want any little ones in the way of cards.
School aged children can be walked to the door or drive down the loop and drop off at the door and along the walkway. Please make sure students are ready to unload quickly and efficiently. Say good bye's and get bags ready as you are making the loop! Students may unload from cars as long as you are along the walkway. They do not need to wait to unload at the front door. This will help drop off go a little quicker. The doors will open at 8:30 and students need to be IN Class at 8:45 or they are marked tardy.
PreK students dismissed at 12:00 can be picked up at the Little Red School House. Please park across the street from the school (near the church) and walk down. The parking lot is closed during recess (10:30-1:00) and sometimes in the afternoon for gym class.
Please remember that you CANNOT drive around the cars in the pickup/drop off line for the safety of our students. Please be patient. We will get you out as quickly as possible. We also ask that if you are in car line that you do not get out of your car and come to the lobby to pick up. If you're in car line, stay in your car and we are happy to load your child when you get closer to the building.
It is also important to watch for the buses at the end of the day with the red lights and stop sign out. It is illegal to pass a school bus with their lights on/sign out while loading and unloading students.
The safety of our students is our number one priority.
Athletics & Activities:
Please remember that for Cross Country and Cheering the concussion certificate needs to be turned in BEFORE students can practice.
Cheerleading- grades 3-8 Saturdays
Revolving Museum/Project Soar grades 3-8 Mondays
TinkerCad grades 3-8 Wednesdays
Minecraft Jr. grades 1-3 Thursdays
BOK K-3 Tuesday/Thursday mornings
BOK 4-6 Friday Mornings (7:50-8:25) sign up
Drama grades 4-8 Thursdays
Cross Country Grades 4-8:
Choir grades 3-8 Wednesdays 8:30
Games with Mr. Farnsworth grades 4-8 Tuesdays
Homework Club grades 3-8- Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:30
October Lunch Menu
Don't forget lunch milk is available for $0.50 for those that bring lunch from home. You can send money to school weekly or monthly. Please clearly mark the envelope with your child's name and which days they are having milk with lunch.
There's also a vending machine with plastic bottles of water, iced tea, flavored water and Gatorade/Powerade (12 oz) for $1.00.
Please remember to bring in any meds with doctor's orders for meds to be given during the school day.
Updated physicals and immunizations need to be returned to the nurse.
ALL athletes (cross country, cheering, basketball) will need to have updated physicals on file (from the last 12 months) in order to participate.
Thank you to all of our Fabulous volunteers who made the BBQ a huge success! We also want to thank everyone that came out to our first meeting of the year this week. We appreciate all of your insight and input. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting:
Mark your calendar for our next meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:00. Location TBD!
Contact the PTO anytime
9/26- Curriculum Night 5:30
9/28- Lifetouch School Pictures in uniform
9/29 Sholan Farms Trip (PK & K)
10/6 NO School Diocese Rel. Enrich. Day (extended care open!)
10/9 NO School- Columbus Day
10/10 PTO Out of Dress
10/16 Progress Reports
10/16 Yankee Candle/Spirit Cup Sale begins
10/16-10/20 Book Fair
10/19 Grandparent's Day Mass 10:00
10/20 Pinkalicious Play 9:30 (PK-5)
10/27 & 10/28 Countdown to Christmas Fair at Church Hall
10/31 Horribles Parade 1:30 (PK-3)
Mrs. Veilleux, our principal, will update the blog once she gets settled in. She is excited about keeping you informed and up to date about upcoming events.