Dear Parents, August 25, 2016
Welcome back!! It is so hard to believe that the summer is almost over. Maine is a wonderful place to be in the summer months and this summer was no exception. I hope all of you had a chance to relax, read, and have fun!
We have some new faces at RES this year. Barbara Benson-Murrin is our new nurse. ( Nurse Barb) Tracy Doyle is our new first grade teacher. Brenda Witten is new to our Title I Intervention Team. Welcome All!!
The monthly assemblies at RES will be on different days of the week this year. This is to help to accommodate parent's schedules as well as the impact on teaching. Please see the schedule below for the assembly dates. We love for you to join us!!
Playground update: If you haven't had a chance to take a peak at the clearing that was done behind RES, please make an effort to do so. ( Of course- during non school hours) This is just the first step in creating a playground that will meet the needs of our students. We will know within the next few weeks if we are on the list to have the Maine National Guard help with the process and will let you know as soon as we know. Even if we don't receive their support, the RSU School Board is committed to making our vision a reality. Alissa Messer continues to be the project manager for the playground. In an effort to continue our fundraising for the playground, we will continue to do our Hannaford gift card program again this year. For those of you who may not know about this program, a portion of the card purchase comes back to the PTO/Playground project from Hannaford. For example, you buy $50 card and spend it buying $50 worth of groceries, Hannaford then gives the PTO a percentage of the money. No extra costs to you and the school gets the benefit from Hannaford and will continue to offer Hannaford Cards for sale to help with fundraising.
Color Run: RES will have our 2nd Annual Color Run. We will have a kick-off assembly for the event on September 1. Students will bring home the sign up sheets on September 1. Registration forms will need to be back by September 9. The funds raised from this event will help support students with programming and field trips. Join us to help keep the FUN back in fundraising!
As well as the district initiatives this year, both schools in Raymond are going to be focusing our efforts on helping students become more resilient by supporting these students and their families. Families have many different challenges and we want to do what we can to help support these families and the students so every student can reach his/her potential.
A reminder that any changes in a student's bus schedule needs to go through Mike Kelly at the district office. (892-1809)
Please find below a calendar of events for 2016!
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns,
See you soon!!
Important Dates for RES
August 29, 2016-June 9, 2017
August 29- Teacher workshop day
August 30- First student day for students in grades 1-4
Opening Assembly @ 10
August 31- Kindergarten visit day 9-10:45
September 1- K first full day, Color Run Kick off @ 2:30 assembly
September 2 -5- No school
September 8- Open House 6 to 7 pm
September 9- Registration deadline for color run
September 12- Assembly @ 8:45
September 13- 3rd grade field trip to Maine Forest Yurts
September 15- picture day
September 25- Color Run @ 1pm (Rain date October 2)
October 4- Assembly @ 8:45
October 7- No school- Teacher in-service
October 12- Parent/Teacher conferences 1 to 7 pm
October 19- Parent/Teacher conferences 2:30 to 7
October 21- Flu clinic
November 2- Assembly @ 8:45
November 11- No School- Veterans Day
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
December 2- Trimester 1 ends
Assembly @ 8:45
December 23- January 3 Holiday break
December 9- Assembly
December 16- No school- Martin Luther King Day
February 7- Assembly 8:45
February 20-24 Winter Break
February 8- Assembly 8:45
February 10- 2nd Trimester ends
March 17- No school/ teacher professional day
March 22- World Community Arts Day
April 7- Assembly @ 8:45
April 14-21 No School- Spring Break
May 1- Assembly @8:45
May 26- Grandparent’s Day
June 6- Assembly @ 8:45
June 9- Last day of school (without any snow days!)
Mrs. Hutchinson, Assistant Principal Mr. Crockett, Principal