Volume 13-14 Issue #23
March 7, 2014
Dear Calais Families,
We are back in action and happily settling in to familiar routines. These next few months are when we see tremendous progress in many students; we’re looking forward to the leaps and bounds to come! It’s a short week, so I’ve got a short letter. Additionally, there’s just no point in talking about the weather at this point!
I want to begin by thanking the community for its continued support of our school and our students. We are grateful to the voters of the town for their approval of our budget at Tuesday’s Town Meeting. I would also like to thank the school board for their hard work over the past several months to create a budget with minimal increases that still provides the resources needed to support all students. As you’ll see in this year’s NECAP scores, our kids continue to perform well. And just as notably, they are still parading in with smiles and laughs each morning.
In related news, please welcome new board member Chauntelle Eckhaus. Finally, I would like to thank Scott Thompson for his six years of service, including this past year as our board chair. His diplomacy and thoughtfulness will be sorely missed!
Next week, we will celebrate mathematics and everyone’s favorite dessert with a crust at Pi Night. Please join us at 6:00 on Wednesday the 12th to see how kids of all ages tackled pie-related problems. We will follow a similar format to last year, with some tweaks to the pie-serving plan. To facilitate speedy service, please pre-slice your pie and bring a serving utensil. We will also spread the pies out across several tables/serving lines to facilitate faster serving. Since there will only be about 30 minutes to visit classrooms, families with multiple children will want to plan ahead and keep an eye on the time.
Have a terrific (one hour shorter) weekend!
DATES TO REMEMBER
For a complete listing of events click on CALENDAR from the home page of the school website www.calaisschool.org
- Sat 3/8 – Daylight Savings… Spring ahead 1 hour!
- Wed 3/12 –Pi Night: Annual family math night at CES, 6:00-7:00pm
- Thurs 3/13 – 6th Grade Parent Night at U-32, 6:30pm
- Thurs 3/13 & Fri 3/14 – NO PRE-K CLASSES
- Fri 3/21 – VSO Brass Trio Fanfare concert, 1:30pm
- Wed 3/26 – School Board Meeting, 6:00pm at U-32
- Fri 4/4 – No school for students: Parent/Teacher Conference Day
- Mon 4/21 – Fri 4/25 – No School: April vacation