Volume 12-13 Issue #8 October 19, 2012
Principal’s News Dear Calais Families,
This week I’ve finally gotten out on the buses. I’ve had a great time getting myself oriented and talking with kids as I’ve traveled the afternoon routes of both U-14 and U-15. I’ll be sure to catch a ride on U-16 next week!
We are also still on the hunt for student participants and parent leaders for Destination ImagiNation. DI is a creative problem solving challenge for teams of students. Students in any grade can participate and teams can have anywhere from 2 to 7 members. Teams usually prepare their solutions through 8-12 weekly meetings and then present their work at the state tournament. Again, please let me know if you and/or your child are interested in participating.
The PTO has two big projects underway:
First, please join us for the Halloween Party on Saturday, October 27th, 2:00-4:00. The 5/6-ers have already dedicated several lunch periods to planning their Haunted Hallway, so it is sure to be a thrilling (but not tooooo scary) fright fest for all!
Second, we are in the midst of the Buy Local Book Fundraiser. For every book sold, we will earn $10 to be added to the playground fund. Order forms are going home with students today. Please have students bring in their order form after every couple of books sold so we can send books home a few at a time. This will save their backs some strain and help us monitor whether we’re selling all the books we’ve committed to selling. Sales will close on Friday, November 9th and the class who sells the most will earn a pizza party. Please keep this book in mind when planning gifts for neighbors and coworkers this holiday season!
Fall conferences are just around the corner. Progress reports for the first marking period will be distributed at conferences on November 9th. Classroom teachers will be sending home green notes with proposed conference times by Friday, October 26th. If you absolutely cannot make a conference on the 9th, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as you can.
Until next week,