The Principal’s Corner

Choose Kind

   The first week of April will be busy here, with Family Conferences Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 4, 5 and 6. Wednesday is a full day of school, and conferences are from 3:30-6:30. On Thursday and Friday, students are released at 12:30, with conferences from 12:30-3:30. Check with Laurie to get a conference time with your…

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Spaghetti Supper!!

  Last night’s Spaghettis Supper was truly “un lavoro ben fatto”, which is Italian for a job well done! Mr. Beebe and the 5th and 6th graders worked hard serving the dinners, the families and school staff did amazing work prepping, cooking and cleaning up after the dinner, and the PTP was helpful in planning the…

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Spaghetti and Kindness

 You wouldn’t know from looking out the window, but the official first day of Spring is less than a week away, but one never knows up here on the hill. We’re making plans to get the studaents working outside when the weather permits, and planning to build on the work the students did on our school gardens last…

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In like a lion…

   Another crazy week! March certainly came in like a lion, let’s hope it knows enough to go out like a lamb.    A few families had questions about how the decision is made to cancel school, have a delay, or to have school as scheduled. We are on the same bus contract as Mohawk, so…

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Weather and Science

 What a crazy weather week. From 58 degrees on Wednesday afternoon to snow on Thursday night. I guess winter hasn’t gone away entirely. Please make sure your students have appropriate clothing to be able to play and study outside no matter what the weather.    Tuesday is the final day for our Americorps volunteers, Lena and…

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Talking with children about violence

Though talking with children about violence is something we hope to never have to do, sometimes it is necessary. With the terrible news out of Florida yesterday, it feels like an important time to remind families that it is for situations like this that we practice lockdown drills, and work with state and local police on…

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Outdoor Science!

 It has been a crazy weather week, I’m sorry that I have to be the bearer of bad news (or good news, depending on your perspective). I always send the cancellation or delay message out by phone and email, if you’re not getting one or the other, please let us know.    We had a great day…

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Skiing and Science

   Our last ski day was yesterday, and it was a good one. New snow made for a challenging and fun day on the slopes. Big thanks to Berkshire East for being so accommodating, and making it all work so easily, to the students for being willing to try new trails each week, to the…

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Report Card time…

Another fun day of skiing, despite the cold. Next week will be our fourth and final Winter Enrichment Day at Berkshire East, and we’re looking forward to it. Sorry that our potluck and movie night didn’t work out last Friday. We’ll try it again, hopefully at a time when more families will be able to come! Reports…

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Schushhhhhhhhhh…..

  Another great day of skiing yesterday. The conditions were great, and the weather was lovely. So many students tried new trails, and are proud of their development as skiers. Thanks again to the chaperones and staff who make the day possible, and to the PTP for the financial support.    I hope you’ll be able…

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