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 evening. With this year’s graduation, we are losing some families that have dedicated many hours to preparing for and working at the Spaghetti Supper, we’ll need this year’s 5th grade and next year’s 4th grade families to step up and carry the torch. Thanks to every who came and enjoyed a delicious meal, and supported the 5th and 6th grade field trips to Washington, D.C. and Nature’s Classroom. We raised over $1,000!
Despite Tuesday being the first day of Spring, it doesn’t look like it here, with snow piled up everywhere. Two related items: 1. Please make sure your students have proper gear to be outside, it looks like it will be cold for the foreseeable future, and 2. With the snow days and Blizzard Bags, right now, the last day of school will be Monday, June 18th, and graduation will be Monday, June 18th as well.
MCAS dates are set, testing starts Wednesday, April 4th (for grades 5 and 6). A full schedule will go home this week for families with students in grades 3-6.

I came across this article, about the benefits of reading aloud to children, even older children, and while it’s geared for teachers, I thought you might find it interesting: https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/05/14/why-reading-aloud-to-older-children-is-valuable/