April 7th

One week to go until vacation!  We are trying to wrap up several writing projects and our measurement unit before the break so that when we return we can take the plunge into Colonial Day studies.  I have loaded images of last week's and this coming week's homework menus on the homework page of the blog.  If your child loses his or her homework menu during the week you can take a look at the image to see what needs to be done.  Just let me know if the paper copy gets lost so I know to expect the work to be turned in on a different piece of paper.

The week after break we will also have some guests visiting the second grade to launch our Colonial Unit.  This family of re-enactors brings artifacts to share and dresses in traditional colonial attire. It is a great way for the kids to get a taste of what life was like hundreds of years ago.  

Important Upcoming Dates/FYI

Monday, April 17th-21st - Spring Vacation

Week of April 27th - Earth Week Celebration at Ray

Thursday, April 27th - Native American Festival, 4th Graders

Wednesday, May 10th - Walk/Bike to School Day (see details below)

Thursday, May 11th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Fort No. 4 in Charlestown, NH

On Wednesday, May 10th, we will take part in National Walk/Bike to School DayBike riders come to school on their own schedules. It is suggested that any students biking to school have a parent/guardian go with them if this is something the student does not already do alone and on a regular basis. Walkers meet at specific places, and walk to school in a group. We do not have designated adults to walk from each meeting spot so parents/guardians please get some exercise and walk if your schedule allows to help keep our students safe. Here are some pedestrian safety rules to follow:
  • Walk together and share the sidewalk/road by walking no more than two by two
  • Stop at road crossings and cross together as a group so we do not hold up traffic
  • Walk facing traffic when there isn't a sidewalk
  • When using the Multi Use Path along route 10, please walk/ride on the right hand side, pass on the left, and make sure to alert other pedestrians when you are passing them
  • Please use caution on Rip Road as there is no sidewalk!
Here are the meeting locations:
  • Greensboro Road at Lebanon St. (Rt. 120) @ 6:55am
  • Carter St/Brockway St and Lebanon St. @ 7:10am
  • Wyeth & Dunster @ 6:55 am on to Brook Rd @ 7:00am
  • Dartmouth Green @ 7:15am
  • Balch & Park Street meeting up with the Green walkers @ 7:25am at traffic light
  • Bottom of hill at Camp Brook Road @ 7:40am and on to meet the group at the bottom of MacDonald Drive
  • Bottom of hill MacDonald Drive @ 7:45am
  • Meadow Lane (Verona, Willow Springs) @ 7:25am
  • Kingsford, Rayton, Haskins & Low @ 7:30am
  • Fletcher Circle @ 7:50am
  • Curtis, Woodmore, Dresden, Bridgeman neighborhood meet at Curtis/Reservoir @ 7:55am or take your usual short cut to school


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