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A Friday Hello from Mrs. MacQueen

May 15, 2015

Last week we had a wonderful Non-Fiction Night. When students and parents entered the gym they found 10 “centers” that included Farm to School, Arctic Activities, an Explorer Wax Museum, a Planet presentation and a Kindergarten animal research station. Each child received a paper book and they were asked to collect stamps at each station. When the book was filled, the students entered them into a drawing for brand new non-fiction books and journals.

My favorite spot was the reading nook, where families sat and shared non-fiction books. Thanks to our awesome “popcorn” volunteers, the 1st/2nd graders raised $90 for their “Adopt a Polar Bear” project. Thanks to the many donations by our families, they raised enough money to adopt three polar bears! A huge thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural
Non-Fiction Night!

wes 051515 1On Friday Mrs. O’Hearn and I took the Student Leadership Team to Twinfield Union School to attend the Vermont Rural Partnership Conference. At the event, our students presented our composting initiative.

During the day, we attended various workshops presented by other rural Vermont schools, like the Renaissance Program, Project Canoe, Disc Golf and more. It was a great day! When our Student Leadership Team returned from the trip, they shared what they learned with the entire school at Monday’s Community Meeting. Good job SLT!

Summer Update

As you may have heard we were not awarded another 21st Century grant to support our summer and after school Visions programs. For ten years, we were fortunate enough to receive money from the Federal Government to fund these essential programs.

We are diligently working to figure out plans for this summer. Currently we are trying to find the money to run a full day program at Rivendell Academy. The morning academic programs will be free and as in years past, there will be a cost for anyone attending the afternoons. Transportation will be at a minimum this year as travel is a huge expense.

We ask for your patience while we figure this out. As soon as we make final plans, we will let our families know immediately.

Important Dates

  • May 19th thru 21st — 4th Grade Science NECAP
  • May 22nd — ROCKS Celebration
  • May 29th — Jobs on the Move
  • June 12th — Field Day at Treasure Island
  • June 17th — Last day of school for students

May 15, 2015 Newsletter