Principal's Message

BOSCAWEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE WORLD SCHOOL

1 B.E.S.T. Ave, Boscawen, NH  03303                        Phone: (603) 753-6512               Fax: (603) 753-8140

Jeff Drouin, Principal                   Cindy Falabella, Guidance                 Karen Audet, School Nurse

 

Boscawen Elementary School

Monthly News

June 2017

 

Dear Boscawen Families,

It’s difficult to believe, but we are quickly approaching our last day of school which is June 23rd.

We held our Memorial Day Celebration at the school on May 30th. The chorus did a marvelous job of leading us in the singing of “Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful.” Molly Blanchard, Justice Gagne and Nicolas Oglesby did an outstanding job reading selected poems for our Memorial Day Assembly and the Third Graders provided us with an amazing presentation of “Angels Among Us.” 

On May 10th, our Fifth Graders held their Annual Exhibition Night. The students did a fantastic job presenting the projects they worked on for the past few weeks, which highlighted many of the essential skills they have learned during their time here at BES.      

With the warmer weather here, we have a few reminders. Students should not bring in any type of hard ball or bats to be used on the playground. Please remember to apply sunscreen to your child prior to coming to school, especially on June 22nd our field day in the morning. This time of year also tends to bring with it ticks, black flies and other bugs. Please be sure to do a “tick check” on your child as we are close to the woods. We encourage you to spray your child with bug spray at home, prior to coming to school.  Most bug sprays will last throughout the whole day. Spring clothing should also be within the guidelines of the student handbook. 

During the month of May our Fourth Grade students participated in the state NECAP Science testing. All of the students did a great job putting their best effort forward, and we are very proud of all the hard work they displayed.

As we approach the conclusion of our year I want to take this opportunity to Thank You All for your continued support and involvement, and for making the school year here at BES an outstanding one!

Have a safe and relaxing summer vacation. We’ll see you all on Monday, August 28th for our Annual Welcome Back Barbecue Open House, and on Tuesday, August 29th for the first day of school.


IB News – Transdisciplinary Themes– Week 4

This week we will take a quick look at the arts theme, “How We Express Ourselves.”  The descriptor reads, “An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.”  As you can already tell, this is a unit where the classes frequently collaborate with the art and music teachers. They have the opportunity to examine how they express themselves through the fine and performing arts, as well as examining how other cultures do the same.  What can you tell about a culture or a time by examining its art?  Students of all ages frequently look at different literary genres: folktales, myths, and fairytales. They learn the elements of these genres, as well as how they differ from culture to culture.  Throughout the PYP students are given opportunities to present their learning publicly.  This theme provides a rich and authentic opportunity for this skill.  Next time we will take a look at how the world works!

Nancy Webster, PYP Coordinator        Questions?  Email me at nwebster@mvsdpride.org

 

  

Important Upcoming Dates

June   1                     Fifth Grade Gettysburg Recitation Contest

June 12                     MVSD Board Meeting 7pm at MVMS                     

June 14                     Flag Day

June 21                     Kindergarten End of the Year Celebration

June 22                     BES Field Day  (Rain Date June 23)

June 23                     Last Day of School

August 28                 Annual Welcome Back Barbecue Open House

August 29                 First Day of School 2017-2018

 

Important Phone Numbers:  School – 753-6512   SAU Office – 753-6561   Transportation – 753-1422 or 1421

 

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