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

May 2017

 

Dear Boscawen Families,

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their vacation and is well rested.

It’s official!! The last day of school for students is June 23rd.

On April 21st we had our monthly school-wide assembly. During this time our Student Action Committee facilitated a wonderful morning meeting for the whole school.

Welcome to all of our new kindergarten families as well as those siblings that we saw at our kindergarten screening information night. It is always great to see those new faces. If you know of anyone that has a student that will be in kindergarten next year that did not register, please have them call the school as soon as possible. 

With spring here, we have a few reminders. Students should not bring in any type of hard ball or bats to be used on the playground. 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. Most bug sprays will last throughout the whole day. Spring clothing should also be within the guidelines of the student handbook. 

May 5th will be the last day for input on class placement for students for the 2017-2018 school year.  As expressed in the letter already sent home, a lot of time and thought is put into determining which class a student will be placed in. Teachers look at a number of factors when making this determination. Parents are also welcome, but not required, to provide their input during this process. Remember, we will not be accepting teacher names as a request. Instead, you are welcome to describe your child’s learning style and the type of classroom environment you feel will best suit your child’s educational needs. Please put this in writing and send it to school with your child. Address the letter to me and I will share your information with the appropriate grade-level team.

Our 4th grade students will be participating in the NH state NECAP Science testing on May 8th, 9th, and 10th. Please be certain that your 4th grader is well rested and has a good breakfast during this time. It is important that your child is here each day as it is mandatory that they participate in the testing.

On the evening of May 10th starting at 6pm, our Fifth Grade Students will be holding their Annual Exhibition Night. We would like to invite everyone to come, and have an opportunity to view all of the hard work the students put into their projects.

I would like to remind everyone that there is no school on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. 


IB News – Transdisciplinary Themes– Week 3

 

We have been taking a look at the six transdisciplinary themes.  This time we will focus on what might be called the history theme, “Where We Are In Place and Time.”  The descriptor for this theme is: “An inquiry into orientation in place and time; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations, and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.”  You can easily see how history fits into this theme.  But it does take the student beyond the US perspective.  A fourth grader might begin by learning about how New Hampshire was first settled.  But then they will be challenged to look at settlement patterns around the world and to look for the commonalities.  Are there patterns and why?  Students may study the pioneers in the United States, but then go farther to look at pioneers in other countries or in other fields, like math or science.  What do all pioneers have in common?  What kinds of new knowledge do pioneers share with the world?  Students begin to understand how much in common they have with people throughout the ages.

 

Nancy Webster, PYP Coordinator 

Questions?  Email me at nwebster@mvsdpride.org

 

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

 

May  1-5                        Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2 & 3                      Incoming 2017-2018 Kindergarten Screening

May 8, 9 & 10                Fourth Grade Science NECAP

May    8                          MVSD Board Meeting at LES @ 7pm

May  10                          Fifth Grade Exhibition 6pm  

May  25                          BES PTA Meeting @ 6pm

May  29                          No School Memorial Day Observed

 

 

Important Phone Numbers:

 School – 753-6512   SAU Office – 753-6561   Transportation – 753-1422 or 1421

 

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