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

October 2017


Dear Boscawen Families,

During the last few weeks staff and students at BES had the opportunity to harvest all of the wonderful vegetables we planted last spring. To help celebrate all of the hard work and provide our students with a chance to sample the fruits of their labor our kitchen ladies have prepared and served several delicious offerings during our lunches.

On September 29th, we had our first all school assembly. During this time our Student Action Committee facilitated a wonderful morning meeting for the whole school, with the focus being our schools essential agreement for the restrooms.

During our all school assembly on September 29th, we also recognized the students who participated in the Boscawen Public Library’s summer reading program. 

Our PTA had their first meeting last month and we are looking forward to a great year. The second PTA meeting will take place on Thursday, October 19th at 6:00pm and it will be held in the school library. I would personally like to invite anyone interested in attending to come, even if you can't make it on a regular basis we still would love to have you attend and participate when you can. The PTA has a Facebook page to allow parents to keep up to date with what’s going on and to share ideas. 

Please don’t forget to keep money on your students lunch account. If you have any questions regarding the account balance please don’t hesitate to call Wendy LaClair at 753-1420.

Free and Reduced lunch information was sent home with the students on the first few days of school.  Please return this if you think there is a possibility you may qualify. Much of our federal funding is directly related to the number of free and reduced lunch students in our school. Please know that if your child qualifies, there is no way to tell at lunch time who participates in the free or reduced lunch program. All children are checked through the line in the same way. If you need an additional form, let us know. Also if you require assistance in filling out the information, we are glad to help.

This year we will be continuing to collect Box Tops for Education, so please don’t forget to send them in with your children. Additional information associated with this program can be located at www.boxtops4education.com.  

I would like to remind everyone that there is no school on Friday, October 6th and Monday, October 9th.  Enjoy your long weekend.

IB News: The Learner Profile – Part 2

Last time I introduced you to the 10 attributes of the Learner Profile, the cornerstone of the IB philosophy.  The attributes of the Learner Profile are the traits of a person who is internationally minded; a person who is open to learning about the world and its many cultures.  To be successful in the 21st century, we need to be able to be able to understand the cultures of people from around the world; we truly live in a global society.  An internationally minded person is aware of the differences of the myriad of cultures in our world.  We strive to teach children that understanding a person can lead to a more peaceful society that other people may be different, but they can also be right.  By teaching students to be critical thinkers, they are able to decide what to believe in themselves, and allow others to do the same.  Next time we will look at some of the attributes of the Learner Profile.

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

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Oct.  2                      MVSD School Board Meeting 7 pm @ Webster Elementary School

Oct.  6 & 9                No School

Oct. 19                     PTA Meeting 6 pm in BES Library

Oct. 30                     BES Pumpkin Night

Nov. 4                      PTA Craft Fair

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments