Principal's Message

BOSCAWEN ELEMENTARY 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

April 2019

Dear Boscawen Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made our First Annual Math & Munchies Night such a wonderful success! As a Schoolwide Title I Program one of our goals is to continue developing programs which are both educational and fun for the whole school community. With that being said we would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to be on our parent advisory committee, which is responsible for planning these exciting events. Understanding the very busy schedules we all have this committee meets only a few times throughout the school year. If you’re interested please send me an email and we’ll add you to our contact list.

Boscawen Elementary School was chosen as one of the ten NH and VT schools to receive the Children's Literacy Foundation's (CLiF) Year of the Book grant worth $25,000 for the 2018-19 school year. As a grant recipient, the school receives multiple author/writer/illustrator visits, literacy celebrations, and book giveaways. In September, Duncan MacDougall (CLiF founder/executive director) kicked off the fun with presentations for each grade level. Next, we had a day-long visit by author/illustrator John Steven Gurney who shared with us his process for writing and illustrating books, and did some on-the-spot drawings which are now framed and gracing our library walls. January was an exciting month with visits from two well-known authors. Vermont author/historian Natalie Kinsey-Warnock spent six days doing her StoryKeepers program with our 4th and 5th graders, teaching them how to research their family histories. New Hampshire author/illustrator Marty Kelley spent an evening with us at our Family Literacy Celebration talking with parents about reading with their children and entertaining us all with his storytelling. In March, Ted Scheu (That Poetry Guy) tickled our giggle bones at an all school assembly, and then did three days of poetry writing workshops with our 2nd and 3rd graders. Marty Kelley will be coming back in May to work with our kindergarten and 1st grade students on writing. Also in May, we will have an evening event with author S.S. Taylor to reward students who signed up for the Read-To-Me contracts. Last but not least, in June will have our Year of the Book Finale Event with author/storyteller Simon Brooks. By the end of the school year, all BES students will have received ten free books to add to their home libraries. Additionally, all classrooms have received over $200 in free books and both our school and town libraries have received $1,000 worth of free books. We cannot thank CLiF enough for this incredible opportunity.

We are approaching the time of year when we begin to look into class placements for next year. 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 give their input during this process. 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.

There is no school April 22nd – April 26th as we break for our Spring Vacation. I hope everyone has an enjoyable one.


Important Upcoming Dates

April   8                  MVSD Board Meeting at MVHS 7:15pm

April 13                  PTA Yard Sale BES Cafeteria 8am – 2pm

April 16                  BES Spring Concert at MVHS

April 17                  Incoming Kindergarten Screening Information Night 5:30pm

April 22 - 26           No School – Spring Vacation

 

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

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