It was wonderful to see so many of you at Open House. The hallways and classrooms were bubbling with enthusiasm about life at Rowe School. Your children have settled into the school routines beautifully. We are off to a wonderful start.
We had our first Community Meeting on Friday morning. Mrs. Gross and I planned this meeting. Throughout the year, each classroom will have an opportunity to plan a meeting. We started with a greeting, followed by an activity where the students got to meet all of the adults in the school and learn about something they like to do when they aren’t at school. The theme of our meeting was to welcome everyone to school and to meet the adults who work to keep everyone safe at school and home. Our special guests were Fire Chief Robitaille and Police Lieutenant Perry. They also met Mrs. Pride, who manages the Rowe School kitchen, and Nurse Sanford. We sang the "Safe, Kind, Helpful and Polite" song and drew the names for who will host the next community meeting…Mrs. Lemay’s class and Mrs. Melevsky’s class will be busy preparing for the October meeting.
Safety continues to be a focus of our work. To that end, we have made a few adjustments to drop off and dismissal. If you drop your child off at school while recess is in progress, we ask that you say your good-byes at the gate and let your child enter the playground independently. We have three adults on duty to greet the buses, and it is easier for us to supervise the children when parents remain on the sidewalk. At dismissal, we will not release children from the playground. Parents should go to the office, sign out, and you will meet your child in the office. That way, Cheryl is able to see that each child is leaving with the appropriate adult. Dismissal is at 3:10, so be prompt in picking up your child. The office area gets busy at this time of day, but there is still work that needs to be done once the official school day ends.
Another slight change for first grade parents is in the cafeteria. In kindergarten, parents sit at the same table as the rest of the class for lunch. In first grade, we have a guest table for parents. The first grade classes are larger than kindergarten classes and there isn’t enough room to accommodate parents. Therefore, parents need to sit at the guest table with their child and an invited friend.
Dates to remember:
September 24 Volunteer Orientation 9:00-9:30 AM and 7:00-7:30 PM
September 25 Flu Clinic
September 27 School Photos
Enjoy these beautiful fall days.