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March 20 Newsletter

Greetings from the Principal

The calendar has flipped to a new month once again and March promises to bring many great opportunities to be involved in our school community.  This month presents us with one of the longest uninterrupted stretches of time during the calendar year, so it is always fun to look ahead to the many items that fill the calendar.  One event, in particular, has become one of my favorite annual traditions.

On Friday, March 27, the PTO will hold the Book Swap during the school day.  Check your email for information about how to donate books for this event. What makes this event great, in my mind, is its beautiful simplicity.  Members of our school community donate used books, and children get to take one home, that they choose, for free!

I always love visiting the Book Swap to browse through the donated items and listen to students talking about them. Their excitement at discovering a new title never fails to bring a smile. I can also think of many occasions from the past where I saw a student take home exactly the kind of book they would love. A young man with a love of the sharks getting a beautiful anthology about ocean life immediately springs to mind.

Thank you for helping to support the Book Swap. Spreading the joy of books to all of our students is a tradition to be proud of at North Falmouth. Happy reading!

 

Thank you very much to our PTO and to all the families that helped with the Staff Appreciation Luncheons.  They were fabulous!!!!

 

Kindergarten Registration: Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1 from 8:15-3:45 & on the evening of April 30 from 4:30-6:30.  Please come to school to register your child and please don’t forget to bring with you your child’s birth certificate, immunizations records, and a copy of an electric, gas, or oil bill showing the “service delivery to” address.   

Kindergarten Open House for next year’s kindergarten students will be held here at school from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Keep an eye out for a flier letting you know the day.

Kindergarten Screening will take place on June 4.  Keep an eye out for a letter letting you know what time you should arrive at school for the screening.         


ARE YOU MOVING?  Will you be leaving the North Falmouth School district at the end of this school year?  Please inform the main office at your earliest convenience.  Thank you for your help.

 

Spring Safety

This is the time of year when our children are outside more.  Please help them remember important safety rules such as:

- wear bike helmets

- ride with the traffic and walk toward the traffic

- stop to look both ways before crossing

- know your address and phone number

- discuss your family’s rules about strangers

- identify a family nearby that your children can go to in case of an emergency

This is a great opportunity to have important discussions with your child.  We wish you and your children an enjoyable and safe Spring.

 

The Art Room needs help!  Mrs. Sodaitis is getting ready for the Art Show.  Please stop by and help mat some of the students’ art work. If you would like to help, please email her at ksodaitis@falmouth.k12.ma.us. Thank you.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

MCAS testing for grades 3 & 4 will take place on Thursday, April 16 & Friday, April 17 and again on Thursday, May 14 & Friday, May 15.                                                                            

Spring Break is April 20-24. Please plan accordingly.  YMCA will be running their week-long Vacation Fun Club. Details will be published by the Y soon!

 

Falmouth Public Schools

Elementary Math Coaching Corner

The Office of Teaching and Learning is happy to announce our first Family Math Game Night:

Two nights of family fun centered around math!


All grade K-2 families are invited to Teaticket Elementary School on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00-7:00 PM to explore and play a wide variety of games together that support math learning.


All grade 3 and 4 families are invited to East Falmouth Elementary School on Wednesday, March 256:00-7:00 PM to play a wide variety of games together that support math learning.


Guests will find multiple tables -- each equipped with a game, a poster of simplified instructions, and a roving facilitator to encourage and support families as they try out different games together. family will leave the night with a deck of cards donated by the Falmouth Education Foundation.

Curious about the types of games we’ll have available? You can check them out in this grade K-2 list or this grade 3-4 list.

The purpose of Family Game Night is to have fun and bring generations together through play! Therefore, each child MUST stay close to their adult at all times.


Space is limited, so please RSVP to  https://tinyurl.com/ttsqryz  to reserve your spots at Family Game Night!