Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of December 3

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of December 3

Happy December!

Gloves and Mittens Needed

If anyone wants to donate gloves or mittens for the colder weather, that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Reading and Writing


I attached a few photos showing what some of our students in first grade and fifth grade have been working on with their reading and writing. I am always impressed with the work of our students and teachers!

Another photo shows great cooperative and creative building in kindergarten.

The last photo shows our School Pledge. This pledge was written by our Student Leadership Team, which is made up of interested students in grades 3-5. They did a fabulous job last Friday leading our All-School Gathering where they reminded everyone about the pledge and recited it with our school community. We have school bracelets that all students are invited to wear to help remember.

Also, attached is a video that the Student Leadership Team made last year about our CARES values here at school. These values are part of our commitment to Responsive Classroom techniques for building a strong school community.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • December 4 at 6:30: Kindergarten Information Night
  • December 5: Early Dismissal (12:20) for Teacher Work Day
  • December 21: Winter Solstice and last day of school before the holiday break

On the Solstice, we will have our traditional noisy parade around the outside of the school at 2:15 and then have a treat of Clementines (we will need donations).

  • Also, on Friday, December 21, the Student Leadership Team will be sponsoring Pajama Day, with donations going to the Sydney F. Smith Toy Fund.
  • January 2, 2019: Return to school


I hope that all families feel welcome, comfortable, and valued at our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.



Sarah Madden, Principal