Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 12

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 12

UNICEF Donations

Thank you for everyone who donated to UNICEF for Halloween. Our school raised $436.63, which is fabulous!


Halloween brought to my attention the need to send a reminder to NOT send candy with your child to school. We are really working towards healthy habits, and candy is not very good brain food. Save those treats for home. Thank you!


This week’s photos show some fun photos from our Halloween Party last Friday. What a great event!

Also, some of the staff from our school attended the ribbon cutting ceremony (photo is included of our City Counselor, Marianne LaBarge and Mayor Narkewicz cutting the ribbon!) for a new trail near our school. It is a wonderful trail, and we are going to have an All-School Walk from our school to the trail on Friday morning, November 22. The trail is a new addition to the Burt’s Bog Greenway.

Other photos show our 5th grade families saying “Good-bye” on Tuesday and then “Welcome Home!” on Friday. The trip to Nature’s Classroom went very well. Hooray to our courageous students and to our wonderful teachers, Mr. Y., Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Lyons, Ms. Minton, and Mr. St. George. Their enthusiasm and patience make the trip successful and fun for all.

Other photos show artistic kindergarten students, hard-working third grade gardeners, and engaged second grade readers.

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 13: PTO Meeting at 6:30

Thursday, November 14: The NHS Chorus will perform for our school community

Friday, November 15: Photo Re-take Day

Friday, November 15: Harvest Celebration (in the afternoon)

Friday, November 15 at 6:00: Movie Night 

Wednesday, November 20: National Education Support Professionals Day. We have an incredible crew of ESPs!

Friday, November 22: All-School Walk to the new Rocky Hill Trail!

Wednesday, November 27: Early Dismissal for Thanksgiving Holiday (return to school on 

December 2)

Wednesday, December 4: Early Dismissal at 12:20 for Teacher Work Day

Friday, December 13: Report Cards go home (for students in grades 1-5)

December 20: Pajama Day (donations for the Sydney F. Smith Toy Fund) and Winter Solstice Celebration. This is also the last day of school before the Holiday Break.

January 2, 2020: Return to School!

School Calendar

Stay up to date with all of our school activities on our School Website’s Calendar!

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