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November 16, 2018

Dear Families,

We have had an exciting week and today we woke up to a winter wonderland. We will see you at school this morning at our 10:00am start time. Drive safely!


Lauren Amrhein




Dressing for Winter

Now that winter weather has arrived, students should come to school prepared for snowy recess time. When there is snow on the ground, students should wear snow boots, snow pants, jackets, hats, and gloves/mittens. We encourage families to label all snow clothing in case it gets misplaced. If students are not wearing full snow gear on snowy days, they will remain on the basketball green top during recesses. Additionally, please be sure to pack a pair of sneakers or shoes that students can change into while inside the building. Thank you for your help.  

No Salad Bar Next Week

We will not have salad bar during lunches on Monday and Tuesday next week due to the shortened week and Thanksgiving break.

International Coffee Hour

There will be an International Coffee Hour from 8:10-8:45 in the Ray Cafe on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  We will be serving coffee and coffee cake or pastries. Anyone interested can attend. ESOL teachers will be available to answer any questions about special offerings in the community for International families as well as any questions related to school.  

Reminder: Picture Retakes

LifeTouch will be back on Monday, November 19th if your child was absent for the original picture day or if you would like your child to get a retake. If you have already received your picture package and want retakes, you will need to return the original package to the photographer on the 19th.

Reminder: Grade 4 Dartmouth Women's Basketball Day

On Wednesday, December 5th, grade 4 students have been invited to attend a Dartmouth Women's Basketball day! Designed for 3rd through 6th graders, this event highlights Dartmouth coaches, student-athletes and staff members. They will be talking to the students about topics like leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, nutrition and physical activity. The students will also be able to stay afterwards to attend part of a Dartmouth women's basketball game! Please sign and return the permission slips to your grade 4 teachers by November 28th. A huge thank you to the PTO for funding this opportunity. Please email Mr. Condon at steve.condon@rayschool.org with any questions or concerns.



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Local Interest

Etna Library StoryWalk

On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2:00, Ray School Spanish teacher Silvia Holman will lead an Etna Library StoryWalk® with the bilingual book Water Rolls, Water Rises/ El agua rueda, el agua sube written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Meilo So.  According to School Library Journal, “… Mora uses her travels around the world to talk about water in unique ways, while creating varied and compelling imagery. . . So's watercolor illustrations match the tone of the writing perfectly and capture the different landscapes and cultural nuances.”  This program for all ages will be a great opportunity to take a walk through the beautiful Hayes Farm Park fields and the King Bird Sanctuary. If the weather is bad, we will hold the program inside the library. StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library - www.kellogghubbard.org/storywalk.  For more information, call Etna Library (www.hanovernh.org/etna-library) at 643-3116 or e-mail etna.library@hanovernh.org.

 Etna Library Children’s Program

On Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:00, Etna Library will host master wood-turner Dustin Coates with a children’s program about seeing the insides of trees. You may have seen Dustin’s beautiful bowls at local farmers’ markets - http://www.toddsmithphotography.com/2008/09/05/dustin-coates-master-woodturner.  For more information, call Etna Library (www.hanovernh.org/etna-library) at 643-3116 or e-mail etna.library@hanovernh.org.

Whaleback Registration now open!

Tired of bringing your kids and their equipment back and forth to the mountain? Are your kids looking to learn to ski or ride or just want to hit the slopes with their friends? Whaleback's After School Ski and Ride Program is a perfect fit!

  • Wednesdays 1/9/19- 2/13/19
  • Bus transportation from the Ray School to Whaleback and back to the school for 5:30pm pickup
  • Open to ALL GRADES!
  • All abilities from never-evers to experienced rippers! Children grouped by ability!
  • Thanks to Golf & Ski Warehouse, all 3rd graders can purchase an UNLIMITED YOUTH PASS for just $45!
  • Need based financial assistance available.

Registration @ whaleback.com   Questions? Email rebecca@whaleback.com