It was a pleasure to see so many of you this week for conferences. We hope that your conference time provided valuable insights into your child(ren)’s progress this year. We value your partnership and look forward to a wonderful second trimester of fun and learning.
On Monday, school will be closed for Veterans Day. We honor all who serve our country in war and peace, and for the sacrifices veterans and their families make to defend our rights and preserve our freedom.
We will see you again on Tuesday.
Today was Rotation Day #2, so our next school day (Tuesday) will be Day #3.
With the snow and cold temperatures now here, don’t forget to make sure your child has appropriate outerwear for the cold, snowy days to come. All items should be labeled as well in case things accidentally get left behind.
PTO Spirit Wear Sale: SUNDAY DEADLINE!
Show the world you support our school through the Ray School PTO spirit wear sale! Items feature the popular Ray School logo in a rainbow of six colors. Available in Youth, Adult/Unisex and Women's sizing, in pre-shrunk 100% cotton. Online orders must be placed by SUNDAY and will be distributed later in the month. This is the only time in the current school year these items will be available. Any questions? Contact email@example.com Order here: https://rayschool2019.
Greetings Ray School families! The Ray School PTO and ESOL team cordially invite you to attend our International Potluck on Tuesday, November 12th from 5:30-7:00pm in the Ray School music room. Join us for a night of old friends, new friends, and interesting and delicious foods. Please bring an international dish to share. It would be great if you could label what you bring with where the dish originated and the recipe (if you are willing!) so participants can prepare your dish at home. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with how many will be part of your group as well as the name of the dish you will prepare. Please pass the word! Anyone is invited to this event. Sincerely, Kristin Olmstead for the ESOL Team
For the month of November, Buddy Classrooms will be collecting STUFFING for the Haven. This month’s buddies are Mrs. Hendrickson, Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Atherley and Mrs. Stone. Also, we are holding a school wide collection for November and December. We are collecting hats, mittens and gloves. Bins are located in the front lobby for collecting. Thank you for your support of this program.
Please use this December calendar link to view the holiday concert dates if you have not done so already.
Friday, November 15th will be the last day for parents to attend Sing Along until the Holiday Sing Along scheduled for Friday, December 20th. This time without the parents will help the children prepare a wonderful surprise for you.
We have been very busy in the art room being inspired by the fall's gorgeous colors and learning more about the elements of art and some fantastic artists. You may be wondering, where is all the wonderful artwork? We have three shows coming up in December and January, so we are holding on to all artwork until then. Please plan to see the fabulous Ray artwork on display at the Mascoma Bank during the month of December. In January, Ray school student art will be on display at the Howe Library and at the SAU offices, along with artwork from other schools in the district. In the meantime, ask your child about what's happening in the art room!
Bridgman Trust Grants
Have a new idea that will benefit our students in grades K-6? It's time to submit Bridgman grant proposals! Bridgman proposals are due to the administration by November 22nd. Staff, parents, and community members can submit grant proposals. There will be another opportunity to submit in April, but we encourage everyone to get them in by early December.
- The project should have a clear positive purpose.
- Bridgman Funds cannot be used to reduce taxes.
- The Bridgman Funds must benefit only Hanover students (grades K-6).
Applicants should consider:
- Sustainability (On going cost of maintenance)
- Projects should be outside current school budgets
- High student impact
- Benefits Hanover students k-6
- Communication with potentially affected stakeholders should be established
- Curriculum ties (curriculum/rationale)
If you are interested in seeing sample proposals or would like to submit a proposal, please email Principal Lauren Amrhein, email@example.com.
Hanover High School Benefit Gala
This year's Hanover High School musical, SHREK, has an enormous orchestra so they have organized a Musical Theater Benefit Gala to support the cost for such a large group. Please consider coming out to hear many of our students perform, joined by singers from Northern Stages Bootcamp program and a few cameos from staff members. It will be a fancy evening of musical theater! Ray School’s own Lily Hochreiter will be in the closing number!
- Date: Friday, December 6th
- Time: 7pm
- Place: Briggs Opera House, WRJ VT
Lost & Found
Here is a picture of the most recent Lost & Found collection. With the winter weather now here, please come check to see if you are missing anything.