Storytelling is an important human tradition. Stories often teach us a lesson, take us on a journey, or allow us to escape reality. Through storytelling, we learn about life, our world, ourselves, and others.
This week, various storytellers joined our fifth grade students to tell parts of Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey. Storytellers included: Karen Dubois, Bob Stone, Dan Bell, Katey Wachsman, Shane Clifford, Jack Warren, Lisa Arroyo, Tim Crawford, Steph Hareld, and Joy Roy. I also had the pleasure of telling an Odyssey story. Storytelling is part of the fifth grade’s study of ancient Greece, and Odyssey stories are a tradition at the Ray School. It is always fun to return from break to a week of storytelling and Greek studies. Thank you to all that made this experience so enjoyable for our fifth grade students.
Welcome back from break, and happy new year! Have a wonderful weekend.
Our next school day (Monday, January 13th) will be Day #1.
2020 Hanover Norwich Schools Student Art Show
Come visit the Howe Library to see an exciting range of artwork created by students in the Hanover and Norwich public schools. The artwork will be on display from January 3rd through January 30th, 2020. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade will be represented in the show. Many media will be shown including drawing, painting, photography, digital art, collage, printmaking, sculpture, and jewelry. Please stop by and take a look at the fabulous art our students have created.
Ray School New Family Night at the Howe Library
Attention all new families to the Ray School! You are cordially invited for dinner and an evening of fun to learn more about the Howe Library. The Ray School will be providing pizza for dinner. This is a time for new families to have a tour of the library with a librarian who will answer questions and help new families get library cards and get information on the numerous library resources. This is also a time to meet other new families to the Ray School.
- The event will take place in the Children's Room on Tuesday, January 14, 2019 (snow date Wednesday, January 15)
- 5:45 pm ESOL teachers Kristin Olmstead, Alan Brooks, and Alicia Rydjeski from Ray School will pick up the pizza.
- 6:00 pm ESOL teachers will welcome families in the Children's Room and serve pizza.
- 6:30 pm Howe librarian will give a tour of the library and resources, ending in the Children's Room to offer applications for library cards, printed information on library story times and bookmarks, and to answer any questions.
- 6:50 - 7:30 ESOL teachers play games and do puzzles with families in the Children's Room or help families browse for books.
PLEASE RSVP to email@example.com so she will know how many pizzas to order. Hope to see you there!
Richmond Middle School will be hosting a camp fair on Wednesday, Jan 15th 5:30-7 PM in the gymnasium. Camps will have offerings for students grades K-12.
Hanover/Norwich/Dresden School District Parent Book Group
Join us to discuss Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons.
This practical, step-by-step guide teaches families how to support children and teens in overcoming anxiety and avoidance. This is a follow-up from Lynn Lyons' presentation to Hanover/Dresden parents and staff last spring, but please join us regardless of whether or not you were able to attend her presentation. Hosted by all the counselors in our district.
- Thursday January 16th
- Thursday January 30th
- 6:30-7:30 PM in the RMS Library
Lost & Found
During the break there were many unlabeled items collected and donated to Listen. Please take a moment to label your child’s items. When the volunteers collect everything, they check for labeled items and turn them into the office before donating anything. If items are labeled, we do our best to get them to their owner.