Fire Department Visits
Second grade students at Main Street School were visited by members of the Exeter Fire Department to learn about the role of a firefighter and the equipment they use to help extinguish fires as part of Fire Prevention Week. A BIG thank you to the Exeter Fire Department for providing this program to our second grade students and for welcoming our Kindergarten students to the fire station this week.
Open Circle Luncheon - October 2014
Open Circle luncheons are held throughout the school year as an opportunity for students to be honored for displaying social and emotional skills learned through the Open Circle curriculum. Main Street School students and staff displayed their school spirit during the first Open Circle Luncheon held on Wednesday, October 8th by wearing their spirit wear. The theme of the luncheon was “cooperation” and the students were encouraged to continue working on their cooperation skills when working with others. Keep up the GREAT work students and staff!
Principal's October 2014 Newsletter
October 6, 2014
Dear Main Street School Families,
Pancake Breakfast- It was great fun to see so many of you at the Exeter Fall Festival this past Saturday. My pancake making skills were put to the test as I tried to create perfectly symmetrical round pancakes. My successes at achieving this goal were hit and miss, but I hope they were still tasty. This was a great opportunity for the PTO to raise some additional funds. The money they provide to the Exeter School District helps our schools in many ways; including helping offset the cost of our fall field trips. If you are not already active in the PTO, I encourage you to join. We are lucky to work with such a wonderful group of parents.
Student Assemblies and Professional Learning Communities- This coming
Friday Ms. Cadorette and I are looking forward to hosting our second student
assembly with the first and second grade students. Throughout the year we
hold monthly student assemblies. The purpose of these assemblies is two fold.
They provide us an opportunity to meet curricular goals, such as the Social Studies curriculum goal of helping students learn to identify the lives and contributions of people associated with national holidays. The topic of this Friday’s assembly will be Columbus Day. These assemblies also provide classroom teachers the opportunity to meet with a small group of teachers in Professional Learning Communities where they can focus on student learning. This year in their Professional Learning Community the teachers will be addressing four key questions about their students learning of literacy skills. These questions include:
1) What literacy skills do we want each student to learn?
2) How will we know when each student has learned it?
3) How will we respond when a student experiences difficulty in learning?
4) How will we respond when a student has learned it?
As part of the assembly on Friday we will also be focusing on the Open Circle lesson about cooperation. Columbus would not have successfully sailed across the ocean without cooperation from his crew. There will be a chance for some songs, a movement activity, and a few Columbus Day jokes. You may want to ask your child, “What did George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Christopher Columbus all have in common?” Sincerely yours,
Office note about Dogs- If you have a dog in the car during morning drop off, please make sure it is both friendly and fully under control. It is important that when staff open car doors that they can do so safely. Also, if you walk a dog to school during the afternoon pick up, we ask that you keep the dog on the grass island with the Main Street School sign to ensure both the safety and comfort of the children and adults leaving the school. Thank you.
Enterovirus Info for Parents
From the Desk of the NH Fire Marshall
PTO Needs You!
We are actively seeking volunteers. You can help out at one of our community or fundraising events, help us directly raise money, and / or assist on one of our committees. Plus, we're always
looking for more ideas, and people to help make those ideas come to life!
Questions? Want to volunteer? Unsure where you can help?
Contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators:
Open PTO Board Positions for 2014/2015, please inquire for details.
PTO Volunteers Wanted: Help needed in varying capacities with various events throughout the school
year such as the Get Fit In May Road Race, Boys/Girls Night Out, MSS Thanksgiving Feast, Dental Van, baking for PTO functions, and more.
To volunteer in the classroom or become a room parent, please contact your child’s teacher directly.
Other School-wide Volunteer Opportunities:
Library Aide: Complete various tasks at MSS or LSS libraries for the library staff, including re-shelving
books, making bulletin boards and assistance with book fairs.
Art: Assist art teacher as needed.
Music: Offer a performance or showcase a special talent.
Contact a volunteer coordinator to find out how. No amount of time is too small!