Tribute to Diane Taylor
At the end of school assembly a group of teachers performed "I'm All About the Books" in honor of Diane Taylor retiring as MSS Librarian.
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No Flip Flops or Open-toed Shoes Permitted
New for 2015-2016!
In order to keep our students safe, flip flops and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted for students to wear to school.
Principal's June 2015 Newsletter
June 5, 2015
Dear Main Street School Families,
This is the one of the busiest times of year with field trips, field days, concerts and planning for next year and we have a great deal to look forward to in the few remaining weeks of school. Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us. We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to work with them every day and wish all of you a wonderful summer.
Full Day Kindergarten Plans- There has been an active committee for over five years that has been looking into the possibility of bringing full day Kindergarten to MSS. The Exeter School Board is ready to support the vision of this committee that the implementation of a full day Kindergarten is a necessary part of a high-quality education program for all students and should be implemented in the Exeter School District as soon as possible. In order for this vision to take place we would need additional classrooms at MSS. The board has hired an architect to draft preliminary plans for how we could add an addition on to MSS that would provide us with the space we need to have full day Kindergarten for all of our students and also be able to integrate the preschool into MSS. This coming year you will hear a great deal more about these plans and why a full day kindergarten program would be so beneficial for Kindergarten children in Exeter. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, some information will be shared at the June 9th Exeter School Board meeting.
Saying Goodbye and Thank You to Two Retiring Teachers-
Both Diane Taylor, our school librarian, and Marcia Taylor, a second grade teacher, will be retiring at the end of this school year.
Many of you know Diane from the book fairs she hosts twice each year and also from being a main character in many of the school’s plays and special events. Diane has a wonderful ability to bring fictional characters to life. At this winter’s literacy night she dressed up as Pete the Cat and danced to the music that accompanied his story. Her enthusiasm and flair for humor have always been enjoyed. She has worked hard to make the library a welcoming place for children, staff, and parent volunteers. Diane shared her passion for children’s literature each year and students always enjoyed the active role they played voting on books for the Lady Bug Award Program. We wish Diane all the best in her retirement.
Marcia Taylor’s teaching career brought her to Australia, before she came to teach at MSS at the end of the 1980’s. Marcia always cared deeply about her students and worked hard to meet their many needs. She especially enjoyed teaching social studies and science thematic units. Students in her second grade class enjoyed engaging in research and book making on topics like woodland animals and the ocean. Marcia looks back upon her teaching years at MSS with great fondness and is deeply appreciative of the many colleagues with whom she shared knowledge, stories, and support. We wish her all the best in her retirement.
New Parking Lot and Playground-
The start of work on the new playground is just around the corner. We expect that some preliminary work on the playground will begin by Monday, June 8th . This work should not significantly interfere with our use of the playground, but some equipment may be visible. Full construction of the new playground and parking lot is expected to start right after the last day of school on June 19th. Please expect that the playground will not be available for community use during the summer. We are hopeful that the construction will be completed by the start of school at the end of August.
Lost and Found- We are planning to put out the lost and found at lunch for the students to "shop" during the week of June 8th. Tables will be set up in the cafeteria with various clothes items neatly displayed. All leftover items will be bundled and dropped into the clothes bins at LSS at the end of the school year.
Safe Footwear for Recess- Please be sure to have your child wear appropriate footwear to school. The Health Office is seeing injuries from students wearing open toed shoes and flip-flops during recess. We have been treating broken toe nails, cuts on feet, wood chip splinters, abrasions on knees and broken flip flops. We ask that students come to school wearing sneakers or other appropriate shoes for running on the playground.
June 8, 2015
Dear MSS Families,
Staffing Update- This June we will be saying goodbye to two outstanding staff members. Susan Curtis, who has served for many years as the special education coordinator for the Exeter Preschool, Main Street School, and Lincoln Street School will be retiring this June. We will also be seeing less of Karen Mullen, our other special education coordinator for Main Street School and Lincoln Street School, who will be partially retiring, and primarily continuing with her role as the Title 1 coordinator and manager of federal grants. Both of these women epitomize for me the level of commitment and dedication to student learning that makes Exeter an outstanding school system. They have worked tirelessly to make sure students and their families have gotten the support they needed to succeed in school. I wish both of them the very best.
p.s.- Food Service Announcement- Please take the time to review your child's Meal account and make sure your child's account is not negative. We appreciate your making sure that all payments are received no later than Friday June 19,the last day of school.
CMS PTO Community Concert 2015