Sunday, May 20, 2018

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG - ROCKETS REPORT - Sun., May 20, 2018

Dear Reading Elementary "Rockets" Families & Community Members,



This week is the PTO's "Teacher and Staff Appreciation" week.  Please contact Tots if you'd like to help out and haven't had time yet!


Kudos and heartfelt thanks to:
  • Lisa Sylvester & David McCarthy for chaperoning Gr. 1/2 Swimming.
  • Kristina S. for volunteering to chaperone Jr. Rangers Friday.
  • Parents who volunteer in PK.
Other Items of Interest:   

Pre-K Registration - The deadline is May 30.   If your child is currently enrolled in our PK program, they must be re-enrolled for next year. 

Gr. 6 Celebration - Please join us as we celebrate at 5 PM on Tuesday, June 12, as our 6th graders leave the RES nest and move on to the middle school.  They will spend a half day at the middle school on Wed., June 13.  This year we have moved it to the evening so working parents could make it, but every grade has a role in the ceremony.  Please bring your child to school by 4:45 PM to participate.   Afterwards, the PTO parents will be providing cupcakes.  

PTO Yard Sale - On Sat., June 2, the RES PTO will be holding a yard sale from 8 - 2 PM.  Please donate gently used items for this sale.  Items can be brought to school Thurs., May 31 after school, and Friday, June 1 during and after school.  Please bring items to the cafeteria.  We will be using these funds to help support the after school program next year.

Family Fun- Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:  Trek to Taste The 10th annual celebration of trails, local food, and healthy living will be hosted at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park and Billings Park. Guided walks start at 10:30 and noon, or grab a map and venture out on your own. Choose from several hike options and along the way sample free, delicious foods from local producers. Enjoy family games, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and ice cream social, music and more. This free event is co-sponsored by dozens of community organizations.  www.trektotaste.info 

Local CampsBackYard Puddledock TheaterChildren’s Theater Camp Join us for a theater camp that will focus on improvisation experiences and theater techniques and skills.  Please contact Libbet Downs for more Information at:  484-0027 or libbetdowns@gmail.com.
  • Where:   In Libbet’s backyard
  • When:    June 18-22, 2018
  • Time:     8:30 to 3 (afternoon care available)
  • Ages:     Rising second to sixth graders
  • Cost:     $200 (discount for siblings, scholarships available)
OTHER WAYS TO HELP READING SCHOOL   
  • Help drive students to swim lessons when it's your child's class time to go!
  • Volunteer to come in and read with students!
Happening this Week:
  • Mon., May 21
    • Art w/ Mrs. Kaija
    • Kindergarten Swim 11:45 AM
    • Afterschool All-Stars 2:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Tues., May 22 -
    • PE is the Special - students need to bring tennis shoes! 
    • 3/4 Swim - Leave at 11:45 AM
    • PK 4 Swim (Also 5/15, 5/22)
  • Wed., May 23
    • Spanish is the Special
    • Dress like a rainbow
    • Superintendent visits 8:30 - 10:30 AM
    • Gr. 1/2 Swimming Lessons Leave school 11:45 AM (Also  5/16, 5/23, 5/30)
    • Afterschool All-Stars 2:30 - 5:30 PM
    • RES Board Meeting 6 PM
  • Thurs., May 24
    • Music is the Special - instruments are needed!
    • Band/Music Awards 10:45 AM
    • Memorial Day Service
    • Afterschool All-Stars 2:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Fri., May 25 - 
    • Library Tech is the Special
    • Everybody wears a "hat" day
    • PK-3 yr. old Swim 8 AM
    • 5/6 Swimming Lessons - leave at noon (Also 6/1, 6/8)
Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events:
  • Mon., May 28 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Memorial Day
  • Wed., May 30 - 
    • Slipper Day (Students should wear shoes to school.)
    • Afterschool All-Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Thurs., May 31 - Afterschool All-Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Fri., June 1 - PJ Day
  • Sat., June 2 - RES PTO Yard Sale to support next year's after-school program - 8 - 2 PM
  • Mon., June 4 - Afterschool All-Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Tues., June 5 - PK/Kindergarten Field Trip to Montshire Museum
  • Wed., June 6 - 
    • Afterschool All-Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
    • 6 PM PTO Meeting
  • Thurs., June 7 - Afterschool All-Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Fri., June 8 - All School Field Trip - details TBA
  • Mon., June 11 
    • PK 3 Field Trip to Spring Brook Farm
    • Last Afterschool All-Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Tuesday, June 12
    • Field Day
    • 6th Grade Graduation 5 PM
  • Wed., June 13 -  
    • Last Day of School (Half day pending Board approval)
    • 6 PM Board Meeting
LUNCH & BREAKFAST MENU FOR NEXT WEEK: 

Is your lunch account current?  All accounts should be paid in full each month.    Thank you for helping us keep our costs down! 

***Breakfast is served from 7:15 - 7:30 AM only. ****

Breakfast:




Lunch:




Thoughts to Ponder: 







LIFE AT READING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:


Gr. 1/2 at Super Jr. Rangers



















Nature's Class - Gr. 6






















Kindergarten with Ms. Tofferi, Guidance:


Saturday, May 12, 2018

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG - ROCKETS REPORT - Sun., May 13, 2018

Dear Reading Elementary "Rockets" Families & Community Members,




We are celebrating all the mothers out there!  Thanks don't begin to express the gratitude we have for all you do to support your children!






Next week is also the PTO's "Teacher and Staff Appreciation" week.  Please contact Tots if you'd like to help out and haven't had time yet!





Kudos and heartfelt thanks to:
  • The six parents and two community members who came to the "Chat with the Superintendent."
  • Esther Allen for helping tend to our front geraniums!
  • Tots McCarthy for volunteering to chaperone Jr. Rangers Friday.
Other Items of Interest: 

WCUD Agenda - Here is the AGENDA for the upcoming unified board meeting which is this Monday, May 14, at the SU office, at 6 PM.

Kindergarten Registration - Thurs., May 17 10-11:30 AM.  Please contact Ms. Hatt to reserve your time.  Please contact Mrs. Boyer-Sheldon if you have questions at pboyersheldon@wcsu.net.  

SBAC Testing -   The annual SBAC testing continues this week for Gr. 3-4, and Gr. 5 has Science.  Here is the schedule.  Please make sure your child has a good night's sleep, and  breakfast with protein to help them do their best on the test.  There is no studying, just a good mental state and the desire to do their best is all that's needed!  Please try and have your Gr. 3-6 students arrive promptly and avoid appointments during these two weeks during school hours.  Thanks for your help!    

Pre-K Registration - Parents of PK parents, please register your students using the WCUD forms linked here AND if you are from another district, please complete your district forms as well.  All students must register for five days though we understand that they may not attend all five.  If your child is currently enrolled in our PK program, they must be re-enrolled for next year. 

Afterschool Program - Forms came home Friday regarding a mini after school program that will be offered 3 days a week starting May 21, M, W, and Thursdays until the end of the year.  Find the link to the forms HERE.  

Gr. 6 Celebration - Please join us as we celebrate at 5 PM on Tuesday, June 12, as our 6th graders leave the RES nest and move on to the middle school.  They will spend a half day at the middle school on Wed., June 13.  This year we have moved it to the evening so working parents could make it, but every grade has a role in the ceremony.  Please bring your child to school by 4:45 PM to participate.   Afterwards, the PTO parents will be providing cupcakes.  

PTO Yard Sale - On Sat., June 2, the RES PTO will be holding a yard sale from 8 - 2 PM.  Please donate gently used items for this sale.  Items can be brought to school Thurs., May 31 after school, and Friday, June 1 during and after school.  Please bring items to the cafeteria.  We will be using these funds to help support the after school program next year.

Family Fun- Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:  Trek to Taste The 10th annual celebration of trails, local food, and healthy living will be hosted at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park and Billings Park. Guided walks start at 10:30 and noon, or grab a map and venture out on your own. Choose from several hike options and along the way sample free, delicious foods from local producers. Enjoy family games, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and ice cream social, music and more. This free event is co-sponsored by dozens of community organizations.  www.trektotaste.info 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP READING SCHOOL   
  • Help drive students to swim lessons when it's your child's class time to go!
  • Volunteer to come in and read with students!
Happening this Week:
  • Mon., May 14 - Fri., May 18 - Gr. 6 to Nature's Classroom
  • Mon., May 14
    • Art w/ Mrs. Kaija
    • Kindergarten Swim 11:45 AM
    • SBAC Testing Gr. 3-4 - 8 - 10:30 AM
  • Tues., May 15 -
    • PE is the Special - students need to bring tennis shoes! 
    • 3/4 Swim - Leave at 11:45 AM
    • PK 4 Swim (Also 5/15, 5/22)
    • SBAC Testing Gr. 3-6 - 8 - 10:30 AM
  • Wed., May 16
    • Spanish is the Special
    • Gr. 1/2 Swimming Lessons Leave school 11:45 AM (Also  5/16, 5/23, 5/30)
    • SBAC Testing Gr. 5 SCIENCE - 8 - 10:30 AM
    • RES Board Meeting 6 PM
  • Thurs., May 17
    • Music is the Special - instruments are needed!
    • SBAC Testing Gr. 5 SCIENCE - 8 - 10:30 AM
    • Kindergarten Registration 10 - 11:30 AM
  • Fri., May 18 - 
    • Library Tech is the Special
    • PK-3 yr. old Swim 8 AM (Also 5/11, 5/18)
Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, May 21- Afterschool All Stars 2:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Wed., May 23 - Afterschool All Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Thurs., May 24 - 
    • Memorial Day Service
    • Band/Music Awards 10:45 AM
    • Afterschool All Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Fri., May 25 - 
    • 5/6 Swimming Lessons - students leave at noon (Also 6/1, 6/8)
  • Mon., May 28 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Memorial Day
  • Wed., May 30 - Afterschool All Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Thurs., May 31 - Afterschool All Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Sat., June 2 - RES PTO Yard Sale to support next year's after school program - 8 - 2 PM
  • Mon., June 4 - Afterschool All Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Tues., June 5 - PK/Kindergarten Field Trip to Montshire Museum
  • Wed., June 6 - 
    • Afterschool All Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
    • 6 PM PTO Meeting
  • Thurs., June 7 - Afterschool All Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Fri., June 8 - All School Field Trip - details TBA
  • Mon., June 11 - Last Afterschool All Stars 2:30 - 5:30 
  • Tuesday, June 12
    • Field Day
    • 6th Grade Graduation 5 PM
  • Wed., June 13 -  
    • Last Day of School (Half day pending Board approval)
    • 6 PM Board Meeting
LUNCH & BREAKFAST MENU FOR NEXT WEEK: 

Is your lunch account current?  All accounts should be paid in full each month.    Thank you for helping us keep our costs down! 

***Breakfast is served from 7:15 - 7:30 AM only. ****

Breakfast:


Lunch:



Thoughts to Ponder: 








LIFE AT READING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:







Gr. 1/2 at Marsh BillingS Friday for Super Jr. Rangers













Sunday, May 6, 2018

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG - ROCKETS REPORT - Sun., May 6, 2018

Dear Reading Elementary "Rockets" Families & Community Members,



What a fantastic spring concert!  It was wonderful to see the audience tapping their feet and swaying to the music!  See the pics below!  





Kudos and heartfelt thanks to:
  • The Sylvesters for helping put up chairs after the concert!
  • All of you who have sold raffle tickets for the CSA. 
  • Everyone who came to the concert!
Other Items of Interest: 

CSA Drawing - Kudos to Brody Allen who won the PTO CSA Drawing.

Chat with the Superintendent - This Thursday, May 10, from  6 - 7 PM, the Superintendent will be here for an informal question and answer session with families.  We will do this in the cafeteria and we will have volunteered staff on the playground to watch the students.

Library Books - Please check in with your child and have them bring overdue books back tomorrow.  Thank you!  

Pre-K Registration - If your child is currently enrolled in our PK program, they must be re-enrolled for next year.   Please fill out the packet and send it in if you have not already done so.  If you are from another SU, please fill out there's as well.  We only have 20 slots, and we'd hate for your child to not have a spot.  

Kindergarten Registration - Thurs., May 17 10-11:30 AM.  Please contact Ms. Hatt to reserve your time.  Please contact Mrs. Boyer-Sheldon if you have questions at pboyersheldon@wcsu.net.  

SBAC Testing -   The annual SBAC testing continues this week for Gr. 3-6.  Here is the schedule.  Please make sure your child has a good night's sleep, and  breakfast with protein to help them do their best on the test.  There is no studying, just a good mental state and the desire to do their best is all that's needed!  Please try and have your Gr. 3-6 students arrive promptly and avoid appointments during these two weeks during school hours.  Thanks for your help!    

Pre-K Registration - Parents of PK parents, please register your students using the WCUD forms linked here AND if you are from another district, please complete your district forms as well.  All students must register for five days though we understand that they may not attend all five.  

Afterschool Program - Forms will be coming home this week regarding a limited after school program that will be offered 3 days a week starting May 21, M, W, and Thursdays until the end of the year.  

End of the School Year - As it stands now the last day of school for PK-6 students  will be Wed., June 13.  It will be a half day if the Board approves it on May 16 at the RES Board Meeting.   

Gr. 6 Celebration - Please join us as we celebrate at 5 PM on Tuesday, June 12, as our 6th graders leave the RES nest and move on to the middle school.  They will spend a half day at the middle school on Wed., June 13.  This year we have moved it to the evening so working parents could make it, but every grade has a role in the ceremony.  Please bring your child to school by 4:45 PM to participate.   Afterwards, the PTO parents will be providing cupcakes.  

Family Fun- Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:  Trek to Taste The 10th annual celebration of trails, local food, and healthy living will be hosted at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park and Billings Park. Guided walks start at 10:30 and noon, or grab a map and venture out on your own. Choose from several hike options and along the way sample free, delicious foods from local producers. Enjoy family games, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and ice cream social, music and more. This free event is co-sponsored by dozens of community organizations.  www.trektotaste.info 

New Students - Two new students started this week in Kindergarten and Grade 3.  We now have a total of 60 students PK-6.  We welcome them to our school!  

OTHER WAYS TO HELP READING SCHOOL   
  • Help drive students to swim lessons when it's your child's class time to go!
  • Volunteer to come in and read with students!
Happening this Week:
  • Mon., May 7
    • Art w/ Mrs. Kaija
    • Kindergarten Swim 11:45 AM
    • SBAC Testing Gr. 3-6 - 8 - 10:30 AM
  • Tues., May 8 -
    • PE is the Special - students need to bring tennis shoes! 
    • 3/4 Swim - Leave at 11:45 AM
    • PK 4 Swim (Also 5/15, 5/22)
    • SBAC Testing Gr. 3-6 - 8 - 10:30 AM
  • Wed., May 9
    • Spanish is the Special
    • Gr. 1/2 Swimming Lessons Leave school 11:45 AM (Also  5/16, 5/23, 5/30)
    • SBAC Testing Gr. 3-6 - 8 - 10:30 AM
    • 6 PM PTO Meeting
  • Thurs., May 10
    • Music is the Special - instruments are needed!
    • 6-7 PM - Community Chat w/the Superintendent
  • Fri., May 11 - 
    • Library Tech is the Special
    • SBAC Testing Gr. 3-6 - 8 - 10:30 AM
    • PK-3 yr. old Swim 8 AM (Also 5/11, 5/18)
    • 5/6 Swimming Lessons - students leave at noon (Also 5/11, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8)
Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events:
  • Mon., May 14 - Fri., May 18 - Gr. 6 to Nature's Classroom
  • Wed., May 16 - RES Board Meeting 6 PM
  • Thurs., May 17 - 
    • Kindergarten Registration 10 - 11:30 PM
    • SBAC Testing Gr. 5 Science - 8 - 10:30 AM
  • Fri., May 18 - SBAC Testing Gr. 3-6 - 8 - 10:30 AM
  • Thurs., May 24 - 
    • Memorial Day Service
    • Band/Music Awards 10:45 AM
  • Mon., May 28 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Memorial Day
  • Tues., June 5 - PK/Kindergarten Field Trip
  • Wed., June 6 - 6 PM PTO Meeting
  • Fri., June 8 - All School Field Trip - details TBA
  • Tuesday, June 12
    • Field Day
    • 6th Grade Graduation 5 PM
  • Wed., June 13 -  
    • Last Day of School (Half day pending Board approval)
    • 6 PM Board Meeting
LUNCH & BREAKFAST MENU FOR NEXT WEEK: 

Is your lunch account current?  All accounts should be paid in full each month.    Thank you for helping us keep our costs down! 

***Breakfast is served from 7:15 - 7:30 AM only. ****

Breakfast:



Lunch:



Thoughts to Ponder: 






LIFE AT READING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: