Sunday, November 13, 2016


Dear Reading Elementary "Rockets" Families & Community Members,

This is also a busy week at Reading Elementary, and we really hope you'll join us for the important events below.   Your presence and voice are always appreciated!  

Kudos and heartfelt thanks to:
  • The parents who volunteered  and were interviewed by the Educational Quality Review team that visited RES last Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Community member, Jane Cleveland for volunteering to help out in our library.
  • Students - Lilly, Joey, Lydia, Olivia, Vera, and Cy who helped tour our visitors around the school Tues. and Wed.  
Other Items of Interest:

Act 46 Community Forum -  Please plan to attend this community forum on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Reading Elementary School at 6 PM.  Dinner and childcare will be available if you pre-register HERE.  This is a very important information that will outline dramatic effects on this school and community.  Please spread the word and be there to get a complete picture of this important law.   As it stands now, the proposed plan includes both Barnard and Reading being only a Pre-K - 2 school with our 3-6th graders heading to Woodstock Elementary effective as soon as the 2018-19 school year.  (OUR current 1st - 4th graders could be bussed to Woodstock if the proposed plan is approved.  Barnard's students would go to Prosper Valley School for Gr. 3-6.)  

All School Morning Meetings - Starting Monday, Nov. 14, we will be starting with morning meetings everyday beginning at 7:45 in the Multi-Purpose Room. Parents are welcome to join us for this valued school tradition.

Ski Runner Details - Information packets and forms will be coming home in the next week. PLEASE check your students' backpacks. Please note the following dates. In the past the PTO paid 40% of the fee, but this year has not been decided on yet.
Where: Suicide Six Ski Area Base Lodge
When    Fridays 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/10 (2:00 – 4:00 PM)
Fee: $75 until 12/01/16 OR $85 after 12/01/2016
There is NO program Feb. 24 due to Presidents Week, or March 3th due to the Special Olympics. Registration opens October 5, 2016. Registration closes December 18, 2016.

Coming Soon - In December we will be having after school clubs on Wednesdays. Time and offerings will be sent home before Thanksgiving!  


Just a quick email to let everyone know that the PTO will be holding it's November meeting and round # 2 of board elections on Monday, November 14th at 6:00 PM at RES.  This is a date AND time change, as we usually meet on the third Monday and have been meeting at 7pm to accommodate various members' fall sports schedules.
As you know, we are holding our board elections again, since no one accepted nominations for the positions of Chair or Secretary.  If you are interested in running for one of these positions, OR you'd like to volunteer to be a classroom parent member of the Board, please come to this meeting!!!  If you'd like more information about the PTO feel free to email either myself, Boolie Sluka or Wade Mullins.  Many thanks and have a good week!


From Mrs. Collins, Gr. 5/6:
3-6 grade Pie Factory Extravaganza, Friday, November 18
Goal= 50 apple pies
Volunteers Needed - 4-6 parent volunteers to help assemble pies during the day and help clean up when we are done.
  • 4 -6 parent volunteers to bake pies in the afternoon until they are done
  • and finish cleaning the kitchen.
  • 4-6 parent volunteers to sell pies on Saturday
Ingredients Needed.
  • LOTS of apples (500) (Approximately 25 apples per student)
    • 25 packages of frozen piecrusts in tin pans for the bottoms  (They come in 2-packs.)  2 packages per student
    • 25 packages of “Pillsbury” type rolled piecrusts for the tops (They come in 2-packs)   2 packages per student
  • Five 4-lb. bags of sugar
  • Cinnamon (a bunch)
  • 5 lbs. butter
From Mrs. Pam Boyer-Sheldon, Kindergarten Teacher:
    The Rainbow Chaser Kindergarten would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our wonderful Reading community!  Our school flourishes due to everyone working together.  The classroom community has been extremely busy making connections between family, school, and our neighbors.
    We have learned the important roles that rules play in our world and the reason they exist.  In our neighborhood we have made connections with the Reading Fire Department, the Post Office and our delightful friends at the Reading Town Library.  The classroom focus this fall involved broadening academic skills, the forest nonliving and living parts, and ways we can make a difference in our world.  Please ask us for more details.  We love to share our adventures in learning.
    Kindergarten is an active learning place.  We are engaging in a variety of new experiences daily.  Thank you to all the wonderful people that are helping to make this happen.

    -Come to a Reading Elementary School Board Meeting!
     code is: 13970.
    Share this post to get family, friends and neighbors to sign up, too. The more supporters we have, the more opportunities our school has to earn points whe

    Lunch accounts should be paid in full each month.  Please send in your payment if you have not already done so.  If you need help complete the Free/Reduced Paperwork, we are here to help!  ALL APPLICATIONS are kept confidential.    Thank you!  
    • Mon., Nov. 14  - Minestrone Soup Cottage Cheese Pears (mixed veg in soup) (whole grain pasta)Breakfast:  Scrambled Eggs  & Toast - The Regulars
    • Tues., Nov. 15Florida Chicken Tangerines Sweet Potato Whole Grain Rice; Breakfast:  Hard Boiled Egg - The Regulars
    • Wed., Nov. 16 - Tofu Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Oranges, Spinach Salad w/Green Peas, whole grain pasta; Breakfast:   Pancakes & Bacon - The Regulars
    • Thurs., Nov. 17 -  Tuna Fish Whole Wheat Sandwiches, Grapes, Carrots, Potato Wedges;   Breakfast - Hard Boiled Eggs - the Regulars
    • Fri., Nov.18 - Spaghetti Pizza, Apples, Iceberg Lettuce Shredded with Cherry Tomatoes & Cucumbers (whole grain pasta); Breakfast - German Pancake - the Regulars   
    Happening this Week:
    • Mon., Nov. 14  - 
      • Library/Media Lessons - please send in your child's library books they checked out!
      • 6 PM - RES PTO Meeting
    • Tues., Nov. 15 -
      • 4 yr. old Preschoolers 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Act 46 Community Forum 6 PM - Dinner & Childcare - PLEASE RSVP  HERE
    •  Wed., Nov. 16  - 
      • Both 4 and 3 yr. old preschoolers 7:45 - 11:45 AM
      • RES Board Meeting 6 PM
    • Thurs., Nov. 17 -  
      • 4 year old Pre-Schoolers 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM - SWIMMING!
      • WCSU Act 46 Study Committee Meeting at SU - 6:30 PM
    • Fri., Nov. 18 - 
      • Pie baking day - volunteers needed!  
    • Sat., Nov. 19 - Pie Sale
    Thanksgiving Pie Sale At the Reading Town Hall 
    Saturday, November 19, 2016 
    8:00 am until 12:00 pm (or until they are sold out) 
    The Reading Elementary School students will be making their delicious pies for your enjoyment.Some of the flavors will be apple, pumpkin and coconut. Sponsored by the Reading PTO 

    Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events:  
    • Tues., Nov. 22 -
      • Thanksgiving Community Feast - Gobble, Gobble!!

    You’re Invited By the Reading Elementary Students 
    to attend their Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon Feast complete with turkey, potatoes and all of the fixings. 
    Tuesday, November 22 at the Reading Elementary School 
    There will be two seatings:

    11:30 for the families of the PreK to 2nd grade students 
    12:00 for the families of the students in the grades 3 to 6

    Community members are welcome at either seating.
    Donations to defray the cost of the feast will be gratefully accepted at the door. PLEASE call Libbet to reserve your seat!  

    • Wed., Nov. 23 - Fri., Nov. 23 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Thanksgiving
    • Thurs., Dec. 15 - Winter Choral Concert
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