Sunday, January 29, 2017


Dear Reading Elementary "Rockets" Families & Community Members:

We had new students join us last week, and we'd love to have more!  We've got the kind of school that parents dream about having - your child feels safe, cared for, learning is individualized, and does not/can not fall between the cracks in the "large education assembly line!"  We need help to market our school and get the word out!  We need to grow to stay alive and vibrant!  Please contact the school if you'd like to help with this!  

Kudos and heartfelt thanks to:
  • Ski Runner parent/community volunteer drivers  - Pete Seaman, Sue Mulder, Kurt Allen, and Matt Maxham!
  • All of you who have clipped and sent in Box Tops!  
  • The PTO for all they do to support our school!  

Other Items of Interest:

Afterschool Program - THIS Wed., Feb. 1, there will ONLY be "Bookmaking" with Amy Harkins.  The teachers must attend the Act 46 forum being held at the SU.  

Snow Delay Protocol - During the midweek I sent out a NEW delay protocol being initiated by the SU.  If you did not receive a copy, please contact Libbet.    

Non-Ski Runners Field Trip - For those students who have no participated in the Ski Runner program, we will be having a field trip on Fri., Feb. 17, to the Springfield Bowling Alley.  "Orange" permission slips came home last week, so please sign and return to the office.  The PTO has graciously agreed to support this trip and parents are asked to send spending money only.  

Do You Know An RES Alumni? - Our library media/tech classes are conducting a survey and creating a digital living history to represent the past and present of Reading Elementary School and we need your help!   Did you attend Reading Elementary School?  Do you know someone who did?  If you did, then please complete the survey and ask other alumni, to complete the attached SURVEY. Students will be researching their town and school history and preserving it digitally. Check out what we've done so far at RES PAST AND PRESENT.

  • Come to a Reading Elementary School Board Meeting!
  • Come read to the students or volunteer to help in the library! 
Please send in your payment if you have not already done so.   Lunch accounts should be paid in full each month.  If you need help complete the Free/Reduced Paperwork, we are here to help!  ALL APPLICATIONS are kept confidential.    Thank you!  
  • Mon., Jan. 30  - Chicken Sesame Noodles,  Pineapple, Broccoli, CauliflowerBreakfast:  Scrambled Eggs & the Regulars 
  • Tues., Jan. 31Denver Omelet Cups OrangesRainbow Peppers, Butternut Squash, WG English Muffin; Breakfast:  Hard Boiled Eggs - The Regulars  
  • Wed., Feb. 1  -   Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Apples,Bean Salad;   Breakfast:  German Pancake- The Regulars 
  • Thurs., Feb. 2 - Spaghetti with meat sauce, Pears, Spinach with Carrots; Breakfast:  Hard Boiled Egg - The Regulars 
  • Fri., Feb. 3  - Tuna sandwiches, Tangerines, iceberg lettuce, cucumbers Cherry tomatoes ; Breakfast: Fried Eggs - The Regulars
Happening this Week:
  • Mon, Jan. 30 - 
    • Mindfulness Training continues in Classrooms
    • Library/Media Tech - do you have any library books to turn in????
  • Tues., Jan. 31 - VINS visits Pre-K & K
  • Wed., Feb. 1- 
    • NO After School Program 2:45 - 5 PM except Bookmaking
    • Physical Ed. day - please have students bring appropriate footwear!  
    • PTO Meeting 6 PM
  • Fri., Feb. 3  - Ski Runners

    Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events:    
    • Fri., Feb. 10 - Ski Runners
    • Sun., Feb. 12 - PTO Pasta Night 4 - 7 PM
    • Fri., Feb. 17 - 
      • Ski Runners
      • Non-Ski Runners - Bowling Field Trip
    • Mon., Feb. 20 - Fri., Feb. 24 - NO SCHOOL 
    • Fri., March 3 - 
      • NAEP - 9:30 - 11 AM
      • Last Day Ski Runners
    Thoughts to Ponder:


    Beautiful morning - waiting for students to come!  

    Learning with Mrs. Drinker

    LEGO Engineering Afterschool

    1 comment:

    1. Dear Cathy,
      I have often wondered where you ended up after we last spoke so many years ago. It looks like you have been a very busy lady with an interesting and successful career. Sending happy thoughts your way... Lynne Holdren