Sunday, February 12, 2017


Dear Reading Elementary "Rockets" Families & Community Members:

We had the pleasure of having both superintendent candidates visit our school Thursday and Friday morning to participate in our school community morning circle.  The BEST way to start the day!    If you had a chance to meet the Superintendent, please fill out the Superintendent feedback form and send it into the committee.

PLEASE NOTE:  The next blog will be published Sun., Feb. 26.
Kudos and heartfelt thanks to:
  • All of you who donated items for the Mama Mia Pizza night!
  • All of you who purchased/sold raffle tickets!
Other Items of Interest:

Message from the PTO - Our annual Mama Mia’s Bistro Pasta Dinner has been RESCHEDULED for Sunday, March 5,  with our ever popular, Basket Raffle. 
Hours are 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., and costs are: $8 per adult, $5 per child (children under 5 free), and $20 for families.   There will be a sign up sheet for volunteers for Sunday’s dinner. We are looking for servers, kitchen helps, cleaner uppers, and raffle ticket sellers, please sign up, it’s bound to be a great time! 
Raffle tickets & invitations were sent home with your children. Please invite friends & family, and sell those RAFFLE TICKETS! More of both are available at the school, and can be downloaded from the links above.  This fundraiser has come with many requests from you, and we really, really appreciate all you have done!   If you have not yet donated, and want to, here’s what we have asked for: 
  • PreK: Arts & Crafts basket items, as well as, boxes of Penne Pasta. 
  • KindergartenFuzzy Wuzzy basket items, and boxes of spaghetti. 
  • 1st & 2nd gradeFamily Game & Movie night basket items, and big cans (28 oz) of pureed, or diced tomatoes (no sauce please). 
  • 3rd & 4th  gradeGames, Games, Games basket items, and dessert items and grated cheese. 
  • 5th & 6th  gradeBark Basket items, as well as, loaves of bread or rolls for garlic bread (10T15 loaves total), and 3 pounds of butter.
  Thank you again! ~Tots (Tatiana Werner McCarthy, PTO President.)  

Act 46 News - We need your input.  As the current Act 46 plan stands, students in Gr. 5/6 (our current 3rd and 4th graders) will be bussed to Woodstock Elementary starting the 2018-19 school year  Please complete the attached SURVEY to help the Board get an idea of what your thoughts are regarding this.   
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., Feb. 13 - Fish Stick, Melon, Cole Slaw, Whole Grain RiceBreakfast:  Cream of Wheat  & the Regulars 
  • Tues., Feb. 14 - Barbecue Turkey Cups, Green Beans & Peas, Butternut Squash, Whole Grain Rice; Breakfast:  Hard Boiled Eggs - The Regulars  
  • Wed., Feb. 15  - Tofu Parm, Tangerine, Mixed Green Salad, Whole Grain Pasta;  Breakfast:  Bagels & Cream Cheese - The Regulars 
  • Thurs,, Feb. 16 - Chicken Lentil Soup, Oranges, Celery & Cucumber, Whole Grain Flatbread ; Breakfast:  Oatmeal & Hard Boiled Egg - The Regulars 
  • Fri., Feb.17 - Whole Grain Pita Pizzas, Pear, Spinach Salad; Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs - The Regulars
Happening this Week:
  • Mon, Feb. 13 - 
    • Mindfulness Training continues in Classrooms
    • Library/Media Tech - do you have any library books to turn in?
  • Wed., Feb. 15 - 
    • RES Board Meeting 6 PM
    • Q & A Act 46 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Fri., Feb. 17 - 
    • Ski Runners
    • Non-Ski Runners - Bowling Field Trip

Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events:    
  • Mon., Feb. 20 - Fri., Feb. 24 - NO SCHOOL 
  • Fri., March 3 - 
    • Gr. 4 - NAEP Test - 9:30 - 11
    • NO Ski Runners
  • Sat., March 4 - Town Meeting
  • Mon., March 6 - NO SCHOOL 
  • Tues., March 7 - NO School
  • Fri., March 10 - 
    • Last Ski Runners
  • Mon., March 13 -  
    • SOAK Registration opens
  • Tues., March 14 - 
    • VINS Visits K/Pre K
    • RES Band Students at WUHS for Band Performance
  • Wed., March 15
    • Gr. 1/2 Swim Lessons
  • Wed., March 22 - WUMS Parent Night
  • Fri., March 24 - Pay Day
  • Sun., March 26 - PTO CSA Soup Dinner
Thoughts to Ponder:


5th and 6th graders hard at work

Reading in a comfortable spot

Learning about motion

Reading with a buddy
Our school was open even when others closed!

Our beautiful campus!

Reading in Gr. 1

100 days on Thursday!

Celebrating our 100's on the 100th day of school!

VEEP Guest Speaker on Friday

Solar science

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