Volume 13-14 Issue #14
December 6, 2013
Dear Calais Families,
We’re back in the swing of things after what I hope was a relaxing and rejuvenating Thanksgiving break! It was certainly unique to come back from Thanksgiving and already be two days into December. These three weeks of school this month are sure to be action packed.
Thank you to Heidemarie Holmes-Heiss and all our volunteers who are here making Gifts for Giving happen today! New this year, students will donate one or more of their creation to senior citizens in the area through Twin Valley Seniors. Thank you to Sue Cioffi for helping us make this connection to the community!
With basketball season in full swing, please be sure to keep wet boots off the basketball court. Practices begin right after school, so it’s important that the court stay dry during afternoon pick-up. Speaking of boots, please help your children remember to bring sneakers each day – both so they aren’t in boots all day and so they can fully participate in PE. Students are welcome to keep a pair of sneakers at school at their hooks.
Last month at the PTO meeting we drafted the Calais Elementary Family School Compact. This document articulates how staff, families and students will work together to promote high student achievement. A draft of this document is attached. We welcome your comments and questions! If you have questions or comments about this compact, please drop them in the comment box in Sue’s office or contact Marissa.
We will hold our annual Title I meeting on Tuesday, December 17th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the library. At the Title I meeting we will approve the compact, discuss student achievement and needs, and learn about how we are currently using our Title I funds. All parents and staff members are warmly invited to attend! If you have any questions or concerns about the Title I meeting or if you need child care in order to attend the meeting, please contact Marissa no later than Friday, December 13.
Have a wonderful weekend!