On MONDAY, MAY 2 (with a rain date of Tuesday, May 3), we will be having the annual Neshobe Track and Field Day! Your child(ren) will be competing in some exciting events, everything from sprints, hurdles, shot put, long jump to long distance. The first events begin at 9:00 a.m., with opening ceremonies and the national anthem taking place shortly before then.
We have been practicing all of the track and field skills in PE class for the last few weeks, so we’re all in peak physical condition to do our best at the meet. Each student will do both field events (long jump and shot put), in addition to three running events of his/her choice.
If you would like to help out and volunteer, feel free to email me at email@example.com. The more helpers we have, the smoother the meet will go!
In addition to the track meet, we will be having a BBQ lunch provided by the Abbey Group. They will be preparing some delicious food; if you would like to eat with your child(ren), please prepay $4.00 to the kitchen prior to the meet. Thank You!
I hope to see you all at the meet!
April 2016 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:
Happy April! The month of March has been filled with learning opportunities, celebrations, and new adventures.
We started the month with Town Meeting and Voting. I want to thank all the members of our communities for supporting the first Otter Valley Unified Union District budget. This budget reflects the challenge to maintain quality programs which support our students in the learning process while attempting to control costs to our taxpayers. We believe our children are our future and that a strong school system benefits the entire community.
Our Wonderful Wednesday Clubs for this round have been: Literacy in Motion, Games, Tower Building, Paper Plate Creations, Walking, Dr. Seuss, Movement, Maker Space, Waste-Not Wednesday, Chess, Puzzles, Pony Bead Animals, Collage, Legos, Scrapbooking, Machines, Contraptions & Inventions, Games, Card Making, Drawing, Digital Photography, Helpers, Play & Set. Thank you to Mr. Flint, Mrs. Hogan, Reverend McDonald, and Mrs. Georgia Best for their continued commitment and support through volunteering on Wonderful Wednesdays.
Sixth grader, Keenan Hogan, is Neshobe’s National Geographic Winner. He qualified and has been invited to participate in the 28th Vermont Geographic Bee which will take place on Friday, April 1. Congratulations to all participants in Neshobe’s Geo Bee: Jarrod Brutkoski, Nathaniel Gaissert,
Keenan Hogan, Emma LaRock, Sam Martin, Lucas Palcsik, and Damon Wood! Neshobe’s graduate, Sarah Calvin (OV seventh grader), will also be participating on Friday.
Three students attended the first Green Mountain Music District Festival at the College of Saint Joseph. Olivia Depatie participated in the Jazz Band, and Osten Ladd, Keenan Hogan and Elijah Tucker-Bryant participated in the Chorus. Luca Cifone, Osten Ladd, and Olivia Depatie participated in the Concert Band at the second Green Mountain District Festival.
Congratulations to our three Odyssey of the Mind Teams on their participation in the Vermont Odyssey of the Mind Tournament which took place at Champlain Valley Union High School on March 19. Our sixth grade team placed first in their division! They have been invited to attend the World Finals in Iowa. They are the only northern Vermont team to place. Our fifth grade team placed fourth in their division out of seven teams! Thank you to coaches Amy Walker, Hannah Fjeld, and Pat and Jim Hogan! Thank you to Pat Hogan for her collaboration and support in making this happen at Neshobe School!
Coach Hannah Fjeld
Anna Lee, Genevieve Mott, Emily Peduto, Cady Pitner, Elena Politano, Thomas Politano
Coach Pat & Jim Hogan
Jarrod Brutkoski, Tanner Brutkoski, Olivia Depatie, Keenan Hogan, Osten Ladd, Toby Mills, Elijah Tucker-Bryant
Coach Amy Walker
Jaylee Mac Jarrett, Sophie Moore, Ryan Walker
Congratulations to Keenan Hogan, who won the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest, “A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act.
Coaches Rachel Coryea and Katie Mack are off and running with Girls on the Run.
We are heading into the end of the Smarter Balance Assessment (SBAC) which is a mandated assessment that is administered each spring. If you missed or were unable to attend your scheduled parent conference, please contact your child’s teacher to reschedule.
Thank you to all the parents who provided the delicious dinners on both parent conference evenings.
It was greatly appreciated by our faculty!
Wishing you and your families and Amazing April!
Neshobe School Guidance
Please contact our Guidance Counselor,
Ms. Spaulding, with any questions and/or concerns.