September 2015 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:
WELCOME to THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR! I love the first day of school as it is filled with new learning opportunities for our school community. I have experienced many first days as a student, teacher, parent, and administrator over the years. I feel that this year is one of the most exciting ones yet!
Across the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union (RNESU) we are beginning our full implementation of the RNESU Compact, while we are creating a student-centered learning system that is proficiency based.
The foundation of this work will be built on our new brain-based learning. As we learn more about how the brain learns and what it needs to learn, our students and families need to be learning with us.
Our teachers and staff have been working collaboratively to implement brain-based learning and design engaging activities to share with their students. Throughout the year we will share information on the changes that are taking place and what it means for our students and their families.
As we create our school and classroom communities, our primary responsibility is building relationships with our students and their families. Children may forget what you say, but they never will forget how you make them feel. I will attach our We Believe statement at the end of this newsletter. This was written by our faculty a few years ago to define our beliefs and goals.
We are welcoming the following new staff members:
Chelsea Burke (Literacy K-3) and Laura O’Brien (Math 4-6), Title I Interventionists.
Zac Farnham-Haskell, Physical Education Teacher. Zac and Mary Heath will be teaching across all grade levels.
Melissa Lynch and Beth Quenneville - RNESU para educators.
Changes in our special education model:
Samantha Blow - K and 2; Andrea Eugair - 1 and 3; To be hired - 4 and 5 (Ms. Eugair and Mrs. Emilo will be case managing until a new special educator is hired); and Gloria Emilo – 6
The transformation taking place throughout the school for 2015-2016 is amazing! I love having the opportunity to observe classrooms and programs coming together and the changes teachers and staff are making. I cannot begin to estimate the amount of time that has been spent in preparation for the New Year over the summer by our dedicated teachers.
We look forward to working with you to create a positive learning experience for every child at Neshobe School! Happy New Year!
Neshobe School Guidance
Please contact our Guidance Counselor,
Ms. Spaulding, with any questions and/or concerns.
Child Nutrition Programs would like to get the word out to families about summer meals in your community.
As indicated in each flyer, these meals are absolutely free to all children 18 and under: No application, no reservation and no need to call ahead.
Additionally, families can dial 2-1-1 or text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 to locate summer meal sites anywhere in Vermont; they can also locate sites using the web-based Summer Food Rocks Summer Meal Site Finder: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Please join us in helping kids stay healthy and ready-to-learn over the summer.
Questions can be sent to me, or by calling our office at 802-479-1360.