Calling all Coders
RNESU is welcoming back Young Hacks Academy, a Tech Leadership and Coding camp for ages 9-14. The goal of Young Hacks Academy isn’t simply to provide a fun week of summer camp, but also to give students meaningful skills and knowledge that they can take with them when the week ends. We aim to equip kids with a foundation in programming, and to instill a passion for creative problem solving and a commitment to service.
This summer we are offering two sessions at Lothrop Elementary School in Pittsford, VT:
Coding with SCRATCH
for ages 9 - 12
Introduction to Programming with Java
for ages 12 - 14
For more information visit rnesu.org and click on the link for YHA Camp.
RNESU Students - $175 (Scholarships available)
Open to All - $250
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June 2016 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:
On Monday, June 6, the Celebration of Student Learning and Graduation Challenge will demonstrate the level of teaching and learning that has taken place this school year. It is hard to believe the year is coming to a close. We are sending 38 Sixth Graders on to Otter Valley and will be welcoming thirty-five Kindergarteners in August. Summer is a time for additional learning opportunities and adventures here at school with the SOAR Program.
RETIREMENTS: Miss Howe is retiring after 35 years! She will leave a legacy of dedication to providing whatever a child needs to be successful in his/her learning and as a valuable resource for her colleagues and our school. Miss Howe will be returning mid-September in a different role as the long-term librarian substitute when Ms. Fjeld is on her parental leave. Mr. Bushey is retiring as our custodian for the last 12 years! He has been dedicated to maintaining and caring for our buildings and grounds.
Changes in the 2016-2017 School Year:
Leah started as a parent volunteer in my classroom and was then hired as Neshobe's technology specialist before moving on to the supervisory union level. For 14 years, Leah has supported our growth in skills, knowledge, and implementation of technology to enhance and facilitate education.
We wish all those leaving the best in their new journeys!!!
Your child’s class placement for 2016-2017 will come home on Wednesday, June 8. K, 1, 2, 3, and 4th grade students will participate in “Step Up” to meet their new teachers and to see who else will be in their classrooms on Friday, June 10. Fifth grade students will have their “Step Up” day on Thursday, June 9, due to the band trip on Friday. A great deal of time and thought has gone into class placements to ensure a good placement for all children. Talk to your child about next year, and reassure them that all children have a mixed feeling of excitement and anxiety about moving from this year’s class and starting something new.
Remember, the last day is a half day with dismissal at 11:30!
As soon as school ends, the facility project to convert Neshobe’s main and brick buildings to a pellet boiler system, install digital controls, and improve ventilation and insulation will begin. Naylor and Breen was awarded the contract, and they have worked with us to enable the SOAR Program to be on site. We are very excited for this project to begin and to have effective and efficient ventilation and heating systems in both buildings in the coming school year. Thank you again to our voters for approving this project!
Our community exemplifies the words, “It Takes a Village”. I want to thank all of the parents, grandparents, PTO members, Four Winds volunteers, Everybody Wins coordinator and mentors, our business community, and community members who provided support for our students and school programs in so many ways such as volunteering, collaboration, donations, and financial support of our school budget.
I would also like to take a moment to commend the Neshobe faculty and staff for their commitment and dedication to doing whatever it takes to make a difference in the lives of our students on a daily basis!
I wish you all a safe and beautiful summer - Judi
Neshobe School Guidance
Please contact our Guidance Counselor,
Ms. Spaulding, with any questions and/or concerns.