February 23, 2017
We finally made it past the 100th day of school, in spite of the weather! Our kindergarten students created some beautiful projects with 100 objects! I always love seeing the many different ideas. Thank you for your support at home, giving your little one real-life practice in counting to 100. Whether they counted by 1s, 5s, or 10s, and whether they counted pennies, popsicle sticks, or something else, they were so very proud of their projects, and excited to share them with the class.
The last couple of weeks gave us plenty of snow, and today's beautiful weather has the kindergarten classes enjoying our annual kindergarten sledding day. What fun they are having!
Our preschool classes have been busy, as well. This is an exciting time of year, as we can really see and appreciate all the growth they've made since those early days of September. Whether they're singing and dancing, busy in centers, or enjoying the activities in motor group, we can see how far they've come. Thanks for all your support along the way!
Just a reminder, there is no school next week, as it is the winter vacation week. Have a wonderful week with your little one! March brings voting day. The town and school budgets, our school support staff contract, and other ballot items and others will be voted on Tuesday, March 14th at the polls. I encourage you to participate. We will have no school for students that day, as it is a Teacher Workshop Day. Bring your child to the polls, if you can, and let them see democracy in action.
- Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 3: February Vacation - No School
- Sunday, March 12 - Daylight Savings Time begins - "Spring forward!" - Move the clocks ahead an hour
- Tuesday, March 14 - Teacher Workshop Day - No School for Students - Voting Day!
All the best,
Kathy Stoyle, Principal
Kindergarten is a half-day program. The morning session runs from 8:45 to 11:15 am, and the afternoon session runs from 12:30 to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday following the Goffstown School District calendar. Parents will be able to indicate their preference for AM or PM session on the enrollment paperwork. If parent requests exceed session capacity, a lottery will be used to determine those students who will be placed in the session.
AM transportation to the school is available to kindergarten students via their neighborhood bus. There is no mid-day transportation provided by the school district. However for those parents needing extended care, several community day-care providers do offer transportation mid-day to and from their programs. PM students may take advantage of their neighborhood bus for transportation home at the end of the day.
The Glen Lake School provides a learning environment that enables children to acquire cognitive, social, emotional, and motor skills that are the foundation for all future learning. Such an environment is based upon the following beliefs: