Dear Maple Avenue Families,
We encourage students to be active members of our school community. The Student Council, which is made up of third and fourth grade representatives, organize community drives such as collecting food for the food pantry and raising funds for those in need. This year, our Student Council has also placed a focus on volunteering their time for events that help our school and help the community of Goffstown.
Celebrations are also an important part of our school culture. In February, our first graders will be making individual projects to celebrate the 100th day of school. We will also have Valentine's Day parties in each classroom next month. In addition to some of the traditional ways to applaud our work together, we are recognizing four staff members each month and will highlight the positive influences they make at our school. We are calling this our "Spotlights of the Month".
We have established opportunities for students to assume leadership roles and take part in activities of interest. There are student photographers who take pictures at special events to be used in our school yearbook, we have students who are "employed" in our school mail program called WEE Deliver, and there are fourth grade "bus helpers" to name a few of our student-leadership opportunities.
Suzanne Pyszka, Principal
Maple Avenue is a place where understanding and compassion are cultivated. We use each day to make a positive difference in the lives of children, parents, staff, and the community. By working collaboratively, we strive to create life-long, self-directed learners. At our school, students learn and grow in an environment where they feel happy, safe, and valued.