Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017

RBS Principal’s Notes
January 20, 2017


IN THE NEWS:
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to William Lu, who won the RBS 4th Grade Spelling Bee this past Wednesday.  Congratulations to all of our classroom winners as well:
Mrs. Bowen:
Kayla Dunkerley
Natalie Fenstermacher
Mrs. Brennan:
Lyla Stein
Gaby Lukasiak
Mrs. Dearborn
Lia Spector
Connor Winslow
Mrs. Gamache:
William Lu – WINNER
Anna Johnson
Mrs. Koellmer:
Mohib Meer – RUNNER UP
Sarah Ray
Ms. Moskwa:
Bryce Ahn
Zoey Gagne

Father/Daughter Dance
Our annual Father/Daughter Dance is scheduled for Friday, February 3rd.  Students were sent home with a flyer this week.  I’ve included it below as well.  Next week we will send home a form that will include information about donating food for the event. 
Flyer

RBS Day at the Monarchs
Our choruses will lead the Star-Spangled Banner at the Monarchs game on Sunday at 3:00 PM.  Those who ordered tickets through school should have received their tickets on Thursday along with final details about the outing.  Please wear blue, our school color.  The doors of the arena open at 2:00 PM.  Plan to arrive in time to park and get to your seats in section 102 by 2:30 PM.  The children will stay with their families throughout the event, except when they are with Mrs. Munz while singing.  As soon as they finish singing, the boys and girls will return to their families to enjoy the game! 

Executive Functioning and Physical Activity Messages
Executive Functioning
Last week we talked about how to pay attention by blocking out and ignoring unimportant things we might see.  Good Bosses also ignore, or block out things that are not important to hear like the pencil sharpener, noise from the hall, or two friends talking during work time.  Strategies or tools to help with this include using headphones or ear buds to block the noise, moving to a quieter space, or using your inner voice to whisper, or talk yourself, through your work.
Physical Activity
Winter have you trapped indoors?  No problem for physical activity!
Simple physical activities that can be done in the winter are jumping rope and walking around, use the buddy system or ask a parent to join you!

REMINDERS:
PTG News/Information
Our annual "Barnes and Noble Days" will be held January 26th – January 29th with family activities scheduled on the 27th and 28th.  Look for informational flyers and the schedule of events coming out in a couple of weeks.  Click here for the flyer.

Please join us for our annual “Principals’ Winter Reading Night” on Thursday, January 26th (snow date: February 2nd).  Wear comfy pjs and slippers and spread out on a cozy blanket while our principals and assistant principals read their favorite stories.  Snacks are provided and we have some great give-a-ways.  Entrance is free but tickets are required.  Click here to download the flyer.

PowerSchool/Report Cards
We still have many families who have not registered for PowerSchool.  As a reminder, this is the only way that parents can view their child’s report card.  A letter was sent home this fall to unregistered families, which contained a code for them to sign up.  If you need to sign up but do not have the letter, please call our main office.

Parent Survey for Smarter Balance
The New Hampshire Department of Education is seeking feedback on the statewide mathematics and English language arts assessment, known as Smarter Balanced.  They want to hear from parents regarding their experiences with Smarter Balanced.  Please take a minute to complete this Parent Survey.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
January 20 – End of Quarter 2
January 22 – RBS Chorus to sing at the Monarchs
January 26 – Principals’ Winter Read – McKelvie School (Snow Date – February 2nd)
January 27 – Official Report Card Released on PowerSchool
February 3 – RBS Father/Daughter Dance 6:00-8:00 PM RBS Gym (Snow Date – February 10th)
February 15 – RBS Invention Convention (Snow Date – February 22nd)
February 16 – RBS Cabaret 6:30 PM – RBS Gym (Snow Date – February 21st)
February 27-March 3 – Winter Vacation

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