This letter’s purpose serves to inform you about important upcoming dates and events specific to families whose children will be entering Kindergarten at Clark School for the 2017-2018 school year.
Yes, it’s on its way – this year Field Day is on Wednesday, May 31st (Rain date is Friday, June 2nd) and the call is out for Volunteers to help make this day a great success.
We need Volunteers (between 8:15-12:15) to run the activity stations for the morning.
There will be a Volunteer meeting on Tuesday, May 3oth in the Library at 3:15. This is an opportunity to sign up for the activity of your choice and ask questions.
Please fill out the attached form and send it back to the school. Hope to see you on Field Day and have a wonderful time!!!!
From the Desk of Gerry St. Amand
May 19, 2017
Dear Families and Colleagues,
In honor of Memorial Day and the fallen heroes that day recognizes, we will be conducting programs at Clark-Wilkins on the morning of Friday, May 26th to pay tribute to all those men and women who have served in wars and conflicts ranging from the Civil War and World War I to the servicemen and women whose lives have been taking during service in the twenty-first century. While learning about Memorial Day, many children also learn about the importance and symbolism of our flag, about patriotism and perseverance, and about service and commitment. Our students learn about history and the impact history has on the present and future. We discuss the importance of community and support and of the many contributions individuals have made during very challenging times. We also stress that Memorial Day requires solemn and serious recognition, although it is also a day that can be marked by celebrations such as parades, ceremonies, and cook-outs.
Our placement procedure is entering its final stages and we look forward to celebrating Step-up Day on the final day of school, which this year falls on Tuesday, June 13th. Amherst Middle School will host our fourth-grade classes for part of that morning and our “new” incoming Kindergarten students will get to meet their new teachers and classmates in the afternoon. Other grade levels will step-up to their new classes over the course of the day. Our current Kindergarten students will have an early release day on Tuesday, June 13th, but all students in grades one through four will have a full day of school with lunch being served at regular times. Our screening process for incoming Kindergarten students will wrap up on Friday, May 26th, after which we will work on developing our Kindergarten classes for the upcoming year. Incoming Kindergarten students will receive their placements prior to Step-up Day via email and/or snail mail.
Mandated local and state assessments are winding down—thank goodness-and we are all preparing for our Writing Festival and Author Visit, Field Day, the Wilkins School Faculty Talent Show, and the Fourth-Grade Fond Farewell. The PTA and our many dedicated volunteers continue to support us in the lunchrooms, on field trips, and in copying papers for teachers. Sixteen days remain in the current school year—How quickly the time flies by! Before you know it, a new school year will be upon us.
Gerry St. Amand
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