From the Principal's Desk - October 14th, 2016

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From the Principal's Desk
HALLOWEEN
You are welcome to join us for our annual Halloween Hoot sing along led by our fifth grade students.  It will be held on Monday, October 31, at 8:45 a.m. in our gym. All students and parents are invited to wear costumes.  Please follow the school guidelines to keep this a safe holiday for all students:
  • Keep it simple.  Students should carry their costumes to school and be able to dress themselves.
  • Costumes should be kid-friendly, not frightening.  No toy weapons are allowed.
  • Do not bring colored hair spray to school.
  • Children should not wear masks.  We need to be able to identify all students quickly.
Thank you for your cooperation.
 
SCHOOL START TIME
There has been a great deal of discussion regarding high school start time and the potential changes it could have on elementary and middle school schedules.  Recently, you received an email from the superintendent detailing Newton's work on high school start times. This fall, the district is asking for your thoughts on the benefits and costs of moving the high school start time later, as well as feedback on several potential scenarios. Some scenarios change only the high school hours, while others impact our school and others in the district.
 
Research, reports, and scenarios can be found on the district website: http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/laterstarttime. I encourage you to attend the community forum at Angier Elementary on October 19 at 7:00 p.m.  You can also provide feedback via laterstart@newton.k12.ma.us.
 
Audrey Parad Peller
Principal