Friday Memo 1-26-18

Do you DARE?     

Our sixth-grade students completed their ten week DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program with Trooper Abbey Belcher and graduated on Thursday evening in the gymnasium. The updated DARE Program curriculum focuses on strategies to make good decisions in life and handle peer pressure.  Every student wrote an essay and created a poster that reflected their learning.  

 Do you DARE?       

Our sixth grade students completed their ten week DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program with Trooper Abbey Belcher and graduated on Thursday evening in the gymnasium.  The updated DARE Program curriculum focuses on strategies to make good decisions in life and handle peer pressure.  Every student wrote an essay and created a poster that reflected their learning. Trooper Belcher and the classroom teachers read and reviewed each essay and poster. Four students won essay awards and four students won poster awards. The essay winners were: Dani, Gavin, Camden and Alana. The poster winners were Alexa, Rebekah, Lucas and Cameron. Congratulations to all of our graduates and thank you to Trooper Belcher!

 Dare Graduation student speakingDare poster winners

Silver Sneaker Award Winners For This Week

Congratulations to Carah in Mrs. Adanti’s class and Caid in Ms. Webber’s class for receiving the award.

Carah is receiving this award for showing good effort.  She is a good role model in class because she listens and sets a good example for others.  Carah is also kind and has friendly personality.  

Caid is receiving this award for being a good participant in his classes. He is focused on the lessons and always shows good effort. Teachers have noticed that Caid has been making better choices for himself.

Silver sneakers winners

Great Job Carah and Caid!

We are all on the lookout for students working hard, helping others, setting good examples, and of course being respectful, responsible, and safe.

Bingo! PTA Bingo Night is Friday February 2nd in the gymnasium at 6:30 PM

Preschool Openings Available

There are still a few preschool openings available at Andover Elementary School’s Early Learning Center.

The program is a full-day program, running Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., with before and after school care available to families. Preschool tuition is based on a sliding fee scale.

Andover is the recipient of the State Department of Education’s School Readiness Grant & Smart Start Grant. Both grants allow 3- and 4-year-old children from families below state median income to experience preschool.

If interested in attending, contact Andover Elementary School at 860-742-7339 for more information.

Community Organized and Operated Latchkey, Inc. located at Andover Elementary School 35 School Road is pleased to announce that we can now enroll Pre-School Children in the C.O.O.L. Program. C.O.O.L. hours of operation are currently 2:30-6:00 PM: when school is in session. It’s possible that a morning session from 6:30-8:30 AM will be added if there is enough interest. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the program please feel free to contact Kimberly Person, Director, at 860-742-0016 or misskimatcool@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Registration for our 2018 RHAM Youth Lacrosse season is open!

Please visit rhamyouthlacrosse.com and register your players today.

2018 RYL registration fees follow:
Little Laxers (kindergarten): $50
Lightning (1st and 2nd grade): $100
Grades 3-8: $200

Financial aid is available; check our website or email the registrar for more information. You can pay half of the fee when you register and the other half just before the season starts. Register by February 15 to guarantee your child a spot on the RYL roster and to avoid a $40 late fee!

Volunteer Opportunities

If you love youth lacrosse as much as we do, please consider helping us to make RYL the best youth lacrosse program around. We are seeking board members and people to help us to run various aspects of the program. Many of our current board members and other volunteers have kids who have moved into the high school and are no longer playing in our program and so we need additional lacrosse parents to help. Please reply to this note, or contact any member of the Board to find out how you can help.

We are excited for another great RHAM Youth Lacrosse season in 2017 and look forward to seeing all of you on our beautiful Burnt Hill fields! Please reach out to any member of our Board if you have any questions.

Reminders from the Office

Our next Spirit Day is Friday February 2nd.  It’s Sports Teams Day!  Go Patriots!

Bingo Night is Friday February 2nd at 6:30 PM.  Doors open at 5:30.  We look forward to seeing everyone next Friday night for lots of fun!  

You are invited to join us for a conversation about the new report card on Tuesday February 6th at 6:00 in the library.  Bring your comments and questions!

The February PTA Meeting is February 6th at 7:00 PM in the Library.

Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart will be taking place during the week of February 12th.

The annual AES Pasta Supper and Art Show is scheduled for February 28th from 5:30 until 7:00 PM.  Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us.  

The PTA is sponsoring a babysitting class that begins in March for 6th grade students. A registration form is attached to this memo.

Our students in grades K-6 go outside for recess every day during the winter as long as the temperature is above 15 degrees Fahrenheit when factoring in the wind chill.Snow pants, boots, hats and gloves are required for students to be able to play in the snow during recess. Please let us know if you need any of these items.

Our School Messenger Alert System communicates by phone, email and text for weather-related closings. If you would like to receive text notifications, text Yes to 67587. There is an information flyer attached to this memo.

If you would like to add or remove any numbers or email addresses, please call the office or send an email.

All student drop-offs and pick-ups take place in the lower parking lot and utilize the cafeteria doors. If you are meeting with a teacher or walking your child to class, you must park in the upper lot and report to the office for a visitor badge.

All arrivals after 8:35 AM must be through the main office doors.

Any student who is not picked up from the cafeteria by 3:10 PM will be brought to the main office to wait.

We hope you are having an enjoyable weekend!

Go Patriots!

-John

{gallery}/stories/Friday_memo/012618/gallery{/gallery}