Starbase

posted Oct 28, 2011, 11:19 AM by Suzanne Denis

Mrs. Roy’s class went to Starbase for the third time and launched their rockets and hot air balloons. Each group of three or four made the hot air balloons. The theme of the program is Aviation and Aeronautics. After the first three sessions kids have come back to school raving about how good a time they had. We have two more sessions.

posted Oct 28, 2011, 10:51 AM by Suzanne Denis   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 10:58 AM ]


October 27, 2011

posted Oct 7, 2011, 8:25 AM by Suzanne Denis   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 10:56 AM ]

NECAP Testing

NECAP (New England Common Assessment Program) tests are finished for grades 3-6. The students worked extremely hard and persevered through the many days of testing. The curriculum from the previous year was assessed and I know that our students were prepared for the tests. We are all very proud of their hard work, and the NECAP is one of the many ways that they can demonstrate all they have learned.

 

The school year is finally up and running…

posted Sep 16, 2011, 8:01 AM by Suzanne Denis   [ updated Sep 18, 2011, 5:02 PM ]

After a postponed start due to “Irene”, we have begun Whiting School’s 59th year. Mrs. Denis has informed me that there has been a Denis family member in the building since its opening. Although this is my first year in Whiting, and my first year as a principal, it is my 50th year being part of a school community. I am extremely happy to be a part of the Whiting community.

 

This week we welcomed two new students and 12 new preschool children. We have also welcomed a new nurse, Daphne LeaHemmer to our staff.

Classes started in on Tuesday and the buzz of happy students could be heard up and down the hallway. It’s been amazing for me to observe our dedicated teachers leading their students in activities that create a smooth and seamless transition from summer to fall.

 

APPLYING FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

posted Sep 16, 2011, 7:59 AM by Suzanne Denis

Schools usually send subsidized school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year to determine eligibility for free/reduced meals. We’ll be doing so next week as we prepare for the Lunch program start-up. While most families apply early in the year, you may apply for subsidized school meals at any time throughout the school year by submitting a household application directly to the School. We will provide an application upon request. If your family is earning at or below current Income Eligibility Guidelines (coming home with the application), we encourage you to contact us to fill out a school meal application. The School is the agency that will process your application and issue an eligibility determination, not the Abbey Group. If you are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or 3SquaresVT benefits, your child(ren) automatically qualify for free school meals. The National School Lunch Program was established forty years ago to provide nutritious meals to children, regardless of family income.

 

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