RES Principal Weekly Updates

Principal Updates for November 7, 2019:

  • Save the Date:  November 8th is our Veteran’s Day Assembly at 2:00, which is run by our Student Council.  We encourage students to wear red, white and blue for the assembly.
  • Next week Student Council will be collecting food items for our Thanksgiving Boxes.  We collect food annually for Gather in Portsmouth.  This year they request the following donations from each grade:

​​​​​​​         Pre/K- Stuffing

Grade 1- Gravy

Grade 2- Broth- turkey/chicken

Grade 3- French Fried Onions 

Grade 4- Pie crusts and filling 

  • There is no school on Monday, November 11th in honor of our veterans.
  • Picture Retake Day is November 14th.
  • The Wellness Committee would like to thank all the parents and teachers for participating in our school wide effort to curate holiday parties that are fun, healthy and responsible. As a reminder we'd like to ask that all water bottles and juice boxes be replaced with jugs of water, cider, or juice. This will help students understand that this small change is easy, responsible and still just as fun. Seeing the children enjoy healthy snacks as well as a few sweet treats creates a balance in the celebrations that everyone benefits from. Thank you for your continued support.   ~ The Wellness Committee
  • Mark you calendars for Nov. 21,22 or 23! In celebration of the 80th anniversary of this favorite movie, Rye Junior High will be performing The Wizard of Oz. Children of all ages will be captivated when Dorothy and all of her friends take the stage in this amazing production. Come join the fun in the center of town at RJH, all while supporting the arts in your community. You don’t want to miss it!  Check out the poster: ProgramCoverFINAL (2).pdf 
  • We would love gently used paperback books for the book vending machine.  The vending machine will not take oversized books.  Please send in only those in excellent condition so children might choose it as an option.  You may send them in to the office.  We appreciate your help.


Principal Updates for October 31, 2019:

  • Happy Halloween!I have been away at a conference this week and am so sorry I will miss our annual Halloween Parade.From what I hear it might rain on our parade!If there is rain, the children will parade around the hallways that surround the gym.Parents and friends may line the hallway (similar to our Clap Out event) and view the costumed characters up close.The parade begins at 2:00.A reminder that once the parade is over parents may take their child home provided you let the office know.Thank you.
  • Next Celebration Assembly is tomorrow at 2:00.Set the time aside if you can.
  • Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on November 5th, which is a voting day in the town.There is no school. Here is a link to the sign up for that day if you would like to talk with your child’s teacher: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BA4AC22AAFC1-parentteacher1 Childcare will be offered in the library during conferences but you must sign up for it.School-age children only please. (exceptions may be made depending on children in the library at the time)
  • Save the Date:November 8th is our Veteran’s Day Assembly at 2:00, which is run by our Student Council.
  • Picture Retake Day is November 14th.
  • Our Parent/Community Member Directory of expertise is always looking for more members.

 

 

Principal Updates for October 24, 2019:

  • Tonight is the Monster Mash from 6:00-8:00.Come in costume and have some fun.Lots of great raffles and fun activities.
  • Our Environmental Club has been busy.They took a survey of all plastic used in a week.The results are in.Here is their report:
  • Next Celebration Assembly is November 1st at 2:00.Set the time aside if you can.
  • Our Halloween Parties and Parade are on October 31st.Join us for the Red Carpet Event when the ghoulies and ghosties and all other sorts of creatures walk in their annual parade around the grounds of RES.Parents are encouraged to attend.Line up at 2:00 around the front of the school all the way to the orange cones and be entertained.You may take your children home from there but you must check in at the office.
  • Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on November 5th, which is a voting day in the town.Here is a link to the sign up for that day if you would like to talk with your child’s teacher: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BA4AC22AAFC1-parentteacher1 Childcare will be offered in the library during conferences but you must sign up for it.School-age children only please. (exceptions may be made depending on children in the library at the time)
  • Save the Date:November 8th is our Veteran’s Day Assembly at 2:00, which is run by our Student Council.
  • Picture Retake Day is November 14th.
  • Our Parent/Community Member Directory of expertise is always looking for more members.

 

Principal Updates for October 17, 2019:

  • Grade 4 earned over $200.00 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation targeting childhood cancer in their first round of selling lemonade.  Watch for them to hold their second stand at the Transfer Station on Saturday from 8:00-11:00.
  • Pictures are being sent home today with your child.  If you need a retake the date has been set for November 14th.  Our picture day in September was a rainy day with multiple fire drills.  Hope that didn’t affect too many photos.
  • Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on November 5th, which is a voting day in the town.  Here is a link to the sign up for that day. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BA4AC22AAFC1-parentteacher1 Childcare will be offered during conferences but you must sign up for it in the comment field.  School-age children only please.
  • The Environmental Club is looking to reduce our use of plastic in the school. They have started tallying up instances of plastic use in the lunchroom and classrooms.  In an effort to assist them we have eliminated selling water bottles in the lunchroom.  Cups are available for students to use should they want or need water.
  • Our Halloween Parties and Parade are on October 31st.  Join us for the Red Carpet Event when the ghoulies and ghosties and all other sorts of creatures walk in their annual parade around the grounds of RES.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  Line up at 2:00 around the front of the school all the way to the orange cones and be entertained as our Halloween parade wanders by.
  • Save the Date:  November 8th is our Veteran’s Day Assembly at 2:00
  • Our Parent/Community Member Directory of expertise is always looking for more members. 

 

 

Principal Updates for September 26, 2019:

 

  • Our new Principal Advisory Council members are Harriet Moore and Stephanie Driscoll.Thank you for your willingness to serve.They join Carla Cole and Jenny O’Hare.We meet Monday, October 7th at 3:00.If you have any topics you would like brought up reach out to them.
  • Our new Ga Ga Pit is in.Thank you to Jim Gordon who built it for us.We go over the rules of the tomorrow morning and then it is open for Ga Ga.Great game!Thank you to the PTA for funding this piece of equipment.
  • Our Celebration Assembly for October is next Friday on the 4th at 2:00.Join us if you are available.
  • Our Parent/Community Member Directory of expertise is starting to grow.I had about 10 parents reach out last week with topics and skills they are willing to share with students or teachers. Have something to share?We would love to hear from you.Send me your area of expertise and I will add you to our directory information for teachers. When there is a need and it ties in with what learners are studying we might give you a call to check your availability.Here are some examples to get you thinking:yoga, dance, Rye history, beekeeper, landscaper, lawyer, or heart surgeon.The list could be endless.Share with us.
  • SAU 50 Parent University will host former New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice John Broderick on Tuesday, October 1st, beginning at 6:30 PM at Rye Junior High School. As Senior Director of External Affairs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, Mr. Broderick’s presentation will focus on mental health awareness and provide useful information on how to recognize signs of emotional suffering and how to seek support for themselves and others.

 

 

Have a great evening,

 

Suzanne Lull

Principal Updates for September 19, 2019:

  • We have practiced our first Lockdown drill of the year and the children were incredible.So quiet and respectful during the drill.Officer Scott was impressed. So far this year we have had 5 drills. (4 fire and 1 lockdown)
  • Friday is the last day to put your name in for the Principal’s Advisory Council.We are looking for two new parent members as Matthew Curtin and Kelly Kingsbury have finished their two-year term. This council is made up of parents, teachers, and myself.You offer the parent perspective to conversations and issues.We usually meet the second Monday of most months at 3:00. October is an exception.We will be meeting October 7th (first Monday because of holiday the week after.) If interested, please send me an email.Depending on the response I usually draw the names from a hat.
  • Parents are always invited to have lunch with your child in the busy lunchroom.For parents new to the system we want to be sure to let you know the offer always stands.You need to check in at the office first. Prior notice is appreciated if you intend to purchase a lunch.
  • I mentioned on Back to School Night that we would like to compile a resource directory with names of parents and community members who are willing to offer talks or demonstrations in the classroom to round out our curriculum.Have something to share?We would love to hear from you.Send me your area of expertise and I will add you to our directory information for teachers. When there is a need and it ties in with what learners are studying we might give you a call to check your availability.Here are some examples to get you thinking:yoga, dance, Rye history, beekeeper, landscaper, lawyer, or heart surgeon.The list could be endless.Share with us.

 

Principal Updates for September 12, 2019: 

  • We had quite a day!Today was picture day and for some reason the rapid fire of flashes caused our fire alarm to go off. Not once, not twice, but three times.Our wonderful fire department came to trouble shoot and stayed with us for a good portion of the day. There was no danger and the good news is that since we evacuated twice, it counts toward our 10 required drills.Give your child(ren) kudos for doing a wonderful job and being awesome in the cold, damp air.Hopefully the rain didn’t wreck any pictures.There is always retake day.
  • Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00.From 6-6:45 students and parents visit K-4 classrooms and check out what is happening this year as well as stop in at the Book Fair in the library. At 6:45 there will be a whole school assembly as we welcome the new year in.Join us if you can.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is all next week. The money earned from this fundraiser will provide books for the new Book Vending Machine.Students attend the book fair during their library special during the week.If they would like them to purchase a book then send in an envelope with money on their library day.The book fair will also be open on Back to School Night for families to browse and purchase books.We can use some parent volunteers to man the fair during the days and Tuesday evening.If you would like to help, please sign up. Here is the link to that sign up genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4eafac23a64-scholastic2Thank you to Stephanie Tabit for organizing this.
  • Parent Volunteers needed.The Principal’s Advisory Council will be starting back up in October.We are looking for two new parent members as Matthew Curtin and Kelly Kingsbury have finished their two-year term. This council is made up of parents, teachers, and myself.You offer the parent perspective to conversations and issues.We usually meet the second Monday of most months at 3:00. October is an exception.We will be meeting October 7th (first Monday because of holiday the week after.) If interested, please send me an email.Depending on the response I usually draw the names from a hat.

Principal Updates for September 5, 2019:

  • Our first Celebration Assembly is Friday at 2:00.Join us if you like as we celebrate life at Rye Elementary.
  • Session 1 of After School Enrichment (ASE) sign ups end this Friday at midnight?  Classes begin Monday the 9th.
  • Did you pay your PTA dues yet?If so, don't forget members get a $5 discount off After School Enrichment with code PTA2019.When signing up on Eventbrite, click on "enter promotional code" BEFORE clicking on register. Unfortunately refunds are not possible if you forget to enter the code.
  • Picture Day is coming.September 12th and forms will be sent home today.
  • Back to School Night is September 17th at 6:00.From 6-6:45 students and parents visit classrooms and check out the rooms and what is happening this year.At 6:45 there will be a whole school assembly as we welcome the new year in.Join us if you can.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is the week of the 16th.The book fair will be open on Back to School Night for families to browse and purchase books.We will use all monies earned for the new Book Vending Machine.

Principal Updates for August 29, 2019:

  • Welcome back to your first of many updates from Rye Elementary.We are off to a great start.There were no tears at drop off and that is remarkable with some many little ones.Students I asked about their first few days tell me their days have been AWESOME!It is great to hear their voices in the hallways and rooms.
  • Thank you to all parents/guardians who are remembering to drop off students using the passenger side of the vehicle.If we continue to do that we can ensure safety.
  • Did you pay your PTA dues yet?If so, don't forget members get a $5 discount off After School Enrichment with code PTA2019.When signing up on Eventbrite, click on "enter promotional code" BEFORE clicking on register. Unfortunately refunds are not possible if you forget to enter the code.
  • Picture Day is coming.September 12th and forms will be sent home today.
  • Our first Celebration Assembly is next Friday at 2:00.Join us if you like as we celebrate life at Rye Elementary.
  • There is no school tomorrow or Monday in honor of Labor Day.Enjoy the nice weather.

 

 

 

 

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