A book sale coming right up and a new MCS whose wise words edition with a message from the principal
Just a couple of things to keep you reading
Good evening Norwich and Upper Valley readers,
MCS Who's Wise Words, September 15, 2023
Here is the link to the rest of the story/newsletter
And some important dates especially if you have children enrolled in MCS
Monday, September 25 - Teacher In-Service, No School for Students
Friday, October 6 - Teacher In-Service, No School for Students
Monday, October 9 - Holiday, No School for Students
Friday, October 27 - Picture Day
Friday, October 20 - Conferences, No School for Students
And an important message from the Principal
Message from the Principal
Back to School Night was a huge success! Thank you for making the time to come to MCS and learn about the school year. It is important to all of us that you are partners in your childs’ education. The more opportunities we can have to communicate and understand, the better the school experience will be for all involved. This year we tried a new approach by splitting the evening into three sessions, allowing families to visit up to three classrooms. Also, each of the specials teachers set up and shared about their time with kids. Hopefully, you found this approach helpful.
As you know, 30 minutes is not enough time to share about the entire school. You are encouraged to become avid readers of the school and classroom newsletters. Each classroom newsletter will have a section with suggested discussion questions. Our hope is that these weekly prompts spark conversations at home about what is being learned. Another great way to understand school is to be a volunteer. I encourage you to reach out to your teacher to learn of ways you can be involved. Finally, never hesitate to send a quick email to any of our staff inquiring about our program.
Thanks to those of you who filled out and dropped off the feedback form. The feedback forms will go to the School Leadership Team and will be used to make this event even better in the future. Here is some of the feedback we received:
Please rate this event.
WAS HAVING THREE SESSIONS VALUABLE TO MY FAMILY?
Positives (a sampling of responses):
We got full presentations for each grade.
Great to have time to meet all the teachers.
Great to hear more/learn more about what to expect this year.
Better understanding of daily curriculum with tips on how to support our child at home.
Loved seeing the room and learning about their day.
Teachers are WONDERFUL, so thankful for them.
Concise with clear discussion of all the different subjects. Very detailed and thorough.
3 sessions offered flexibility for both my husband and I to both attend.
Presentation was well organized and thoughtfully presented. All of our questions were answered.
SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR:
Maybe shorter cycles for specials so you can quickly see a few.
Show more examples of student work.
Having the specials teachers in one place (multi) would make it easier to get to them all.
Feel like this format has limited time to hear other parents’ questions.
Possibly just two presents for classroom teachers with an open ½ hour to do specials and talk further with teachers.
Have a lovely weekend,
And here is the announcement about the book sale this weekend and yes both Saturday and Sunday are Book sale days.
24. It’s Friends of the Norwich Library BOOK SALE time!
From: Sutton Books <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 19:32:07 -0400
I know, it’s hard to believe! But the Friends’ book sale is just a few days
away. We’ve been watching the weather, waiting all summer for a sunny
weekend, and now the forecast looks good and we are all set to go.
This time we are delighted to be offering books from the estate of a
much-loved Dartmouth professor, thanks to the generosity of his family.
These books reflect a lifetime of collecting and careful curating by
someone with eclectic, varied and passionate interests.
Among the specialist areas in this sale are natural history, wildlife,
birds, bugs, woodlands, and ecology. In addition, there is a wide and
varied selection of contemporary poetry (including author signed and
inscribed books), nature photography, and vintage children’s books.
Rounding out the collection is an excellent general assortment of modern
literary fiction, anti-racism and social justice studies, and US and world
In other words, there is something for everyone at this sale!
When?: Saturday, September 23rd from 9am to 2pm and Sunday, September 25th
from 10am to 2pm
Where?: 338 Main Street, Norwich (diagonally across from the Norwich Inn)
How much?: All hardback books $2 and all paperbacks $1
What for?: Proceeds to support the many wonderful programs and activities
of the Library
See you at the sale!
Susan White for the Friends of the Norwich Public Library
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