This year we will again be participating in the Earth Hour program, a worldwide recognition of global energy usage. Activities will take place on Friday, March 30th, when all students are asked to wear black and we will be shutting off our lights at 2:00 until the end of the day. We hope you will join millions of people around the world by shutting off your lights from 8:30-9:30 pm on Saturday, March 31st. For more information, please go to www.earthhourkids.org
During the month of February, the students and staff donated their pennies to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The class who raised the most money will receive a free pasta dinner from Olive Garden, delivered to the school on April 11th. We are pleased to announce that Ms. Webber’s 4th grade class is the winner, raising $213.21. We are pleased with the wonderful job everyone did on this project!
Beginning in April, students in grades two through four will be participating in the NWEA testing program. The NWEA is a computerized assessment of academic skills in the areas of Reading, Math and Language Usage. The results provide a review of student progress and help the school measure its progress in reaching curriculum goals. We have been pleased with the students’ participation and motivation while taking these tests.
Warm weather is here, hopefully to stay. Please remember that certain dress is recommended for students and staff at our schools. Our Parent-Student Handbook states, “Students should dress appropriately for school with an emphasis on the age of the children, safety, and non-offensive clothing. Bartlett Elementary School prohibits the wearing of “Belly” shirts, revealing clothing, short shorts, backless blouses, shirts with spaghetti straps, clothing with graphic or offensive language or pictures, hats in the building, and backless shoes while at school.” Parents will be contacted if students wear inappropriate clothing or alternative clothing will be provided by the nurse if necessary.
Progress Reports for the second trimester are going home on March 29th. This report gives parents feedback on how their child is doing in school. If you have any questions about the Progress Report or how your child is doing in school, please contact his/her teacher or set up a conference to discuss your concerns.
CAKE DECORATING CONTEST
As part of the Easter Bunny Breakfast celebration, a cake decorating contest will once again be held this year. Baked goods for the contest are to be dropped off on the morning of April 6th. To avoid traffic pile-ups, someone will greet you at the door to take your entry. Judging will take place mid-morning. Donated cakes will be used for the Cake Walk during the Easter Bunny Breakfast.
BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
On Saturday, April 7th, the Goffstown Community Club will host "Breakfast With the Easter Bunny" in the Bartlett Elementary School cafeteria. Besides having a delicious pancake breakfast, children will be able to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, participate in numerous activities, raffles and enjoy a cakewalk. So join us for a fun-filled morning!
EASTER BASKET RAFFLE
Classrooms will be filling theme baskets for Breakfast With the Easter Bunny sponsored by the Greater Goffstown Community Association. The breakfast will be held Saturday, April 7th. Students and staff will be asked to donate one item for his/her classroom basket. The theme for each classroom basket is:
- Mrs. Mullin - Keep In Touch
- Mrs. McNamee - Indoor/Outdoor Summer
- Mrs. Starvish - Breakfast
- Mrs. Audley - Chocolate
- Mrs. Groves - Bathtime
- Mrs. Guerrette - Easter Fun
- Mrs. Crete - Spring Fun
- Mrs. Stanhope - The Garden
- Ms. Garon - Beach Fun
- Mrs. Ward - Pinks, Blues & Yellows
- Ms. Webber - Spring Sports
- Office - Fun With Baking
We will be having our annual Grandparents’ Lunch on Wednesday, April 11th for grades one and two and on Wednesday, April 18th for grades three and four. We will be serving Macaroni and Cheese with Ham, the winning vote during our recent Kids Vote program.
KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE
Now that spring is near and your child will be playing outside more, remind your child about safety at home and away. Remind your children not to go anywhere with strangers and to tell you if something happens that concerns them.