We planted gardens.
We mulched trails.
We pulled invasives.
We prepared the compost.
We collected litter.|
We biked to school together, 208 of us this time, a collective best in recorded bike-to-school history.
We honored Lindsay by naming the new sugar house for her.
We celebrated Earth Week this week in recognition of a full-year quest to take care of the place we live (and the people and other life we live with). Thank you, by the way, for being.
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. I'm sure a short note or a face-to-face recognition would be welcomed by all of them. And pie.
Monday, May 6: SBAC's (all week) begin for 6th grade
Tuesday, May 7: Pie Day!
Thursday, May 9: Seacoast Science Center, 6th Grade; Richmond Middle School Tour for 6th-Grade Parents, 7 pm
Coming Up: May Fest is on Thursday, May 23rd, starting at 1:30; 6th-Grade Celebration is on Monday, June 10, starting at 5 pm.
(1) SBAC testing hits its stride in May. The 6th graders are testing this week. They've done all the preparation that they need to do. To help the students, just make sure they get a good night's sleep each night so their brains are working at their best. Thank you.
(2) Linda Cook, fire warden, tells me that someone is altering the fire-danger-level sign in front of Tracy Hall. Please remind your child about not changing that sign: it is there for public safety.
(3) In kindergarten and 3rd grade, we're experimenting with offering milk through the Norwich Farm Creamery. Many have signed up in those grades, and there's still time if you'd like to add your child's name to the list.
(1) Next Sunday, May 5, please come by the Huntley Meadow Pavilion at 10 AM to wish Jill Kearney Niles well in her retirement. Bring photos to share, old Norwich gear, or just well wishes, and enjoy a cup of coffee kindly donated by the Norwich Inn, baked goods kindly donated by King Arthur Flour, or a glass of water.
(2) Social Activism Conference: This conference is free and soon! Please share.
(3) SAVE THE DATE - Borderline Racing Mountain Bike Team Night at Omer & Bob's on Thursday, May 16th at 6pm.
Come learn about a new co-ed mountain bike team for Grades 5-12, group rides & racing in the late summer & fall in the Vermont Youth Cycling League.
Questions about youth riders or being a volunteer coach, contact Jane & John Phipps at firstname.lastname@example.org
(4) New England Free Jacks visit the Upper Valley - Sunday May 19th, Noon
Professional sports are coming to the Upper Valley! The New England Free Jacks, Major League Rugby's newest expansion team, are playing a preseason friendly against the Toronto Arrows prior to joining MLR in 2020. The match will take place at Dartmouth's Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse in Hanover on Sunday, May 19th at noon. The game will be free for all ages, with merchandise and food available for purchase.
To learn more about the Free Jacks, visit https://www.thefreejacks.com/
(5) Norwich Nursery School Toy and Gear Sale is this Saturday May 4th 8-11am!
SHOP! Our Sale will be held from 8am-11am, Saturday May 4th (the same time as the Norwich Women's Club Nearly New Sale). Stop by and see us next door after you finish your shopping at Tracy Hall. All proceeds from the sale will go towards maintaining and improving our classroom!
(6) DCF Book Talks with Refreshments
The new list is out and is full of many wonderful books! Beth Reynolds and Cindy Faughnan would like to bring their annual presentation to talk about the DCF books to MCS. They are inviting 5th grade students to come to the MCS library next Wednesday morning, May 8th at 7:30. Refreshments can be enjoyed while listening to their wonderful book talks.
In order to know how much to provide, please let Joy Blongewicz, MCS librarian, know by Monday at noon if your child will be attending.
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