October 18, 2013
We’re midway through October and though a few “bugs” have joined our community; we mostly have been basking in sunshine, warm weather and good health. This truly incredible autumn season has just gone on and on. We were greeted with some showers this week and the temperature has definitely has taken a turn toward cool and damp, which reminded us that……………..
it was time to get our skating rink graded so we’ll be ready for ice. Noah Hoffman and Jeff Weaber will be our Icemen. Thank you both. We need and would appreciate a couple volunteers who are willing to use our snow-blower to clear the ice after a snowfall. Please talk to Micki, if you are interested in this. We aren’t trying to rush it, but we want to be ready to embrace it when the time comes. The future rink is blocked off by traffic pylons now waiting patiently for hockey and skating fun.
For now, forts and gourds are still in full swing, with lots of trading, building, and rebuilding. You’ll see a few photos in this B-Mail of the active and bustling activity surrounding forts and gourds at recess. The structures have been rein-fort-ced thanks to a lumber delivery by Mark Favreau. Thank you, Mark.
The new fall tag sale was held on October 5 and thanks to everyone who helped with that. Folks who came early and stayed late were Denise Chapin and Ross Parker, Melinda deMeuers, Paley and Dave Anderson and Grace McGrath, among others. Sorry we don’t have a more comprehensive list as we know many people baked and worked. The event cleared $500.00 and thanks for all your efforts to make this happen.
Barbara Greenewalt has compiled some folders with great information about how the language program works for your children. These are on the table in the Parent Resource Room for you to peruse. Each language has a separate folder. Please ask MIcki, if you can’t easily locate these.
In addition to snow-blowing volunteers, we really need a book-shelving volunteer. Shelving could happen during the school day or after, as might work for you. We have been fortunate in past years to have a parent take this on and we are hoping someone is interested now. Let Micki know if this is anything which might interest you.
The Class of 2014, left Wednesday for their Hulbert Outdoor Center Adventure. They, Cynthia and Diane that is, were a bit sleepy-eyed, but eager to get on the road. We will welcome them back Friday at the end of the day and are eager to hear about their fun. The picture below was taken at Hubbard’s Store in Hancock, where they connected with Donovan on the trek east.
Earlier this month, Jake brought in something golden for a share with the school. This beautiful golden object is nothing less than an Emmy! This is the second year in a row for his dad, Andy, to win in a very competitive field and, happily, Andy was on hand to accept the big honor in person. Congratulations, Andy, and thanks, Jake, for letting the rest of us get as close as we ever will to this iconic statue.
Micki, Joe, Noah, Sharon, Diane and Cynthia,