posted Mar 27, 2018, 5:55 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good afternoon.  Report cards will be distributed on Thursday.  There will be good news for some and some not so good news for others.  What is important to keep in mind is that there is much more to school than a singular grade on a piece of paper.  Take a moment to reflect with your child on their grades and ask these questions: Are you learning new concepts and acquiring new skills?  Are you making progress in your classes? How would you rate your work and study habits? Where could you improve in these two areas? Are you missing too much school?  Are you being a self-advocate in accessing resources (you, teachers, other students, etc) that will help you improve your learning? Being a responsible, resourceful, respectful and confident learner is much more than a catchphrase; if we can help our middle learners become these types of learner, their chances for success in high school (and beyond) will increase dramatically.

Good luck to the following students as they make their way through the National History Day process.  These students have taken their own time (lunches, after school, weekends) to work on their topics in hopes of succeeding up at Plymouth State University later this Spring:  Shannon O’Riordan & Maura Hughes (Salem Witch Trials); Alyssa Craigie, Vanessa Genakos, Ashley Kulscar & Avery Marshall (the Christmas Truce of WWI); Caitlyn Costa & Zoe Lehneman (“Bloody” Mary Tudor); Eva Bondaz, Anna Cook & Nicole Green (King Edward and Wallis Simpson); Haiden Lewis, Mason Testa & Aubrey Trent (Irish Troubles & Irish Republican Army); Christine Pingol (Women’s Suffrage).

Attached to this email is the brochure for our Theatre Summer Camp.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Demko.

Speaking of summer camps, registration has opened for the Gilford Youth Center’s Summer Camp.  Just follow this link or contact Scott Hodsdon if you have any questions.

Last week, many of our 6th graders pitched their home-made product ideas to investors from Meredith Village Savings Bank.  They had to create a business plan for their product and present their product and plan in order to borrow money to manufacture their goods.  Loan amounts ran from $23.40 for a Hand Cannon to $185.20 for a Charger Pocket. Other businesses/products were Allie’s Slime Co., Unique Bookmarks, Fuzzy Poms, 3rd and Long, Punt on the Run, Safe Outlet, Tuffies for Puppies, Basketball Holder, Jiggle Jangle Jelly Soaps, Happy Thoughts, Caterpillar Pencil, Locker Box, Stress Eraser, Eye Spy Bottle, Clip Hanger, and Marble Propulsion System 2.0.  Their creativity is astounding!

Thank you and I hope you have a nice week.


Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, April 24, 2018:
SUMMER CAMP FLYER 2018 (2).pdf