Principal's Corner

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Brian Ota                                                                                                 
Principal                                                                                                               

June 19, 2017

The beginnings are easy

The thing is to finish the race

-Victor Belforte-

Well the 180 days of school is almost over! It certainly feels like it flew by. My girlfriend and I had plans to go to see the Tall Ships last weekend. She is a high school teacher on the Cape, but when she got here we both agreed we were too tired to do anything and spent a quiet weekend watching DVD’s and vegging out. This week is extremely busy. We will be finishing our lessons, packing the rooms and getting ready for Friday and hiring new staff. Soon the hallways will be silent and the building will go to sleep again until school begins. While the office staff and I like the summer to catch up and plan the next year, it still feels empty until August when we greet you at the Glover Gathering.

This is the last Principal’s Corner until August. Take care and enjoy the summer. We look forward to seeing everyone in August.

Brian Ota                                                                                                               Volume 2 Issue 39

Library Fact: I was told by Ms. Colby that this year over 54,900 books had been checked out in the library! That is a testament to how much our students love to read. I am a guest reader in all the classrooms and I can tell you how much the students love to be read to. Reading and being read to will lead our students to be lifelong learners.

Class lists: This is a reminder that the class lists for next year will not be published until after school ends.

Lunch Accounts: Please check your student’s school lunch balances on the My School Bucks system. We need to close the books and we have students with outstanding balances. Your diligence in clearing up any balance will be greatly appreciated.

Parent Survey: Thanks to the parents who have already taken the survey. Your inputs will help shape the direction our school is moving toward. If you have a few minutes, please log on and take the survey. I have extended the due date to June 23rd.

Please go to the following internet address to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2BQFTBP

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on Glover.

3rd Grade Moving On Ceremony: Thanks to the help from all the parent volunteers the 3rd grade Moving On Ceremony was a huge success. It was clear from the opening ceremony that students and parents enjoyed the music from the Kindergarten-2nd grade and the final pieces by the 3rd grade. After that the slide show, dance, and pizza lunch went well. The final 3rd grade high five walk through was a very big moment for the 3rd graders and the smiles as they came down the hall said it all.

Library Books: Of the tens of thousands of books checked out we are missing a few. You should have received a notice in your child’s backpack if he/she has an overdue book(s). If you find the book(s) please send it/them in as soon as possible.

Kindergarten Open House: A kindergarten open house is on June 22nd at 9:30. We are inviting parents and incoming kindergarten students to join us in the Cafetorium. The kindergarten teachers will meet you there and give you an overview of the kindergarten year. After a brief presentation the students will be given a tour of the school and get to see the four kindergarten classrooms. The kindergarten students will get to meet their assigned teachers and visit their classrooms at the Glover Gathering on August 28th before Kindergarten begins on September 5th.

Virtual Backpack: There are a lot of exciting activities and events taking place in the community. Don’t miss out on any of these wonderful events. You will find a complete listing on the district website; http://www.marbleheadschools.org/index.php/quicklinks/virtualbackpack.

Important Dates:

  • Kindergarten Open House June 22nd in the Cafetorium
  • The last day of school is June 23rd and it is a half day.
  • Magic Hat June 27-July 1
  • Glover Gathering August 28th
  • Kindergarten Screening August 29-31st
  • First day of school for the students August 29th
  • First day of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten September 5th

SAVE THESE DATES

On behalf of our very caring, dedicated, and most excellent staff have a great week.

Regards,

Brian

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