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Wire Village School Newsletter
September 2012 Newsletter
Principal:Richard A. Meagher
Dean of Students: Alex S. Audette
60 Paxton Road
Spencer, MA 01562
Calendar of Upcoming Events:
14New Student “welcome” breakfast @ 8:45
20School Council Meeting @ 4:00
Parent Group Meeting @ 5:00
26 Picture Day
28School-wide “Social” from
3:00-4:30 $5.00 entry fee/parent must provide
9 Vision Testing Grade 4 & 5
10Vision Testing Grade 4 & 5
New Student Breakfast
All new families at Wire Village are invited to attend breakfast (coffee & pastry) in the cafeteria at 8:45 on September 14th. This is an opportunity for families to meet administration and guidance as they provide an
informal overview of curriculum and highlight some
Entertainment Book Fundraiser
Our Entertainment Coupon book sale will begin shortly! We will earn money needed for the Wire Village Support Group with the profits from the sale. Each local book is much larger and offering many more local businesses than ever before! Watch for your sample books coming home soon!
Please contact Pat Monfette at (508)885-8524, ext 503 with any questions.
From the Nurse:
Mandated Screenings will be conducted over the school year.
If you want your child excluded from the BMI screening, please contact the school nurse,
Maureen Dalton, RN at (508)885-8524 ext. 505.
**Children in grades 4 & 5 will be having Vision testing on October 9 & 10 (please
remember to bring your glasses if you wear them!**)
Warm Weather Clothing
On-going ways to help Wire Village!!
Can Tab Collection Continues
Wire Village School collects can tabs from soda, soup, etc. Please send them into school with your child. Each classroom has a container for tabs and competes for the most collected.
Last year, we collected over 12 cases of tabs totaling over 230 lbs.. The can tabs are donated to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield,MA where they are used to purchase medical equipment and supplies for their patients.
Please collect can tabs throughout the year to help us help them!
Tools for Schools
Wire Village will be participating in the Tools for Schools
Program that is sponsored by Price Chopper. Please register your AdvantEdge Card and designate Wire Village at the Guest Services desk at Price Chopper, or online at www.pricechopper.com. Your school code is 14281
Box Tops for Education
We are happy to announce Wire Village will be accepting Box Tops again. Last year we were lucky enough to receive a check for over $600. We would like to thank JoannieEccleston for all her efforts making our “Box Tops for Education” a great success. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the
office at (508)885-8524.
Responsibilities of the School Council
Just as parents are important to their children’s success in school, schools also do better when parents are fully respected and engaged as partners with schools. Parents are therefore an important part of our School Council.
The major areas in which Councils assist the principal are the following:
Developing a school improvement plan which must correspond to the district improvement plan
The next meeting is September 20, 2012 @4:00.
Each student has been given an assignment/handbook. Each child is responsible for maintaining this book throughout the year. (Replacement books are $3.00).
Parents are encouraged to communicate with the classroom teacher through this book. Each teacher has been given an assignment wall chart as a guide for the students.
Wire Village Peer Leaders
Students in grades 5 and 6 will be invited to join the Wire
Village Peer Leaders Group. Interested students should be model students who are interested in promoting and
participating in all the wonderful things that occur at Wire
Village. Students that are interested should listen for the
upcoming announcement on how to become involved.
When picking up a student, parents (or designees) are asked to park within the parking area in designated spaces. During the day dismissals are done through the office. After 2:40, parents may pick up their children in the gymnasium
When driving toward the school, please keep to the right as you approach the school. Enter the parking area at the first opening.
If dropping off a student, continue within the parking area toward the school. Then stop closest to the crosswalk by the front door (if indoor recess-note orange cones by entrance), or continue around the parking area towards the second crosswalk on the left end of the building (if outdoor recess).
Leave the parking area at either opening on the opposite side.
Only busses and emergency vehicles should be in the outer drive that passes in front of the school. This is a NO PARKING AREA at all times. This drive continues the ONE WAY pattern.