Varnum Brook – Reminders!

Trick-or-Treat in Pepperell is tomorrow October 31st from 6:00-8:00.trick

November 7th No School-Professional Development Day for teachers.

November 10th No School-Veterans Day (observed).

veterans

November 20th and 21st are half days of school (dismissal at 11:30)-Parent Conferences are scheduled for these two days. Evening conferences are the 21st from 5:30-7:30 PM.

November 22nd is also a half day of school. The Annual Turkey Trot takes place at VBES-more information will be sent home soon.

Snow Day Extended Learning

SNOW DAY EXTENDED LEARNING PILOT COMMITTEE

The district leadership team has been exploring the possibility of initiating a pilot of Extended Learning opportunities for students as an alternative to making up all snow days at the end of the school year.  This past week Superintendent Landers informed the school committee of the formation of a district-wide work group to put together a proposal to present for a pilot of this initiative.

The district is seeking to form a committee comprised of representation from the following groups: School Committee, a parent representative from each of the three towns, faculty members from each of the three levels (elementary, middle, high), a support staff member and one or more members of the district leadership team.  The meetings to review the research already completed by the leadership team and to put together a proposal for our district pilot to present to the school committee will be held on the following dates and times:

Monday, November 6, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm at the NMRSD high school

Monday, November 13, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm at the NMRSD high school

Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm at the NMRSD high school

The presentation to the school committee is tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 4th. Winter and spring dates will be determined by the committee as needed after the presentation to the school committee in December.

If you are interested in being a part of this Snow Day Extended Learning Pilot Committee, please email Becky Janda, principal of Spaulding Memorial School, who will be chairing this committee at bjanda@nmrsd.org by this Thursday, November 2.

 

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