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3 Principal:Richard A. Meagher Dean of Students: Alex S. Audette September 2012 Newsletter 60 Paxton Road Spencer, MA 01562 Phone (508)885-8524 Fax (508)885-8546

4 Calendar of Upcoming Events: September: 14New Student “welcome” breakfast @ 8:45 20School Council Meeting @ 4:00 Parent Group Meeting @ 5:00 26 Picture Day School Banking 28School-wide “Social” from 3:00-4:30 $5.00 entry fee/parent must provide transportation October: 9 Vision Testing Grade 4 & 5 10Vision Testing Grade 4 & 5 School Banking New Student Breakfast All new families at Wire Village are invited to attend breakfast (coffee & pastry) in the cafeteria at 8:45 on September 14 th. This is an opportunity for families to meet administration and guidance as they provide an informal overview of curriculum and highlight some upcoming events. 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.

5 From the Nurse: Mandated Screenings will be conducted over the school year.  Grade 4–Height, Weight, BMI and vision  Grade 5–Vision, Scoliosis Check  Grade 6-Scoliosis Check 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 Reminders!!  When a student’s hands are extended at their sides, skirts and shorts should not be above fingertip level  No torn clothing  No midriff tops that expose the midsection  Tank top straps must be 2” wide  Pants most be worn at the waist  Low cut necklines, open arm holes, or net tops are not allowed  Sunscreen  Hats are allowed outside  Appropriate sneakers to be tied tight & clothing should support ease of movement

6 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 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 Joannie Eccleston 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.

7 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:  Adopting educational goals for the school  Identifying educational needs of students in the school  Reviewing the annual school budget Developing a school improvement plan which must correspond to the district improvement plan The next meeting is September 20, 2012 @4:00. Student Assignment/Handbooks 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.

8 Traffic Pattern  Entering When driving toward the school, please keep to the right as you approach the school. Enter the parking area at the first opening. Drop Offs 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). Leaving Leave the parking area at either opening on the opposite side. Outer Drive 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. Pick Ups 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

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