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Guy E. Rowe School
As most of you know, the first three weeks of October is the New England Assessment of Educational Progress (NECAP) testing window. During this time students in grades 3-6 will be given the NECAPs to see how they are doing in reading, mathematics, and writing (grade 5 only).
This gives all of us an opportunity to see how our students are doing and also how the school is doing. Parents – you can help us out a great deal by doing the following:
• Emphasizing to your child how important these tests are.
• Ensuring your child gets a good night’s sleep.
• Making sure they are in attendance, on time, each day.
We will be doing several things to support them during testing time to include fruit, notes of encouragement from the younger grades, and other little encouraging items and events. Rowe School is not identified by the state as a continuous improvement school – and by all of us working together; we will never be listed as one. Thank you for your support.
Do not go to classrooms
Parents/guardians – we need your help. At the end of the day several parents/guardians are going to their child’s classroom to pick them up. This is a serious safety concern for all of us here – we monitor constantly who gets in the building.
We are asking all parents/guardians to wait for their child either in the lobby, outside of the office, or outside of either the front door or bus loop door. Do not go to your child’s classroom to pick them up.
Thank you for your help in continuing our safety efforts on behalf of our children.
It is getting that time of year that students are wearing heavier coats and sweatshirts due to the weather turning cooler. Unfortunately, several students get warm at recess and take off their coats or sweatshirts – and forget them.
If they don’t have their names in them, the items end up on the lost and found rack with no way of identifying the owner. We have found that by putting your child’s name on the label or around the inside of the waist makes it much, much easier to return the item to them.
Please help your son/daughter and mark their outside clothing.
Bus routes changing
In the near future, Rowe School will be having four (4) large bus runs instead of the current five (5). Parents will be receiving a letter informing them what bus their children will be taking and the effective day of the change.
This is part of the district’s continuing efforts to streamline services in our efforts to save money and make everyday operations smoother. We will appreciate your patience when this new bus route goes into effect as we iron it out.
Third grade Silver Platter Award
The third grade team is working hard together to promote safe, responsible, and respectful behaviors in the cafeteria. We have chosen to award a "Silver Platter" everyday at lunch to the class who demonstrates positive behaviors so others can enjoy lunch quietly.
When a class wins, they get to hang the silver platter on their door for the remainder of the day. The kids love to get this recognition and we are seeing positive behavior growth. The ultimate goal is to get a three-way tie three times in one week.
When this happens, our reward is Firendship Friday. On Friendship Friday, the third grade classes can sit amongst any of the three classes. This will promote new friendships among classes as well as give students who don't see their fellow third graders in other classes very often, a chance to visit.
When we do have a three-way tie, the silver platter is displayed in the third grade wing for all to see our accomplishment. Our hope is that we begin seeing it in the common third grade area all the time, rather than on just one classes’ door.
This is a friendly competition within third grade, as well as a way to keep cafeteria behaviors in check. Ask your third grader if they won the "Silver Platter" today.
• September 28 Teacher inservice, no school for students
• October 8 Columbus Day, no school
• October 23 Aspire Higher Parade for entire district