"Home of the Blue Wave" where our school motto is DYB (Do Your Best!)
KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 4 PARENTS
The Parent Assessment Letters (PALs) were mailed home on Friday, October 14th. Please look for yours in the mail. If you do not receive it, please notify your child’s teacher.
A Note from Mrs. Wrath:
I had the opportunity to be served a delicious waffle breakfast by some 4th grade students who run the Blue Wave Diner. It was a truly fantastic meal and a perfect way to start the week off! The Blue Wave Diner is up and running for another year. Its creator, Mr. Stephen Watson, shares some history behind this special group:
“I came up with the idea for the Blue Wave Diner last year while participating in my Master’s program at Antioch University New England. While reading John Dewey’s Experience and Education, I realized the importance and power of authentic, hands-on learning opportunities; ones that result in real, tangible products.
The Worms have arrived! The students in fourth grade have been very excited to receive mealworms. We will be observing the worms for the next 7 weeks. The worms are part of our FOSS Environment kit. We also have received goldfish, guppies, and snails. The students are very excited to see what fun things we will be doing with these live animals.
We are in full rehearsal mode for our upcoming play, Tall Tales and Heroes! The students have been practicing the songs, learning their lines, and experiencing firsthand what it's like to be a performer. The dates of the play are November 15th at 1:30 p.m., November 16th at 1:30 p.m., and an evening performance on the 16th at 7:00 p.m. We are all looking forward to the BIG show!
The 2nd and 3rd grade students will be participating in the Annual Square Dance on Friday, November 4. It will be held in the I-LES gymnasium from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Parents are invited to attend and maybe join us for a dance!
Grade 3 spent time this week with Will Robinson, our Naturalist in the Classroom, from Prescott Farm. Will explained the process and purpose of composting as an introduction to our new composting shed next to the kitchen at I-LES. More news on composting will be coming as every grade level visits with Will and explores how they can be active members of our composting future!
Title I is in full swing here at ILES. The Title I program continues to be a great asset to our school. Currently, we have approximately 75 students in grades K-4 receiving support in the academic areas of reading/writing and/or math from our highly qualified staff. This year, we have a new staff member, Rebecca Adorno.
The Title I Parent Involvement meeting will be held on November 2, 2016. This is a meeting that gives parents information about our Title I program. It also allows parents to ask questions and give input. I hope you will be able to attend this meeting.
Only the school nurse or designated staff member may dispense medication during the school day. Children are not permitted to have medicine in the classroom or in their possession. Only a parent or responsible adult should take the medicine to the nurse’s office, where it will be kept in a locked place or refrigerated if necessary. Students may not carry medicines back and forth to school.
The district requires that medication:
1. Be in the original container with the name & type of medication clearly identified.
2. Carry a current prescription label with the child’s name, dosage instructions, doctor’s name and prescription date.
The annual I-LES Halloween Parade will be held on Friday, October 28th, at the high school track. Our ghouls and goblins will begin their spooky walk at 2:20 p.m. Students will head up the sidewalk to the track where they will walk and show off their amazing costumes! Parents are welcome to come!
COSTUMES: Please help us in our efforts to keep themes of violence and/or gore out of our parade! Students’ costumes must not include fake weapons of any kind and should not depict violence, blood or drugs/alcohol. Thank you for helping us keep the tone of our Halloween festivities upbeat, fun and appropriate!