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From Ms. Powers

Newsletter -- May 12, 2017

The White River School Concert is on Thursday
May 18th at 6:30
Doors open at 6:15.
Grades K-4 report to the cafeteria.
Grade 5 reports to their classrooms.
Band reports to the music room at 6:10.

NO special clothes/colors required, but students should wear their concert best!

Please make every effort for your student to attend. Chorus and band are like a team; we need all members to be successful. Thank you for your support!

The PTA will be holding their 50/50 Raffle at the concert.

SBAC Testing is Underway
If you're the guardian/parent of a 3rd-5th grader you're aware that your child has started the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  We're finding that the assessments are taking longer than they have previously.  Our teachers are reporting that our students are working diligently during the test and that they're taking it very seriously.   The results of these tests will be available next school year in the fall.  Please make sure that your child is well rested and remind her/him to simply do his/her best, it's all one can do!   It is also critical that your child is on time for school when the test is scheduled, it is very difficult to make up these assessments.  Please follow this link to learn more about the assessment:  SBAC Portal from the VT Agency of Education

Girls on the Run and Boys' Athletic Training Clubs:
This weekend our WRS girls that are in the GOTR club will join many other girls throughout VT to run/walk in a 5k  in Rutland, VT.   I want to thank our coaches:  Lori Derosier, Chelsea Deraway, Stacey Mello and Susan Flanagan for organizing this club and for their work to support our girls participating in this 5k.   We wish our girls well, it's always a really special, fun event!

Our BAT club will participate in the VT Special Olympics Torch Run on June 1st here in Hartford, VT.   They will run alongside local law enforcement, maybe some firefighters and our Superintendent of Schools, Tom DeBalsi.   Our entire student body will walk over to the municipal building and cheer on our boys at the finish line!   I want to thank coaches Carol Mamroe, Donna Wright, Elvis Lowe and Kristen Bakanowski for their dedication to BAT.  I'd also like to thank the Children's Fund of the Upper Valley and the Finding Our Stride organization for making BAT possible for our boys!

Staff Appreciation Week:
It is with tremendous gratitude that we thank you for providing wonderful notes and treats for our staff last week during "Teacher Appreciation" week.  Our generous PTA organized this special day and we of course include ALL WRS staff in this recognition.  

Upcoming Events:

May 26th - Spirit Day - Wear Mismatched clothes day! 

May 29th - Memorial Day—No School

June 3rd - Coin Drop  for RIF more to come.

June 15th - Last  day for students