Just My Thoughts
This school year has certainly zoomed past us in a blur. To think, it feels like such a short while ago we were all connecting for the first time at 'sneak peek' and the warm air of summer was everywhere. Now, we are all enjoying field day and field trips, and the warm air of summer is finally again in the air.
The year has been full of adventure and events, but the constant presence of students and staff have made this school year a blast. There are so many people to thank, and I don't want to miss anyone, that I am simply going to say thank you to everyone. Those of you that work in the school, thank you. Those of you that raise the children of JRB, thank you. Those of you that are students in the school, thank you. Those of you that are community members who listen to our needs and help us in many ways, thank you.
As we head toward summer, please know that we still think about all of you. We continue to think about how we can make things better as well. If you have any ideas or thoughts regarding the JRB community, please feel free to reach out to email@example.com.
Have a safe and spectacular summer!
It is with mixed emotions that I confirm what many students might have already told you at home, Mr. Marc Theriault is moving from our 5th-grade to Overlook Middle School as the Physical Education Teacher. He will be missed by many, but he will also be able to catch up with students as they have him in future years. We wish him the best of luck.
Additionally, Mrs. Katie Galeota has been named our new Kindergarten Teacher. She has served the school as a preschool teacher for a number of years, but is anxious to begin the next step in her career. She will be missed in the PreK wing, but she will certainly make a huge impact on the K team!
This does leave us with a few vacancies to fill. We will work hard to find the best possible fit in each of the openings. Additionally, some of you will have "New Teacher" written on your child's upcoming report card. This is obviously how we will list the students that will be in the open section. Once new hires are made, we will let folks know about it through our social media outlets.
First Grade News
As the year comes to a close, we reflect on how much our first graders have grown over the school year. We see so many changes, both academically and socially, from September to now. We send our students to second grade confident they will be successful and ready for the new challenges ahead. We would like to thank all of our parents for your support and encouragement throughout the year. We hope you all have a wonderful summer and remember to keep reading!
The First Grade Team
Second Grade Information
It has been a great year that has been filled with much joy and happiness. We have covered a lot of material and have gotten the opportunity to participate in many fun projects. We were lucky enough to go to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and see the Glasstastic Exhibits. We also started to develop the skills needed for 3rd grade. As your child gets ready for 3rd grade this summer, they can rest assure that it will be a wonderful upcoming school year. They can look forward to meeting new friends, learning how to multiple/divide and utilizing Google Classroom. There are some very important things that you can do this summer to help them succeed. Take the time to listen to your child read every day, practice their math facts and encourage your child to write often about their summer fun days. All of these things will help your child lead to big successes the next school year. It has been our pleasure getting to know your children this school year.
Have a fantastic summer,
The Second Grade Team: Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. Jackson, Mr. Losordo, Mrs. Melanson, and Mrs. Munroe
Mrs. Smith's class added pollinator-friendly plants to our science garden this week, the culmination of a year-long study of ecosystems and plant and animal structures.