Goodbye September, Hello November!
The first month of school is OVER and Thanksgiving is around the corner! We enjoyed an informative night with guest speaker Bonnie Harris, who taught us all a bit about helping kids who worry. Thank you to everyone who came out! Our first Skate Night of the year was a tremendous success , and we look forward to the Grades 4 & 5 skate this month!
We have lots of great events on to close out October and welcome November. We hope to see you all as autumn marches toward winter at school!
Upcoming Events & Fundraisers
Our FRES Read-A-Thon starts on Monday, October 15. This is a great fundraiser that rewards kids for reading. As always, Mr. O wants to encourage kids to read as much as possible, so he’s agreed to kiss a frog if the school meets its reading goal of 50,000 minutes read during the two-week event. Cheer on your kids as they read and raise money for our schools. We are always happy to accept corporate donations from small and large businesses, and as a registered non-profit we are happy to provide receipts for tax purposes. We recognize our business donors at the Celebration of Learning. LCS Read-A-Thon is held in April before the LCS Book Fair.
We have the first Skate Night for grades 4 and 5 to look forward to 10/26. Our K-3 skate was a huge hit and we are looking forward to doing it again with the older students. Remember, no outside skates, and students need signed permission from their parents to be left at the event.
Spooky Stories with Simon Brooks
We are welcoming Simon Brooks, Storyteller on 10/31 to perform spooky stories for our students. Stories will be age-appropriate and suitable for a school audience. Mr. Brooks is an accomplished storyteller and performer, and his visit ties in nicely to the reading and writing projects students are taking on in the classroom.
He will perform in the morning at FRES and then head up to LCS to perform for our Kindergarten students. Both schools have costume parades and celebrations in the afternoon. Parents and community members are welcome to line the sidewalks in town as the kids parade through town. Ask your teacher or the front office of your school for details.
Our FRES Book Fair will be held November 2-10 with a special Saturday event November 10. Thanks to our annual Read-A-Thon, each student at FRES will receive a $10 voucher toward books at the Fair. This year’s theme is Enchanted Forest, so come to the event to build fairy houses, make animal crafts, and more. Details to come!
The book fair is open for shopping to everyone in the community, and the proceeds benefit both FRES and LCS students. We always need volunteers to help with setup, running cash registers, and leading games and events, so please be in touch via email or on Konstella to get involved.
Apart from the Read-A-Thon and Book Fair at FRES, we have some ongoing fundraisers. You can shop our online Yankee Candle Fundraiser through January 10. Items are regular retail price, so this is a great way to support our schools with some of your regular gift and household shopping. There are plenty of household, garden, and decorative items to choose from plus a wide array of candles.
LCS students will be creating small masterpieces in art class with Mr. Lamers in the next few weeks. Those works will be offered as cards, mugs, prints, and more in our Square1 Art fundraiser this fall. Personalized catalogs will be sent home in a few weeks. These make a great gift for grandparents and family and will be received before December break. Every student receives a free set of stickers featuring their work as our gift.
We continue to collect box tops to support our music program at both schools, so please save and send in those box tops!
FRES/LCS has proudly donated the cost of the 4th Grade FitKids program, purchased prizes for the Turkey Trot in November, and provided a donation to defray the cost of the Kindergarten’s fall field trip to Peabody Mill. We have also contributed toward the purchase of t-shirts for the FRES Chorus, which will be performing the national anthem at a Manchester Monarchs game in December.
We need help with the Book Fair November 2-10. Please contact us by email or on Konstella to lead an “Enchanted Forest” craft, help set up the fair, bake treats, or run the cash registers. We will also need volunteers to help serve hot chocolate at the Turkey Trot in November. Stay tuned for that.
Our next meeting is November 1 at 6:30 pm in the FRES library. We will be talking about our Holiday Raffle, receive an update from the School Board, and even start thinking about Field Day. We hope to see you there!
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