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From the Principal – 6/1

From the Principal – 6/1

From the Principal – 6/1

Dear Families,

It’s hard to fathom that the month of June is here. We have three action packed weeks ahead of us.

A few weeks back on Friday, May 18 our fourth graders had an excellent workshop about Understanding Our Differences. Our students learned about both allergies and asthma. They were also introduced to the notion of being a good friend to someone who has an allergic reaction or who has trouble breathing because of asthma. Students even learned about specific strategies that families use to minimize allergies like putting stuffed animals in the freezer. Thank you very much to all of our parent volunteers, as well as Francoise Kohler and Jill Reynolds for organizing this meaningful experience for our fourth grade students.

This past Tuesday, May 29 marked our final Grades K-2 STARS Assembly for the school year. It was an excellent morning that included students greeting one another in Vietnamese, followed by four engaging music performances on the piano, and concluded with sharing our STARS with each of our three grades. We look forward to continuing these special assemblies next year.

There continue to be many great upcoming events for our school community. Today our school will be enjoying our Mason-Rice Instrument Concert and all of the hard work that our band directors, Ms. McIntosh and Mr. Sheppard, our string orchestra director, Ms. Bergantino, and our students have put into preparing for this experience. This Sunday, June 3 from 3-5 PM at Mason-Rice our fifth graders will be having a Car Wash Fundraiser to raise money for water.org, which is an organization working to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the developing world. Please consider bringing your car to get washed and support this worthy cause. We also have Field Day this upcoming Tuesday, June 5, as well as our 4th and 5th Grade Concerts on the evening of Wednesday, June 6, which I look forward to experiencing for the first time.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend.


Jake Bultema




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