"Every Day, in Every Way, I Will Do My Best."
True to its traditions Niantic Center School strives to help children to master their basic skills,
to develop a strong work ethic, and to become self-reliant learners.
NCS proudly believes, "The Tradition Begins Here."
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you have had a wonderful week! We had a very exciting week here at Niantic Center School. We reached the two-million-words read mark in our Reading Plus Program. I will discuss this in more detail below. Also, we had a great presentation on Sports Day delivered by John McDonald.
The Reading Plus Bulletin Board upstairs for grades three and four is growing by the day. This week we surpassed the two-million-words read mark! The words read counter is now going across the tiles on the ceiling as we cannot go higher on the wall. We will continue to track how many words we have read as a school and chart it on the board. I am now responsible for providing a celebration to our readers! I will send home information on that in the near future. Congratulations to our students and teachers on their efforts in this program!
In the coming weeks, we will begin to introduce and use the Lexia Reading Core5 program with our kindergarten through second-grade students. We were lucky enough to secure a pilot of 150 seats with Lexia for the remainder of the school year. Next year, this program will be used district wide for grades K-12. We are very excited to have an opportunity to introduce the program to our students and teachers this year. Our teachers and support staff will be trained on the program on January 25th, and students will begin to work on it at that time. Thank you to Kim Hill and Michelle Palumbo for their help organizing this opportunity. We believe this program fits very well with our already successful implementation of Reading Plus in grades three and four mentioned above.
Our second School Spirit Day on January 17th was a huge success! It was Sports Day, in which all students and staff wore sports related clothing. We had a special guest, John McDonald, former East Lyme student and professional baseball player. He presented to our students in a school wide assembly for more than an hour. It was a very exciting day, and he shared many important messages with our students. Thanks to John for visiting and sharing his thoughts with us. Every student received an autographed picture. Be sure to ask your student about it! We had great participation from students and staff for Sports Day, and I believe we all left feeling inspired!
I would like to make you aware that Care and Share has contacted us at Niantic Center School to let us know that they have several coats, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, and more for any families who might be in need. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please visit them at 16 Roxbury Road, or contact them by phone at (860) 739-8502.
Have a great weekend!
TONIGHT, Carnival Planning meeting, 6:30 pm at
Dawn Rodes home: 26 North Road. All are welcome. Kids can play while grown ups plan. If you can not attend, but have ideas or input for the carnival, please email Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org. All help is appreciated when planning for the carnival!
Mark your calendars!
Sock Hop / Family Jam! Friday, February 3rd. DJ, Pizza,
popcorn and bake sale. Fun for the entire family!
All proceeds are to benefit the 4th grade activities.
Winter Carnival! Saturday, March 4th 10-2 pm