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Chris Sardella, PrincipalLori McDermott, Assistant PrincipalTrish Sampson, GuidanceCheryl Carpenter, NurseGina Kelly, SecretaryDebi Deveny, Financial Secretary

6/11/17 Day School news
Dear Day School Community-

SCHOOL PLAYGROUND.....Last week we dismantled the existing main Day School play structure.  The main play structure had two inoperable slides, significant aging of other play apparatus, was well as lacking handicap accessibility.  Before any student sustained an injury we removed all apparatus from that area.  On Thursday 6/15/17 diagrams of the new playground will be unveiled at the Day School cook-out.  At this time we are fundraising to be able to purchase at least most of the play structure we want to install.  Stay tuned for more information about fundraising activities.  Currently there isn't a timeline for installation of a new playground since we don't have the funds to purchase the play equipment desired.

FIELD DAY.....On Tuesday 5/23/17 all Day School students participated in a very successful annual activity called Field Day.  This school-wide activity was developed with a theme of Superheroes.  I was honored to be recognized as a "Retiring Superhero", complete with shirt screened with "Retired Superhero", cape and mask.  An easy decision was to wear these special gifts the remainder of the day.  The event was highly successful for three reasons:  students had fun, the amazing response of so many parents and their willingness to volunteer, and last yet not least Wellness Teacher Erin Claycomb's fabulous planning of the theme, stations, equipment and many other details to have such an enjoyable event for our students.  A sincere thank you to all parents and community members who volunteered their time to work at a station, supervise students at lunch, donate and purchase freeze pops (thank you to Natasha Sass for her generosity!), as well as set-up and pick-up the equipment and supplies needed at the eighteen stations.  It was a marvelous day that created many happy memories for students.    

SPECIAL OLYMPICS.....On Monday 6/12/17 students will participate by grade levels in stations that include: biking (use of scooters), swimming (water relay with running), hula hoops, walk/run, volleyball and basketball.  The time schedule will be:
A) 8:35-10:10 AM- Grade five
B) 10:00-11:50 AM- Grade four
C) 12:30-2:20 PM- Grade three
The weather is forecasted to be very warm.  I suggest the following attire for all students: shorts, t-shirt, sneakers (not sandals of any type) and hat.  Students should bring a non-breakable container (label with name) to school for water.  Of the six stations five are outdoors and one is indoors.  There will be 2.5 gallon water tapers outdoors that students can use to fill their containers with water.  There will be plastic cups that students can use who don't have a water bottle.  

A) Monday 6/12/17- Special Olympic events- 8:35-10:10 AM- Grade five; 10:00-11:50 AM- Grade four, 12:30-2:20 PM- Grade three
B) Monday 6/12/17- Recess Garden Clubs- during student recess- optional activity
C) Monday 6/12/17- Fresh Start Gardens harvested- Mrs. Cajolet's grade three class at 9:00 AM
D) Tuesday 6/13/17- Arts and Education Program- Author Rob Buyea- grade five students
E) Tuesday 6/13/17: School Advisory Council meeting (Day School parents/guardians invited to attend); Day School Conference Room from 6:00-7:30 PM (Public is invited!)
F) Wednesday 6/14/17: Special Olympics guest speaker and presentation assembly in Gymnasium- 8:40-9:00 AM
G) Thursday 6/15/17: Day School BBQ and new playground diagram unveiling- 5:30-7:00 PM (ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY)
H) Friday 6/16/17: Spring Concert- Day School Strings, Band and grade five Chorus perform- 9:00 AM in Day School Cafeteria (for students and staff only)
I) Monday 6/19/17: School-wide Awards Day- 9:30 AM
J) Tuesday 6/20/17: Grade 2 students Transition Day; 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM- student tours, meet with grade four Penpals/Buddies, 2017-2018 class assignments communicated
K) Tuesday 6/20/17- Grades 3 & 4 students Move Up Day; 1:45-2:15 PM- students meet 2017-18 teacher
L) Wednesday 6/21/17- Grade 5 Completion Ceremony and Reception in Gymnasium- 9:30 AM
M) Wednesday 6/21/17- Last day of 2016-2017 school year- Day School dismissal at 11:40 AM
N) Wednesday 8/9/17- New Student Registration- 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Day School
O) Thursday 8/24/17- Grade Three Welcome Night- 4:30 PM at Day School
P) Tuesday 8/29/17- First day of school for 2017-2018 school year
Q) Thursday 8/31/17- Grade Three Fun Day- 11:15 AM to 2:15 PM

Have a great week!

Kevin Regan  

Norman E. Day School  |  75 East Prescott Street, Westford, MA 01886  |  ph: 978-692-5591  |  fx: 978-692-8476

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