Dear Sargent Families,
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and staying cool. We had a very successful closing this past June. While the kids (and adults) were hot, we had many end-of-year closure activities which all went extremely well and for the most part, the weather cooperated! I’d like to thank all staff, kids and parents for a great 2013-2014 school year! It was a very rewarding and worthwhile elementary school experience for Sargent kids, parents and staff. Thank you for your support.
As I write this principal’s corner entry, it is hard to believe that in two weeks it will be August and we start to think about the 2014-2015 school year. Just one of the many wonderful things occurring at the Sargent for the 2014-2015 school year is the continued work on the playground! Championed by the Sargent PTO, we will begin Phase II of our playground reconstruction: the upper grade playground. (You may remember that last October 2013 we had a very successful Phase I build on the lower grade playground.) Keep your eye out for the Sargent Elementary “playground community build” for Phase II in October 2014. Additionally, Ms. Karen Lahey will be joining us next year as a part time assistant principal. Ms. Lahey has been a NAPS educator for several years and most recently has taught at NAHS. Welcome Ms. Lahey!
I will be sending home my annual summer letter to all families in early August indicating other upcoming events and changes in staff for the 2014-2015 school year. Below are a few important items to keep in mind as we ever so gently saunter towards the 2014-2015 school year. I hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you all in September. Take care and thank you all for your continued support.
Principal, Annie L. Sargent Elementary School
SUMMER READING LISTS
Summer is a time for relaxing and reading. Please visit the summer reading list on the district website and don’t forget to read, read, read! The website is:
From time-to-time Sargent teachers and I are asked by parents about what they can do with their children to keep up their school skills over the summer months. Last week, Massachusetts School Superintendents attended their annual spring meeting and were introduced to a summer online math program and described as follows: TenMarks, an Amazon company, is making their online summer math program available to all students at no cost this summer (normally $39). The program is personalized for every student, and is based on an upfront diagnostic assessment. It has embedded instruction, intervention, and points and rewards to motivate children as well. This program which normally costs $39 is available for free this summer.
If you think you may be interested in the TenMarks summer skills review program for this summer, please visit the links below:
You may also be aware of the Summer Skills Review books that the Sargent PTO has been coordinating for parents over the last several years. Please visit the website below if you are interested these workbooks:
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
Each NAPS elementary-aged child will be notified of his/her room/teacher assignment for 2014-2015 via a “School Messenger e-mail” from NAPS. Specifically, on Monday, August 18, 2014 each family of a NAPS elementary-aged child will receive an e-mail of their child’s room/teacher assignment for 2014-2015. This will be done through the family e-mail on file with the NAPS. Information on the e-mail will be family/student specific and not include a complete class listing. Class lists will not be posted at the schools. Thank you.
KINDERGARTEN & NEW FAMILIES OF THE SARGENT
Welcome 2014-2015 Sargent Kindergartners and new families! All Kindergarten and new families will receive their child’s (children’s) room/teacher assignments via e-mail on August 18, 2014 (See above.).
There is a Sargent Kindergarten and New Family Orientation on Wednesday,8/27/14 from 6-7 PM in the Sargent Cafeteria. We hope to see you there!
More information regarding Kindergarten and first day activities is as as follows: