Welcome to the Rays of Sunshine. Our weekly newsletter will be posted here. It will include the Principal's message, important updates, and fun things happening around our school.
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Important Upcoming Dates:
- No specials classes this week.
- Wednesday, June 15th: Field Day- Wear sneakers, dress for the weather, don't forget sunscreen!
- Thursday, June 16th: Last day of school, noon dismissal!
Ray Field Day -- Bag lunch option
On Wednesday, June 15th, the Ray School will have our annual Field Day (Buddy Day). Students are encouraged to bring lunch from home that day, but there will be a bag lunch option provided by the Ray Cafe. The bag lunch will include a sunbutter and jelly sandwich, veggie, fruit, water, and a cookie. Families can sign up for this option the same way they normally would for a regular lunch day. Any questions, please email Steve Condon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Progress reports will be released digitally on Monday, June 20th.
NHSAS Score Reports
Score reports for students in grades 3-5 who completed the New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System testing will be sent home in the mail during the month of June.
Fifth Grade Art
Fifth grade art is currently on display in the art hallway. It is their last Ray School art display! They have been learning about the art of Keith Haring and Doodle Boy aka Joe Whale. Then they have created their own Haring/Doodle Boy inspired artwork.
The art is painted on wood panels, generously donated by Copeland Furniture Co. of Bradford,VT. The students learned from start to finish how to work with wood. They started with sanding and then priming. Next they created ideas and a final drawing that was transferred onto the wood using graphite paper. The next step was to start painting using acrylic paint and all kinds of fancy brushes. The final detail was to use a black marker to outline and sign their names. Then it was time to get the tools out — hammers and screwdrivers. The students learned how to install hardware on the back so it could hang in the hallway.
All in all, it was a great learning experience with amazing results! The artwork will stay up through Wednesday and then will be moved to the music room on Thursday so students can take their masterpieces home with them. Enjoy the art while you can!
Sending lots of good wishes to our fifth graders as they move on to sixth grade! Well done!
~Ms Henry - Art
Strategic Planning Survey Reminder
Many thanks to all of you who have completed the Strategic Planning survey! We appreciate it so much and are well into triple digits so far for our responses. Several people informed us that they have had some technical trouble completing the survey the way they intended. We have addressed those concerns and updated the survey which can be accessed at the following link:
If you have already completed the survey, we appreciate your insights and will be able to use your existing responses - there is no need to complete it again.
If you have not already completed the survey, we hope you can find time to contribute your thoughts and opinions in order to help us maintain and improve the quality of our schools!
PTO Openings 2022/2023
We're looking to fill a number of positions for the next school year and would love your help! Please email email@example.com with questions or interest.
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
- Spiritwear Coordinator
- School Dance/Celebration Coordinator