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October, 2017

Dear Parents,

Before you know it, October will be upon us....Wait a minute, it already is!!  We are looking forward to a very exciting and productive month of October.  Students should be well into "school mode" by now, understanding the daily schedule and various protocols throughout the building.  We celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, October 9th, which is a no school day followed by College and Career Day on Wednesday, October 11th.

We ended the month of September with our annual Wellness Day.  We held a variety of activities and events throughout the day!  As well, students were involved with our annual walk/run activity and participated in our third move-a-thon fundraiser.  We are hoping to purchase several water bottle dispensers throughout the building.    I want to thank our staff members who are part of the Wellness Committee, for their efforts and hard-work in organizing this yearly event.  Our students certainly enjoyed the day!

Our annual College and Career Day will be held on October 11th.  Sixth and Seventh grade students will be involved in a variety of activities including; career gameshow, assembly program involving a college and career theme, STEM activities, computer activity to include a student interest survey, etc.  Our eighth grade students will be involved with the PSAT8 assessment during the morning hours.  I spoke to all parents about the importance of this assessment, and for students to give their best effort.  We will meet with students to go over the results of this assessment during the December/January time frame, with parents receiving results during this time as well.  Eighth graders will be involved in the assembly program mentioned above during the afternoon hours, and will work on other college and career activities with their teachers/teams.  Please note that eighth graders will have a barbecue lunch on College and Career Day at no cost.  This is a special treat for their hard work during the morning hours!!  :)

Other events and activities planned for this month include:

         *  6th Grade Social  -  Thursday, October 5th, 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Café

         *  Columbus Day  -   Monday, October 9th,   No School

         *   College and Career Day   -  Wednesday, October 11th    All Day

         *   Red Ribbon Week   -   October 23rd - October 27th  

         *   Trimester 1 Progress Reports Posted   -   October 16th   

A MESSAGE FROM THE HR DEPARTMENT

Are you looking to get out of the house one or two days a week, help out your school district and get paid?   Please consider joining us as a substitute teacher!   We need subs in all areas (special education, teachers, nurses, custodians and food service).  We will train you in all areas except nursing.  You can choose which schools and days you would like.  For more information go to:  www.londonderry.org/employment        Thank you!!