Weekly Update

All students who ride the bus have received a bus contract outlining expectations for riders.  If you have not already done so, please read the contract with your child, sign and return it to school.  Our goal is to create a safe and pleasant journey to and from school for those who ride the school bus.

** For grades K and 1: Bus drivers will not allow students off the bus in the afternoon if there is no adult present for that particular child.  The driver will bring the child back to school.

The Memorial Spaulding Flu Clinic will be held October 27, 2016.  Parents may sign students up to receive the flu vaccine at no charge by returning consent and screening forms to the school nurse. MDPH is providing Flucelvax, a quadrivalent, cell-based flu vaccine, for our students. The nasal spray flu vaccine, FluMist, will not be offered this year due to updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The forms are due October 25, 2016. Forms and additional information are available online at www.newtonma.gov/flu or in the school nurse’s office. Once again, the flu clinic will be on October 27th and forms are due October 25th.

CORI forms are available in the main office.  Please bring a copy of your government issued ID in order to complete your form.  A recent CORI is required for anyone who wishes to volunteer at school.

Did you know that our school has 455 solar panels located on the roof!  Check out our solar panel website by clicking HERE

The issue of class sizes has recently emerged as a topic of discussion.  Please know that I am closely monitoring class sizes, working with teachers and support personnel – and upper level administration to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students. If you are concerned for any reason, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Please join me to for a forum on vision!  As I enter this position, I am interested in hearing from all stakeholders about your vision for our school.  I am holding three forums to listen to your hopes and dreams for the Memorial-Spaulding School community.  Please join me on either: October 14th @ 8:30am, October 28th @ 8:30am or November 17th @ 6:30pm.