Weekly Newsletter - June 23, 2017


COMMISSIONER’S SUMMER MATH CHALLENGE
This year, the State Department of Education is offering a Summer Math Challenge. It is available online and will send you emails with videos, links to practice sites, and links to worksheets that can be printed out. Use this link, https://www.quantiles.com/accounts/registration/ to register to receive daily emails with grade-level math instruction and practice.

2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Students in Grades K-1 will read 50 picture books. For emerging readers, if parents need to do some of the reading with their child, that is absolutely fine. Students in Grade 2 will read 4 shorter chapter books. Students in Grades 3-5 read 3 longer chapter books. Students have committed to specific chapter books. The intent is to ensure that students are reading books that are appropriate for their ability. You are welcome to help them select an alternate book, if necessary.

Students need to complete their orange reading log over the summer and bring the completed form to school on the first day of school next year to receive a special incentive. This year, the incentive for students entering Grades 1, 2 and 3 is a zippered canvas book bag. Students entering Grades 4, 5 and 6 will participate in an ice cream social, to take place during the first week of school! All incentives are provided by the Colebrook PTO. Note: The returned forms are also used to calculate the information for the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge. There is no need to complete a separate form. Thanks and, as always, if you have any questions, please call or email Vikki Pac (860-379- 2179 or vikkipac@hotmail.com).

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
If your child has medications here at school, you may pick up all unused medications on June 23, 2017, the last day of school, or you may call the school to make other arrangements. According to State of CT school regulations, all unused and discontinued medications shall be removed from the storage area and either returned to the parent or destroyed. All medications will be destroyed on June 28th if they have not been picked up or if you have not made other arrangements with the school.

Please remember that if your child will need medication here at school next year, new forms need to be filled out this summer by both you and your health care provider. If your child had medication here at school this year, I have sent a reminder with new medication forms for the upcoming school year home with him/her. Please check backpacks if you did not receive the information.

THANK YOU TO THE PTO!!!
Sending a big “thank you” to the PTO for providing pizza, beverages and popsicles to all students and
staff on the last day of school. We would also like to thank the parents who came to school and served
the food to everyone.

SUMMER LETTER/BUS ROUTES
The annual summer letter with bus routes and information on the beginning of school will be mailed out in mid-August. We do not anticipate any major changes in the bus routes at this time.

LOST & FOUND

There are many items in our Lost & Found basket and hanging on a rack in the front hallway of the school. Please check for lost items. Items remaining after the last day of school will be given to charity.


LUNCH MONEY CREDITS

If your child has any credits left on their account for lunches, milks, juices or snacks, the money will be returned today in an envelope addressed to you. Please be sure to check backpacks if you feel you have any money left on account.


LUNCH PRICES TO INCREASE FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

The Board of Education approved an increase in Lunch Program prices for the 2017-2018 school year. Prices will be as follows:

Student Lunch - $2.90 (from $2.75) & Adult Lunch - $3.75 (from $3.50)

Milk, Juice & Snack will remain the same as this year - .50 each


FREE SUMMER MEALS FOR ALL KIDS 18 AND YOUNGER

The federal Summer Meals Program provides nutritious meals to kids and teens at no cost to them at hundreds of locations throughout Connecticut during the summer months when school meals are unavailable. These programs are administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education and provided by local school districts and organizations serving children. The locations of these Summer Meal Programs have not yet been announced. Locations and more information will be available on the following website – www.CTSummerMeals.org.


BASEBALL AWARDS PICNIC – JUNE 25TH

The Baseball Awards Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 25th, at 11:00 AM at the Colebrook Pond. The Colebrook Lions Club will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. All families are asked to bring a dish to share.


SOCCER REGISTRATION

Registration forms for fall soccer have been handed out to all students. Registration forms for fall soccer available here. Registration and payment are due by August 10th to avoid a late fee. If you have any questions, contact Dan Ward (spaero.usmc@sbcglobal.net or 860-309- 8544.


COLEBROOK INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – JULY 4TH

Children’s Bike Parade at 10:15 AM. Spring sports teams are also invited to march in uniform. This is followed by a speech and luncheon on the green. Flyers have been handed out to students today.


COLEBROOK STORE 225TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Save the Date: The Colebrook Preservation Society invites you to attend the 225th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, August 13th. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, food, games, music and street dancing. More information to come. See Colebrook Store Celebration Flyer here.


CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA

The Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held again during the Colebrook Fair on September 2nd. Two community members explained the Regatta to all students today. It is time to be thinking about participating this year! If you have any questions, please call Shayne Young (860-738- 8348). See Cardboard Boat Regatta Flyer here.


COLEBROOK FAIR – SEPTEMBER 2ND

Mark your calendars for the 73rd Colebrook Fair! This has been an event for family fun since 1944. Crafters, vendors, food concessions, bake sale, raffles, flea market, and more. Children’s activities include pie-eating contests, pet show, frog jumping contest, face painting, balloons, games, Colebrook Volunteer Fire Department touch-a-truck, and smoke house. Enjoy the 5th Annual Car Show and Cardboard Boat Regatta.


The Fair is held in the Historic Town of Colebrook Center at the intersection of Route 183 and Route 182A. This is a community fair where families and friends celebrate the start of Labor Day Weekend, rain or shine. For more information, visit www.colebrookfair.weebly.com, or see us on Facebook@colebrookctfair.



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