School NewsPrincipal's Message

November 2017

 10/27/2017 New Employment Opportunity – School Business Manager 

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A few reminders:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences are November 9th. Call for an appointment
  • Keep us updated to any changes to your contact info, such as:  Address, telephone number, email address
  • Call by 9:00am if your child is absent or will be late
  • A note from parent/guardian must be sent into school for any change to the usual after-school dismissal routine
  • NO CARS are allowed in the driveway during arrival / dismissal. It is best to park in the Visitor’s Lot or the side lot and have your child walk on the sidewalk.
  • Consider paying for your child’s meals monthly—either online or with cash or a check—for your convenience.

Thanks for your cooperation & have a great year!

Enrichment Clubs

Our after-school Enrichment Clubs are up and running already this year! We’re starting the year with the Explorers Club where students explore and document the changing seasons in the woods behind the school. Students will also explore the world using Google Maps and Google Earth.

 Enrichment Clubs are free and open to FRRES students in grades 4-6. The next club starts in November, so keep an eye out around Halloween for the next club sign-up sheet!”

~ Mrs. Cannon

Health & PE News

Our next all-school walk is Wednesday, November 15 at 9:00am. November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – wear purple to school that day!

~Mrs. Daley

Kids’ Cafe News

November Harvest of the Month is Kale!

A few fun facts about Kale, after a frost, Kale becomes sweeter. Kale has been cultivated for over 6,000 years and is loaded with Vitamins A, C, K fiber and antioxidants! 

Look for “Fruit & Kale” Smoothies and “Kale & Cheese Quesadillas” on our November menu. Enjoy!

Art News

Students are getting ready for the annual art exhibit at the Otis Library, featuring works by all students during the months of November through the end of December. Like last year, we are planning an ARTS NIGHT in December, in collaboration with Mr. Goulet, so that the Holiday Concert and the Holiday Exhibit Opening will be on the same night, allowing parents and students the opportunity to attend both. The Otis Library will sponsor the exhibit of student work and will provide refreshments for those attending the exhibit Opening. Stay tuned for the date of ARTS NIGHT!

Student Council Information

Farmington River has been without a Student Council for many years, but that is changing this year!  With help and guidance from Ms. Catullo, students will begin to learn about citizenship and government by participating in Student Council once again. The goal of the group is to give students a voice in the management of the school, encourage positive communication and character building, and support community service activities, as well as fun activities for the student body.  

The response was overwhelmingly positive from students wishing to run for offices of President, Vice-President, Head of Committees, Secretary and Treasurer.  Those students who expressed an interest in running for office were responsible for creating their own flyers and posters, which were hung all around the school.  They delivered speeches to all students about why they are running for office the last two weeks of October.  Then on November 7th, Election Day, all students in grades 1-6 vote by secret ballot for the officers they believe will do the best job representing them.

Meetings will be held a few times each month during school hours and sometimes after school, with students creating a constitution, and objectives, and making suggestions for improvements and fun.  The Student Council Secretary will keep you posted about meetings and upcoming events in the school newsletter.  If you have any questions about this new group, please contact Ms. Catullo.

November 2017

We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 9th, for our parent-teacher conferences. 

Parent-teacher conferences present an excellent opportunity to find out how your child is adjusting to the new school year and to get to know their teachers.  Here are some general hints on how to have a successful conference:

  1. Ask your child if there is anything that he/she would like you to discuss with the teacher. (Ask about subjects he/she likes and those that he/she does not.  Also ask your child if there is a particular subject or time of day that he/she finds difficult.)
  2. Jot down everything that you want to talk about at the conference. Try to prioritize your list just in case there is not enough time to cover all the topics.
  3. Arrive promptly or a few minutes early.
  4. Avoid lengthy discussions of topics that are not related to the purpose of the conference. As friendly as this is, it takes time away from the conference topics.
  5. Be open-minded to suggestions from the teacher. Even if you don’t agree with the teacher’s suggestions initially, sometimes after you have had some time to think about what was said, you might understand the teacher’s point of view better.
  6. Take notes about what has been discussed to share with your child.

I would also add that if you don’t feel like you’ve finished discussing everything that you wanted to talk about, please schedule another conference with your child’s teacher.  We realize that the allotted time for these conferences is sometimes not sufficient. 

We look forward to seeing you at the parent-teacher conference.  By working together we can provide the best educational program for your child.