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From the Principal

From the Desk of Mr. DeMarco... 

Dear Parents,


Historically, March is a vital month in the school year.  There are no ‘off’ days from now until early April.  This is a time of incredible growth and educational opportunity for our students.  Progress reports and report cards have gone home, marking the midway point of the year.  We hope you had an opportunity to view these records.  Using progress report information as a background, we anticipate wonderful conversations with the classroom teachers related to student progress and student achievement.  With this in mind, please note that on March 21, 2017, we will be holding our spring Parent/Teacher Conferences.  More information will come out soon about this event.


We would like to congratulate our 2015-16 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Jen Patricia!  Mrs. Patricia is an extremely caring and hard-working teacher in our school.  She is a solid instructor in all subject areas within the classroom, and is dedicated to learning about all facets of early childhood education.  She plays a vital role on our Intervention and Referral Services team at our school. This outreach outside the walls of her classroom has literally helped hundreds of students in her time at the primary school.  Mrs. Patricia also continually helps our staff by organizing and running our Sunshine Club, which helps to brighten the days of staff in need.  She is a selfless person who is dedicated to both the students and staff at our school.  Congratulations Mrs. Patricia!  Thank you to all of the parents, teachers, and committee members who helped with this wonderful program.


Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-18 school year has begun!  Kindergarten Registration packets are available online or in the main office.  The first stage of our registration process will ask you, the parents, to come in to discuss the needs of your children, hand in essential paperwork, and to review necessary registration paperwork to ensure a smooth transition to the school year.  This first stage of the registration process will be from March 14 through March 16.  Please call the main office to schedule your appointment, and we can’t wait to meet the newest class of Warriors!


The preschool registration process is ongoing, and spots are filling up quickly.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in our preschool classrooms, please contact the main office or download the preschool registration forms from our website.  


We commemorated our annual Read Across America Day on March 2, 2017, celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss, an author who influenced so many young readers.  Our assembly in the morning featured the Cat in the Hat, some of us eating delicious green eggs, read alouds, parent visits, our 1st Grade ‘Hop on Pop’, our Kindergarten Cat-a-teria, where members of the high school’s National Honor Society read books to our students, class literary celebrations, and an overall appreciation for books and early childhood literacy.  To end the day, we held our annual ‘Make a Book Night’ where we invited families make a book in our multipurpose room.  Thank you all for coming!  The books that were created were truly works of art, and will be a wonderful lifelong memory for our students.  I thank Mrs. Rita Williams for planning the event, and I thank the teacher volunteers who attended the event to help out.  


Jump Rope for Heart will be held in our physical education classes during the week of March 6.  This awesome fundraiser helps to raise funds for the American Heart Association, and allows our students to see the benefits of healthy lifestyles, healthy eating, and exercise.  Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this event, and I thank Mr. Curry and Mr. Wells for their support.


The PTO Book Fair is finally here!  The book fair will be held during the week of March 6.  Students will be able to purchase books during school hours.  Please note that there will be two family nights on March 7 and March 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the primary school.  Please take advantage of this opportunity!


The date has been set for our annual friendly competition...the PTO Volleyball game! Once again, staff from the New Egypt Primary School will compete against members of the Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School to see who will take home the Warrior Cup.  Every year, this event is filled with fun, dancing, music, and entertainment.  On March 31 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the New Egypt High School gym, please come out and support this event!


Our Bucketfillers of the Month are Emma F., Kayla L, Allie H., and Summer B.  Congratulations!


March weather can be tricky, so please check the weather reports related to projected temperature.  As always, if the temperature is 32 degrees or above, we will be getting outside for recess.  Please continue to make sure the children are equipped with cold weather gear like jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves.  


The Primary School is now on Twitter!  This is a great way to receive information about what is happening in the classrooms, important upcoming events, and other news about our school.  Follow us @NewEgyptPrimary and take advantage of this additional means of communication. If you are not yet registered to our website to receive information, please find the instructions in our Virtual Backpack on our website.  


Early dismissal days in March will be on March 10 and March 21, 2017.


Thank you for all you do to help make our students the very best they can be!


Sincerely,


Mr. DeMarco

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