Happy Friday before a long weekend, Wildcats!
This weekend is a three day weekend, as we observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 11. Today we honored local veterans at our annual Veterans Day Ceremony. We are grateful to all who have made significant sacrifices serving our country. We acknowledge and pay respect to those who have given their lives in service, never to be forgotten. Thank you to the PTO for organizing the event, to all who attended the event, and to Richard Vierra, this year’s speaker, for helping us to better understand the history behind Veterans Day, as well as sharing his experiences with us.
This morning while arriving at schools, students were greeted by staff and the first snowflakes of the season. As the cold weather approaches, please be sure that your child has appropriate winter gear. All students K-8 are expected to come appropriately dressed to get some fresh air and exercise at recess. In most cases, we will take students outside, even if for a short period of time, so winter gear is essential. Please contact Nurse Kelsea if you are finding it hard to provide winter apparel for your child(ren). We will do what we can to help out. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents/guardians have the opportunity to Opt In for the SchoolMessenger Notification System. This system will automatically send you a text alert if school is impacted by weather. Directions for this system can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/mdirss.org/mdirss-school-cancellations/home through the MDIRSS website. We make great efforts to notify the public of cancellations, delays or early release. You can check the following locations for information.
Television: Channel 2 (WLBZ) and Channel 5 (WABI)
Radio: WNSX (97.7), WQCB (106.5), WBZN (107.3), WEZQ (92.9), WWMJ (95.7), WDEA-AM1370
There will be an 8th grade class student and parent meeting on Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30-6:30pm to discuss this year’s 8th grade class trip. Fundraising opportunities and student responsibilities will also be a focus of the meeting. It is important that parents and students try to prioritize this meeting so that we can all be on the same page moving forward and so that everyone is aware of what expectations and responsibilities students need to be prepared to take on.
As part of their fundraising, 8th graders have started selling Tremont Wildcat Apparel. This year the selection includes Youth and Adult short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, bucket hats and pom pom winter hats. If you are interested in purchasing TCS apparel, please contact the school or one of our amazing 8th graders. We will be happy to help. Order forms are also enclosed in the newsletter and can be returned to Susan McIsaac in the main office. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Linscott, our 8th grade advisor with any questions at email@example.com.
Winter sports and extracurriculars will begin soon. Please check in with your child and their teachers if you have any concerns about eligibility. Take time to review the AOS #91 Eligibility protocols and guidelines with your child. We are looking forward to a successful winter season with lots of student participation.
There are some upcoming events for our school community to be aware of:
• 7th Grade YES Training on Friday, November 15
• Picture Retake Day on November 13
• Organizational meeting November 14 at 4:30pm for the Tremont Drama Club. Come and join us - There are opportunities for tech work, as well as small and big parts for everyone! Grades 3-8 are welcome.
• Thanksgiving Break November 27-December 1
Have a wonderful three day weekend!