April 12, 2017
Finally, we have some spring weather! Our classes have been so happy to be outside enjoying the fresh air and the playground!
Tuesday, April 18th, School Resource Officer Jackie Pelletier from the Goffstown Police Department will be talking about Stranger Danger with our kindergarten and 4-year-old classes, in a presentation geared to our age level.
On May 2nd, Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals will be performing here in assemblies provided by GLSP, our parent teacher group. We thank GLSP for their generosity. Lindsay does a wonderful show, perfect for this age group. We are so excited to have her back again!
Don't forget, on May 1st we begin our extended day schedule that will continue for the rest of the school year. The doors will open for the morning session at 8:00, and class will officially begin at 8:30. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 11:15 and preschool students will be dismissed five minutes earlier, at 11:10, as usual. The doors will open for the afternoon session at 12:15, and class will officially start at 12:30, as usual. Afternoon dismissal will be 15 minutes later, at 3:15, with preschool being released 5 minutes earlier, at 3:10. This means the extra half-hour each day will be devoted entirely to instructional time, with 15 minutes added to each session.
Kindergarten registration for next year is ongoing! If you haven't already, please get registration paperwork in as soon as possible. See below for more information. An information night for parents of incoming kindergartners will be held on May 17th. More information will be sent to parents of registered students in April.
Tuesday, April 18th - Stranger Danger presentations for K and 4-year-old classes
Thursday, April 20th - GLSP Meeting (Nominations)6:30
Monday-Friday, April 24-28 - Vacation week, no school
Monday, May 1st till the end of the school year: Extended Day sessions! 8:00-8:30 AM Arrival, 11:15 AM Dismissal (Preschool 11:10) / 12:15-12:30 Arrival, 3:15 Dismissal (Preschool 11:10)
Tuesday, May 2nd Lindsay and her Puppet Pals Assemblies
Wednesday, May 17th - Incoming Kindergarten Parent Info Night 6:00 - AM parents and guardians / 7:00 - PM parents and guardians
Tuesday, May 30th Maple Ave. and Bartlett Principals Read to Kindergartners
All the best,
Kathy Stoyle, Principal
Kindergarten is a half-day program. The morning session runs from 8:45 to 11:15 am, and the afternoon session runs from 12:30 to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday following the Goffstown School District calendar. Parents will be able to indicate their preference for AM or PM session on the enrollment paperwork. If parent requests exceed session capacity, a lottery will be used to determine those students who will be placed in the session.
AM transportation to the school is available to kindergarten students via their neighborhood bus. There is no mid-day transportation provided by the school district. However for those parents needing extended care, several community day-care providers do offer transportation mid-day to and from their programs. PM students may take advantage of their neighborhood bus for transportation home at the end of the day.
The Glen Lake School provides a learning environment that enables children to acquire cognitive, social, emotional, and motor skills that are the foundation for all future learning. Such an environment is based upon the following beliefs: