Once again, I am pleased to provide you with information regarding the happenings at Bryn Mawr School.
As often happens, the month of December snuck up on us, so this month you are receiving a Bryn Mawr Bulletin for both December and January. Students and teachers have been very busy continuing to develop skills in literacy and mathematics. Additionally, thank you to all of the ‘Special People’ who attended our Special Person Day. We came very close to full participation by all families. This is a testament to the support we receive from this community. It truly does take a village to raise a child.
In the coming weeks, Mrs. Bouzan and the classroom teachers will review behavior expectations with students. The excitement of the holidays and vacation can contribute to students making inappropriate choices. Please remind your child that it is up to them to think and make the right choice. I thank you all for monitoring the electronic content that students are exposed to at home. In this age of technology, students are often challenged to appropriately understand the content that is presented on television and the internet. This misunderstanding can lead to inappropriate behavior and confusion at school. Limiting exposure to television will contribute to the further development of imagination and creativity.
We look forward to seeing all of you at the Bryn Mawr Holiday concerts. All of the concerts take place on December 20th. Kindergarten will perform at 9:30, Grade 2 will perform at 10:30 and first grade will perform at 1:30. Thank you to Mrs. Garrow for her hard work in preparation for this event.
Please attend the Auburn MA PTO meeting on December 5th at 6:30pm at Swanson Road Intermediate School. This is a wonderful way to connect to other Auburn families and to learn more about the many initiatives underway through the PTO and within the schools.
Kindergarten registration will take place at Auburn High School presentation room on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. If you have a child or know of a child who is a resident of Auburn and will turn five years old by September 1, 2017, please attend this important event. More specific information will be distributed when we return to school in January.
Registration for the Auburn Preschool program will also take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the same time and place as kindergarten registration. If you are interested in the half day program for 3 or 4 year old students or the full day program for 4 year old students, please make every effort to attend this important event. Priority will be given to students already enrolled in the program. Proof of residency (2 documents), birth certificate and medical records are required at the time of registration. Preschool screening appointments will also be scheduled at this time.
When we return from vacation, we will once again complete the DIBELS and DRA testing of students. When complete, you will receive a letter regarding your child’s progress. Should you have any concerns or questions, please contact your child’s teacher directly.
As we prepare for the holiday break, I hope that you can help students to continue their learning over the break. One of the best ways to do this is to read with your child but there are many other ways. If the snow arrives over the break, you can measure a snow man, talk about shapes, allow your child to help in the grocery store with counting money, or just take a nature walk. Students learn a lot through conversation and activities. Keep the learning going!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your continued support of the Auburn Public Schools.