add to the jungle gym. Stay tuned to see what all those Box Tops can buy!! Continue saving them at home for the contest next fall.
The Drama Club production, Hey George! is now a sweet memory for all those who were involved. I’d like to thank all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings who donated materials and specifically gave of their time. Without this type of support and cooperation, our Drama Club would not be able to put on the caliber of show we do.
The students were all spectacular and I enjoyed working with them all. I’m looking forward to next year’s production. If you would still like to order a DVD for Hey, George!, you may do so by sending $20 (cash or check) in to Pat Heizman. Please make the check out to Mr. Wayne Kensel. We’re so fortunate to have Mr. Kensel make this DVD available to us. Again, thank you so much!
Since our traditional month to focus on reading (March) is now filled with the CMT testing, we have scheduled our annual Reading Week for the week of April 23-27. We are in the process of inviting readers from the community to read to each of our classes at Snow School. Each classroom will receive a book donated by the PTO and, at the end of the week, the PTO will give each of our students a book to keep. We have also invited writer, Joe Shandrowski , to present his ‘show’ on producing books. He is the creator of the Huga Tuga books. His presentations will take place on Monday, April 23.
The week of April 23rd also happens to be TV Turn Off Week. Mr. Gaudreau has arranged for a few events that will help take our minds off television! These events kick off on Monday evening, April 23rd, with a family game night from 6-8pm. Middlesex Hospital Community Council will sponsor this evening of family fun. There will be sports in the gym and other family activities going on around the school. On Wednesday, April 25th there will be a presentation about bicycle safety for the 2nd and 3rd graders during the school day. To end the week, on Saturday, April 28th there are several fun activities planned. In the morning from 10-noon, families can participate in a Bike Rodeo. Bring your picnic baskets to enjoy a Snow School community picnic before the Family Field Day begins.
Ms. Amtmanis, one of our gym teachers, is coordinating the field day event in conjunction with the Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Each year Ms. Amtmanis captains a team for the Relay for Life event in June at the Middletown High School track. This year, in addition to the actual Relay event, she will be putting together a terrific family field day
with cooperative fun and games for all. This event will also be a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The cost of participation is only $5 per family. It will be a great way to have fun with the whole family and raise money for a good cause!! The Family Field Day will take place from 12:30-2:30pm. There will be more information coming home soon!!
The musical talent of Middletown’s students will ring out again this year at the annual all-city music festival. On the evening of Saturday, April 28th, all the city’s public school band students from 4th grade up through high school will be assembled in the Wesleyan Freeman Athletic Center hockey rink. The students in the Strings Program will also be there as well as recorder players and choruses. This is a spectacular event that is truly awe-inspiring!! The music starts at 6:00pm so you want to get there early to get a seat. Tickets are available from your child’s band or music teacher.
3rd grade – I’d like to remind parents that we’re approaching the time of year when we do one on one reading tests with your students. Please continue to practice having your children do a complete retell to you about their nightly reading at least two times a week to keep their skills sharp. The retell should include the main character (s), setting, problem, solutions and a complete ending. As much detail as possible should be given, unsolicited. Please continue to check their assignment pads nightly and encourage as much math practice and reading as possible.
Thank you for your continuous support.
Snow School PTO Meeting
April 3, 2007, 6:30pm, Media Center
Correction and Approval of March Minutes
Spring Event, March 30th
John Reardon, “Raising Children & Having Fun”
Understanding Wildlife Show (March 21st)
Spring Plant Sale
6Shrek III Movie (Time TBD)
8. BioBlitz, June 8-9th
9. Reading Week (April 23-27)
10. Bike Rodeo and Family Field Day (April 28th)