"Home of the Blue Wave" where our school motto is DYB (Do Your Best!)
This is the last newsletter of the year, and my last opportunity to thank the amazing Inter-Lakes Elementary School community for its support and dedication to our school. It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your principal for the past 18 years. As I pack up my office and head into the next chapter of my life (not sure exactly what that's going to be!), I will bring with me the many great memories of life here at I-LES. We have a great school, thanks to the tremendous team of people who work here. I have been blessed to work with some of the finest educators you could find anywhere! I have also been blessed to live and work in a community that supports its schools in so many ways. Please continue to support our school, our staff, and your child's education by being involved and engaged in the process of education. If you get a chance this summer, please stop by and meet our new principal, Jen Wrath. Jen is excited and anxious to begin meeting the students and families that make up our school. I wish all the best to you and your family. Have a safe and happy summer.
— Steve Kelley
Please remember to return the Summer B.L.A.S.T. forms as soon as possible if you have not done so yet. In July, your child(ren) will receive a letter from their summer school teacher, along with the bus route pick up and drop off times. If you have any questions, please contact Alesia Parks.
Parents of Inter-Lakes school age children: We are very excited to announce the fourth year of GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes, a summer healthy lunch program for Inter-Lakes school children. Although our target is the population that qualifies for free or reduced price lunches during the school year, it is NOT a requirement for participation. If you need help this summer, this program is designed for you.
The fourth graders have been fortunate to experience two fantastic field trips during the last few weeks of school. On May 26th, they traveled to Concord where they toured the New Hampshire History Museum and the State House. At the history museum, they viewed many interesting artifacts and also had a scavenger hunt to match objects from the past with their purpose.
Grade 2 is gearing up for an exciting last few weeks of school! Second graders have been working hard practicing for their upcoming play, The Bremen Town Musicians. Your child’s teacher has sent home information on when and where your child’s play will take place. Next week, second graders will be visiting Remick Museum in Tamworth! Students will need a lunch, snack, sneakers and appropriate clothing for the weather. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
We hope you all have a fantastic summer!!
We can’t believe that this is our final contribution to the newsletter for 2016! What a great year it has been in third grade! There are many activities going on as we end this awesome year. Students are reviewing skills as they prepare to take an end-of-the-year assessment for math.
Some of the skills will include multi-digit adding and subtracting with trading, basic multiplication facts, word problems and fractions.
We are completing our Foss Science studies. Students are building carts and looking at designs.
Advanced Band = Tuesday, June 7th
Beginning Band = Thursday, June 9th
Group Lessons: Instrumental lessons will continue until Tuesday, June 14th.
SmartMusic: The last day for submitting this year’s assignments is Sunday, June 5th. Students will be automatically enrolled in summer sessions and may choose to send in their performances for feedback from Mrs. Hoefs throughout the summer.
Supplies and Repairs: Parents may call 603-623-0153 to contact Music & Arts with any questions or concerns about instrument repairs or to order and prepay for supplies such as: reeds, oil, cork grease, etc. Their representative travels to I-LES each Monday and will drop off items that have been ordered and prepaid over the phone. Their last scheduled day to be at I-LES will be on Monday, June 13th. If you need to order supplies through the store, please call no later than Thursday, June 9th.
SThe children in 1st grade have been working on many forms of writing over the school year. We have focused mainly on writing poetry for the past couple of weeks. The children have been working really hard at using lots of descriptive language so the reader can make pictures in their mind. Here are some of the finished products. You can read more at our Celebration of Learning on June 2nd. Hope to see you there!