Fun in the Snow at I-LES
Now that snow has arrived, the children are sliding, climbing snow banks, and building forts! We ask that students wear full winter apparel in order to play in the snow, so please send your child with snow pants, boots, coats, hats, and mittens/gloves.
The behavioral expectations at recess are the same, with a few added rules to help ensure everyone’s safety when there is snow and ice. The following information was shared with teachers, but please review it at home with your child as well:
INTER-LAKES VARIETY SHOW SAVE THE DATE!
The Annual Inter-Lakes Variety Show will be happening on Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. and it's time to start thinking about your participation!
Proceeds benefit the Inter-Lakes High School Theater Company & the Middle
Tier Theater Company.
Performers should keep their eyes and ears open for registration in February
Substitutes: Are you interested in becoming a substitute teacher? Our schools welcome caring, professional people to assist us when our teachers and/or para-educators need to be out of the building. The school district uses a system called Aesop to manage this service and people can find out about substitute opportunities over the phone or on-line.
Our school uses “Instant Alert” to send out automated notifications and messages about school cancellations, delays, and early closures. Instant Alert can deliver a message to any of your electronic devices (phones, cell phones, computers, etc.) via text message, voice message, and/or email. You can decide which device(s) receive these messages (you can choose one of your devices or more!).
Instant Alert is an internet-based program that allows you to maintain a password protected account. You can log-in to your account to add or change devices and other contact information.
Teachers in grades K-8 will be holding conferences on February 13, 16, and 17, 2015. February 16th and 17th are early release days with students in K-6 being dismissed at 12:00. Students in grades seven and eight will be dismissed at 11:55 a.m. On February 13, 2015, students in grades K-12 will have no school to allow for conferences.
In K-6, the goal is to hold parent/student/teacher conferences with every family as part of the K-6 reporting process. The conferences in K-6 allow student, parents, and teachers to discuss progress and set goals for the second half of the year.
2014-2015 National Geographic Geography Bee
Students in grades four through eight participated in the National Geographic Geography Bee during the month of December. The Geography Bee is a nationwide contest designed to encourage the teaching and study of geography.
Congratulations to the ten finalists who distinguished themselves with their knowledge of geography. The finalists were Nathaniel Cornish, Zephyr Garrison, Brent Gumbs, Jaydie Halperin, Abigail Jutton, Bradley Leberman, Eli Misavage, Julia Pendergast, Riley Towle, and Devyn Vaal.
Head Lice Update
The fall and winter are times when we often see an increase in the number of students with head lice. With the holiday season approaching, travel time can also produce an increase in the number of cases we see. As you may know, the Inter-Lakes School Board changed its policy last year regarding how the schools respond to students with head lice. The policy follows guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and the NH Department of Education and now places us in compliance with evidence-based practices.
The highlights of the head lice policy include:
Seventh Grade World Cup Soccer
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 all seventh graders participated in one of our favorite activities of the year - the Seventh Grade World Cup of Soccer! This grade-wide series of soccer matches was the culmination of two weeks of inter-disciplinary study in the students' specials classes. We learned about the sport, sports nutrition, the role of national anthems and patriotism in athletics, and the role of soccer in contemporary Latin American society.