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Act 46 Informational meetings

Notice to Voters

The WNESU Act 46 School Consolidation Committee is holding a series of informational meetings regarding the proposed consolidation of the Town School Districts of Athens, Grafton, Rockingham, and Westminster into a single, unified school district.

Please plan to attend one of these meetings so that you can make an informed vote on Town Meeting Day, March 7, 2017.

-Meeting schedule-

Athens- 7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 11, at the Athens Town Offices

Rockingham- 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 17, at the Bellows Falls Middle School

Westminster- 7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 18, at the Westminster Center School

Grafton- 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 26, at the Grafton Elementary School

Superintendent of Schools, Christopher Kibbe (802)-463-9958.

No Walk to School in January

Because we are busy with Winter Sports for K on Wednesdays, there will be no Walk to School in January.

Thank you!

Happy New Year 2017!

First day back to school is Tuesday, Jan. 3. It is Winter Sports day #1 for students in grades 1-4. We will start with Indoor Recess on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Regular classes take place until 11:20 on Tuesdays.
Swimmers should bring a bathing suit and two towels in a plastic bag. Please wear clothes that make it easy to change.
Skiers need waterproof and warm pants, jackets, and gloves. Ski socks are long, warm, and not too thick.
Buses will return to school for 3 PM dismissal. Thank you to everyone who has indicated that your child will remain at Okemo.
Wednesday is the first ice skating morning for our Kindergarten children. Please be sure to come ready to be at the rink. Send skates and helmet if you have indicated that you have them. Ice skaters also need long socks. Darn Tough makes great ones.

Erin Kennelly will be at the office front desk this week.

Looking forward to a great January!

White Elephant Sale coming up!

The PTO sponsored White Elephant Sale will be Friday, Dec. 16. It will take place in the Art room.

Contributions of wrapping paper, gift bags of all sizes, tape, and gently used gift items for all ages (especially for dads) are appreciated.

We need volunteers to help students with wrapping. The time blocks are 9:20 – 11:00 in the morning, and 12:30 – 2:10 in the afternoon. Bringing your own scissors is helpful. It is always a lot of fun for everyone!

Thanks for Visiting

We enjoyed a wonderful turnout at our Open House! We were able to have many Winters Sports grades 1 -4 forms completed, and many other forms were taken home for completion. The Book Fair was extremely busy. Thank you, thank you!
A reminder that Winter Sports money is due the week following Thanksgiving. Our students love the swimming and skiing lessons.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our families. No School Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23, 24, and 25.


Come visit classrooms on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 6 PM. The Scholastic Bookfair will be taking place from 3 until 6 PM.

Welcome November!

Walk to School is Wednesday, Nov. 2.  We will meet in front of the Saxtons River Village Market beginning at 8 AM.

PTO meets at 6PM on Wednesday, Nov. 9.  All are welcome to attend.

No school Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Open House is Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5-6 PM.  Come visit classrooms and see student work.  The Scholastic Book Fair will be here.

School is closed Nov. 23, 24, and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We wish all of our families a wonderful holiday.

Halloween Parade in Saxtons River

The traditional Halloween Parade takes place on Monday, Oct. 31st. Students and families are invited to dress in costumes and meet in front of the school for the 4:30 departure. No costumes or make-up are part of our school day, as we want to provide regular learning opportunities. Thank you for your cooperation.

The PTO will have PBJ sandwiches for those who want to come to the cafeteria after the parade and before trick or treating.

Grade 3 students are encouraging you to support UNICEF. Many small donations add up to a very helpful amount. Thank you!

We wish everyone a safe and fun time!

No School Oct. 10 and Oct 11

School is closed Monday for Columbus Day.

School is closed to students on Tuesday.  Our teachers are looking forward to working with parents at Parent Teacher Conferences.  Thank you for supporting your child at school by participating!

All School Hike at Grafton Ponds

We will be enjoying the nice weather Friday, Oct. 7, by traveling by school bus to Grafton Ponds. We will leave the school at 11:15 AM. We will picnic first, and then will enjoy our annual hike. We will leave Grafton Ponds at 1:30. PM Parents are most welcome to join us at Grafton Ponds. Students are to ride the school bus and attend school for the full day. Thank you!