Tuesday, December 20, 2016

It has been a really busy couple of weeks. Our staff and students have been working night and day

Wednesday, 12/7,  marked the second of four meets that our EWG math team competed in. The following hard working students voluntarily put themselves through some grueling math problems for FUN (if you can imagine).  Mrs. Borges, the math team adviser is so proud of all the students. As she states, "whether they have scored or not is not important to us-----what is important is their perseverance and faithfulness to the team."  OUTSTANDING job by all of the following:
Julia Borges
Zachary Morelli (8pts)
Daniel Butler(3pts)
Ryan Booth
Lacey Griffin (10pts)
William Hood
Brooke Hopper (3pts)
Jacob Miner
Avery Daigle
Catherine Hood (1pt)
Riordan Mattio
Daniella Mendoza-Cabrera (3pts)
Scott Mitchell (5pts)
Brianna Richards (3pts)
Ian Gray (5pts)
Alex Jedson
Ethan Jedson (1pt)
Chase Studley

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We are very lucky to have such a knowledgeable Media Specialist in Mrs. Winner. She presented to a group of adults/colleagues on her state admired program at a her  Planning Family Creative Learning event.  What is FCL? - a workshop series that engages children and their parents to learn together — as designers and inventors — through the use of creative technologies.

EWG hosted two great holiday concerts. One featured Mr. Charest and our band and the other featured Mr. Runner leading our chorus. Both were outstanding and got all of us in the holiday spirit.

Mr. Mastroianni was busy teaching a finance class the in's and out's of how banks make their decisions about lending. Students learned how to establish credit and how important a good credit rating is to their borrowing in the future. 

Some of our superstar support personnel taking our students out to practice their recently mastered skills. 

Please take a moment to visit the Superintendent's blog as well. He has some very interesting information on attendance --http://erinakes.blogspot.com/

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a very restful break.


This holiday season, the best gift you can give your child is a good education. And the best place to get that education is in school. Every day. On time.
• Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break. It’s time to break that cycle • We know it’s tempting to extend your vacation by a few days on either side of the holiday.
• We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away and exposing your children to your home and language, whether you grew up in another part of the United States or a different country. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school.
• Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.
• So make sure your child is in school every day, right up until vacation starts. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning. But it’s harder to teach and it’s harder to learn when too many students are absent.
• If missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work. But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.
• So give your child the gift of attendance and help build a habit of attendance.

Our Superintendent has included some very important information regarding attendance in his blog this week. Please take a moment to check it out.