Kindergarten survey and full day kindergarten lottery information
*This information is for any family who has a child entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year
Thank you to those who have completed our online kindergarten survey, which also is the sign-up for the full-day kindergarten lottery. To those who have not completed the survey, we have extended our deadline to January 11, 2019. Please complete the survey so we know your plans for your child who will be age eligible for kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year even if you do not plan to send your child to Shrewsbury Pubic Schools. Please note that families who do not complete the online survey by January 11 at 4:00pm will NOT be part of the full-day kindergarten lottery.
The survey can be found on our website at https://schools.shrewsburyma.gov/ (scroll down to Current News and click “Kindergarten Information” to get a link to the survey). If you do not have access to a computer, one is available in the lobby of the school department in Town Hall as well as at the Shrewsbury Public Library. The Shrewsbury Public Schools is using our Student Information System, PowerSchool, for the survey, lottery and registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. For the lotteries, an algorithm is programmed to randomly select students from the pool of students entered into the full-day kindergarten lottery.
Parents/guardians will be informed by email on or before January 25, 2019 of their child’s session (morning, afternoon or full day), school assignment, information regarding the NEW registration process, parent forum, screenings, summer program, a link to the Extended School Care program lottery as well as other information.
Music & Theater Fundraising Event!
Saturday, March 30, 2019, is the Shrewsbury Schools Music/Theater Association (SSMA) Spring fundraiser, ROCKIN’ ENCORE! It is a 21+ event with live music, food, cash bar, raffles, and silent auctions valued up to $10,000. For more information about becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets, and purchasing raffle tickets, click HERE.
The SSMA raises funds all year long to facilitate teacher and directors’ extra program ideas for music and theater education throughout our Shrewsbury Public Schools, K-12. Proceeds support instruments, guest artist appearances, skills workshop instructors, middle school and high school music festival competition by individual and ensembles, field trips, concert and parade attire, and much, much more. Learn about us at Shrewsbury’s SSMA.
Check out this Promotion from the SPS Food Service Department
For every $175.00 put on your POS account an additional $25.00 will be credited to that account. Promos can only be processed at the Food Service Department Office. They cannot be processed at the cafeterias or online. Please send a check to: Food Service Department C/O High School, 64 Holden Street, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545. Please note whose account you want credited on the memo line of your check. This promotion is valid from January 1, 2019 – February 28, 2019.
Expected Behavior – Getting to School on Time
No matter what other hats we all wear across our day (parent, employee, coach, student, guest), we all know that being on time is one of the important “hidden rules” in our lives. It’s expected that we get to places on time. When we’re late, we impact others. When we get into a pattern of tardiness, that impact (and problem) gets bigger.
When students have a pattern of tardiness to school, they are developing a poor work habit that is very difficult to break as they get older. We appreciate your efforts to support your child with building a strong work habit of being punctual to school. Students are developing responsibility and independence with this important hidden rule by arriving to school on time every day.
If you received a note of concern in your child’s report card regarding excessive tardiness, please make every effort to squash this habit. Need some tips on getting out the door on time in the morning? Reach out to Tiffany at the emails above…we can help.
Outdoor Winter Play at Recess
At Coolidge, we are fortunate to have a large outdoor play area. During the snowy months, we permit students who are wearing appropriate winter clothing to continue to use the extensive play space. If you’d like for your child to have the opportunity to play on the entire play space, including the field, please be sure he/she has proper “snow gear” (i.e., snow pants, winter coat, hat, mittens/gloves, boots). Students who do know have appropriate protective gear will be asked to play on the blacktop area only. Please note that we go outside daily in temperatures 20 and above. Please dress your child to match the weather (i.e., hats, scarves, mittens, snow pants, boots). If you have any questions about winter outdoor play, please be in touch with your child’s classroom teacher.