Weekly Update – April 3, 2017

CPR/First Aid Class

Strategic Planning Committee

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Information Sessions

Upcoming School Board Meetings

My Learning Plan Training

Nominations for 2017 Ocean Stewardship Award

Safety Educator

Para-educator Professional Development Workshop

I was in a preschool class where the students were working in stations. One group was working with the teacher on numbers.  Another group was identifying the letter “e” on sheet of letters, and a third group was at a station with tactile objects in a play setting.  It was amazing to see that the students were all engaged, calmly working and listening to what they were asked to do.  These students are only 3-4 years old, so it was an impressive class to watch.  One of the students saw me come in  and said “No, it’s not pick-up time yet!”  Clearly they were enjoying learning. – Ellen

LRES PTO Father Daughter Dance

CPR/First Aid Class

The District is offering an Infant/Child/Adult CPR & First Aid class for our employees on Wednesday, April 12th at 3:15 PM at IHGMS.  This class is for a two-year certification, and covers new certifications as well as renewals.  Registration is required – please register through My Learning Plan.  The class is listed in the District Catalog.  If you need any assistance with My Learning Plan, contact Jennifer at j.heywood@sau33.com or 895-4299 x1103.

Strategic Planning Committee

Are you interested in helping to plan for the future of Raymond School District?  We are accepting letters of interest from employees, parents, and community members to join the Raymond School District Strategic Planning Committee for their annual review of the plan.  This annual review is scheduled for the full day on Thursday, May 18th, beginning at 8:00 AM.  Please submit a letter of interest by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2nd to Jennifer Heywood at the SAU Office.  

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Information Sessions

SchoolCare is hosting several information sessions as we head into the open enrollment season.  No pre-registration is necessary.

RESS:

Monday, April 10, LRES Media Center, 3:30 – 5:00

Tuesday, April 11, IHGMS Media Center, 3:00 – 4:30

Wednesday, April 12, RHS Media Center, 2:45 – 4:15

REA:

Tuesday, April 18, LRES Media Center, 3:30 – 5:00

Thursday, April 20, IHGMS Media Center, 3:00 – 4:30

Wagepool:

HealthTrust has also scheduled an information session for our non-union, wagepool employees on Monday, May 22 at 3:45 PM, location TBD.

Upcoming School Board Meetings

The School Board is holding two meetings this week.   On Monday evening, they’re meeting with the Board of Selectmen to discuss Town and School priorities together.  Then they’re holding their regular meeting on Wednesday evening.  At that meeting, students and staff representing the music program at each of our schools will be there to share with the School Board.  Following that, the Board will be reviewing and taking action on our revised Professional Development Master Plan to be submitted to the State.  The Board will then be taking up the subject of food service outsourcing, followed by a discussion about School Board members and possible conflicts of interest.  They’ll discuss a date to meet with the incoming Superintendent, and what topics should be covered at that meeting.   The Board will also be reviewing two proposed revised policies:  A revision to EEA Student Transportation Services updates our policy to adhere to new law specifying the right of charter school students to in-district transportation.  Revised policy EEAA Video and Audio Surveillance on School Property makes some clarifications about the use of videos at school events, in light of the law passed awhile back which restricted videotaping in classrooms.

You can see both agendas, as well as all School Board public backup information for these meetings, at http://www.sau33.com/agenda.

My Learning Plan Training

A short refresher class for those who would like to attend on how to use My Learning Plan.  No need to pre-register.

Thursday, April 6, 2:30 PM, RHS Media Center

Monday, April 17, 3:30 PM, LRES Computer Room

Tuesday, May 2, 3:00 PM, IHGMS (Location TBD)

Nominations for 2017 Ocean Stewardship Award

From New England Aquarium:  Are you a teacher or school group, or know of one, who aspires to liveblue – taking an active role in protecting our world’s ocean and environment? If so, please nominate yourself, your students, or another teacher for a New England Aquarium Ocean Stewardship Award!

Prize: Winners for each category will receive a free Aquarium program at their school in fall 2017.
Eligibility: The school group category is open to all K-12 school groups in New England. A school group must be affiliated with a school and include a faculty adviser. The teacher category is open to all K-12 classroom teachers in New England. Self nominations are welcome.
Nomination Deadline: NEW DATE–April 26, 2017

Safety Educator

See the March/April Safety Educator from the NH Fire Marshal’s Office here.

Para-educator Professional Development Workshop

Granite State College is offering a para-educator workshop on Saturday, April 29th.  “Many resources are available for working with and supporting the children who thrive within the traditional system and follow the expected developmental milestones. But what about those children who do not? This workshop examines a comprehensive survey of common diagnoses and provides comprehensive approaches that offer hope to those who appear to be unreachable. The information is delivered in plain language so you can lead your most frustrated and misunderstood children toward significance and success.”  Fee: $15.  3 CEU’s.  Visit https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=23934

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