NHS members giving induction speeches - Please give Mrs. Kyrka your speeches ASAP.
NHS members - Please check signup sheets in room 217 - we still need help!
Applications for the World Challenge trip to Belize are due to Miss Leja by Friday, February 13th. Please drop your application and payment off to her in room 310. Anyone who needs an application can also stop by her room to pick one up.
Attention Ski Club members! There will be a Sunday ski trip to Killington on March 8th. There is only one bus, so signups are first come/first served. The bus will depart Nipmuc at 6 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. Checks and permission slips are due to Ms. Brazil in room 139 or Ms. Leja in room 310 by Friday, February 13th.
Anyone interested in a Mr. Nipmuc DVD can stop by Mrs. Soto's room 313 and order one. They are $10.
Attention Seniors! The first payment for senior trip is due ASAP. We need your t-shirt size, down payment and decision of Codzilla boats before the second deadline of February 27th.
Driver Education Classes for March - Applications are available in the main office and on the school website. Afternoon classes will start March 2nd, every day after school 2:1`5 - 5:00. Return your completed application and check made out to NRHS to the office by February 27th.
Yearbook pictures for winter athletes (including swimming and ice hockey) will take place on Tuesday, February 10th at 1:20 in the gymnasium.
School Counseling Center Announcements
A reminder to Seniors: Please bring your decision letters to the School Counseling Center. Also, remember to check Naviance regularly for scholarship information and see Mrs. Hefez if you have any questions. Lots of great opportunities!
For students who will be taking the SAT on March 14th or 15th, the deadline for registration is February 13th. Please visit www.collegeboard.org to register.
Patriot Ambulance is offering an EMT Basic Course in Marlborough beginning April 7th. Those interested must be 18 years old. Please stop by the counseling center for more information.
A representative from Daniel Webster College will be at Nipmuc on Thursday, February 24th at 11:00. Please stop by and sign up to attend if you are interested. This is a great time for juniors to begin exploring college options!
A representative from New York Film Academy will be visiting Nipmuc on February 24th at 12:30. Please sign up in the School Counseling Center if you are interested in attending this information session.
The YMCA in Frankin is offering job opportunities to graduating students for Lifeguard/Swim Instructor positions. There are also classes available for Lifeguard training as well as summer position openings. Details available in the counseling center.
Many colleges are offering summer courses! If this is something you may be interested in, there are several brochures for you to read in the counseling center. Please stop by to see what’s available.
All students are reminded to check out the school counseling blog and the School Counseling Center bulletin board for information on college open houses, SAT/ACT information and general SCC announcements.
Another successful school year is coming to an end! Reflecting on the past school year makes us realize how fortunate we are at P.S. 131. Our school has been successful due to the wonderful collaborative partnership between students, staff members, and parents. We must recognize our students for their perseverance, hard work, and effort displayed throughout the school year.
On May 17th, P.S.131 will hold the last Parent Teacher Conference of the year. These conferences will take place from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Staff members from each grade and content area will provide three different information sessions. The different sessions will allow you to attend presentations for different grades. During these conferences teachers of your child’s next grade level will present expectations for the 2017-2018 school year. These meetings will provide you with information about different routines, procedures, and curriculums for the upcoming school year. The presentations will also include helpful tips and suggestions for summer activities that will promote student learning.
During the next two months, staff and students are busy with teaching and learning, assessments, and exciting events. Please see the calendar of events in this newsletter for specific times and dates that pertain to your child’s grade level. Students in grades 3-5 will take the NYS Common Core Mathematics Exam May 2nd – May 4th. Students in grade 4 will take the NYS Science Performance Test between May 24th and June 2nd. The grade 4 NYS Science Written Test will be Monday, June 5th. The Dance Festival will be held on June 9, 2017. The 5th grade Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 23rd at Jamaica High School. Wednesday, June 28th is the last day of school for students, which is an early dismissal day. Dismissal is at 11:20 a.m.
Please enjoy the change of pace that the summer brings. Have a happy, relaxing, and safe summer with your children. We look forward to seeing everyone upon our return for the 2017-2018 school year. Have a wonderful and relaxing summer and we will see you again on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
Lastly, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the principal of the Abigail Adams School for the second year now. If my staff or I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you and your child.
Mrs. Veronica DePaolo
Important Dates to Remember!
May 2, 3, 4 – NYS Mathematics Exam for grades 3, 4, 5
May 8, 9, 10, 12 – Smile NY (Dentist Visit)
May 12 – PTA Mother’s Day Sale
May 15 – PTA Meeting 5:30pm/Student of the Month at 6:00pm
May 17 – Parent/Teacher Conference* (Evening)
*Expectations for your child next year
May 17 – Science Fair for grades 3, 4 and 5
May 23 – Spring Concert (4th and 5th Grade Chorus)
May 24-June 2 – Grade 4 State Science Performance Test
May 24 – Grade 5 Senior Trip
May 29 – No School – Memorial Day
June 5 – Grade 4 State Science Exam – Written
June 8 – No School – Anniversary Day (Chancellor’s Staff Development Day for Teachers)
June 9 – Dance Festival – All Grades – Rain date- June 19
June 12 – No School for Students (Chancellor’s Clerical Day)
June 19 – PTA Meeting 5:30 pm/Student of the Month at 6:00pm
June 20 – Grade 5 Awards Night at P.S. 131 at 5:00pm
June 23 – Grade 5 Graduation at Jamaica High School
June 26 – No School – Eid al-Fitr
June 28 – Last Day of School – Dismissal 11:20am – Report Cards Distributed
Sept 7 – First Day of School!