March Message

Dear North Easthope Families:

It is hard to believe that we are into the month of March. This means that we are now looking ahead to more spring-like weather, time off with friends and family for March Break and all of the added excitement of the second half of our school year.

Congratulations to all of our students for the perseverance and responsibility that you demonstrated during the first term of school.

This month we are excited to continue the teams and clubs that began in February. Our Intermediate girls and boys basketball teams continue to practice for the upcoming tournament in March. We would like to thank Coaches Wilkinson and Miller for their work. Our Jr Mixed Team is preparing with Coach Wilkinson and Student Coaches Jackson M and Nolan for their rescheduled March tournament as well. Our Chess Club and Cribbage Club continue to meet weekly with great excitement for the new learning that is happening! Thanks to Ms. Hutchinson and Ms. Smith for leading these clubs. The Uke Group and Drama Club are also honing their skills for future performances. Thanks to Ms. Hinz for leading these clubs. We also wore pink on Feb 27th to take a stand against bullying. Our Healthy Schools Committee, Kindness Krew, Student Council and Sports Council continue to plan school wide events for all students. Thanks to our students leaders and Mlle. Miller, Ms. vanZuillen and Ms. Vallance for leading these groups.

Many excursions and special events are in the planning stages. We will send home information for parents as each date comes closer. Please touch base with your child’s teacher if you have any specific questions. Teachers make direct connection to the curriculum when planning these excursions. All students are encouraged to take part. If you have specific questions please connect with the teacher or myself.

Our Student Council and Kindness Crew organized a fun Spirit Day on February 14 for all students. Donations to the Cassava Seed project were collected. Thanks to everyone for your support of this day. We enjoyed another Fresh Friday lunch this month thanks to the Fresh Friday volunteers who prepared and served this to our students. Thanks to Julie M for taking a lead with this event.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or celebrations, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

Mrs. Knechtel