North Branch News May 25, 2018
School will be CLOSED on Monday, May 28!!!!!
Graduation & End of Year Program Friday, June 1st 6:00 PM
Upcoming School Events:
Monday, May 28th– School Closed
Friday, June 1st – Last Day of School & GRADUATION
Saturday, June 28th – Parent Work Day
We hope to see all of you Friday, June 1st at school for our End-of-year program and graduation. The program begins at 6:00 PM and will be held, weather permitting, at North Branch School. If it rains, we will have graduation at Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
We have many thank you and goodbyes to say. Fifteen of our Middle School students will be graduating this year. Children in all Primaries, Juniors, Seniors, and Middle School will have a part in the program. As we are trying to be more environmentally responsible by eliminating the need for plates, utensils, and napkins, a cookie table will follow the ceremonies. Please bring a finger food to share (veggies, fruit, cookies.)
We hope to have EVERY FAMILY of school age children (Pri – MS) attend. Preschool families are welcome if you wish, but are not expected to attend. School-age children will be seated with their group and are expected to be a polite and attentive audience throughout the program.
PLAYGROUND PLANS IN BIG ROOM. Please come see the new plans and be ready to help over the summer!!!
ANNUAL FUND participation: 90%! Please thank your child(ren)’s teachers by helping their class reach 100%. Once the entire school reaches 100%, North Branch receives $2,750 in challenge donations. That will pay one monthly bill for a year!! Please check in with Bonnie if you have any questions.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who helped with BandFair XVI including musicians, lip sync performers, our fabulous emcee & sound techs, silent auction committee, donors & bidders; cake walk organizers, walkers & bakers; food preparers and sellers, Mike Lund for sandwiches by LUNdCH, children’s area by Little Planets, face painters, the set-up & clean-up crew, parking crew, special sales; all of our sponsors & our wonderful hosts at Cardinal Point Winery. It was a great day AND you raised over $7,000 for the playground upgrade and needs based-assistance!
News flash – Cork Raffle makes $6,168 for teacher/staff bonuses, thanks to all of your efforts and a generous match of $3,000! Congratulations to Amy Moore and Genevieve Dennis who sold the most tickets before BandFair and to our winners: 3rd prize – Mary Miller (ticket sold by Jennifer Miller), 2nd prize – Katrien Vance, and 1st prize – Matt Bukowski!!
Please check out:
Art Camp (for ages 5-12, 5 sessions June & July), contact Michael Donegan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ancient Wisdom Camps at NBS (for ages 4-13, 5 sessions June-August), contact Jeanine or Phoebe Haupt (ancientwisdomcamp.org)
This is the LAST Newsletter of the year. Have a GREAT & SAFE Summer!!!
North Branch School 2018-2019 Calendar*
SUMMER WORK DAYS: June 23rd & August 18th
Aug. 30 (Thurs) 1st day of school – ALL students – Preschool-MS
Aug. 31 (Fri) full schedule for all
Sept. 3 (Mon) Closed-Labor Day
Oct. 8 Staff Work Day—no students
Oct. 19 Grandparents Day—special assembly
Nov. 3 Dragon Dash 5K & Fun Run
Nov. 6 Parent-Teacher conferences—no school for students
Nov. 20 Thanksgiving Supper celebration, 5:30 pm
Nov. 21- Nov. 25 Fall Break
Dec. 21 (Fri.) St. George and the Dragon performance 1:30 & 7(all school age students are expected to attend)
Dec. 21 (Fri.) Winter Break begins following 7 pm St. George
Jan. 3 (Thurs.) School opens 8:30 am
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Day (school in session)
Feb. TBD Bill Staines Concert at NBS
Feb. 18 President’s Day/Staff Work Day (school closed)
Feb. 19 School Closed (possible snow make-up day)
Feb. 20 School Closed (possible snow make-up day)
April 1-5 Spring Break
April TBD NBS Golf Classic
May TBD Bandfair XVI
May 27 Closed – Memorial Day
May 31 Last day of school/graduation (unless extra snow days needed)
* A more complete calendar will come during the first month of school.