Friday, June 20, 2014

Dear Nate Perry Families,

As the school year comes to a close, our minds and hearts are filled to the brim. It’s been a great year! What a school! Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The strength of our community and wholehearted passion to make our school a wonderful place of learning for our children primarily, but for all of us, makes Nate Perry a truly a special place.

I want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful PTO for all the time and attention they give to our children. We have many families who give of their time to our classrooms and our school in so many different ways. Even the smallest donation, and support goes a long way for our kids. I look forward, and thank our newest officers for volunteering their time for the 2014-2015 school year. At NPE, we strive to have our families connected and a part of our school, and next year we will continue to work towards this goal.

Please remember summer time is a time for children to learn, grow and play outdoors with less structure. Reading and maintaining fact fluency are easy ways to keep our brains connected to our learning. The summer months at NPE are quieter, but very busy with the exciting plans for the year ahead. I always welcome feedback.

If you are looking for a good summer read, The Mindful Child, by Susan Greenland is a book many of the staff will be reading to gear up our teaching of the whole child and Mindfulness next school year. I wish everyone a joy filled summer, and hope our 6th graders leave Nate Perry with pride for the accomplishments and a taste for the opportunities and learnings ahead.