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8:05 Arrival Begins; 8:30 Instruction Begins; 2:45 Dismissal Begins

As you know, we have our Trunk or Treat event scheduled for this Friday, October 25.  While the Mayor lifted the restrictions on evening activities that were in place as a result of the EEE threat it is still advised to dress appropriately (long pants and long sleeve shirts) when outdoors.  Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on Friday at 5:30 for the annual Trunk or Treat Event at Tatham! A special thank you to all those willing to open up their TRUNKS on their cars or trucks for trick or treating! 

 The Art Ventures program is going to move forward and run at Tatham.  However, it will be postponed by one week, starting on Tuesday, October 29.  There is still time to sign up and room in the program, if you are interested.  Our Mad Science program is full and will begin week 2 of the program this Wednesday, October 23.   

 I wanted to update you in regards to the modular move, originally scheduled for Monday, October 28.  While the building is coming along, there is work still to be done. As a result, the move into the modular building will be delayed with a target of Friday, November 15.  In the meantime, I have been working with Dan D’Angelo and the Boys and Girls Club to plan an awesome field trip for the Tatham students on move-in day. The purpose of the field trip is to provide an opportunity for our students and staff to engage in fun and meaningful activities while our staff, impacted by the move (both into the modular building and within the existing school), can have time to move into their new space and get organized and ready for students.  In the near future, you should expect to receive a letter outlining what the day at the Boys and Girls Club will look like, along with a permission slip to attend this field trip. Thank you for your patience.  

 Just a reminder that next week there will be two half days (Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1) with students dismissed at 11 AM for the purpose of Parent-Teacher Conferences.   

 Weather Changes

As the seasons change, so does the weather; however, we will continue to go outside whenever possible.  Please make sure your child has a coat for recess. If you need any help outfitting your child with a winter coat, please reach out to our School Adjustment Counselor (doyle@wsps.org) or myself (morneau@wsps.org).  We are happy to help secure a coat for your child.

Volunteers Wanted

Tatham Families: The PTO and I are looking for volunteers.  Please note that we are looking for volunteers of all kinds:  

  • If you are interested in volunteering to help run some of these events, such as Trunk or Treat, Arithme-tricks, the Thanksgiving Luncheon, it would be greatly appreciated.  

  • Further, there are volunteer opportunities within the school as well, including but not limited to in the classroom, at lunch recess and for some of our community outreach events, such as Caroling on the Green and The Giving Tree.  

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above mentioned events, please e-mail me (morneau@wsps.org) indicating your interest and so that I can make sure you are coried through the school.  Your time, energy, and talents are very much appreciated. 

Click Thought Exchange Results to see your feedback on what annual activities and events you value and what other events you would like to see at Tatham. 

Thank you for your particiaption.  

In the SPOTLIGHT this week... 

Tatham School [Twitter: @WSPSTatham]

  • The following students in photo 1 (Austin M., Sophia N., and Hazel M.) in Mrs. Guimond’s class made bird feeders as a part of culminating STEM project.  Mrs. Guimond was so proud of the way the children worked together!     

  • Jacob Wycoff, a First Warning Weather Team Meteorologist at Western Mass News, spent time in Tatham’s Grade 3 classes talking about the weather.  (Photo 2)    

  • Grade 5 Grade classes at Tatham enjoyed their beautiful day at Bear Hole this week.  Thank you to SEEC (Student Environmental Education Classroom) for making this day possible.  Rylan H. enjoyed his time up close and personal with nature! (Photo 3) 

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Tatham students are saving their money!  Westfield Bank comes every Monday to deposit money brought in by students.  See photo below.

Thank you to Coach's Ice Cream for sponsoring our BIRTHDAY BOARD!

EACH TATHAM STUDENT WILL RECIEVE A COUPON FOR A FREE MINI SCOOP OF ICE CREAM ON HIS/HER BIRTHDAY!  WHAT A SUPPORTIVE LOCAL BUSINESS!

Tatham’s school day begins daily at 8:05 AM.  Instruction begins promptly at 8:30 AM. Dismissal begins at 2:45 PM.  Attention to attendance and non-interrupted learning time is pivotal to your child’s success as a responsible learner.  Please make every effort to schedule appointments for your child either on days off from school or after school. Also, please make every effort to schedule vacations on our scheduled school vacation weeks.  You can find this year’s school calendar on the district website, in addition to many other resources.  

 

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