"Home of the Blue Wave" where our school motto is DYB (Do Your Best!)
KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 4 PARENTS
The Parent Assessment Letters (PALs) were mailed home on Friday, October 14th. Please look for yours in the mail. If you do not receive it, please notify your child’s teacher.
Students at I-LES will be dismissed at 12:00 noon on Thursday, Oct. 20th and there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 21st for Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences!
We hope that all parents and students are able to participate in these conferences which involve a review of your child’s work portfolio and the setting of “goals” for the first half of the year. Please contact your child’s teacher for an appointment if you do not yet have one scheduled.
FREE CHILD CARE IS AVAILABLE!
in the Multi-Purpose Room at the following times:
Oct. 20th from 12:30—5:00 p.m.
Oct. 21stfrom 12:30—7:00 p.m.
Overall, food allergies affect nearly 15 million people in the United States. Peanut & tree nut allergies alone affect 3 million Americans, a number that, for unknown reasons, has risen 18% since 1997. Food allergy reactions can affect any of the four following areas of the body:
- Skin: itchy red bumps (hives); eczema; redness & swelling of the face or extremities; itching & swelling of the lips, tongue or mouth.
- Gastrointestinal tract: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
- Respiratory tract: runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath.
- Cardiovascular system: lightheadedness or fainting.
The annual I-LES Halloween Parade will be held on Friday, October 28th, at the high school track. Our ghouls and goblins will begin their spooky walk at 2:20 p.m. Students will head up the sidewalk to the track where they will walk and show off their amazing costumes! Parents are welcome to come!
COSTUMES: Please help us in our efforts to keep themes of violence and/or gore out of our parade! Students’ costumes must not include fake weapons of any kind and should not depict violence, blood or drugs/alcohol. Thank you for helping us keep the tone of our Halloween festivities upbeat, fun and appropriate!
Our school uses “Instant Alert” to send out automated notifications and messages about school cancellations, delays, bus delays and changes, and early closures. Instant Alert can deliver a message to any of your electronic devices (phones, cell phones, computers, etc.) via text message, voice message, and/or email. You can decide which of your devices receives these messages (you can choose one of your devices or more!).
On Thursday, October 13th, members of the Meredith Volunteer Fire Department visited I-LES students in PK-4 to teach them about fire safety. Students got the chance to meet and listen to firefighters who taught them the dangers of fire and ways to keep their homes and themselves safe. Students also were able to check out the fire trucks and learn about the special equipment firefighters use. We appreciate our Fire Department and all they do as local heroes to keep us safe!
We had a great time last week during Fire Prevention Day here at I-LES! We especially thank all of the volunteer firefighters who came in to share their fire safety tips with us.
All classes have been working hard on creating our portfolios for our upcoming conferences. We have spent lots of time writing reflections and thinking about our work as 2nd graders. We look forward to meeting with you and your child this week for your scheduled conferences. During conferences we will also be setting goals, and how your child can work toward these goals this school year.
Third graders had a very special guest teacher last week. Mrs. Himmer, a volunteer teacher for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, spent two afternoons presenting a special program called Habits and Habitats.
During these times, students learned about what animals need to survive and how they have adapted to various habitats. Food, water, shelter and space are needed for any species to survive in their habitat
of wetlands, forests or meadows. Students spent time learning about specific animals and their needs.