Sandwich Central School
As I write this, I am enjoying a s’more a’ la Mr. Read and Mrs. Booty, while reflecting on the amazing performance that we witnessed this morning at SCS. Students in grades kindergarten through six, as well as a variety of community members, were treated to a wonderful representation of West African drumming and dancing. The West African Dance Troupe from Senegal, Africa used music, dance and humor to educate and entertain our school community for almost an hour. It was a great way to start a day and end a week!
If you have not had a chance to see our new ski rack, you should take a quick walk down the playground hallway. This amazing piece of functional furniture was collaborative effort between ASC, the Patridge Family and the Davis Family. Much of the material was donated by local sawyer Whit Patridge, and the construction was completed by local builder Ernie Davis. Having this type of quality work in our hallway makes me proud, and I am even more thankful that we could keep it all local.
I would also like to personally thank all of the parents and children who came out for last night’s Evening with the Principal: Parent Forum. I appreciate your willingness to listen and share your thoughts about Sandwich Central School and the Inter-Lakes School District. Last night, our superintendent, Mary Moriarty, presented some initial thoughts regarding a universal start time at the Inter-Lakes Schools in Meredith. This could result in small changes to the Sandwich Central School schedule and our bus routes. At last night’s meeting the support for pursuing this idea was positive, and Mrs. Moriarty announced that there would be follow up forums in March.
As we move into March, we can look forward to continued learning and growth. Our Sixth Graders will be off to Washington, D.C., our Upper Multiage will be making a documentary with our new co-curricular drama coach, Emma Dassori, and our Middle Multiage and Primary aged students will welcome Courtney Busnach as Mrs. Day’s long term substitute. Time is flying by and Spring is always busy here at school. As always, don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, comments or concerns. I sincerely hope that you all have a great winter break, get some rest, and enjoy some outdoor recreation.