Friday, December 23, 2011

Principals January Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is very difficult to believe that we are at the end of 2011. The years seem to fly by ever more quickly now. This year has been a wonderful time for hard work and great learning.

This month our second graders, thanks to the PTO, enjoyed a visit to Jenkinson Aquarium. On January 12th, the grade level will be hosting a Penguin Pandemonium.

Our fifth grade spent some quality time with their friends and nature. Camp Bernie was a huge success! Thanks to the budget passing, the fifth grade was once again able to experience this amazing adventure.

So many wonderful events took place thanks to the PTO. Mrs. Kentos and a host of elves entertained a 100 plus person breakfast which highlighted the jolly man himself, Santa. Thank you to all who volunteered their time to help with this quality family event. The Holiday Fair also brought the season of gift giving to Lindeneau School. Thanks to Mrs. Yabra and the many parent helpers, many students left satisfied with their purchases.

Our upper grade students learned about the 3 R’s of waste management with an entertaining way to reduce, recycle and reuse. The kindergarten through second grade learned how to work with each other in a more peaceful way with the George Street Playhouse performance entitled, Peacemakers.

The Responsible students who were awarded for their ongoing appropriate behavior were recognized at our Character Counts assembly. The winners were:

Tufte AM: Stephen Mittleman, Shane Siminoff
Tufte PM: Danaya Jackson, Aidan Woomer

Boland/Desantis AM: Jack MacMahon, Samantha Williams
Boland/Desantis PM: Christian Amann, Isabella McCracken

Dunham: John Oranchak, Alison Doan

Gillis: Guadalupe Vasquez, Karola Zimon

Pecce/Ash: Mackenzie Caffery, Sophie Hardy

Happel: Mathew Yascko, Alyssa Celik

Latham/MacIntyre: Daisy Mendez, Christian Cregg

Sanchez: Raul Zuniga, Nicholas Valor

Concodora: Alyson Zhang, Nimisha Kumar

Ohlson: Anisa Kiedwara, Shane Stryker

Brotspies/ Zalinsky: Eden Sellers, Zane Donoghue

Drude: Rachel DeFuria, Richard Huang

Costello/Kraemer: Erin Go, An Nguyen

Mitchell/Moran: Tony Liao, Angelina Roberts

Rivenburg: Wenhao Huang, Tien Pham

Collins: Cynthia Boryeskne, Guadalupe Herrera

Galligan/Kitchell: Husham Ahmad, Janie Tsai

Konar/Tsirikos: Kacy Colleto, Anthony Yunker

Tanzi/Hart: James O’Neill, Johanne Vidola

Bonner: Jair Pelaez Rodriguez, Samantha Hansen

January will kick off our annual Reading Challenge. I’m hoping that some of the unwrapped packages have books to begin the race to Great Adventure and the Movie/Pajama day. Details will be coming home on January 2.

Here’s wishing everyone a very a happy holiday season. May your new year bring you peace, health and much happiness. I truly appreciate all your good wishes and support and I will miss my “kids” over the break.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and Happy New Year to all.

All the best,

Rosemary Schutz