Rhame Avenue School
At Rhame Avenue, we treat everyone with KINDNESS and RESPECT!
As Thanksgiving approaches, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for being such a dedicated and supportive school community. It is very important for us to remind ourselves and our children of all that we should be thankful for each and every day. October was a busy month at Rhame Avenue and the PTA played an instrumental role in setting up a number of exciting events for our students. I want to thank our PTA Board and volunteers for their continued hard work and efforts. Picture Day went smoothly and I’m sure you’re all looking forward to seeing the results The Halloween Fest, Pumpkin Patch and parade were a big hit too! All of the children looked fabulous in their creative costumes.
Anti-Bullying Month was a huge success! A special thank you to Ms. McCabe (Social Worker), Dr. Nunes (School Psychologist) and Mr. O’Driscoll (Guidance Counselor) who created lessons and events which inspired, educated and encouraged everyone to take an active role in anti-bullying and drug prevention. Red Ribbons were provided to all as we kicked off Red Ribbon Week on Monday; our students all sported cute sunglasses (thank you again PTA) and took the Student Pledge on our Shade out Drugs day; they stood together against bullying on Unity Day by wearing orange; and wrapped up the week with a Pajama Day as they focused on Don’t let Drugs get in the way of your Dreams
Please be reminded that school will be closed for students on Tuesday, November 6th (Election Day). This day will be devoted to professional development for the staff across the district. Days like this enable our teachers to collaborate and bring new, exciting ideas for instruction back into the classroom to enhance the learning experience for our students. School will also be closed on Monday, November 12th in honor of Veterans Day, and November 22nd and 23rd for Thanksgiving Recess.
Parent Teacher Conferences will take place beginning at 6:30 on Thursday, November 1st and also between 3:15 and 6:15 pm on Monday, November 5th. Conferences are a time to speak with your child’s teacher about his/her progress and learn about ways to foster the home-school connection. I encourage parents to ask questions and visit their child’s service providers and/or special area teachers as well. We look forward to a wonderful first round of conferences!
As the cold weather approaches, please make sure that children are dressed appropriately with warm jackets, sweaters, gloves, hats, etc…Dressing in layers can be helpful during the day when classrooms may be warm, but outside activities will continue and that’s when jackets and pants are a must!
On behalf of the entire Rhame Avenue staff, we wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
Erik C. Walter, Principal