Our sincere thanks to the many families who shared delicious lunch items for this week's
Professional Development Day
Our minds were well nourished as we worked together first in a staff meeting which included discussions related to our ongoing strategic planning, and then we staff separated into program levels for important collaborative time. Your kindness is so appreciated and deeply felt!
Amidst the work underway this week, we have also been managing the transition here at 100 William Loeb Drive. We learned late last week that,
Making Connections Charter School
- MC2 - would open their doors to students
this week. That did not provide much time for us to organize
. We quickly reached out to you explaining the new drop off and pickup plan and have had staff out daily to help guide everything through the process.
Additionally, we have worked
very closely every day with the MC2 leadership and staff to discuss how things are going, suggest possible improvements and we have found them to be very willing partners.
As you have mostly likely heard, the District of Manchester has changed our busing arrangement to include MC2 students. We have been in contact with the District in response to their new plan. Please keep in mind that neither we, nor the Manchester Transit Authority, were involved in this decision, but we are working together with all parties to address this change.
As always, we approach all such challenges with safety as our foremost concern. We recognize that the change has been felt by many of you as well as by those of us here at school, and we appreciate your support as we continue to move carefully through this transition. Please keep in mind that communication is key to this process running as smoothly as possible. So please be in touch with us here at the school directly if you have any questions or related concerns.
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A few friendly reminders about
the new traffic pattern...
Please be sure to be
EXTRA careful as you approach the entry to campus and as you travel through the
DO NOT to use the Union Leader circular parking lot when dropping off or picking. They did report their frustration with cars driving through their lot during drop off and pick up time.
Please be sure your
children exit your cars on the DRIVERS SIDE ONLY for their safety.
Thank you for
waiting to leave the circle until the car in front of you has exited.
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Let us leave the life
to develop within the limits of the good, and let us observe this inner life developing.
This is the whole of our mission.
- Dr. Maria Montessori
As part of the
6th year students' Service Learning Curriculum, they have organized the 2018 Kindness Week. The aim is to make sure everyone in our MFCS Community is as kind, inclusive and graceful as they can be.
Plans include activities like providing materials for students to create peace mandalas and write notes of kindness to be placed in books students
are reading. Additionally, each classroom will be provided with bag of kindness quotes and acts. Students will be encouraged to engage a student they don't know well in an act of kindness. Stay tuned for more details as the week unfolds!