Welcome to Dr. Magnuson's Newsletter,
Quarter 2 has come to an end today, January 20. Report cards will hit the parent portal by January 30. Our students are working hard to complete their NWEA Measure of Academic Progress testing to see how much growth they've had so far. Students in Lake Huron have started their DARE Program, and are working to earn an extra day with the dogs. Our authorizer, Ferris State University, has gifted each of our Kinder through 4th grade students a book, along with a stuffed animal to read it with and to. Those will be handed out next week.
LATCHKEY has started again! Mrs. Sehr runs a latchkey session each morning from 6:00am-7:30am, and each afternoon from 3:10pm-6:00pm. Call the office if you need an application or have any questions.
We LOVE our family volunteers. If you'd like to come into your student's room to read with kids, help with lunch, or be an extra set of eyes and hands at recess, gym, art, or other subject, let us know. The kids love to see you here and the teachers all appreciate a bit of extra help.
After-school sports or club volunteers are always needed. Contact the office if you can help with that.
Remember to watch for New Bedford Academy's name as you're watching for school closings due to weather. We post independently from other local districts, so watch for our name and a Messenger alert.
Have fun and stay warm out there!
It's already October, and I'm remembering how fast the school years race by! We've had some amazing events already, and October is packed with exciting times scheduled. Picture Day is on Wednesday, October 4th - Dress Code or Better. Bring out your ties, fancy dresses, suits, blazers, hats, and scarves. It's a fun day to help document the year.
Our Robotics Club has going great and the kids (and staff!!) are having an amazing time. We're working to get some pictures up on the website, so stay tuned for that!
Since November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I'll be working with the older students to write a novel. We do our planning in October so they can just write for the whole month of November.
Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15. It's a great way to develop a Fire Emergency Plan for your family at home.
Hearing and Vision screenings is taking place on Monday, October 10th, there's a Jeans Spirit Day on Wednesday, October 12th, a Fall Electronics Recycling Drive on Friday, October 14th, and the Student Council forms are due then, too!
Be sure to check out the school calendar that Ms. Young works so hard to make each month for a quick reference to all the events planned in the second half of October. Please especially note that WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19th FROM 6:00-7:00 pm is the OCTOBER PARENT-TEACHER TEAM MEETING in the gym. Every parent is automatically a voting member of the PTT, so come on down, meet new people, and share your ideas and some of your time. The PTT has some AMAZING activities planned for the year and the more people to help, the better the events are. We absolutely love our parents, and encourage you to come spend some time volunteering for the best scholars and staff in the state!
Enjoy crunching those leaves and warming up with apple cider!
What a great start it's been to the 2022-2023 school year!
Everyone had a great time at the bonfire last week, and we sold so many Scholastic books at the Book Fair. We have the Little Caesars fundraiser starting soon, Johnny Appleseed's birthday is on Monday, September 26th, and Picture Day is coming up on Wednesday October 5th. I can't wait to see all those big smiles!
Students have just about finished their NWEA MAP testing, and intense learning is fully in swing. Students do a lot of cooperative learning, so they can be exposed to new ways of viewing both problems and solutions.
The Parent Teacher Team (PTT) meeting is happening on Wednesday, September 21 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Come on up to the school to be a part of the decision-making going on at the school. We can always use more volunteers, and families are especially welcome.
If you'd like to come read to a class, give us a call at the office and we'll schedule something right away. If you'd like to volunteer to coach a sport or head up a club, we'd love to have you join us. Call the office at (734) 854-5437.
School's out for summer!
Don't worry, though, the office staff (and I) will be here daily from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., except for the week of July 4th. Stop on by or give us a call if need anything.
Be a part of the decision-making that happens at your school and consider running for a PTT Board Officer or Trustee position! Give us a call for more information.
If you haven't re-enrolled your students yet, there's still time to save their seat before the new year starts. Call the office today and we'll help you get that done!
Current parents, share your positive experiences at NBA with your friends and neighbors who might be looking for a different option in educating their children, and earn free school supplies for your kids when they register! More details will be posted and sent home soon. Invite families you meet who are considering a change in their child's education to come in for a tour, or to visit our website NewBedfordAcademy.com to see a Virtual Tour. They can also call us at (734) 854-5437 for more information, or email us at Info@NewBedfordAcademy.com . We look forward to meeting new people and showing off our amazing school!
Everyone be safe out there and don't forget to visit the library to keep your children supplied with amazing stories over the summer!