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Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018


 SCS Family Night Dance Party Happening on Friday February 2nd from 5-7pm!  Join us for a super-cool Dance Party at Community Campus.  Mark your calendars for food, fun, and funky dancing.  Also, we are looking for a parent volunteer DJ so if you are interested please come forward!  Please contact Michelle Wheeler for more details at mkwheeler@sau17.net.

  SchoolCareWorks System launching now! If you are seeing teachers with lots of new iPads at SCS recently it's because we have launched our new administrative software system SchoolCareWorks!  Thanks to everyone who has helped with signing kids in and out so far.  With the basic elements of the system running smoothly, we will be adding exciting new features over the next few months, so be on the look out for important emails.  PEAK classes will be rolling out soon as well!

  Kindergarten Information Night - February 8th - Save the Date!  Ready or not it's time for some parents to start thinking about your child's transition to Kindergarten.  Whether your preschooler will be entering Kindergarten this fall or next, now is the time to learn about this important transition.  Our agenda includes a presentation on what we do at SCS to ready children, a parent panel of those who have made the move before, and an open time for learning about public and independent school options.  More information will be on the way.

Sunset Over Portsmouth 2018 is Happening April 14th!  Mark your calendars now for the social event of the year at SCS.  Last year we had a raucous evening with parents wining, dining, and enjoying a great night out all for a great cause: SCS Programs such as scholarships, professional development, and enrichment.  And yes, we will be returning with the Amazing Pyramids of Giving that we enjoyed last year!


  Early Childhood Lecture at Portsmouth Public Library: The key to high-quality early childhood education that facilitates learning and development depends on what happens inside a classroom, namely the interactions between the teacher and child. Yet, as families, we often find it difficult to know if our children are engaging in enriching and age-appropriate experiences. To help families be more informed advocates for their children’s learning, Dr. Kimberly Nesbitt will discuss best practices in early childhood education that are verified by evidence to support children’s academic, physical, and social-emotional development. The event is happening on January 16th at 6:30pm.  It is free and open to the public with walk-ins welcome.  This event is sponsored by Berwick Academy and the University of New Hampshire.

 Join the SCS Parent Committee! Are you looking to volunteer in a targeted and limited way but have some real influence at SCS?  The Parent Committee would love to have you!  Build Community, voice your ideas, make a difference!  Please contact Michelle Wheeler for more details at mkwheeler@sau17.net!