NAEYC Accreditation Visit Behind Us: Every 5 years our school undergoes a year-long self-study and preparation that culminates in a visit by members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Well, they surprised us in choosing two days this week, and although it was a bit stressful to be observed, rated, poked, and prodded, all went smoothly. Previous re-accreditations have resulted in SCS being rated "Excellent" and this time should be no different. High standards, excellent teachers, a great facility, and our dedication to every child is what truly sets our school apart. Only 8% of childcare centers in the US are accredited by NAEYC - that's 92% who are not!
Teachers Appreciated During the Week: Clearly our ECE and PEAK teachers deserve every accolade they earn but wow, they were certainly shown the love this week during Teacher Appreciation Week! Our Parents Committee provided wonderful gifts each day in the forms of lunches, breakfasts, and classroom supplies, and our administrators washed teacher's cars on Tuesday. But the most amazing gift of all was the announcement of a "Spring Bonus" for the entire faculty from the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting Thursday night! The teachers were incredibly thankful. Thanks to EVERYONE who made this such a super week to show appreciation for all of those who dedicate their careers to helping children!
Give With Liberty: Each year a crew from Liberty
Mutual Insurance arrives at the campus and puts in a hard day of
dedicated work for our school, and they showed up this Friday along with
the great weather. The Give With Liberty program allows organizations
such as ours to benefit from the efforts of employees who want to give
back to their local communities. This year spreading over 25 sq yds of
wood chips on the back playground provided the crew of workers a full
morning of giving! Thanks to everyone who helped us out today!
Magnet Promotion Winner!: Help them find us! If you know the winner can you please direct them to us? Don't worry it's cricket! Here is this week's winner: Plate NH 413-4073 Contact us at
LAST WEEK"S WINNER: Last week's prize has yet to be claimed so please help us find them! If you are the owner of this
Subaru with the plate NH 4233127 then please contact us at
603-422-8223 and claim your prize! (PS This picture was taken at Dondero School.)
Friday, May 4, 2018
SCS Spring Art Show "Imagine Nation" a Super Success!: Each year the Art Show at SCS Community Campus is an opportunity for all our kids to show off their budding abilities, and for teachers to offer up masterpieces of artwork for acquisition by private collectors (i.e. you folks). Well this year's "Imagine Nation" themed event was very well attended and a great opportunity for parents, kids, and family members to enjoy the displays and classrooms. The galleries in the Main Meeting Room showcased works from every PEAK child, and the individual classrooms reflected works by ECE kids (even by infants!) There are still silent auction items available so drop on by and buy!
Summer PEAK Registration and Enrollment: Just a reminder that Summer PEAK Registration and Enrollment in our Kindergarten PEAK and Grades 1-5 PEAK is now open for all families (including your non-SCS friends). So, look for the instructional email and claim your PEAK days NOW. The new online system allows you to choose whatever days you want (as long as they are not already filled). Remember, this year add/drop ends on May 15th and you will be billed for all chosen days on May 16th. After that date, open days will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Jess Couture at 603-422-8223 for more information.
Magnet Promotion Winner!: Yes, our amazing spotters once again discovered a car with the SCS Magnet on it (this time in the parking lot of an unnamed Portsmouth elementary school!) and presto! A winner! Are you the owner of this Subaru with the plate NH 4233127? Then please contact us at 603-422-8223 and claim your prize! So far we have given out four weeks of free child care and the winners have been ecstatic!
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