Helen Thompson School


Welcome!

Principal: Kady Gould

Pre-K to Grade 5 Elementary School Hours
Grades K-5: 8:10 - 3:00
AM Pre-K: 8:10 - 11:10
PM Pre-K: 12:10 - 3:00

For safety reasons, please do not drop your child off before 8:10. There is no supervision inside or on the playground until that time.


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HTS Newsletter of April 7, 2017

Notes from the Principal
Dear Families,

Congratulations go out to all of our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders for completing their MEA eMPower testing sessions.  We started each week with a pep rally for our test takers to encourage them all to do their best!  Thank you to our Gr. 3-5 families for your support and contributions.  The students had plenty of healthy snacks and letters of encouragement to open on the first morning of testing.  

With second trimester conferences completed, we are quickly moving into the third and final trimester of the year.  Wow!  While we will not have another round of conferences this spring, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher with any questions or concerns that you have.  Teachers will begin the class placement process in the coming weeks.  If you have special considerations for your child's placement, please put them in writing and submit them to me as soon as possible.  (See guidelines below.)
Here's to a healthy spring,
Kady Gould

Dates to Remember
April
10th: Bikes for Books begins, 2nd - 5th grades
(Please note the new date and grade levels)
12th: Chorus students to HS for rehearsal, AM
12th: District Chorus Concert, GAHS gym, 6:30
13th: PTA meeting, 6:30 in library
14th: Workshop day, no school
17th - 21st: Spring break - no school

May
2nd: Screening for incoming K students - no school for kindergarten!
10th Early Release Day, elementary students dismissed at 12:30
11th: HTS K- 2 Spring Concert in gym, 2:00
11th: PTA meeting, 6:30 in library
17th: Grade 5 band to HS for rehearsal, AM
19th: Kindergarten to Northeast Livestock Expo
24th: Grade 5 band to HS for rehearsal, AM
24th: All Bands Concert, GAHS gym, 7:00
29th: Memorial Day, no school
31st: Grade 4 to Fort Western
31st: REACH Showcase, 6:00-8:00, GRMS

June
3rd: Peter Pan Fair
8th: Grade 5 to Portland Sea Dogs game
8th: PTA meeting, 6:30 in library
10th: GAHS Graduation
13th: Grade 5 to Boston Museum of Science
16th: Last day of school, elementary students dismissed at 12:30

HTS Newsletter of March 24, 2017

Notes from the Principal

Dear Families,

This week our entire school community launched the start of eMPower testing week with an energetic pep rally to support our fourth grade students!  It was an exciting show of support and encouragement!  We are proud of our fourth graders for  completing eMPower testing this week in the areas of reading, math and writing & language.  Next week we will show our HT spirit and support for our third graders who will begin testing on Monday, March 27th.  

Thank you for your support at home.  Our students have enjoyed the healthy snacks and letters of encouragement that many of you have sent in.  Additionally, our attendance has been strong which impacts our important student participation.  Continued rest and healthy choices at home will help our third graders and fifth graders prepare for their testing weeks.  Of course, these are healthy practices for all of our HT students.  If you have any questions about testing, please contact me any time.

Looking forward to seeing you all for conferences,
Kady Gould

Dates to Remember
March
27th: Grade 3 testing this week
29th: Parent-Teacher Conferences & PTA Bookfair, 3:30 - 6:00
31st: PTA Desserts and Displays, 5:00 - 6:30
Family Literacy Night, 6:00 - 7:30

April
3rd: Grade 5 testing this week
3rd: Bikes for Books begins (1st - 4th grades)
12th: Chorus students to HS for rehearsal, AM
12th: District Chorus Concert, GAHS gym, 6:30
13th: PTA meeting, 6:30 in library
14th: Workshop day, no school
17th - 21st: Spring break - no school
28th: Bikes for Books ends

May
2nd: Screening for incoming K students - no school for kindergarten!
10th Early Release Day
11th: HTS K- 2 Spring Concert in gym, 2:00
11th: PTA meeting, 6:30 in library
12th: Bikes for Books Assembly
17th: Grade 5 band to HS for rehearsal, AM
19th: Kindergarten to Northeast Livestock Expo
24th: Grade 5 band to HS for rehearsal, AM

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