Weekly Newsletter 09/02/2022
"Community is the foundation of success." - Kristen Jones
Futures Committee Purpose
Support programs that prepare students for the future through understanding the current educational and workforce needs.
Embrace teaching and learning in the 21st century.
Look beyond the immediate future of the school and anticipate the education climate for the next 5-10 years.
Serve as a “sounding board” as new initiatives are proposed.
Invitations Coffee with Mindy During the last week of each month, our Head of School will reserve a morning to spend with parents over coffee or tea. On Friday, September 30th at 9:00am parents are welcome to come on in and chat about how things are going, and share/discuss some fun ideas for future events and activities. Community Connection Committee If you are interested in joining the Community Connection Committee, we will meet once a month on the first Tuesday of each Month at 4PM. Your children are invited to play for an hour with the Extended Day group while we meet to plan community events. Our first Meeting will be held on October 4th at 4PM in the Teacher’s Lounge. Casual For A Cause $2 Dress down Fridays in September: Proceeds will go to the Salem Animal Rescue League
Meet Marianne Micciche, Physical Education Teacher
We are so fortunate to have Marianne Micciche as our Physical Education Teacher. Marianne comes with over 20 years experience in education. Marianne holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Fitchburg State College and is certified in Special Education PreK- Grade 9 and Elementary Education Grades 1 - 6. Welcome Marianne to our Community!
Highlights of Week
Stay updated on what’s happening in your Class DoJo and follow Hampstead Academy Events & News Hello HA Families, I must begin with a huge THANK YOU! Observing and working with your children has been a joy this week! Here's what I have noticed so far:
Patience and Flexibility
True Excitement to be back here
This week I've been getting to know your children in STEM class, but also in their Homeroom classes. It's a wonderful collaborative effort with all the teachers and great leadership that allows us to CONNECT. We are connecting through our handprint project and life sized self portraits. Grades 1-5 were exploring the best ways to measure distance. Our Pre-K STEAMers are learning about primary colors and directions with the Bee Bots. I hope you all have a restful and fun holiday weekend! Mrs. Cummings, Lead STEAM/PBL Teacher
Our PreK friends explored more in the new outdoor space!
Our first Assembly as Hampstead Academy STEAMERS. “This is our school family." Each classroom has a Rock Jar to encourage recognition of positivity, ingenuity, kindness, and teamwork. When the rock jars are filled, the school earns a Rock Party!
Our PreK classroom had their very first STEM coding class with Ms. Cummings!
3rd grade joined Ms. Matos’ class for reading buddies! We LOVE working together!
Ms. St. Pierre's classroom talked about inventions, designing inventions, and creating prototypes as well as wrote about the jobs they would like in the classroom while at the same time exploring word qualification.
A cool way to connect at the end of a successful first week of school! Thank You Charlee’s Sweet Treats!
Important Dates Monday September 5th No School Labor Day Tuesday September 6th 6PM - 7PM Futures Committee Meeting in person at the academy Friday September 23rd 3PM-4PM HA Fun Run to raise money for school projects