Principal's Corner

Picture of the Week

Thanks:

  • Hats off to our 8th graders and to everyone who supported this event. Mr. Little did another fabulous job bringing this very important learning opportunity into our students' lives. When I think of the 8th graders eating pizza before the exhibit with a Holocaust survivor... well, not too many people can say that they've done that. Truly a unique experience they will always remember.
  • Classroom Visit Kudos:
  • 5th graders were using "periodic table buddies" to pair up with a partner to read short articles about colonies. A great strategy that Mrs. Parker employed that engages and motivates students while helping them to review a skill they've learned.


News:

  • Stamford Feasibility Study: We have 2 interviews next week to pick a company who will do a feasibility study on the educational, financial, and legal pros and cons of merging with Stamford. After the company is picked next week, the timeline is for them to complete it by May in order to bring this information to each town to consider. After that step, if things were considered feasible for both towns, it would take at minimum another year to wrangle out and complete the actual legal steps to merge.
  • Senator Hinds is scheduled to stop by Clarksburg School on Friday at 2pm. We hope that he will notice the condition of the building and advocate for releasing funds to help fix our school.
  • i-Ready: All ELA teachers - please give students the 20 min growth assessment check in on i-Ready this week. The window opens Tuesday. Please collab and coordinate with SPED and support staff to accommodate students with plans.
  • School Council: STILL looking for teachers to volunteer to participate on The School Council. This is an advisory body to the school principal that is comprised of teachers, parents, community members, and the principal. The School Council weighs in on the school budget, school improvement plan, school handbook, and other issues that arise. The School Council needs two teacher representatives to serve a 2-year term. Candidates must commit to bi-monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30pm; have a strong desire to be serve in this capacity; and be aligned with the school's core values. Meetings for the remainder of this school year are January 10, March 14, May 9


Events/Meetings:


Monday 12/10

  • Grade 5 to Mass MoCA 12:30-2:00
  • Grade 6J IEP Team Meeting @ 1
  • CTA Union/Admin meeting at 3:15


Tuesday 12/11

  • i-Ready ELA Growth Monitoring Assessment opens
  • Stamford/Clarksburg Merger Meeting @ 5
  • PTG Meeting @ 6:30


Wednesday 12/12

  • Report cards go home
  • CCC: Wayne Soares all school assembly 9-10
  • Interview for Stamford Feasibility Study @ 10
  • Early Release @ 11:30
  • RBT Professional Development @ 12:15-4:15



Thursday 12/13

  • Holiday Shop
  • Interview for Stamford Feasibility Study @ 10
  • Grade 4 to Mass MoCA 9-2


Friday 12/14

  • Student Birthday Celebrations :)
  • Holiday Shop
  • Grade 6J to Kidspace 9-10:30
  • Federal Grants meeting in Greenfield 9-11
  • Core Team Meeting 1-3pm
  • Senator Hinds visit @ 2 pm