Florence Rideout Elementary School

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Florence Rideout Mission Statement

  • Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District provides a safe and educational environment that promotes student exploration, critical thinking, and responsible citizenship.

    Florence Rideout Elementary School will strive to accomplish our mission by committing to:

    • Encourage students to reach their potential and become responsible and productive citizens.
    • Prepare, challenge, and empower our students to be life-long learners.
    • Provide a safe and diverse learning environment. 

    PrincipalTim O'Connell


Principal's April Message


    The Fox Flyer              

    April  2017 Edition

    Spring has Sprung! Although as I write this letter to you the forecast calls for several inches of snow!  It’s hard to believe that we are about to begin the last marking period of the school year. The beginning of a new marking period is the perfect time to set goals for the next quarter.

    Throughout the months of April and May, third through fifth grade students will engage in the new Smarter Balanced Assessment.  This assessment replaces the NECAP test and will more closely measures a student’s understanding of academic content and skills in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. This assessment is mandated by the state of New Hampshire. The purpose of the Smarter Balanced Assessment is to determine if students and schools are meeting the state’s expectations for mathematics, reading, and writing.  It will provide a better picture of where students are succeeding and where they need help.  Please make sure your child is on time to school those days, has plenty of rest at night, and eats a healthy breakfast. All of our students and teachers have worked diligently to prepare your child for this test. We want our students to “show what they know” on those days.

    We are truly dedicated to providing children with an exceptional educational experience.  We also believe that creating a partnership between parents and teachers will have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.  To promote this partnership, we are scheduling Parent-Teacher Conferences this spring.  Participating in these conferences will give parents and teachers the opportunity to review academic growth and share learning goals for the remainder of the year.  Parents and teachers can be an exceptionally effective team if they communicate and work together to support student learning. Conferences are scheduled approximately every 20 minutes. Please make every effort to be on time. We appreciate hearing from you if you have a change of plans or will be late

    We are still looking for the Class of 2030! Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year is currently taking place.  Kindergarten Registration will be ongoing throughout the month of April at the Lyndeborough Central School.  Registration packets can be picked up at either school, or accessed through the district website www.sau63.org

    April showers bring May flowers but they also bring muddy playgrounds!  Please be aware that your child may get dirty at recess.  I suggest that you continue sending your child’s boots to wear at recess, even if (and when) the snow is gone, until the ground hardens up and dries out. Also, we want to remind you that if you drive your children to school, drop off time does not start until 7:40 am at FRES and while this may make your morning more difficult, we must insist that you do not drop your child off prior to this.  There is no one available to supervise them until this time.

    This year has been, and continues to be, a success due to the collective efforts of all in providing opportunities for our students to succeed and grow.  Remember this newsletter and previous issues of the Fox Flyer can be accessed through the Florence Rideout Elementary School and Lyndeborough Central School Website. Bookmark this website under your favorites and check it out frequently!

    -Mr. O’Connell


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