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Dear Families,
 
This week we welcomed almost all of you for our annual student-led showcase. Thank you for coming to school with your child to see and discuss his or her work and to set goals. We love being in conversation with you. We hope you had a chance to take a photo of your child flying the huge butterfly wings made by almost every student in the school. Thank you to Ms. Benton for designing and doing this project with students and for encouraging all of us to fly! Congratulations to all students for working hard, reflecting,  and sharing your progress.
 
First graders had a lovely field trip to the Mahaiwe to see a show about dinosaurs on Thursday.  Mr. Chamberlin's class also enjoyed a wonderful visit from Miyako Schonbeck's grandparents.  Her grandmother was a principal at a school in Japan and shared stories, film and artifacts about school life in Japan.  Thank you Miyako and family!  
 
Our unicycle team is welcoming many beginners now. If your child has any interest in joining us at 8 a.m. Fridays, this is a good time to start. All you need to do is sign in with Mr. Coach as you come into the building. Let him know your child is heading to unicycling. We provide helmets and unicycles and a great atmosphere for learning a challenging skill. Parent volunteers are welcome to both help students and also learn to unicycle.
 
Farmers and families are ready for the snow to melt and the grass to grow. Let’s all take time to notice and enjoy the buds, flowers and grasses that will  transform our landscape in the next weeks.
 
Mary Berle, Principal
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
MONDAY, March 27
BTG starts for grade 4
Project Connection Begins
8:00-8:30 a.m.                   Chess Club
 
TUESDAY, March 28
5:00-7:00 p.m.                   K Registration & Open House
6:00-8:00 p.m.                   Cub Scouts
 
WEDNESDAY, March 29
8:00-8:30 a.m.                    Chess Club
 
THURSDAY, March 30
8:00-8:30 a.m.                    Ukulele Club
 
FRIDAY, March 31
8:00-8:30 a.m.                    Unicycling
1:00-2:30 p.m.                    BTG Kick-Off Performance
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
April 14 - No School; Good Friday
April 17-21 - Spring Break
May 5 - Half Day
May 10 - All School Assembly 10am
May 20 - Mud Day
May 29 - Memorial Day/No School
June 2 - PK, EK & K Concert 1:15pm
June 2 - 1st & 2nd Grade Concert 2pm
June 9 - 3rd & 4th Grade Concert 1:15pm
June 14 - All School Assembly 10am
June 22 - Half Day; Tentative last day of school
 Important Dates for Prospective Kindergarten Families

RESCHEDULED!!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kindergarten Open House and Registration 5pm – 7pm
Meet Principal Mary Berle, Assistant Principal Nan Thompson, Christine Kelly, coordinator of registration, Nurse Becki Donovan, our Kindergarten team, and members of the Muddy Brook PTA. Learn about our Kindergarten program, tour Muddy Brook, and ask questions.
 
Tuesday May 9, 2017
Kindergarten Screening at Muddy Brook 8:30am – 3:30pm
Schedule a screening with Christine Kelly during the Open House, by emailing her at christine.kelly@bhrsd.org or by calling 413-644-2350.  Screenings take about 30 minutes.  

School Choice Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Kindergarten only. Registration packets will be available at the orientation and screenings.  If you would like one prior to those dates, please call Christine Kelly at Muddy Brook Elementary at 413-644-2350 or by email christine.kelly@bhrsd.org.
 
The Kindergarten program is for all district residents who have turned five by September 1. We also accept school choice when space is available.
BHRSD does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender, gender identity,
religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness.

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