AFTERSCHOOL AFTERTHOUGHTS FOR FEB. & MARCH 2019
March 15: tuition for April is due
March 6 & 27, April 10: Gap care offered, school dismissed at 1:20 P.M.
March 29: AFTERSCHOOL PLAY at 2 & 7 PM
“What Can the Matter Be?”, a play by our kindergarten through 3rd graders, was presented twice, once as a matinee for the whole school and then again last Friday night for the community at large. As always, I am pleased with the efforts put out by the students, and the wonderful support of my staff. They are the ones that truly make it all happen.
Our next play, “Not My Lucky Day”, will be presented by the 3rd through 6th graders on Friday, March 29th. We will have to “put it in gear” to get this one done by then!
We’ve already had quite a few laughs in our first rehearsal!
We recently enjoyed three sessions of Mad Science. The workshops were entitled: “The Science of Magic”, “Tantalizing Taste”, and Radical Robots. Thanks again to the Howard E. Stark Charitable Foundation for their generous grant which made this program possible.
Please introduce yourself to our three new staff. Isabel Salvatore, Georgia Grady, and Rania White are all UMass students that have joined the Afterschool team. I am very excited to have them, and to be fully staffed again.
Within the next few weeks, parents will be receiving the Afterschool progress reports for their children. If you would like to schedule a conference with Lennie, please let her know.
A LETTER FROM LENNIE
This June, when the current 6th graders matriculate, they will be the 20th class to graduate since I became director of the Pelham After School Program. Before becoming director, I had worked in the Pelham classrooms for 10 years. So it’s not surprising that this school, and indeed the wider community, is an integral part of my life and will always be important to me.
That being said, this seems like a good time for me to let go of the program. Although I love being with the children, I’d like to join my husband in retirement. Therefore, I have decided that when my contract as the Afterschool Director ends in August, I will not be renewing it.
The Board of Directors, comprised of five current and past parents, is aware of my intentions and they have already put into process a plan to hire a new director. I have total confidence that they will do their best to find a new leader who will be able to provide a warm, enriching and positive afterschool experience for the Pelham students.
Sincerely, Lennie Ware