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Welcome to New Staff and Upcoming Events

Good evening, parents, guardians, and Newmarket community members-

We hope you all have had a wonderful week and are looking forward to spending some time outdoors enjoying the awesome spring weather they are forecasting for the weekend. We have lots of exciting news to share with you today about some fun, community building events we are planning for the Mules Month of May! 

The Culture and Climate Committee and a few other members of our staff have been very busy the past several weeks contemplating ways we can have some fun, create a sense of community and connect with one another during this time of social distancing. Many great ideas were considered and out of these efforts, a calendar of uplifting community events have been planned for the remainder of the school year:

Mules Month of May
May 1st  (Friday) - Kick-off  Lock Down Lip Sync (For details check out the Flier and Entry Form
May 7th (Thursday) - Reverse Parade - 3:00 - 4:00 PM
May 13th (Wednesday) - Crazy Hair Day
May 15th (Friday) - Lock Down Lip Sync videos due
May 20th (Wednesday) - Guess Who- Staff Addition
May 23, 24, 25, 26th - Mini Spring Break
May 29th (Friday) - Lock Down Lip Sync Viewing Party

Other important dates:
June 5th (Friday) - Graduation
June 10th (Wednesday) - Last day for Students
June 18th (Thursday) - Last Day for Staff

All events are inclusive, voluntary, and will be great fun!  We understand that everyone is busy and at times may be overwhelmed so please join in the fun when and if you can. No pressure, just some light-hearted ways to connect as a community. 

Reverse Parade Details
In honor of School Staff Appreciation Week next week, the Culture and Climate Committee is organizing a "reverse parade"! This "reverse parade" will involve school staff lining up at our corresponding schools so parents and children can drive by to say hello! 

Who: YOU! Parents and students who would like to drive by and say hello (from afar) to school staff members.
When: Thursday, May 7th, from 3-4 pm. Please do not arrive before 3 pm; we have been instructed by police that we need to keep the roads clear!
Elementary: Participants will be lined up along the back of the Newmarket Elementary School building, the side of the building, and the front. Enter via the parent drop off and pick up entrance, loop around once and leave through the playground exit.  Participants will be lined up along the back of the building, the side of the building, and the front. They will stand six feet apart to comply with social distancing measures. 

Junior/Senior High School: Participants will be lined up along the back of the building and side entrance. Enter via the parent drop off entrance and go around the parking lot once, leaving via the parent drop off exit. School staff will be lined up along the back of the building and side entrance six feet apart to comply with social distancing measures.

How: Wear your Mule or Newmarket gear and feel free to decorate your cars!

New Mules and Mini-Mules!
Last night the School Board approved the following nominations.

David Dalton - Junior Senior High School Principal
Sarah Denham - Elementary School Case Manager
Nicholas Evans - Elementary School Grade 2 Teacher

Please join in welcoming these amazingly talented, forward thinking educators to our learning community. 

Would you like us to feed your children lunch next week?
If so, please let us know use know by completing this form. LUNCH FORM

Have a great weekend! 

Susan K. Givens, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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