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The Power of Music

Dear Parents and Newmarket community members,

One way that we can shift our minds and lift our spirit is through music. Whether rocking out to a tune while exercising, riding to the grocery store or enjoying a relaxing meal while listening to something soothing, music can enhance the experience. Tonight, I thought I would share a couple of music related resources that might enhance your love of music or expand your skills as a musician. All are free so if you want a little break, check them out!

Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Home School  
Rock & Roll – Hall of Fame
Berklee School of Music – Music for Wellness

I have read all 395 comments from the survey that was sent out on Monday. Several participants wanted to know when a decision would be made about this year’s calendar, graduation, and other related topics. As you know, we are gathering data from you as well as our teachers to gauge interest in continuing through the upcoming April vacation and ending school a week early. Simultaneously, we are waiting for guidance from the Commissioner of Education about potential options or waivers the state might offer in light of their mandate to continue providing remote learning and services for at least another month. Once we have all this information, the Leadership Team and Teachers Union will develop a calendar recommendation that will be brought to the Board for consideration next week. Once the calendar is set, we will shift our attention to end of year event planning, grading and the impact this will have on the upcoming school year.

Last, we received a waiver that allows us to feed every student from preschool to age 18 for free through our school meal program. If you would like to receive breakfast and lunch for your children, please let us know by completing this request form:

Have a great night.

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

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