Tessa’s Amazing Experience!

Our own Tessa Holloran is completing an amazing horsemanship experience in Florida. Read below to hear about her journey:

My horse Beau (her registered name is Usela) and I are wrapping up a three-month intensive training program in Wellington, Florida. I’ve been riding since I was three and a half and dressage since I was about six years old. This Dressage4Kids program was created by two-time Olympian Lendon Gray to help young dressage riders grow with training and horsemanship skills. I took five lessons a week with Lendon and while she can be very tough at times she is always fair and always pushes you past your comfort level. I loved every minute and am so excited with the progress Beau and I have made. We also competed at five shows, faced the judges 14 times, and earned several qualifying scores for Championships later this year.

There were 14 girls in the program, including one from Trinidad and several from the Northeast/New England area. We were able to watch and meet some of the biggest names in the dressage world. We met every member of the US Olympic Dressage Team and even held their bronze medal from the 2016 games in Rio. I was also able sit down with Laura Graves from the team and interview her for a required project.

While we were all enjoying the nice weather, the days were a lot of hard work. Every day starts at 6:30 a.m. with barn chores then fitness and ends around 4:30 p.m. We rode our horses 6 days a week, took field trips to other farms, had weekly written tests, and volunteered. Only twice a month could my mom and I sleep in because I shared morning chores with a friend. I did quite a bit of my schoolwork at the barn and on weekends.

I can’t wait to share more stories when I return to Pepperell. I really appreciate all the support from my teachers, Ms. Young, Ms. Gleason, and Superintendent Landers. It has been an amazing experience that I will always cherish. If you want to look back at more of my journey here in Wellington, please visit my Facebook page for Usela, just search teamholloran.

See you soon, Tessa

 

Math Club

 

Kudos to our MathCounts team for coming in 4th place in their competition. Thank you to Coach Ms. Daniels for preparing them well!

Congratulations: Delaney, Brooks, Townsend, Michael, Shawn, Charlie, Duff, Johnathon, Sean & Troy!

Sign Up for CLASP!

CLASP 2016-2017 SESSION 3

Children Learning After School Program

CLASP is a program of after school activity classes offered at NISSITISSIT.  These classes offer students a great opportunity to learn something new while also having supervised fun after school. *Session 3 will begin the week of February 13**INDOOR SOCCER BEGINS 2/27**

*PLEASE NOTE DATES. MEETING TIME IS 2:30-3:45 UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. Classes will meet once a week for a total of 6 weeks. There is no class on half days. Students should be picked up promptly following the class ending time. The cost per course is $30 unless otherwise noted. (**MAKERSPACE IS $35)

*Checks should be made payable to NISSITISSIT/CLASP.

There are need- based scholarships available. Please fill out the registration form, detach and return to the school office along with your registration fee by February 6. *Registrations are done on a first come, first serve basis.

***CONSIDER YOUR CHILD REGISTERED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED.***

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*MONDAY*

soccerINDOOR SOCCER

Ms. Domings

Gym 2:30-3:45 

Mondays 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Indoor soccer is back!!! Come play some recreational indoor soccer. No experience necessary. Join us for some fun exercise or prepare for the spring soccer season. Bring sneakers and shin guards if you have them! 

*TUESDAY*

makerspaceMAKERSPACE

Mr. Worth

Room 310

2:30-3:45 

Tuesdays 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

Have you wanted to tinker, explore and create new things? Want to learn how to 3D Print? Students will be exposed to a range of hands on projects using Littlebits, Makey Makey, Sphero, squishy circuits, 3D printing, Raspberry Pi and more! (LIMIT 15 STUDENTS) *This course is $35 to cover a small materials fee.

realworld

THE REAL WORLD

Mrs. Volpe

Library 2:30-3:45 

Tuesdays 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

Students will learn about and discuss current events; learn about money & finances, budgeting & credit. Various life skills will be introduced such as resume writing, job interviews, banking, car ownership/driving responsibilities etc. Students will also practice writing their name as cursive signatures.

**TUESDAY & THURSDAY**

mathhelpHOMEWORK HELP

Ms. Carlson

Room 208

*2:30-3:15 P.M.*

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2/14, 2/16, 2/28, 3/2, 3/7, 3/14, 3/16, 3/21, 3/23, 3/28, 3/30, 4/4

Need a quiet place to do homework right after school? Do you want some assistance with difficult assignments? Come to homework help two days per week, broken into shorter sessions and get that homework done! *Please note times.

*WEDNESDAY*

gamesGAME DAY

Ms. Carlson

Room 208

2:30-3:45 

Wednesdays 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

Sit down and play a game, talk and strategize! Enjoy playing board games like Aggravation, Monopoly, Life. Or you could play card games such as Uno, gin rummy, or Phase Ten!

*WEDNESDAY *

basketballBASKETBALL

Mrs. Walmsley

GYM 2:30-3:45 

Wednesdays 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

Love to play Basketball? We will play some games such as knock-out, around the world, as well as have a scrimmage! Please wear appropriate attire and sneakers.

*THURSDAY*

floorhockeyFLOOR HOCKEY

Mrs. Boccelli

Gym 2:30-3:45 

Thursdays 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

The students will learn the basic skills and rules of floor hockey while participating in safe controlled games. Please wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and bring a water bottle. Limit 24 Students

After School Program Survey

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North Middlesex Regional School District would like to start a pilot before and after school program in all our schools, grades K through 8, starting January 3, 2017. We are gathering information regarding the need for such programming at Hawthorne Brook Middle School, Nissitissit Middle School, Spaulding Memorial School, and Varnum Brook Elementary School.  Please take a moment to fill out the attached survey if you are interested in this opportunity. Please note that there are separate surveys for elementary and middle school.

File attachments:
ELEMENTARY BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SURVEY.docx
MIDDLE SCHOOL BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SURVEY.docx