TCS News 3-9-18

Dear Thomaston Center School Families,


Although I typically send information home on Thursdays, I wanted to take a moment to update you on today’s One School, One Book event.  In our character groups this morning, we spent some time discussing Ally Nickerson’s journey in the novel Fish in a Tree.  We also had an opportunity to “think outside the box” as Ally did in the book and we shared our Mystery Bag projects with our classmates.  One of the highlights of the day was having students from the high school visit and help us solve puzzles.  The high school students also shared a favorite book they enjoyed while they were in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade and they facilitated a lesson on the children’s book, Rainbow Fish.  We are truly grateful to Mr. Andronowitz and the students from the high school for their support in this endeavor.  We also appreciate the efforts of Mrs. Larson to make this a successful event.  By all accounts, it was, as Ally would say, “a silver dollar day” at Thomaston Center School! 


I also wanted to share some information about our upcoming Smarter Balance Assessments and the Next Generation Science Standards Assessments.  Students will be taking these assessments later this spring (spring is coming, so they say!).  Attached please find a copy of a letter from Mr. Martin, Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction: SBAC- NGSS Assessment Letter 


Finally, I wanted to let you know that our Look for the Good program will begin on Monday morning.  Students will be facilitating the assembly with the support of Mrs. Zitnay, Mrs. Larson, and Mrs. Hustek. Over the next two weeks, our students will have an opportunity to learn about the power of gratitude and share some of the good things happening in their lives.  We can’t wait to share our gratitude wall with you!


I appreciate your interest and support of your child’s education.




Kristin Bernier


Thomaston Center School