Dear Parents and
I am very
excited to report of our renewed implementation of the
Responsive Classroom approach to teaching and learning.
This fall several staff members attended a four day workshop
to learn about the components of the Responsive Classroom.
The Responsive Classroom is a research based philosophy
created by the Northeast Foundation for Children, and is
based on seven guiding principles. They are:
1. The social
curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.
2. How children
learn is as important as what they learn.
3. The greatest
cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.
4. There is a
specific set of social skills that children need to learn
and practice in order to be successful academically and
socially: cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility,
empathy, and self-control.
5. Knowing the
children we teach—individually, culturally, and
developmentally—is as important as knowing the content we
6. Knowing the
families of the children we teach is as important as knowing
the children we teach.
7. How we, the
adults at school, work together is as important as our
Please join us
in embracing the Responsive Classroom philosophy. It builds
community and enhances your child’s social intelligence. Click
here to view a video about the Responsive Classroom.
Tom King, Principal
Weds. Nov. 27th
EARLY RELEASE 12:15 Thanksgiving Recess
Tues. Dec. 3rd
PTO Meeting 6:30 NES Library
Sat. Dec. 7th
Scholastic Book Fair and Holly Berry Fair NES cafeteria &
Fri. Dec. 13th
6th Grade Science Fair
Sat. Dec. 14th
Special Day in Northfield
Morning music concert with Bill Shontz
Wed. Dec. 18th
Winter Concert 7PM NES gym
Thurs. Dec. 19th
Grade 6 Holiday play 1:30 NES gym
School Committee meeting 7:30 pm PVRS library
Mon. Dec. 23rd–Wed. Jan 1st
Thurs. Jan. 2nd