March 15th

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Good Afternoon!

 

I hope you're enjoying this bright, beautiful Sunday afternoon. There are a few things I want to clarify with this very different school closure...

  • Even though our school buildings are closed, we will still be in session and students will still be engaged in the learning process. All work that is being picked up tomorrow as well as all work done remotely, must be completed, turned in and will be graded. 

  • If you have not responded to the Remote Learning survey that went out last Friday, please do so today. Thank you!

  • Report cards were due to go out this coming Friday, but will be given to students as soon as they physically return to school. Please do not try to come by school over the next two weeks to pick them up.

  • Mr. Dunn will be sending some stretches and exercises that your children can do at home over the next two weeks. I will pass this information along to you in hopes that at least two- three times a day they will get up and get moving. 

  • We will not be posting daily on WMUR. If the status were to change, you would be notified directly via email. 

  • At the 3:00-7:00 pick-up tomorrow we ask that Jr. High students go up to Mrs. MacGregor's room to pick up their belongings. Grades Pre-K - 5 will have everything near the buzzer door.

  • We ask for your patience throughout this process as it is new to us as well. Please know that we will do our best to keep your children engaged in the learning process! 

Lastly, it would be wonderful if all of us could gather together in Prayer every morning at 8:30 and every afternoon at 2:55  from wherever we are to pray, just as if we were in school....🙏

 

Peace,

Suzanne

March 15th

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Good Afternoon,

 

If you have not already heard, at a press conference this afternoon, Governor Sununu mandated that ALL New Hampshire Schools close until April 3rd. I will forward you all a letter from the Superintendent of Catholic Schools later this afternoon, but wanted to alert you to a couple of changes...

 

  • There will be no pick-up of packets or materials tomorrow afternoon.

  • We are asking that parents bring their children to school on Wednesday between the hours of 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM to go to their classrooms/lockers to get their packets and whatever supplies they need to complete work during this extended period of time. They can either come in through the front buzzer door or the cafeteria door. We are asking that they just gather their belongings and leave in an effort to keep with the social distancing initiative.

I will keep you updated on the remote learning kick-off. 

 

Peace,

Suzanne

March 16th

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Good Morning!

 

The teachers are here working hard to get everything ready for the packets and to remote after this week.  Please remember that the pick up time for packets and supplies is this Wednesday from 2:00-7:00 PM. You can come in through the cafeteria door or the buzzer door and please bring a backpack!  If you come in through the cafeteria door, please take a minute to go through the lost and found on the desk as you come in or leave.

 

See you Wednesday!

 

Peace,

Suzanne

March 18th

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Good Evening,

 

I wanted to take a minute and thank each of you for coming in today to pick up your child's packets and materials, we had 100% participation! This is such a huge transition for all of us and we appreciate your support as we make this journey together. The Teachers and I are committed to providing your children with the same high standards in our Google Classroom that we have in our physical classrooms. Communication is going to be key throughout the transition, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Stay healthy and know that each and everyone of you and your children are in our prayers,

 

Love and Peace,

Suzanne

March 20th

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Good Afternoon,

 

From all the reports I have received thus far, today's on-line instruction was successful from Pre-K to Grade 8! Please let me know if there were any significant issues on your end! This being the first full day, there were some minor issues that we are working on, but all in all it was a good day! 

 

If you are not on Facebook, but would like for me to email you the morning Prayer video, please let me know and I will send it to you each morning before 8:30 so you can join us in prayer from home! Attached is a permission form that would allow the teachers to record the on-line classroom sessions, which would be helpful, especially in the higher grades, so that if a student were to miss a session, they would have access to the recording. Understand we are not encouraging students to miss any of the sessions, but in the event they have to, they wouldn't miss out completely. After each session, the teachers send their attendance to Mrs. Ross, who is the keeper of the registrar.

 

I plan on being at school everyday until I'm told that I can't for some reason. In the mornings I will be in the First Grade teaching until 11:30, so please feel free to call the office between 11:30-3:00 if you need anything. Mrs. Ross will also be checking phone messages remotely. You can always reach me by email as well! 

 

With this week behind us, hopefully we can all sit back and enjoy the gift of our additional family time! I am praying for all of you and hope that you remain healthy in body and spirit!

 

Love & Peace,

Suzanne

March 26th

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Good Evening,

 

I'm sure by now many of you have heard the Governor's "Stay at Home" order, which goes into effect tomorrow at 11:59 PM. This means that we will continue with our remote instruction through May 4th. April vacation is still being discussed at the State and Diocesan level. In light of this, we are asking of Pre-K - Grade 3 students to come to the buzzer door tomorrow to pick up another packet for the extended time. The packers will be down in the entry-way with your child's name on it. If you cannot come during that time period, please let me know via email. 

 

Thank you,

Suzanne

April 2nd

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Good Afternoon,

 

I want to remind everyone that we will be in session tomorrow, April 3rd. It was originally slated to be a Staff Professional Day, but that had to be cancelled, so classes will be in session. Next Thursday (4/9) and Friday (4/10) there will be no classes, so that we can all worship and celebrate the Triduum with our families.We will have 8:30 AM Prayer on the 9th and 10th through Facebook.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 13th.

 

At this point we are still hoping to have our Rock-a-thon, so please keep looking for people to sponsor your children and if they are planning to do a skit, make sure they are practicing! We are going to go ahead and cancel the Curriculum Fair that was scheduled for May 14th. We know with the remote work our students are doing, this would be too much. The 8th Graders, however, are still working on their Binder projects about themselves and we hope to have an evening where people can come in to look at all the hard work they have put into their binders!

 

Lastly, a parent sent me this link: https://catholicnovenaapp.com/novenas/our-lady-of-monte-berico-novena/

 

Our Lady of Monte Berico Novena | Pray Catholic Novenas

Our Lady of Monte Berico ended a plague in Italy in the 1420s. Pray this novena for an end to pandemics.

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It would be wonderful if we as a school community could all join in praying this Novena! I plan on starting today.

If you have any concerns with the remote learning taking place, please reach out to your child's teacher and/or me. Your feedback is very important in this process!

 

Peace and prayers!

Suzanne

April 4th

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Good Friday Afternoon!

 

As we begin Holy Week this Sunday, let us join together in prayer spiritually! I invite you to visit one of our parishes, if not physically, then remotely online. I thank Fr. Thom, Fr. Paul and Fr. Adrian for bringing the celebration of the Mass to us and want them to know we will be there with them in Spirit! Here are several opportunities for us at our local parishes:


Our Lady of the Holy RosaryChurch:

The Sacrament of Confession will continue to be offered at the following times:  Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and Saturday 2:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church will be open for prayer during the following hours only, please use the doors from the Gathering Space to enter the church:
Monday thru Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  
Sundays – 10:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m. 

There are new videos posted on the HRSL YouTube Channel
Today is First Friday; there will be livestreaming of the Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm, Mass at 6:00 pm, and then Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction.
On First Saturday there will be livestreaming of the Rosary at 7:30 am, the Mass at 8:00 am, and then Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction following.

The Marian Fathers recommend that you Seal the Doorposts of your home by placing a Divine Mercy image on your front door.  You can download one for free on their website.

 

St. Mary Church is open for Adoration from 9am Tuesday to 6pm Wednesday

St. Peter is open for Adoration from 8am to 8pm Saturday

St. Mary is open for prayer from noon until 3:30pm. 

Confessions will be heard from 2:30 to 3:30. Please try to keep a distance of approximately 6 feet between yourself and other people.

Father Thom plans to live stream Sunday Mass on Facebook.Sunday at 9:15 in the St. Peter Groupfacebook.com/groups/1100435870033895/ Sunday at 10:30 on the St. Mary Page facebook.com/stmarychurchnh

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St. Mary Catholic Church, Rochester, New Hampshire. 323 likes · 64 talking about this · 1,044 were here. Mass Times: Saturday 4pm Sunday 7:15am, 11:30am (9:15am @ St. Peter Church Farmington) Monday...

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Report Cards for the second trimester will be sent to you this Wednesday. It may be an electronic copy or a photo at this point, but you will get the hard copy when we return to school. If you do not receive your child's report card by Wednesday evening, please let me know. This is applicable to students in Grades 1-8 only. 

 

After meeting (virtually) with the Staff yesterday we have decided that instead of risking losing the incredible momentum we have going with the remote instruction, we will forgo April vacation. What we would like to do is take off Friday the 24th and Monday the 27th for a nice long weekend, and then either take another long weekend in May if we are still doing remote instruction or get out earlier in June if we come back on May 4th. We thought it might be easier for parents who are working from home to have their children working as well. The four day weekend will hopefully allow everyone a break! Please let me know if this presents a problem for anyone. The week of Tuesday the 28th - Friday May 1st will be SES Spirit Week, so be on the lookout for more information!

 

I can't thank you all enough for the incredible support you have offered to all the teachers and me throughout this time. We have the best Families ❤❤❤!

 

Peace and prayers,

Suzanne

April 4th

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction ans Letter from Superintendant Thibault:

Good Morning,

 

Happy Easter to all of you! I pray that this Easter Season will be filled with joy for all of you with an extra measure of HOPE! I have attached an Easter message from the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dave Thibault.

 

I'm sure most of you have heard that the Rochester School District will be ending their school year on May 14th. In order to do this, they are eliminating the April vacation altogether and reportedly used their blizzard bags for the five snow days. We will not be closing that early, but are looking to end the school year at the beginning of June. We will have a more exact date for you once we know what the Governor is going to order for the remainder of the school year. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Peace & Prayers,

Suzanne

Superintendent's Easter Message

April 16th

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Good Afternoon,

 

I'm sure many of you have heard by now that Governor Sununu has extended remote instruction through the end of the school year. That is very sad news for all of us at SES, as we are really missing being together, but please know that the teachers are ready to continue their commitment of excellence in their instruction no matter how or where. 

 

Our final day for the school year will be Friday, June 5th. We are working on a plan to have students come to school after the 5th to return books, etc. and also clean out their desks and lockers if they haven't already done so. Please remember that we will not be in session next Friday the 24th and Monday the 27th.

 

Peace & Prayers,

Suzanne

May 3rd

Email from Principal Boutin regarding remote learning instruction:

Hello Everyone!

 

I hope that you are out enjoying this beautiful weather! I want to thank you all for supporting the 25th Annual Rock-a-thon this past Friday. It may have been our first, and hopefully only, remote Rock-a-thon, but the SES spirit was still very much alive and present! We will be sending home the t-shirt forms this week, so if your child raised $130.00 or more you will just need to put their name and size. If they didn't raise $130.00, you can still purchase one (please see the information on the form). All money is due in the office by May 13th!

 

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week so I hope each family takes some time to, in some way, reach out and thank the teachers at SES. If you need my assistance, please feel free to reach out to me and I'll see if I can help you! In speaking with many other educators, parents and friends, I hear over and over again how much more our teachers are doing with remote learning! We are indeed very blessed with the dedication of our Teachers and Staff at SES?

 

We will be taking another four day weekend on Memorial Day weekend. We will take Friday, May 22nd and Monday, May 25th. Please mark your calendars!

 

Peace & Prayers,

Suzanne

 

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