A Message from Our Principal, Ms. Elizabeth Weaver

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Dear New Garden Families,

As we end Teacher Appreciation Week and the first week of May, I find myself sitting and reflecting on this school year. This has been a year filled with many successes as well as challenges as we continue to navigate COVID 19, but here we are having completed our first online state testing for grade 3, 4, and 5, and a Reading Olympics competition, preparing for chorus and orchestra concerts, planning field day, planning some off- site trips, and so much more. I sit in awe as our entire New Garden Family- students, teachers, staff, and parents continue to come together to support one another to ensure that all students meet success. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart as we finish this school year strong knowing that we walk this journey together!

Below you will find a link to a calendar of events for May and June! Specific information about each event will be sent separately as the time approaches through Talking Points by your child’s teacher and will be posted on our website.

Once again, I thank you for allowing me to a part of your child’s story! We are in this together!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

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A Message from Our Principal, Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver

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Dear New Garden Families,

As we end Teacher Appreciation Week and the first week of May, I find myself sitting and reflecting on this school year. This has been a year filled with many successes as well as challenges as we continue to navigate COVID 19, but here we are having completed our first online state testing for grade 3, 4, and 5, and a Reading Olympics competition, preparing for chorus and orchestra concerts, planning field day, planning some off- site trips, and so much more. I sit in awe as our entire New Garden Family- students, teachers, staff, and parents continue to come together to support one another to ensure that all students meet success. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart as we finish this school year strong knowing that we walk this journey together!

Below you will find a link to a calendar of events for May and June! Specific information about each event will be sent separately as the time approaches through Talking Points by your child’s teacher and will be posted on our website.

Once again, I thank you for allowing me to a part of your child’s story! We are in this together!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

NG Calendar

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A Message from Our Principal, Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver

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Please read this important message from Mrs. Weaver.

December 2021

Dear New Garden Families,

I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying this festive time of year.

As our students head into a break from school, I want to provide a few suggestions.

Winter vacation gives students a break from coming to school, but it doesn’t need to be a break from learning and growing. By taking a little time to read every day, your children will maintain the skills that they have worked hard to build this fall. Also talking with you is a good way to encourage your child’s curiosity and intellect. I understand that many children would prefer to play video games or watch TV, but research tells us that too much screen time is not good for them. Board games, music, puzzles and time playing outside are good alternatives when it is time to turn off the TV and put the tablet down.

Like all parents, you want the best for your child. You can help him/her be happy and healthy with these tips:

  1. Make sure your child reads every day, 15 or 20 minutes is enough.
  2. Limit screen time, no more than 2 hours a day. Encourage children to play other kinds of games and to play with each other.
  3. Talk to your children; having conversations with parents and other caring adults will help their brains and their self-esteem grow.

One more reminder: I know that many of our students will receive wonderful gifts over the holidays. If you are planning to let your child bring his expensive, new, wonderful toy to school, I urge you to reconsider. It would be terribly sad if something happened to his/her wonderful new thing.

I hope you have a peaceful and joyous time with your family and friends this holiday season.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Weaver

Principal

 

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A Message from Our Principal, Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver

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Dear New Garden Family,

This is Ms. Weaver, your proud principal of New Garden! As we have completed 21 days of school I wanted to share a recap of the last few weeks. First and foremost, the staff has adopted the theme, of Team NG, One Team, One Dream… and we are so happy to be walking this journey with you. Another observation by the entire staff it’s business as usual- OUR children are resilient, OUR children are engaging in learning, OUR children are thriving as they have embraced the changes that had to be put in place to keep them safe! THEY are growing academically, socially and emotionally. The beginning of the year has been focused on building relationships, setting expectations, reviewing school and class rules, taking benchmark assessments, and diving into instruction. Some highlights include the beginning or preparation for instrumental lessons, chorus, and Reading Olympics. In addition, many of our PE and Health classes have taken place outside. Walking into the building every day, one can just feel the renewed energy and excitement that can only come from our elementary school community!

Thank you again for your continued support, and grace as we continue through this year.

 

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A Message from Our Principal, Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver

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Please read this important message from Mrs. Weaver.

Dear New Garden Family,

This is Ms. Weaver, your proud principal of New Garden! As we have completed 21 days of school I wanted to share a recap of the last few weeks. First and foremost, the staff has adopted the theme, of Team NG, One Team, One Dream… and we are so happy to be walking this journey with you. Another observation by the entire staff it’s business as usual- OUR children are resilient, OUR children are engaging in learning, OUR children are thriving as they have embraced the changes that had to be put in place to keep them safe! THEY are growing academically, socially and emotionally. The beginning of the year has been focused on building relationships, setting expectations, reviewing school and class rules, taking benchmark assessments, and diving into instruction. Some highlights include the beginning or preparation for instrumental lessons, chorus, and Reading Olympics. In addition, many of our PE and Health classes have taken place outside. Walking into the building every day, one can just feel the renewed energy and excitement that can only come from our elementary school community!

Thank you again for your continued support, and grace as we continue through this year.

 

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A Message from Our Principal, Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver

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Please read this important message from Mrs. Weaver.

Dear New Garden Families, 

In August we embarked on a journey together, we navigated through a year of uncertainty in the wake of a global pandemic and we finished strong! When we look back on this year, I know we will do so with the realization that we did it and we did it together! This year could not have been possible without the determination, patience, and resiliency demonstrated by our students, parents, teachers, and staff. I want to thank you for your unwavering support every step of the way and giving us encouragement when it was needed most.

I would like congratulate and give best wishes to our 5th graders, whom I will miss greatly as they prepare to leave New Garden and move on to Kennett Middle School. I am so proud of them and look forward to hearing about all their future successes!

With one and half days left, here’s to warmer weather and better times. Until the next school year, I wish you a healthy, happy, and restful summer.

 

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