1. The sun rises just before 7 today, a day forecasted to be cloudy with peeks of sun with a high of 72. ‘No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, As I have seen in one Autumnal face.’ ~John Donne
2. On the Dr. Charles Murphy Elementary School website, but all district: Students that have not turned in and been approved for free or reduced meal rates from a new 2012-13 Meal Application soon have to pay full price for meals. The district is asking that those applications be submitted a.s.a.p. And while they are due now, forms can be submitted at any point if a family’s income changes. Grab the application, if you need it, off the website.
3. This note comes from Oakdale Elementary School but all schools are involved. Always searching for ways to raise money, Montville schools are participating in the Big Y Education Express Program. Beginning this week and running Jan. 1, 2014 schools can earn education supplies every time folks shop at Big Y. It’s easy to sign up; it to literally 30 seconds for me to do it. Go online to http://www.bigy.com/EducationExpress and link in or do it at the register (faster, frankly) Oakdale School’s ID number is 5581 but each school’s number is listed.
4. Mohegan Elementary School PTO meets tonight at 6 p.m. It’s never too late to get involved. Trust me, I’ve been there!
5. Make sure to read today’s story about Rachel’s Challenge and stay tuned because I will be covering the Thursday and Friday challenge events. But what I wanted to mention today is that I was so moved by the genuine dedication, commitment and spirit I encountered when speaking with Tyl Middle School guidance counselors Jill Paglino and Jessica Lilienthal. These women are awesome and the school is so lucky to have them. Lilienthal, who earned her undergrad degree from Central Connecticut State University and her masters from Providence College, has been with Montville schools since 1996 and Jill Paglino, who received her bachelors from Brown University and her masters at Boston University has been with Montville schools since 2001. Again, we’re lucky to have them and so are our children.