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Office of the Principal

August 2017

Dear Noecker Families,

Summer greetings! I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying these final relaxing weeks

 of summer with family and friends. It is hard to believe that in less than one month, we will be opening our doors to our children, excited to begin the new school year! Noecker students are about to embark o n their journey making new friends, rekindling old relationships, and meeting new teachers who will be supporting them in both their academic and social-emotional development throughout the year. At Noecker, we are dedicated to partnering with you in order to provide a memorable and successful experience for our students. This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of Noecker School! Plans are currently underway to celebrate this landmark occasion, and ideas will be shared once finalized.

The 2017 Summer Enrichment program was another big success, with over 250 children p articipating. Students were engaged in activities such as Yoga, Storybook STEAM, Robotics, Zumba, Movie Making, Art Around the World, and much more! Thank you to Mr. Mansour and Ms. Zeoli for overseeing the Summer Enrichment activities, and all of the teachers who played an integral role during these special weeks in July. We already cannot wait for July 2018, and hope to see many returning faces n ext year!

Much has happened over the summer! Our new Business Administrator, Julie Kot joined the Noecker family along with Lisa Barcia, Assistant to the Business Administrator. During July and August, many of our teachers participated in curriculum writing, and were busy preparing their classrooms for the first day of school. The master schedule has also been revised to maximize student learning in the classroom, and continued common planning time for collaboration among staff. We are also excited to share with you new additions to our Noecker family in September! A “Meet and Greet” will be held on Thursday, August 31st, at 1:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room for new staff joining our school community.  All are welcome, and we hope your schedule will allow you to join us. Finally, Ms. Somers and the Administrative Team have been instrumental in organizing meaningful professional development opportunities for our staff when they return in September.

The Custodial Team have been tirelessly preparing all of the classrooms, polishing the floors, and making sure Noecker is ready to welcome our students and teachers leading up to the first day. Thank you to our hardworking custodians for keeping our school looking beautiful and clean. Capital Projects are also underway, such as our Outdoor Classroom and Rock Climbing Wall, coming soon!

The Noecker HSA is gearing up for another fantastic year filled with special events, and unique opportunities for students and families. We would like to extend our gratitude to our de voted HSA for supporting our students, teachers, and Noecker community. These efforts truly enhance the learning experiences for our children both in and out of the classroom. We strongly encourage all of our Noecker families to consider being a part of this outstanding organization. Together we make our s chool a caring and exceptional place for our children to learn and grow.

On behalf of the Noecker family, we would like to wish you all a wonderful rest of the summer and a Happy Labor Day! We look forward to seeing everyone on September 6th.

Warm regards,

Robyn P. Greenwald

Principal