October 17, 2022

soccer ball

Homecoming

Homecoming Parade

The week of October 16th-21st is homecoming week. Middle school and high school students will be constructing floats for our parade, which will occur on Thursday at 5:30. This year's theme is “sports”. Come check out the students and their creativity. 

Also cheer on your Yellow Jackets who have home games on Wednesday and Friday next week.

Special presentation

Fire Prevention Education

Last week was fire prevention week, and our k-6 students got to listen to a presentation given by a few Canaan High Schoolers who are part of the Fire and EMS class.

Students Hana Bissonnette, Katelyn Nadeau, Samantha Kuhn, and Moriah Marchand along with instructor Todd Nichols taught the elementary students things like how a firefighter gets their equipment on and why it is important to have a fire escape plan at home as well as at school. The students even got  to check out a Beecher Falls Fire Truck.

fire safety
Kaitlyn wood

Staff Corner

Kaitlyn Wood
Librarian

 

I would like to introduce our newest staff member, Kaitlin Wood.

 Kaitlin started as our school librarian at the beginning of October, and has had a great start. She is a native of Lancaster, New Hampshire and received her BA in Literature from Middlebury, and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers. She has been working at the Colebrook Public Library for the last couple of years, but we are happy she has decided to join us here at Canaan Schools.

Student Service Days

In keeping with the theme of honoring the members of our armed services, the students of Canaan Memorial High School will be taking part in two days of service this year, one to coincide with Veterans day, and one to coincide with Memorial day. Students will remember the men and women who served our nation by “paying it forward” and serving their local community. We will be spending these days doing community service projects, and if you have a project that we may be able to help with, please reach out to Chris Damato at cdamato@canaanschools.org or Chuck Patterson at cpatterson@canaanschools.org

2022-23 Application

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

If you haven't yet done so, please complete a 2022/2023 Application for Free and Reduced Price school meals.  Click on the link below or call the school office to request a copy if you don't have the copy mailed to you this summer.

School Intruder Drills

In the coming weeks we will have our first school intruder drill. This drill will be instructional based, and school staff will be leading age appropriate discussions with their students about what to do in the case of a school intruder. Drills and conversations of this nature can often cause anxiety in students. It is important to talk to your children as they process these events.

Please take a look at the following resources to help you better understand these drills and talk to your child about them:

Run/Hide/Fight
Talking to your kids about lockdown drills

View Our Title I Presentation

Learn about Title I and how it relates to our schoolwide goals.