Dear Houlton Families,
Our Houlton School is thriving and vivacious, thanks to several families assistance this summer! Thank you to our weekly gardening families: Nickerson's (June 16), Cahoon's (June 23), Zerse's (July 7), and Bohl's and Hon's (July 14).
Thank you to our Houlton Ambassadors joining the St. Croix Bike & Trail Coalition and the Wisconsin DOT for a presentation on Sunday, July 13: Brian and Katie and Angie Moos, Rubyann and Adeline, Jeff and Jen Mitchell. Our guests were thoroughly impressed by Houlton's student leaders and by what we're the outdoor learning we're doing at Houlton! We are eager to share more information with everyone about the five-mile Loop Trail from downtown Stillwater up to Houlton, and across the new St. Croix River Crossing. We are hopeful Houlton Elementary's half-mile Nature & Fitness Trail will provide an educational detour for hikers and cyclists. Stay tuned!
Summer projects - and preparing for the school year ahead - are so much more enjoyable and manageable with the help of others. Blair and Jeff have been deep cleaning classrooms, scrubbing and waxing floors, cleaning rugs, and painting walls. Many thanks to Megan, Emma and Sara McGrath, Josie, Grace, Leda and Courtney Hedin, and Isabelle, Julian, Ava and Angie Brown for their help organizing books for our updated Guided Reading and Read & Reuse Libraries, taking apart outdated materials for recycling, keyboarding student leadership quotes, and helping us clean the staff lounge! We are so fortunate to enjoy the strong and positive support of Houlton families in our learning community.
Cooler temperatures this week make it seem a little more like June or September, but my list of tasks is definitely an indication we are in the month of July!
A letter from your child's teacher can be picked up at Houlton Thursday, July 24 or will be mailed Friday, July 25. As a reminder, online registration assistance will be available at Houlton from 1 - 6 PM Thursday, July 24 and from 7 - 11 AM Thursday, July 31. Registration Day (including LifeTouch pictures, HPA information, and student leadership applications) is Thursday, August 7, 2 - 6 PM.
~Mrs. Ann Mitchell