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Dear Families,

Last week author Brian Lies visited the Maquan School to speak with students about writing and illustrating. Brian shared his experiences about writing and rewriting. His message reflected the growth mindset and Mr. Lies reiterated this with students multiple times when sharing his belief that "practice makes better." The Brian Lies performance was made possible through a grant from the Hanson Cultural Council.

Due to the generous funding from PTO, grade two students enjoyed a performance from Young Audiences last Thursday. Students, who are involved in biography studies in the classroom, were able to watch a performance about Ben Franklin's life. The performance would not have been possible without the funding from the PTO. Hanson PTO is currently working on another fundraiser, the April raffle calendar. This Friday, March 24th will be the last day to pass in raffle tickets for the April raffle calendar.

At the School Committee meeting held on Wednesday, March 15th, members of the School Committee and District Leaders continued the discussion about the future of the Maquan School building. There will be a Hanson Selectman's meeting held tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 21st at 7PM at the Town Hall. According to the 3/21/17 agenda of the Hanson Board of Selectman's Meeting, there will also be discussion regarding the future of the Maquan School building. Public are welcome to attend both School Committee and Board of Selectman's Meetings. The next School Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12th.

Colorful plate week begins this week at Maquan. Each day of the week we will focus on fruits and vegetables that are different colors. Today is orange day – look for pictures of our students with orange fruits and vegetables on the Maquan Twitter account today! The schedule for the rest of the week: Tuesday – yellow, Wednesday-green, Thursday-red, Friday-rainbow.

Upcoming Important Dates:

March 21st: Selectman's Meeting, 7 PM Hanson Town Hall

March 22nd: School Council Meeting, 4PM Indian Head Library

April 4th: Spring Picture Day

April 13th: Early Release

Have a great week,

Beth Wilcox


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