News & Updates 10/27/23

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From Danielle:

Estimation Station
If you’ve been in the Great Hall this fall, you have probably seen a large jar filled with objects with pencils and slips of paper nearby. This is our new Estimation Station! Students are encouraged to use their math skills to estimate the number of objects in the jar. In September, the jar was filled with connecting cubes. When the results were announced, it was revealed that there were 298 cubes in the jar.
This month, the jar was filled with candy corn. Students were encouraged to use previous knowledge (298 cubes fit in that same jar) to make their estimation. Are the candy corns larger or smaller than the cubes? Do you think there will be more or fewer candy corns than cubes? Some of our older students have been estimating the volume by counting how many candies fit along the length, width, and height of the jar. So much great math talk!
Next week, we will reveal how many candy corns are in the jar and announce the member of each grade whose estimate came the closest. Will anyone be exactly correct? We shall see!

Danielle Henry Beale
Interim Head of School
Tues., Oct. 31 - Halloween - Students can come to school in costume (please leave scary masks or weapons at home); Big Friend Little Friend activities are planned
Fri., Nov. 3 - Semester 1 Midterm - Pizza Day 
Sat., Nov. 4 - Harvest Bash! 
  • We are looking forward to our 19th annual Harvest Bash, "Under the Sea" on November 4th at Great Harbor Yacht Club.
    This year the Silent Auction will take place online by clicking here. The Silent Auction will close on November 5th at 5:00 p.m.
    In addition to the Silent Auction, we also have an incredible restaurant dining package raffle valued over $2000! Tickets for a chance to win can be purchased here for $25 each and will be drawn on November 5th at 5:00 p.m. 
    Here is your chance to secure your very own reserved parking space! Imagine, rain, shine, sleet or snow you can be rest assured a front row spot is reserved for you! Rushing to soccer practice? Racing to work? No worries! Zip in and zip out. Nantucket New School will provide a "Reserved Parking: Harvest Bash Auction Winner" sign. Raffle winner will receive this spot until November 2024. Tickets for a chance to win can be purchased here for $25 each and will be drawn on November 5th at 5:00 p.m. 
    **Please note: upon checkout, Galabid asks for a "Voluntary Contribution." This donation is adjustable and does not go to NNS.
    Thank you in advance for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Kate Olson at: or 508-228-8569 ext. 302.

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