Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work. 


September 2017 Blog

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

Dear Lura A. White School Parent/Guardian:

The new school year is fast approaching and we have been very busy preparing for the start of the year. I have settled in and have met many wonderful people over the summer.

The custodians (Mr. Martin, Mr. McKenna, & Ms. Jameson)  have done an outstanding job preparing each room in the brutal heat. Students will arrive to some freshly painted areas, waxed floors, and sparkling rooms! The custodians did an impressive job to get us ready for 2017-2018!

Ms. Sargent, our administrative assistant, was busy preparing student files, processing supplies, and patiently answering my questions about school routines.

Mrs. Poulin, assistant principal, was a valuable resource to help me launch the new school year!  

Make sure to relax and play this summer by spending time outdoors and exploring. Summer is also an excellent time to read and do fun math & science activities! I am sharing some resources to help you engage your child for reading & math in a fun way - click here to access a helpful article entitled “Top 10 Easy Summer Learning Tips for Parents”.

Another helpful resource is about “Simple Tips for Summer Math Learning”. Click here to access it. Parents and children can have fun with these easy to follow routines!

I encourage you to complete our summer reading recommendations. Please click here to access the summer reading recommendations by grade level. We appreciate your support at home to reinforce academic skills over the summer break!

I enthusiastically look forward to the first day of school - the building is too quiet without students & staff. The start of school is exciting and possibly scary for some students. Everyone (staff included) gets “butterflies”! Keep in mind that our staff will support your child and help each child learn the daily routines. For incoming preschool and kindergarten children, the separation is sometimes more difficult for the parents. A quick, re-assuring hug/kiss will help transition your child to school. The preschool & kindergarten staff are experts at helping each child ease into our school!

I encourage all parents and staff to communicate with each other throughout the year. Parents frequently have questions/concerns, and they should reach out to the classroom teacher for clarification. Home/school communication effectively meets the needs of our students.

Our goal at Lura A. White is to help each student make academic gains and develop social emotional learning skills to prepare lifelong skills that go beyond the elementary years.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns. Take care and enjoy the final lazy days of summer!

~Varsha Desai

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