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Linda Boyd                                       Chelsea Hunnewell

                               Principal Linda Boyd Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell

        lboyd@londonderry.org                                      chunnewell@londonderry.org

January 19, 2018                                 

 

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

 

Kindergarten Registration – January – Monday to Thursday, 10:00AM – 3:00PM

PTA Family “GLOW” Dance – Tonight! 6:30 – 8:00PM

Spelling Bee Gr. 4 & 5 – Tuesday, January 23, 9:15AM

LMS Book Fair and Ice Cream Social (Gr. 5) – Wednesday, January 31, 6:00-8:00PM

PTA Box Tops Competition Ends – Friday, February 2

LMS Parent Transition Meeting (Gr. 5) – Tuesday, February 6, 7:00-8:00PM

Kindergarten Registration - Wednesday, February 7, 1:00PM - 8:00PM

Deliberative Session – Friday, February 9, 7:00PM

Screenagers – Thursday, March 15, 6:30 – 8:00PM

Kindergarten Registration - Tuesday, March 27, 1:00PM - 8:00PM

*For a full list of events, visit http://www.southschoolpta.org/pta-event-calendar.html

 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

 

Another snow day! The last day of school is now Tuesday, June 19.

 

Come join us for the PTA Family GLOW Dance, tonight from 6:30-8:00PM! It’s a “Glow in the Dark” theme! If your child wears WHITE, he or she can decorate it with highlighters that will be provided. Highlights glow in “Black light”! The cost is $10.00 per family. There will be refreshments, music, dancing and crafts.

 

We are so enjoying learning about making puppets with our artist-in-residence, puppeteer and mask maker, Pat Picciano. Pat has performed and exhibited his work throughout the United States and Mexico. He has presented his work at the Smithsonian, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Currier Museum. Pat also spearheads the Margaritas Visiting Mexican Artists’ Program for Margaritas Restaurants. We have benefitted from this program for the past two years hosting a weaver and yarn painter. This April, all learners will work with animal carvers, Efrain Fuentes and Silvia Gomez from Oaxaca, Mexico.

 

Pat introduced himself and his art to our learners on January 3. He described his own growth as a puppet maker and puppeteer and entertained us with his hand, stick and marionette puppets. Since this introduction, all learners have embarked on a multi-day puppet making project! Pat is working with our fifth graders, while Mrs. Connors is taking all other learners through a similar process. Everyone has puppet fever! Ask your child about their progress on their puppets!

 

Our second trimester POP goals are:  Perseverance – If I get stuck, I can find another solution (the focus for this goal is to look for other strategies) and Ownership – I take ownership of my school tools. (School tools include pencils, crayons, markers, papers, books and folders.) Remind your child of these for home related tasks and tools!

 

Important Notice from Moose Hill Kindergarten:  If you have a child who will turn 5 years of age by September 30, 2018, please schedule an appointment to register your child for Kindergarten at the District Office (268C Mammoth Road). Appointments can be made Monday through Thursday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM (last appointment at 2:30PM) throughout the month of January. If you are unable to schedule an appointment during January, the district is offering two other days in February and March:  Wednesday, February 7, 1:00PM - 8:00PM and Tuesday, March 27, 1:00PM - 8:00PM (last appointment at 7:30PM). 

 

The Kindergarten registration packets are available online at www.londonderry.org. They are to be filled out prior to your scheduled appointment. Select New Student Registration in the left hand column and then select Kindergarten Registration in the left hand column. Please complete the two packets:  New Student Registration Forms and Kindergarten Questionnaire. These packets are in a template format. Please type directly on the form. Print them out when you are finished and sign all applicable areas. You MUST bring all required paperwork listed on the checklist in order to register your child. To schedule an appointment, please contact Theresa at 603-432-6920, extension 1112.

 

Save the date for “Screenagers:  Growing up in the Digital Age”Thursday, March 15, 6:30 – 8:00PM. The Londonderry High School will be hosting this important program about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, parents and educators reported that they felt more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time. Watch for registration information coming soon. This program is free and open to all.

 

Fifth Grade Parents:  The LMS PTO invites all fifth grade students and their families to join them for their LMS Book Fair/Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00 – 8:00PM. The cost is $1.50 per person. Mr. Zacchilli will be available to give tours of the school. The following week, there will be Parent Transition Meeting to sixth grade on Tuesday, February 6 from 7:00 – 8:00PM in the LMS cafeteria.

 

BOX TOPS, BOX TOPS, BOX TOPS! The PTA is sponsoring a Box Tops competition between classes through February 2. There will be a class winner for each grade level with prizes awarded. Box Tops help raise money for much needed items for our school. Start saving them!

 

Recently, Nadia Hollenbeck, Ms. Johnson’s class and Frankie Jarek were awarded the GOLDEN “R” for their authentic acts of respect. During the fifth grade field trip last week, Nadia made an effort to include a peer that was left out. Ms. Johnson’s class was respectful, on task and transitioned quietly in the halls and in the classroom for their substitute last Wednesday and Thursday. Great team work! During the 5th grade spelling bee yesterday, Frankie was the first and only learner to put up the quiet sign. Thank you, Nadia, Ms. Johnson’s class and Frankie, for your genuine respectfulness and kindness.

 

GO PATRIOTS!!!

 

Sincerely,                                

                                                                                                                       

Linda Boyd