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 South School Photo 2018

Linda Boyd                                 Chelsea Hunnewell                
Principal Linda Boyd               Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell            

Deb Setterlund             
     Director of Special Education Debra Setterlund

October 12, 2018


Upcoming events:


LHS Music Mattress Sale – Saturday, October 13, 10:00AM to 4:00PM

PTA Meeting Monday, October 15, 6:30, SS Library

Drama Club Organizational Meeting (Grades 4 and 5) – Tuesday, October 16, after school until 4:30

Haunted Woods Tuesday – Thursday, October 16, 17 & 18, 6:00 – 8:00PM at LHS R.O.P.E.S. Course

Picture Retakes Tuesday, October 16

Karaoke Family Night -  Friday, October 26, 6:00 – 8:00PM at LMS, free with preregistration

Halloween at South School – Wednesday, October 31, 1:30 Parade


Dear Parents and Guardians:


Once again our Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams made us proud! They definitely showed POP – Perseverance, Ownership and Practice and STAMINA - in performing their personal best! We would like to thank all the families who came out to cheer on our children on a beautiful, clear, warm, fall day. We would also like to thank our coaches, Scott Lohnes, Leslie Schilling, Shauna Massahos and Maria Del Rossi, for their fine training, which helped prepare our young runners for the mental and physical demands of the big race. We are especially proud of our team’s sportsmanship in encouraging all runners and clapping for all schools.


Our top ten finishers included, for the girls:  Brooke Wilson, Caitlin Batts, Ella DiBuono, Megan Petersen, Leah Doherty, Jennifer Raza, Rachel Bailey, Brianna Morgan, Lindsey McKinnon and Lillian Gundrum; and for the boys:  Collin Philcrantz, Alex Skinner, Michael Feciuch, Carter Washington, Gavin Doughty, Alex Chadbourne, Tyler Costarelli, Aiden Calusdian, Tucker Lindquist and Caden Guthrie. Collin Philcrantz, Alex Skinner and Michael Feciuch placed in the top three spots for the boys! It was their placings plus Carter Washington’s that won the Elementary Boys’ School plaque. This was a memorable experience for all our runners who will be telling stories about that fall afternoon when they ran a mile with the other Londonderry fifth graders.


Halloween at South School will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 31. All grades will march in one long parade beginning at 1:30PM. Please be aware that costumes must be of a non-violent nature. Some suggestions might be:  fairy tale or Disney characters, storybook characters, sports players, seasonal figures (scarecrows or pumpkins) historical figures, career or occupational choices, or animals. Of course, we expect no blood, gore or weapons. Also, for safety purposes, face masks will not be allowed. We invite parents to stand in the front circle or on the edge of the blacktop on the playground to view the parade.


We would like to thank all the parents who shared their career journeys with our learners on Wednesday during our fifth annual Career Day. Each guest spoke about working hard, persevering through struggles or self-doubt, continuing to learn with additional classes and training, the satisfaction they felt when they knew they had given their best effort, admitting that they make mistakes and how they turn those mistakes into positive opportunities to improve. Everyone shared how much they enjoyed their chosen career.


Some of our guests included:

Jay Hodkinson – Engineer

Crystal Rich – Assistant Principal

Stacey Shannon – Real Estate Agent

William Slivinski - Mechanical Engineer

Cherise Leclerc - WMUR anchor & reporter

Ann Trader- Medical Billing Specialist

Jenna Axn - Assistant Manager of Walmart

Faye Sell/Renee Williams - Travel Agents/Business Owner

Deb Stott - Engineer

Geoff Murray - Software Engineer

Jeremy Mague - Fire Fighter

Jackie Devine - Clinical Psychologist & Director of Clinic

Fran McBay - Professional Roofer

Debbie Johnson - Director of Advocacy and Politics (nonprofit)

Officer Lane - Police Officer             

Sherry Farrell - Town clerk

John Rolfe - Teacher

Corey Ward – Fire Fighter

Kevin Skarupa - WMUR meteorologist

Skyler Bayer - Marine Biologist

Mrs. Beal - Scientist

Mr. Pallotta - Engineer

Mrs. Kostandin – Bridal Consultant

Mr. Mitchell – Police Officer

Mrs. Cormier – Make-up Artist

David Egan – Engineer

Sarah Linkov – surgical nurse


The LHS Music Department will be hosting its third annual MATTRESS SALE in the LHS Cafeteria on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. All mattresses are brand names with full manufacturer warranties for up to 50% off retail prices. You can support an individual band member by mentioning the student’s name at check out and a portion of the proceeds will benefit that student’s personal travel account. Come check it out!

All are welcome to attend the monthly PTA meetings, which are scheduled on the third Monday of the month. The second PTA Meeting will be on Monday, October 15, at 6:30PM in the Library. We hope to show you the work of some talented PTA members who painted a number of inspirational sayings in our children’s bathrooms. A timely topic at the meeting will be the organization of this year’s Breakfast with Santa. This is a very joyful event for volunteers and participants!

The LHS Drama Club invites you to enjoy their Haunted Woods at the Londonderry R.O.P.E.S. Course on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 16, 17 and 18 from 6:00 – 8:00PM (park at the High School Plateau lot). Tickets are $5.00 for the Woods and $3.00 for the Goblin Garden. All ages are welcome

The LMS POP Stars are offering a Karaoke Family Night on October 26 from 6:00 to 8:00PM at LMS. The cost is FREE for those who pre-register by sending an email to and $10.00 at the door. Pizza, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Fun prizes will be awarded!

***Any fourth or fifth grader interested in participating in Drama Club as an actor or scenery crew member, please attend the Drama Club Organizational Meeting afterschool on Tuesday, October 16 until 4:30PM.




Linda Boyd