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posted Nov 4, 2014, 12:04 PM by jmarcotte@sau4.org

Hat Day

Please check out the flyer being sent home today regarding Hat Day. We are asking our school community to wear hats on Tuesday, 11/4. With each hat wearer’s donation of at least $1, we will be able to help a local family.

Winter Activities

Winter Activity forms were due back on Thursday (10/30). If your child would like to participate in skiing, snowboarding, or skating during our Winter Activity Program (beginning on 1/8/15), we will need to have the forms back no later than Monday, November 3.

Picture Retakes

Change of Date for Picture Re-Takes: The photographers from LifeTouch will be here on Tuesday, November 4, for retakes. If your child was absent on the day pictures were taken, you may send in the photo envelope, along with the money, on November 4. (Extra envelopes are available in the office.) If you would like to have your child’s picture retaken, the package of photos that was previously sent home must be returned in its entirety. Please keep the class picture.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Yankee Candle brochures and order forms were recently sent home with the students. This is an annual school fundraiser that helps pay for field trips and assemblies. Order forms and money are due back by Wednesday, November 5. Checks should be made payable to NHCS, and delivery of items will be 2-4 weeks from Yankee Candle’s receipt of orders.

Veteran's Day

New Hampton Community School would like to honor our veterans at a school-wide assembly on Friday, November 7, at 10:15. Please help us find our local heroes, as we would like to invite them to our celebration. If you know of a veteran, please contact us at the school. All are welcome to attend this special assembly. On this date, we invite all students, if possible, to wear clothing that is red, white, and/or blue in order to help show support for our veterans.

Project Promise Community Service

We are collecting addresses for all active service members. If you have friends or family members who are presently serving in the armed forces or stationed at a military base, please send their names and addresses to us. We will be organizing and sending out holiday cards and could use your assistance. Please call the office (744-3221) with this information.

Box Tops

We are continuing to collect BoxTops for Education. If you have any BoxTops (often found on packages of food items), please send them in with your children. The money received from BoxTops for Education helps to fund student activities, assemblies, and field trips. These BoxTops are collected throughout the year.

Hannahford Helps Schools

Hannaford Helps Schools is a program that provides NHCS an opportunity to raise funds for our student activity account. The program began on August 30 and will run through December 6. When certain items (listed on the flyers that were recently sent home) are purchased from Bristol Shop & Save, you will receive “school dollars” that may be deposited in the box marked “New Hampton Community School” which you’ll find toward the front of the store. If you shop at any of the other Hannaford stores in the area and receive “school dollars”, please send them in with your child and we will bring them over to the Bristol store in order for our school to receive credit.

Capturing Cares

Throughout the school year, we will be “Capturing CARES” and recognizing students who have been caught modeling our mission statement, “NHCS CARES” (Character, Achievement, Responsibility, Excellence, Spirit). During Wednesday’s lunch time, the following students were recognized: Grayson Boxer - Achievement Keith Corriveau - Responsibility Mason Kesselring - Responsibility

Calendar of Events

November 3 Gr. 5 Readers’ Theater performance, 1:30 p.m. November 4 Hat Day to benefit B.E.S. student November 4 Picture Re-Takes November 4 Election Day/Ruth S. Joyce Baked Goods Sale November 5 Yankee Candle orders and money due November 5 PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. November 7 Veterans Day Assembly, 10:15 a.m. November 11 Veterans Day (no school) November 21 Gr. 3D & Gr. 4 Readers’ Theater performances, 1:30 p.m. November 26 Student-Led Conferences (no classes for students) November 27-28 Thanksgiving Recess December 3 PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. December 7 Gr. 4 & 5 “Sing for Santa” at Manchester Monarchs game December 24-31 Holiday Recess

Ruth S. Joyce Scholarship Fund for Boys

Many of you may not know the story behind the food sale tables that you see set up at the New Hampton Town House every election day. Back in 1978, Ruth S. Joyce, teaching principal of the New Hampton Community School, retired after twenty years of service to the families of New Hampton. Pat Provencher, Sandy Price, and Hope Clement, then active PTA mothers, decided to honor Mrs. Joyce by establishing a scholarship for boys. This would parallel the Sarah Dow McGregor Scholarship for girls. At that time, The PTA made a contribution of $100.00 to help fund the initial grant, and many families stepped forward to offer fundraising campaigns. In the years since its inception, the Scholarship Committee has raised and given to local boys more than $70,000 in scholarships. In addition to the food sales at the polls, raffles, yard sales, and dinners are also held to help raise funds. The Committee awards Ruth S. Joyce Scholarships to boys who live in New Hampton or on River Road in Bridgewater and attended the New Hampton Community School or the Newfound Memorial Middle School and who are completing secondary school with concrete plans for furthering their education. Such plans may include trade and/or apprenticeship programs, two-year or four-year colleges. Mrs. Provencher continues to take an active role in these fundraisers, doing as much as she is able; however, over 35 years have passed since her children were of elementary-age, and she is hoping to enlist the support of young families whose children may one day benefit from this financial assistance. Mrs. Provencher has requested our help in filling up the food tables at the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4. Your donations of baked goods would be most appreciated. If you would like, you may drop these items off at NHCS on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning (by 11:00 a.m.) and we will see that your donations are brought to the Town House. Help also would be appreciated for setting up (10:00 a.m.) and/or working at the food tables on election day. In Pat Provencher’s words, “Your efforts will be repaid in the future of our young people”. If you would like more information on the Ruth S. Joyce Scholarship Fund, you may refer to the Town of New Hampton website, www.new-hampton.nh.us , click on About Us, then click on Local Organizations. The Committee would be very interested in welcoming new members.