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March 21, 2014

posted Mar 25, 2014, 6:32 AM by jmarcotte@sau4.org

Project Promise Note:  There will be no Project Promise on Early Release Day - Tuesday, March 25.  This will allow our entire staff to attend professional development opportunities in the afternoon.

NHCS Kindergarten Connection has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 7.  If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten this August, and live in the Town of New Hampton, please complete the cherry-colored form that was sent home and return it to us as soon as possible.  If you know of a child who will be of kindergarten age who lives in New Hampton, please ask the parent to give us a call.  Paperwork, along with a time indicated for you and your child to come in on May 7, will be mailed out in April.  If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call.

Congratulations to our two Destination Imagination teams who recently placed first in the Regional Competition.  The following students, along with their coaches, Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Cook, Ms. Ayers, and Ms. DeLong, will be traveling to Nashua on Saturday, March 29, to compete in the State Competition:  Mika Austin, Rylee Barney, Kamryn Batchelder, Noah Eckert, Sydnee Hahn, Jazmin Ivers, Lucie Beauchemin, Sarah Buchanan, Zoë Davol, Toby Eckert, Lindsey Lacasse, Emily Lower, and Emma Sawyer.

We have kicked off our One Book/One School annual event.  This year’s selection is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.  Books have been distributed to all families and staff, along with the book-related packets.  A suggested timetable for reading is included in the packet, as well as trivia questions for each week.  Students may turn in their families’ responses on Friday morning, depositing them in the box located on the stage.  All entries will be eligible for a weekly prize, and there will be a grand prize drawing at the conclusion of this event.  Happy Reading!

Mrs. Marcotte, our ICT teacher, is looking for volunteers to help out in the library.  If you have any time, even a half hour here and there, she could use help in reshelving books.  If interested, please give her a call.  She’ll set up a time when it’s convenient for you to come in and see what needs to be done.

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

Rachel Beck - Responsibility & Excellence

Dominick Femia - Character

Anthony Gromko - Excellence

Sydnee Hahn - Character

Austin Wilkins - Character

Share Your Photos for the 2013-2014 Yearbook:  Students are gearing up for class parties, field trips and other fun activities. We need your help to capture those moments for this year’s NHCS yearbook. You can upload your photos at any time to http://nhcs.picaboo.com.  If you come by the school and plan on taking pictures of a school event, pick up one of the business cards that Nora Foster, our yearbook coordinator, recently had printed.  The cards contain photo upload information. Make sure your camera and camera phone settings are set to the highest resolution for best print quality.  Nora is looking for volunteers to coordinate photos, yearbook ad sales and yearbook layouts. Contact her directly at norafoster1@gmail.com.

Calendar of Events

March 24 Gr. K-1-2 to Capitol Center for the Arts, 9:00 a.m.

March 25 Early Release (students dismissed at noon following lunch)/No Project Promise

March 27 Gr. 5 Band & Chorus Rehearsal, NMMS, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

April 2 PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

April 3 Gr. 5 Band & Chorus Rehearsal, NMMS, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

April 9 Gr. 5 Band & Chorus Rehearsal, NMMS, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

April 10 DARE Graduation, 6:30 p.m.

April 11 Gr. 4 to Belknap Mill

April 17 Gr. 5 Band & Chorus Rehearsal, NMMS, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

April 22 Kids’ Fair/Expo, Multi-Purpose Room, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

April 23 Gr. 5 Band & Chorus Dress Rehearsal, NMMS, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

April 23 Gr. 5 Band & Chorus Concert, 6:30 p.m.

April 28-May 2 Spring Recess

May 7 Kindergarten Connection

May 7 Gr. 5 Adventure Connections

May 14 PTO Teacher/Staff Appreciation Dinner

May 15 Visit by Gr. 6 Band & Chorus

May 15 Gr. 5 Blood Drive, New Hampton Public Safety Building, 2:00-7:00 p.m.

May 16 Gr. 4 to NH State House and History Museum

May 20 Gr. 5 to Boston Freedom Trail (rain date, 5/21)

June 17 Last Day of School for Students