News from the PTO:
We are sponsoring a Fun Run to be held on Monday, October 21 (rain date, 10/22). The Fun Run will take place during school hours with the following times scheduled: 10:00 a.m. for students in kindergarten, first, and second grades; 10:45 a.m. for students in grades three, four, and five. Information and pledge sheets have been sent home with the students today.
We are happy to announce that Tina North has been elected as the new PTO president for the 2013-14 school year and Wendi Cantwell will be assuming the role of treasurer. A HUGE THANKS goes to Jennifer Desmond for her years of dedicated service to the PTO and the children of NHCS.
Our annual Story Hour is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come in their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals to hear the stories. Snacks will be served and admission is free. As part of this annual event, our NHCS fifth graders, along with Garden Clubs throughout the State, are accepting donations of new, warm, and flame retardant children’s pajamas of any size. Donations of pajamas may be made between now and the evening of Tuesday, November 5. These pajamas are distributed throughout the State of NH to homeless children, orphanages, and shelters. The Pond & Peak Reading Council will then match every pair of pajamas collected with a new children’s book. Our fifth grade class has been participating in this program for over five years. If you would like more information regarding this program, please go to their website at www.pajamaprogram.org.
Now that autumn is creeping in and we are experiencing chilly mornings, we ask that you remind your children to dress warmly for the weather. Students head out to recess and physical education classes early in the morning, when the ground is often still wet.
Hannaford Helps Schools is a program that provides NHCS an opportunity to raise funds for our student activity account. The program began on September 1 and will run through December 1. When certain items (listed on the flyers that have gone 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.
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:
Hannah Bassett - Excellence
Kamryn Batchelder - Character
Rachel Beck - Character, Achievement & Excellence
Evan Braman - Achievement & Responsibility
Dalton Dion - Character & Spirit
Dominick Femia - Responsibility
Henry Fielding - Achievement & Responsibility
Evan Foster - Responsibility
Ela Goucher - Achievement
Brandon Hickey - Achievement & Excellence
Andrew Murray - Character
Zoe North - Achievement & Excellence
Owen Wyatt - Achievement & Responsibility