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posted Nov 4, 2014, 11:46 AM by jmarcotte@sau4.org

Giving to Others Dear Parents and Guardians,
 I can’t believe that when you walk into those larger department stores, Christmas trees and decorations are out! But I do feel that I blinked and October has come and gone. Along with our constant, deliberate and rigorous instruction of all subjects, as a school community, we provide different opportunities to inspire our students to be respectful, kind and caring citizens within our school. Another way to help our students grow is to give them different chances to give to others. During the annual Halloween parade at NHCS, all of our students will be walking by bales of hay and a witch’s cauldron where they will place their canned foods. These items will then be packed and brought to our local food pantry in Bristol. On the back of today’s Writer’s Corner is another way for our students to give. I have become aware of a 3rd grade student who is battling cancer and is spending a lot of time in the hospital. Since our district is comprised of seven towns, and eventually our students will be attending the same middle and high schools, I thought it would be nice to show our support for Kenny, his family and his school! On Tuesday, November 4th, we will be having a “hat day”. With a small donation of at least a dollar, students, teachers and staff can wear a hat throughout the entire school day. We will collect the money at both DES and NHCS and present the family with different gift cards to help during this challenging time. Our 4th and 5th grade students have an opportunity to help out the TTCC during the upcoming annual Santa’s Village by interviewing for an elf position. Information is going home today regarding this opportunity. As our mission statement states: The students, staff and families of the New Hampton Community School believe that learning is a community journey. We strive for our students to be confident, respectful, engaging, life-long learners. We value our students’ strength of character, acts of achievement, individual responsibility, pursuit for excellence, and creative spirit. NHCS CARES! All of this could not happen without the support of you at home, and I would like to thank you. Thanks for showing your children that not only academics are valued, but so are character and giving to a charitable cause. Have a great Halloween weekend and please be safe.