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posted Sep 5, 2014, 5:28 PM by jmarcotte@sau4.org
Welcome Back—Friendly Reminders & Cute Story

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome Back to the 2014-2015 school year!
I can’t believe I am starting my seventh year at NHCS! The first few days have been going well. Teachers and students are getting to know each other and are learning the different routines in the classrooms. Here 
are some reminders of the different overall “school” procedures.

  •  Our school day starts with our warning bell at 7:25 a.m. It is the expectation that students are in their classrooms by 7:30 a.m., ready for the day. If you are transporting your child to school in the morning, please arrive in plenty of time so that your child will be in his/her classroom, ready to learn, at 7:30 a.m. The bus loop is closed from 7:10-7:40 a.m. to allow for the busses to have easy drop-off and pick-up.
  •  Since our students go out to recess, love climbing on our playground equipment, and are active in kickball, tag, and other movement games, students should not wear flip-flops to school. It is written in our student handbook, which was sent home this week. We want our students to be both active, and safe as they move around our entire school. Students will have physical education classes on either Monday or Tuesday; on those days, students should be wearing sneakers.
  •  If your child is absent or is going to be tardy to school, please call the main office in the morning to let us know.

  • Please check your child’s backpack each night, as there are important papers that come home, along with homework assignments and “Just Right Books”.

  •  As mosquito season does not end until late October, please remember to apply bug spray before your child leaves the house. Since we don’t have a gymnasium, PE classes are held outside until the weather gets too cold (usually around Thanksgiving). When dressing in the morning, please try to dress in layers.

  • Research says that keeping hydrated is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and helps in learning. Students may have water bottles (with only water in them) on their desks throughout the day. If this is something you would like to do, please put your child’s name in permanent marker on the water bottle and it can stay at school.

  • Many times, students will leave pieces of clothing or items behind throughout the school. It would be helpful if families would initial or write a name in those items that tend to be left-behind (sweatshirts, jackets, hats, gloves).

  •  Please send in a note with your child if there is a change in his/her daily “dismissal” routine.

PTO Meeting—September 15th

• Please join us for our first PTO meeting of the year

• 6:30 p.m. in our multi-purpose room

• We will have two $25 gift card door prizes

Follow me on Twitter

As a way to communication with parents and the community, I have a Twitter account. You do not need 

a fancy phone to be on Twitter. You can tweet using a computer or tablet. All you need is have a Twitter 

account—if you don’t have one, it is free and easy to set up. Also, if you want, you can only follow me and 

not get into this social media in a huge way. Once you have an account, search for me by typing in Ann 

Holloran or aholloran@NASD and click FOLLOW.

Here are some examples of the messages (tweets) I would possibly write:

• Check your child’s backpack as progress reports went home on 3/8

• NHCS—Remember, the Kids’ Expo is on 3/20—click this link for more information nhcs.sau4.org

• DES & NHCS—Remember, Early Release is tomorrow, 3/20—dismissal at noon

• Read this interesting article about bedtimes—take a look

• Due to the weather, the NHCS and DES afterschool programs are canceled.

Check out the NHCS Website

• Our address is www.nhcs.sau4.org

• Check out the new format and links—more updates to come over the next few weeks

Funny Story

At our ice cream social, I had a student come up to me and say, “Ms. Holloran, I don’t get it, why do you keep switching shirts?” I didn’t understand the student’s question, so I asked him to repeat it. So the second time he said, “Why do you keep changing shirts? I saw you with a red shirt on and now you have a blue shirt on.” I started to smile and explained to the student that I wasn’t changing shirts, that I have a twin sister. I told him that she was wearing the red shirt scooping ice cream and I (Ms. Holloran) had always been wearing blue. We turned around to look at my sister, and then he and I had a good laugh! (That is one 
for the memory book!)

Have a great weekend--