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May 30, 2014

posted May 31, 2014, 11:54 AM by jmarcotte@sau4.org
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we flip our calendars to June over the weekend, it means that the school year is coming to an end! Although we will still have twelve days of school, I know that those days will go by very quickly and I want to make sure we take the time to reflect and celebrate some of the amazing things that occur in our school building.

It continues to make me smile when I see how many of our students come running into our building in the morning to come to school. I also love to see how many students start off their days by freely giving hugs to our superb faculty and staff. As our students move around the building throughout the day, they are greeted by name, receive smiles and some will even have a quick conversation with different staff in their passing. When students leave in the afternoon, they hear many adults saying good-bye and some even get a quick high-five out the door. For those students traveling by school bus, our entire staff spend the time on the front entrance way to give a final good-bye wave.

In my travels, I often come across this saying.. “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” I want to take the time to recognize some of those people for their hard work and dedication for making that difference in our students!

• Our amazing, always friendly and knowledgeable administrative assistant—Mrs. Katie Knott-Garon

• Our tireless and energetic PTO

• Our “jacks of all trades” custodians—Mr. Jerry Coney and Mr. Dennis Mellon

• Our partnership with the New Hampton Garden Club & Sarah and Karen Porrazzo

• Our incredible chefs—Mrs. Alison Gagnon & Mrs. Maureen Hadley

• Our caring and loving nurse (who takes care of all of us!)—Mrs. Rachel Morrison

• The partnership we are developing with the New Hampton School and their liaison—Mrs. Jennifer McMahon

• Our parents who support their children’s education at home by reading at night, playing math games, and helping with 


• Our bus drivers who safely bring our students to school and home each day

• Our community members, SAU office, School Board and Budget Committee who support small, community schools

• Our incredible Project Promise Afterschool staff

• Our patient and understanding special education administrative assistant—Mrs. Doreen Troup

• Our outstanding assistant principal/guidance counselor—Mrs. Holly Cook


As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” At NHCS, we know all of these people have made a difference in the lives of our students and for that, I am forever grateful!

Have a great weekend—

P.S. As an update, the NHCS Fisher DI team placed 23rdspecial thank-you goes out to all in our school community who supported this endeavor. out of 92 teams at the 2014 Globals. Way to go, team and coaches! Also a