November 3, 2017
Upcoming Events
Friday, Nov. 10
No School
Veteran's Day

Thursday, Nov. 16
Newton Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Feast in the Cafeteria 
11:30 AM

Thursday, Nov. 16
PTO Meeting in the Library
7:00 PM 

Wednesday, Nov. 22 - Friday, Nov. 24
No School
Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, Nov. 28 - Wednesday, Dec. 6
Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, Nov. 30
Parent/Teacher Conferences
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday, Dec. 4
Parent/Teacher Conferences
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, Dec. 6
Early Release Day

Thursday, Dec. 7
PTO Meeting in the Library
7:00 PM

Thursday, Dec. 14
Winter Concert
SRHS - 6:30 PM
(Snow Date: 12/18)

Monday, Dec. 25 - Monday, Jan. 1
No School
Holiday Break

Wednesday, Jan. 10
Early Release Day

Thursday, Jan. 11
PTO Meeting in the Library 
7:00 PM

Monday, Jan. 15
No School 
MLK, Jr. Day

Wednesday, Feb. 7
Early Release Day

Thursday, Feb. 8
PTO Meeting in the Library
7:00 PM

31 West Main Street Newton, NH  03858
Principal, Dr. Patricia Haynes
Assistant Principal, Donna B. Johnson
Principal's Message
Dr. Haynes
The annual Halloween Parade at Memorial School was an exciting event this past week! Although the week started a bit on the topsy-turvy side with the storm knocking out power to the district and cancelling class for us, we were back in time to celebrate and dress up as our favorite characters. Teachers and students got into the spirit, dressing up in many creative ways. 

The costumes were so innovative, depicting thrilling characters who roamed our school's hallways. Some came straight from the TV and movie screens, while others were inanimate objects that came to life. 

Thank you to all the parents, family members, teachers and staff who made the Halloween Parade a memorable event!
Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Feast
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The third grade students of Memorial School cordially invite members of the senior community of Newton to our annual Thanksgiving Day Feast
When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time:  Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM
Where: Memorial School Cafeteria

This annual event is hosted by the third grade students.  We hope you will join us!
Please call (603) 382-5251 by
Friday, November 3, 2017 to R.S.V.P.

School Nurse

Please be advised that when your child turns 11 years old, and it has been 5 years or longer since their last Tetanus toxoid-containing immunization, they must receive a Tdap vaccine, a booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, as required by NH state Immunization laws. If your child has a documented medical contraindication to the pertussis vaccine, a Td booster is acceptable. In addition, every child entering the 6 th grade must have had 2 doses of the Varicella vaccine (chicken pox). If your child has a well-child visit scheduled within this school year, please discuss these requirements with the doctor at the time of the visit, and provide a copy of their physical and updated immunization record to the school nurse.

Thank you,

Cindy Cole, BSN
Memorial School Nurse
603-382-5251 ext. 106
Student Council News
The Memorial School student council is off and running this school year. We are promoting and organizing the Crayola Colorcycle program at our school. Students are encouraged to bring in any used markers that have run out of ink and place them in the collection boxes around the school and they will be sent to Crayola to re-purpose them. For more information, the link is:

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We are also looking ahead to our annual food drive that will kick off later this month. Students will be encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items as well as  paper products and personal items like soap and toothpaste. This drive helps out our community neighbors at Packer Meadows here in Newton. We are very excited about these events and want to invite everyone in the Memorial School community to join in for a great cause!

3rd Grade News
The Third grade has been enjoying learning about Pilgrims.  Through our simulation activities, students get to experience many things the Pilgrims experienced.  Each activity gives the students a chance to try to learn from the Pilgrims, and then be more successful than they were.  We have crossed the stormy Atlantic Ocean, and soon will built houses in the wilderness of the New World.  We will make decisions on what we would be willing to eat in order to survive and trade with the Native Americans for supplies we need.
Our trip to Plimoth Plantation is coming up November 15 th .  Hopefully the weather is nice, but we go rain or shine.  The students will be able to explore the 1627 village and the Wampanoag campsite. (The Mayflower is gone for repairs.) It should be a wonderful experience for everyone.
Library News with Mrs. Tamayoshi

Music News with Ms. Cunningham
Let's Make a Band!
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Seven students in the second grade have decided to form a band in their music SET (Student Enrichment Time) class. Their band name is 'Seven Dwarfs' and will be having their first concert in two weeks! They all voted that they would work on performing Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake. Three students are playing instrument parts for the song-Brayden, Angel, and Madison C will be playing both xylophones and boomwhackers, while Lucy, Leah, Sammi, and Gabriella will be singing and dancing. Students have been working hard in class to get all aspects of the song to be performance-ready, even working on the dance during their recess time.
Students in other grade levels have followed suit, with the first grade SET class forming a band named 'The Emojis' and performing Welcome to New York from the movie Secret Life of Pets . Third grade students named their band 'The Superhero Kids' and will be performing Something Just Like This by Coldplay. SET time gives students the opportunity to work on things like musicianship, performance skills, and the ability to cooperate with others in a small group setting.

Five second grade students in the last SET rotation worked together to rehearse and perform Fight Song by Rachel Platten. Lilian K., Madelyn D., Iliana M., Shelby C., and Alicia M. named their band 'The Rolling Girls' and performed three spectacular shows for different audiences. The students all agreed on Fight Song to communicate to their audience that no matter what struggles or obstacles they face, they are able to fight through with the strength they already have.
Check out their performance here!

PE News with Mr. McKenney & Mrs. McNamara
In PE classes students are focused on fitness. We have been learning about and working to improve our levels in the different components of health-related physical fitness. In the coming weeks, students in grades 2-5 will be participating in the Fitnessgram physical fitness testing. Students have been enthusiastic about learning ways to stay healthy and strong.

STEAM News with Ms. Lebs

Reading Specialist News with Dr. Corbin
Last month our students completed the first 20 days of Readers' Workshop. During this time they learned classroom routines for the readers' workshop. Some of these routines included Read to Self, which is choosing a just right book, picking a good place to read, and reading the whole time; Partner Reading, when two students have the same title and take turns reading to each other, discussing as they go along (quietly); Center Activities which could include word work, poetry, digital reading using their devices; and small group meetings with the teacher or other adult.
Once these routines were established we began instruction in comprehension during our readers' workshop. These lessons include Using your Schema, Making Connections, Asking Questions while you read, Making inferences, and Using Fix-up strategies for starters. Please ask your children about these-they'll be surprised that you know!
Thank you,
Dr. Joyce Corbin
School Counselor News with Mrs. Collins 

Memorial PTO News

  • Our next PTO Meeting will be held on November 16 th at 7:00 in the library. We hope to see you there!

  • Thank you to all who visited the table at Olde Home Day we raised $155 from the basket raffle. Thank you to kindergarten student Lily B. and her mom for creating such a wonderful basket!

  • We are gearing up for the holiday season! Our Santa Breakfast will be on December 2 nd and Holiday Shopping will be December 12 th and 13 th .

  • Theme Baskets flyers went out recently, it's a great time to start getting items. Themes this year are: Family Fun Day, We All Scream for Ice Cream, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), A Night at the Movies, Willy Wonka Candy Craze, Imagination Station (Reading,Writing,Creative Fun), Gift Cards Galore, Lego-tastic, Day at the Spa , Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Let's go Bake, NERF-tastic, Coffee Lovers, Summer Vacation Survival, Pot of Gold Lottery Ticket, Date Night

  • And with the holidays approaching don't forget The PTO is registered as a nonprofit on GuideStar and is registered on AmazonSmile. Please consider using those sites for all your shopping needs!
Box Tops News
The results are in! Mrs Gwynne's 1st grade class has collected the most Box Tops to be the winner of the Quarterly Collection Contest.  They collected 371 Box Tops from the start of school to the closing date of October 27.  This class also has bragging rights because they are the first class to be winners for of the First Quarter two years in a row!

SPOILER ALERT: her class did not have the year end Biggest Collector party last year.  The class standings so far are:  Ms Gywnne 377,  Desroisier 304, Mr LaPorte 289, Ms Black 288, Manning 235, Lowe 87, and Office 81.  It is still anyone's game.  The Class Collector Trophy will be moving from it's current home with Ms Deroisier's room to Ms. Gwynne's class who collected 371 Box Tops in October.  Suggestions, comments, questions?  Email me at .  Happy Clipping!
SRHS Fall Drama Senior Lunch Flyer

Gale Library News
Fine Free Month at the Gale Library, Newton

November is  Fine Free Month at the Gale Library, so find those overdue books, and return them with a donation of nonperishable food, paper products, or personal care items and your fines will be removed. Donations will be turned over to the Newton Food Pantry to help those in need during the holidays.

Friday, November 3rd is a no school day. Join us at 2 PM for a Family Movie Matinee showing Spider-man-Homecoming. The movie runs for 133 minutes, PG13 rated.

Our Math Club Crazy 8's will continue on Monday, November 6th from 6-7 PM. . Call to sign up for this fun program as space is limited.

Drop in to the library to browse through and vote for your favorite picture book for the NH Ladybug Award until Wednesday, November 29th.  The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to honor the best in recent children's picture books. Children's librarians from around NH select the titles then children and adults can read and browse through the books and vote for your favorite. 

Children of all ages are invited to play Bingo for Books on Monday, November 27th at 6:30 PM.  Children love the excitement of waiting for that last number to call Bingo and win their own book.Come play, have fun with your friends, and win your choice of books to keep.

The Friends of the Library are accepting baskets and gift certificates for their annual Holiday Basket Raffle starting November 14th.  Drop in to the Gale Library to view some great baskets loaded with goodies for everyone on your list. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5. Winners will be drawn Friday, December 15th at 1 PM, just in time for Holiday giving.  

The Gale Library will be closed on Friday, November 10th for Veterans Day and closing at 4 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd, and closed Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holidays.

For more information, call 382-4691.
5K Turkey Trot

The Sanborn Turkey Trot is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raise funds that directly impact the Kingston and Newton Communities.  Over the years, thanks to generous sponsors like you, the Sanborn Turkey Trot has directly helped several families in our community.  In addition, all runners donate a canned food item to help restock our local food pantries in the Kingston and Newton Communities.  
The 5K race will be:
Date :   Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time :   1:30 PM - Race day registration & number pick-up
2:30 PM - Start of 5K race
Place : The Hen House Bar and Grill
85 South Main Street, Newton, NH 03858
ENTRY FEES :  * Entry fees are non-refundable
Registration -   
$10.00 youth (14 and under) on or before November  1, 2017
$20.00 All entrants (ages 15 & over) on or before Nov. 1 2017
Race Day Registration:
$15.00 Youth (ages 14 & under)
$25.00 All entrants (ages 15 & over)
Registration - By November 20, 2017 Online

Come join us for some turkey fun and have a chance to win awards and prizes!  An award will be given to the most "spirited trotter!"  Come dressed in your favorite turkey attire!


Sanborn Youth Lacrosse

Sanborn Youth Basketball

Girl Scouts

Snowmobile Safety Classes

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