February 23, 2018
Upcoming Events
Monday, Feb. 26 - Friday, March 2
No School
Winter Vacation

Thursday, March 8
District Band & Art Show
SRHS - 6:30 PM
(Snow date - 3/12)  

Thursday, March 15
PTO Meeting in the Library - 7:00 PM

Friday, March 16
No School
Staff Workshop

Thursday, March 22
Parent/Teacher Conferences & PTO Spaghetti Dinner

Thursday, April 5
2nd Grade Concert
Gym - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, April 11
Early Release Day
Dismissal @1:10 PM

Thursday, April 12
Kindergarten Parent Information Night - 6:00 PM

Thursday, April 12
PTO Meeting in the Library -  7:00 PM

Thursday, April 19
3rd Grade Concert
Gym - 6:30 PM

Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27
No School
Spring Vacation

Thursday, May 3
1st Grade Concert
Gym - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, May 9
Early Release
Dismissal @ 1:10 PM

Thursday, May 10th
PTO Meeting in the Library -  7:00 PM

Friday, May 11
PTO Father/Daughter Dance -  Gym - 6:30 PM

Friday, May 25
Memorial Day Assembly
Gym - 2:00 PM

Monday, May 28
No School
Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29
5th Grade - Stand By Me
Camp Lincoln

Thursday, May 31
Bakie/Memorial Band Concert
SRHS - 6:30 PM

Friday, June 1
Volunteer Tea
Library - 9:00 AM

31 West Main Street Newton, NH  03858
Principal, Dr. Patricia Haynes
Assistant Principal, Donna B. Johnson
Principal's Message
Dr. Haynes
We were all shocked and saddened by the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, and our hearts go out to the students, families and educators who are directly affected.  Following this event, I spoke with several parents who emailed or called to find out more about the safety and security measures we use at Memorial School.  

School communities are complex, and everyone in the community has an important contribution to make. The teachers and staff at Memorial School are entrusted to educate and care for the students in our building on a daily basis, and we do so with pride, consideration, and thoughtfulness.

We take safety measures very seriously at Memorial and in the Sanborn Regional School District. Each school site is required to hold regular fire, secure campus and lockdown drills to provide students and staff practice with procedures. Our teachers, staff and students consistently practice these drills throughout the year, a different one each month; as a result, everyone knows what to do when they are enacted. In fact, I had already scheduled a lockdown drill with Chief Jewett of Newton PD to occur on the Friday following the Parkland tragedy, but decided it was best to reschedule it to a later date.

Our building emergency management team regularly reviews crisis and emergency plans, making changes based on input and guidance from various law enforcement and emergency management agencies, including New Hampshire Homeland Security. These plans are a state requirement for all schools.

Memorial's CARES expectations are an important foundation for our community because they enable teachers and students to have conversations about feeling safe. Teachers conduct a daily Morning Meeting, which sets the tone for respectful learning, establishes a climate of trust, creates empathy and encourages collaboration while giving overall support for social, emotional and academic learning. Our guidance counselor is also available to help students; as part of our guidance curriculum she provides instruction during the SET rotation about social skill development, bully proofing, and conflict mediation.

Parents and families are an integral part of the Memorial School community and play a significant role in helping our students feel safe. The links below provide some valuable advice for how to talk with children about violence and help them cope with the anxiety that these stories can bring.
We will continue to make the security and safety of all students our top priority at Memorial School. 
District-Wide Band Concert

Mad Science Assembly
The Memorial School students were treated to a fun Mad Science Assembly on Tuesday, thanks to our PTO.

News from the School Nurse

A friendly reminder:
If your child requires medication while at school, this includes all medication from cough drops to prescription medication, it is school policy that all medications go through the health office. No children should be transporting any medications on the bus to school, they need to be brought in to the health office by an adult, in their original container. This policy is in place to keep all of our students safe and well cared for. Thank you in advance and feel free to call the health office with any questions.
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Parents, please be aware that our students will be going outdoors for recess whenever the air temperature is 20 degrees or above.   Children should be bringing their snow pants, boots, mittens and hats daily to be dressed warmly for winter exercise .  As the temperatures moderate, melting snow and ice will mean more slush and puddles on our playground area.   You are asked to send in a change of clothing for your child to keep in their cubby here at school in the event that they "find' a puddle and become soaked.  Clean dry pants, shirt, underwear and socks should be in a bag labeled with your child's name and grade.  Thank you for preparing your child for weather changes and outdoor play at school.
Cindy Cole, BSN, RN

School Nurse
Preschool Lottery Applications for 2018-2019
Sanborn Regional School District
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
17 Danville Road
Kingston, NH  03848
Date: January 2018
The Sanborn Regional Integrated Preschool Program is offered at both the D.J.Bakie Elementary School in Kingston, NH and at the Memorial Elementary School in Newton, NH. We are currently accepting applications for the 2018- 2019 school year for the three year and four year old preschool programs. 
The three year old program is held Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM.   Eligible children must be three years old by September 30, 2018 and be residents of Kingston or Newton, New Hampshire.
The four year old program is held Mondays through Thursdays from 12:00-3:00 PM at each school for residents of Kingston and Newton. Eligible children must be four years old by September 30, 2018. There are limited openings in the four year old program at both schools.
Tuition for the three year program is $165 per month and the four year old program is $200 per month.  A tuition agreement form must be completed and returned in order to participate in the program.  Enrollment is limited, and the deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 2, 2018.
All applicants must participate in a developmental screening process.  Please note that this is not a Child Find. You may call to schedule a Child Check Appointment if you are questioning a possible educational issue.  For more information, or to register your child for the lottery, please call Robin Baker at 642-5272 x119 or email to
Please complete the Preschool Lottery Entry Form by clicking here .

Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
17 Danville Road
Kingston , New Hampshire  03848
Date:   January, 2018


If your child will be five years old by  September 30, 2018 and you are a resident of 
Newton, NH, he or she is eligible for full day kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.
All incoming kindergarten students are required to participate in a screening process. Student screenings will take place on Thursday, May 10th and Friday, May 11th.   Please call Memorial School at 603-382-5251 as soon as possible to pre-register your child and to schedule a screening appointment
An orientation and information night for parents of incoming kindergarten students will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Memorial School.  School personnel will be available at the orientation to answer any questions.
Registration packets will be available to pick up at the school starting on Monday, March 5th between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM, when you present your child's original birth certificate.  Additional documentation required to complete the registration process includes updated physical & immunization records and proof of residency documentation. The Sanborn Regional School District has defined the following acceptable residency documents: a copy of your current utility bill, signed lease, notarized letter from Builder or Realtor, property tax bill, settlement document on a new home or a property deed. A Residency Affidavit form is required if none of the documents listed can be provided.  A government issued photo ID will also be required. We request that all registration paperwork be completed no later than June 8th.
New Hampshire State Law requires all children to have had immunizations for DPT, Polio, Mumps, Measles, German Measles, Chicken Pox, and Hepatitis B prior to entry to school.  They also require each child to have a complete medical examination within one year prior to entry into kindergarten.
Please contact Memorial school at (603) 382-5251 with any questions regarding kindergarten registration or you may send an email to Michelle Trinceri at

Cafeteria News
We will celebrate the month of March beginning with Dr. Seuss, then we travel around the world and sample some new items on the menu throughout the month. On Monday, March 5, we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a twist on green eggs and ham.  We will be serving a spinach, ham and cheese frittata tartlette with French toast sticks and home fries. On March 8 our travels begin in Greece, with "Pastitsio", a Greek style pasta bake with a breadstick and Greek side salad. Then on March 14, we will serve Swedish Meatballs with buttered noodles and broccoli. On March 26, we travel to Hawaii and enjoy Huli Huli chicken with rice and pineapple salad. On Thursday March 29, our journey ends in the United States as we celebrate MLB opening day with Hot Dogs, baked beans, French fries and a Hoodsie cup!

I recently met with students on the Nutrition Committee here at Memorial, and they shared their thoughts and offered some new ideas for breakfast and lunch. We will try to introduce some new fruits and vegetables, and also bring back some of their favorites. I encouraged them to try new foods, and please come and tell us what they like! We have a mailbox outside the cafeteria door and one in the office, and we love to get mail!

Would you like to spend a few hours with us in the kitchen at Memorial? Cafe Services is looking for substitutes.

To apply now please click the link below or visit us online at and click careers!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact JoAnne Smith at Memorial, 382-3326, or Kimberly Adkins, Food Service director at 642-3341 x132.
     Enjoy your vacation!

5th Grade News

Congratulations to all of the grade 5 students and parents that escaped slavery on the Memorial School Underground Railroad Simulation this past Thursday night. Facing the fear of the unknown, where one wrong move can mean the difference between continuing toward freedom, and getting captured, these brave souls risked it all in their daring escape.
Students and parents alike learned much about this ugly time in the history of our great nation. Looking back at the events from that time period, it is no wonder that people cannot forget what happened. Judging from the reactions of all of our participants, this promises to be an experience that they probably will never forget either.
Thank you to all of the staff that helped transform the school, and for such realistic portrayals of the various characters in this simulation. Without this level of volunteerism and dedication from our staff, going above and beyond what is typically expected anywhere; the students would miss out on experiences like this.
Reading Specialist News with Dr. Corbin

Reading challenge bookmark forms have been sent home with each student.  Read 5 books and fill out the form and receive 2 free tickets to a NH Fisher Cats game!  All forms need to be mailed to the NH Fisher Cats no later than Friday, March 16, 2018.  Forms should be mailed to:
NH Fisher Cats
Attn: Reading Challenge
One Line Drive
Manchester, NH  03101
Music News
The music room is looking slightly different these days with the addition of two risers in our classroom. Having risers is helping students get prepared for singing in their upcoming concerts:
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Speaking of concerts, please make sure to take note of the following concert dates:
March 8-District Band Concert at SRHS (Gr 4 and 5 only)
April 5-2 nd Grade Concert @ 6:30 in the Memorial School gym
April 19 @ 2:00 - Grades 1, 2, and 3 In-School concert
April 19 @ 6:30 -Grade 3 Concert @ 6:30 in the Memorial School gym
May 3-Grade 1 Concert @ 6:30 in the Memorial School gym
Grade Four will be performing at the Memorial Day Assembly
Grade Five will be performing at their Graduation ceremony
Kindergarten will be singing at their Graduation ceremony.
Kindergartners have been exploring singing and movement through many different activities. This week, students learned that a conductor leads a musical group. One lucky student from class got to lead their classmates in our welcoming song:
With all the indoor recess lately, students have been enjoying moving around the classroom with fun and upbeat folk dances. Grade 1 has been working on the Highland Gates Dance. Grade 2 has done a fantastic job reviewing Old Brass Wagon and has really enjoyed learning the Noble Duke of York line dance.  For St. Valentine's Day, students in grades four and give did the partner dance Heel and Toe Polka!


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French Club News
Last week our 5th grade French Club met on Valentine's Day. We learned French valentines vocabulary, joined in singing a French song and made a poster matching the valentine's words we had learned with pictures. Our 'goûter' (French snack) that afternoon was 'croissant' and 'pain au chocolat'. C'ètait dèlicieux!

School Counselor News with Mrs. Collins 

Student Council News

Student Council members will take orders and collect money on Wednesday mornings.  Each bag is 50¢.  Limit 1 bag per student per week.  PLEASE SEND EXACT CHANGE.

Popcorn orders will be delivered to classrooms on Fridays during lunch time.
Summer Enrichment at Sanborn

Memorial PTO
PTO Updates
Our next PTO Meeting will be held on March 15th at 7:00 in the library. We hope to see you there!

Our next restaurant night will be at Flatbread in Amesbury on March 6 th so save the date! See information below.

Details will be coming soon for the Father/Daughter Dance

We are in a Square 1 Art year and the students are working hard creating their artwork. Catalogs will come home in March and items will be ready for Mother's Day.

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!

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Come support the Newton Memorial PTO
When:  Tuesday, March 6 th 5:00 - 9:00pm
Where: Flatbread Pizza Company
5 Market Square
Amesbury, MA
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A portion of all pizza sales goes directly back to the PTO
This is not a SRSD sponsored event
SRMS Boosters News

Family Free Skate Party

Gale Library News
Winter Olympics at the Gale Library
The Winter Olympics have been filled the recent weeks with competition, excitement and suspense. Let's get the kids involved in this global event by having our own mini Games at the Gale Library during School Vacation week on Wednesday, February 28th at 2 PM.

There'll be our own indoor mini events like the opening of our games with a Torch Relay followed by carpet Skating, individual or pairs. Try hockey with paper towel hockey sticks and a little Frisbee curling. Make your own luge from Legos and race it on our chutes or build your Ski Jumper and measure how far it jumps.

There'll be crafts to make like Ski Jumper, Straw Rockets, Magnetic Skaters, and coloring pages, as well as Power Punch and Snacks to keep our energy up.

We'll end our games with a Parachute Closing Ceremony.

Sign up is necessary so drop in or call the Library to register at 382-4691.

The Winter Reading Programs will be ending on Sat. March 3rd. Be sure to get your reading log filled in and returned by Wed. March 7 to get your prize and be entered in the Grand Prize drawing.

We will celebrate with Bingo for Books for Read across America and Dr Seuss Birthday on Mon. March 5 at 6 PM. Come play Bingo with your friends and win books from our Treasure Chest for your very own.
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Adult Education Classes

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run New Hampshire is actively recruiting volunteer coaches for the Spring 2018 season at Memorial School in Newton. Coaching a Girls on the Run (GOTR) team is one of the most rewarding ways to get involved with the program. You get to experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment that you have made a difference in the lives of the girls and have a ton of fun with your team of coaches and incredible girls (grades 3-5)!
A GOTR coach is a volunteer position that facilitates and supports the GOTR curriculum. The position requires approximately 2-4 hours per week for 10 weeks with the additional commitment of a one-time new coach training.  Coaches do not need to be runners.  They must be willing to lead with an open heart and assume positive intent.
If you are interested in helping to continue this program at Memorial or learning more, please contact Betsy Cissel, GOTR-NH Program Director, .  

Dr. Patricia Haynes, Principal

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