MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

March 30, 2018
Upcoming Events
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 10
PTO Meeting in the Library -  7:00 PM

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

Thursday, May 17
CARES Assembly
Gym - 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, June 12
Field Day
(Rain Date 6/13)

Friday, June 15
Senior Walk Thru
9:00 AM

Friday, June 15
5th grade End of Year Awards - Gym - 2:00 PM 

Wednesday, June 20
Last Day for students - Early Release Day, Dismissal @ 1:00 PM

31 West Main Street Newton, NH  03858
603-382-5251
Principal, Dr. Patricia Haynes
Assistant Principal, Donna B. Johnson
Principal's Message
Dr. Haynes
The Memorial School community had a wonderful time at our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Parent/Teacher Conference night on March 22nd.   Many thanks to the PTO and all of the parent volunteers who made the event possible.  Thanks, also, to everyone who donated to create the stunning raffle baskets. 

Our lucky winners won not only baskets  but also "Principal of the Day" - Emily Goc, "Mr. McKenney's PE Assistant for the Day" - Grace Kelly and "Ride to School in a Police Cruiser" - Addison Phillips.  Some of the wonderful baskets that were raffled off are below. 





Recently, our 5th graders completed a PACE task on bridge building. It was quite a timely project, since many of the topics they covered in the assessment were on display in the recent bridge collapse in Miami. A video of their work is below. 





We would like to remind everyone that 
Parent Input Forms are available in the main office or by clicking on this link.  We value your input for our consideration as we begin this process.  Forms are due by April 6th.
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
Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019
NEWS RELEASE
SANBORN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
17 Danville Road
Kingston , New Hampshire  03848
Date:   January, 2018
 

MEMORIAL SCHOOL
KINDERGARTEN  REGISTRATION

 
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 mtrinceri@sau17.net.

Cafeteria News
Happy Spring! The menu for the month of April will feature some of the student's favorites, like Spaghetti and meatballs with a garlic breadstick and Caesar salad, sloppy joes with summer squash sauté, and grilled cheese with tomato soup.  We will also serve chicken nuggets with a BLT side salad, featuring fresh salad greens grown locally from Lef Farms in Loudon, NH.

We will also feature some new choices, like Classic Chinese Chicken and vegetable lo mein, a popcorn chicken macaroni and cheese bowl, and a BLT burger with Lef salad greens.  Along with our main entrée, we also offer fresh salads, sandwiches, a variety of fruits and vegetables, and on Mondays our Café Kids Plate, and on Thursdays our Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. 

Breakfast is also available daily, with choices like bagels and cream cheese, apple or chocolate chip granola bars, sausage or bacon egg sandwiches, whole grain donuts, and yogurt.  

Café Services Fresh Picks division has partnered with Nutrislice to provide a service that features menus, nutrition content, allergen and carb counts, special events, surveys, nutrition marketing and digital signage. 
 
The information is available by a free mobile App as well as the websites. 
 
We have included the link to the introduction video, please watch and enjoy.

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.      
4th Grade News
Fourth grade is currently studying plant life.  We are specifically learning about various types of plants and how they adapt to their environment for survival.  Students are reading about the plants and taking notes, as well as drawing and labeling the parts of the plants that help them to adapt.  Each classroom has samples of different plants for the students to observe. There are also many resources, including picture books for them to investigate and videos that the students have been able to watch.  The culminating activity will be to create a super plant,to show their knowledge of plant adaptations. We are very excited about this unit of study.


Jump Rope for Heart
Hello Families! Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association with Jump Rope For Heart. Over the next few weeks, our students will be having fun learning about their heart with the Scare Squad while raising money to help fund lifesaving research. Our school goal is to raise 11,000.00, and in addition to helping the American Heart Association, our school can earn free PE equipment. Students can earn their own Scare Squad Monsters this year by using the new mobile app (download the Jump/Hoops App ( App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android) or by visiting heart.org/jump to sign up and raise money online! Just for signing up to save lives, your students will earn a glow in the dark wristband! PLUS this year, the mobile app unlocks even more fun and the Scare Squad Monsters and wristband come to life! All donations are due on Friday, April 20th and our event takes place during Physical Education classes.  To see our schools personal page you can visit; http://www2.heart.org/goto/NewtonMemorial
Thank you for helping a great cause! We can't wait to start jumping! Keep an eye out for your students fundraising packet. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. McNamara Jmcnamara@sau17.net .


Music News
Please make sure to take note of the following concert dates:

April 5 - Grade 2 Concert @ 6:30 in the Memorial School gym
April 19 - Grade 3 Concert @ 6:30 in the Memorial School gym
May 3 - Grade 1 Concert @ 6:30 in the Memorial School gym
School Counselor News with Mrs. Collins 

 
Student Council News

The Memorial Student Council has kicked off the annual Penny Drive. This year's drive will benefit the New Hampshire SPCA as voted on by the council members. We ask that students bring in any pennies or spare change and donate them to support the cause. Classrooms will compete to see who can collect the most money. There is a collection can in every classroom, the winning class will win a pizza party. The end date for the drive has been changed to Friday April 20. 
 

Also remember to bring in your .50¢ for popcorn on Wednesdays.
Memorial PTO
PTO Updates
O ur next PTO Meeting will be held on April 12 th at 7:00 in the library. We hope to see you there!

Our Spaghetti Dinner and Theme Baskets were a success! We raised $292.00 during the 50/50 and $2,638.00 towards the theme baskets. Thank you to all the volunteers for making it such a successful night!

Launch Fundraiser is set for the early release day on April 11 th from 2:00-5:00. Watch for flyers soon!

Father/Daughter Dance is scheduled for May 11 th . This year's theme is Kentucky Derby. Hope you have your hats ready!

Mother/Son is June 1 st ; we will be hosting another Camp Night at Camp Trickling Falls. More details to follow.

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!
Gale Library News
Amnesty Week ( Fine Free week ) will be held during National Library Week, April 9-14. During this week return your overdue books and movies and have your fines removed. 

National Library Week  will be celebrated April 9-14. Browse through the beautiful Art work done by our Sanborn Regional Middle School students, thanks to Mrs. Bilodeau. Enjoy goodies and treats from our Friends of the Gale Library.

Join us to have fun and build with our Snap Circuits kits Monday April 9 at 6:30 PM. These kits make learning electronics a "snap". You can build over 100 projects just by following the colorful pictures in the manual. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning electronics. You can make projects such as flashlights, doorbell, and AM radios. 

Build It will be held on Maker Monday, April 16 at 6:30 PM. Use any of our kits to build  fantastic creations. 

The next Family Movie Matinee is on Wednesday, April 11 at 2 PM. Call or check our Facebook page for the new release title.   Snacks will be served, please bring your own beverages. This is an early release day.    

Children can join in the Gardening Fun on Wednesday, April 25 at 2 PM. Come drop in and plant your beautiful big pumpkins or sunflowers. Watch planting plugs grow before your eyes, plant seeds, and get tips to grow in your own garden. Celebrate Earth Day!

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft at   Tuesday Storyhours  at 10 AM  with themes of Crazy Hat & PJ day, Windy Day, Earth Day Planting and "Carol and Crew". 

Carol and Crew  will be returning for another fun performance with her puppets on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 PM. All ages are invited to this Vacation Week activity.

It's time for the Great Stone Face Reading Program again in New Hampshire! The purpose of the Great Stone Face Award is to promote recreational reading for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, to increase awareness of quality writing, and to allow students to choose a favorite author.

Students are invited to read and vote for their favorite author from the list of 25 recommended Great Stone Face books.  The Gale Library is offering an incentive prize for children who read or have read any of the books on the list, and then vote, starting April 9th and ending Wed. April 25th. Prizes will be awarded to the children whose names are drawn at random for participating.
Newsletter from the NH Fire Marshall
As we begin to hope for the arrival of spring it is important that we make the time to ensure that our home and family is kept as safe as possible. The Spring Safety Educator Newsletter includes a variety of very important topics including:
*          Prevent A Dryer Fire
*          Safety in Places of Assembly
*          Sleepover Safety
*          Microwave Oven Safety
Please take a moment to read over these important safety messages and then share them with members of your household to increase your fire and life safety skills and habits. Please share and distribute this information as you see fit. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your local fire department or the NH State Fire Marshal's Office.


Summer Enrichment at Sanborn

YMCA April Vacation Camps

Sanborn Youth Football

Sanborn Youth Soccer

Bring a Friend to Daisy's

Solo Aquatics


NOT SPONSORED BY SANBORN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
K of C Dance for 5 - 8 Graders

Sanborn Youth Ice Hockey Boosters
The Sanborn Ice Hockey Boosters group is running our 4 th  Annual golf tournament fundraiser at the Apple Hill Country Club in East Kingston on Saturday, May 19 th , 2018. 

Attached is a flyer with the details for the tournament where we are looking for players, hole sponsors and donations for our raffles.  As you probably know, the Hockey Boosters have a large amount of money to raise each year and every little bit helps.

Click here for the Hockey Golf Tournament flyer.

Contact
Dr. Patricia Haynes, Principal
phaynes@sau17.net

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