April 7, 2017
Upcoming Events
Friday, April 7th
PTO Father/Daughter Dance

Wednesday, April 12th
Early Release @ 1:10 PM

Thursday, April 13th
Kindergarten Parent Information Night
6:00 PM (library)

Thursday, April 13th
PTO Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM (library)

Wednesday, April 19th
CARES Assembly
10:00 AM (Gym) 

Friday, April 21st
School wide picture

Monday, April 24th - 28th
No School - Spring Break

Wednesday, May 10th
Early Release @ 1:10 PM

Thursday, May 11th
Kindergarten Screening

Thursday, May 11th
PTO Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM (library)

Friday, May 12th
Kindergarten Screening

Wednesday, May 17th
5th Grade - Camp Lincoln
Stand by Me 

Friday, May 26th
Memorial Day Assembly
2:00 PM (gym) 

Monday, May 29th
No School - Memorial Day

Thursday, June 1st
Bakie/Memorial Band Concert
6:30 PM (SRHS)

Thursday, June 8th
PTO Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM (library)

Tuesday, June 20th
Last Day of School for Students 

31 West Main Street Newton, NH  03858
Interim Principal, Deborah L. Bulkley
Assistant Principal, Donna B. Johnson
Lunch Menu Changes
We have a couple of changes to the lunch menu coming up.  On Tuesday, April 18th, the cafeteria will be serving french toast sticks, roasted potatoes, sausage and apple sauce.  On Thursday, April 20th, the cafeteria will be serving ham & cheese subs, potato chips, cookies and an apple.
Principal's Message
Deborah Bulkley
Dear Parents,  

   As we turn the calendar another month closer to summer, this is a natural time to reflect on some of the skills our teachers have worked on this year with our students.  With 3/4 of the school year over, it is the point when many of us start to feel more relaxed about school work and look forward to April and then summer vacation, but this last quarter of the year is packed with great learning and fun activities. We still have field trips, assemblies, concerts, and other school events to enjoy.  Spring is a very busy time of year in school.

We'll talk about academic skills in a few weeks, but I'd like to focus on a different kind of skill set this week.  Our students have worked all year on the qualities that help to build confident and capable students across all academic areas. Teachers and students have focused on different skills each week, set goals to achieve improvement in each area, and have reflected on their success.  We have seen students develop these abilities week after week. We hope these attributes have carried over to home life and made your child feel good about their efforts to improve and become the best version of himself or herself.

Work Study Practices at Memorial School
(also known as C.A.R.E.S.)

Cooperation: Working as a part of a group towards a common goal. (Isn't this what family life is all about?)

Assertion:  Speak up respectfully to express your needs.  

Responsibility: Taking on assigned and/or necessary tasks without the need for reminders.  

Empathy: Walk in another person's shoes to understand how that person feels.

Self-control: Manage your own emotions,thoughts, and behaviors.

It is our hope that all of these skills contribute to school success, positive family relationships, and future success as adults in the world of work.  We continually work on the development of these skills in class each year in age appropriate ways.  We see the benefits of these qualities every day in class and hope you, too, can see the rewards of this work at home.  

Below is a link to an article about Work Study Practices at Memorial School that explains in more detail some of the work teachers have done in this area. We are proud of the hard work our teachers have put in to developing this initiative.

Happy spring!
Student Council News
Our annual penny drive is still under way.  Each classroom has a collection container and donations will be accepted through April 14th.  The student council along with one of our Girl Scout troops will be donating the money to the New Hampshire Wildlife to help save endangered animals.

The student council will continue to operate the school store every  Monday  during lunch recesses. Thank you for your continued support!
News from 4th Grade
Fourth grade students have recently completed a science unit on how the Earth changes over time.  Students had the opportunity to solve a real world problem related to erosion.  Students first worked with groups to research ways to slow the rate of erosion.  They then collaborated to come up with three possible solutions.  Next they had the chance to test their solutions, using a stream table and materials of their choice.  It was exciting to see such a high level of engagement as they applied what they had they had learned in the unit, and also the new discoveries they made along the way.

Library News
by Mrs. Mulcahy

Memorial Library celebrates the Months and Seasons of the year!
Go To: to do your own search

And Oh, By The Way -What's A Great Way To Learn About Boolean Search?
Let's Hear It For the Online Catalog

A Big Shout-Out to Sarah, Lila, Dominic, and Lila for collaborating with Mrs. McNamara and me to make this fun learning video!!

Soo here's what a Boolean Search looks like:

Do you want to try it?  Go to , and choose Memorial Library / Display.  Then choose the upper right "Advanced" box, and begin.

Have fun!  Mrs. Mulcahy
News from our School Counselor 

School Nurse

Outdoor Recess:                                                                                                                                        
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 the cubby here at school in the event that they "find' a puddle and become soaked.  Clean dry slacks, 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.

Immunization Requirements for Fifth grade students:           
Please be advised that when your child is age 11 years or older, and it has been 5 years or longer since their last Tetanus toxoid-containing immunization, they must receive a booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.  If your child has a documented medical contraindication to pertussis vac cine, a Td booster is acceptable.  In addition, every child entering grade 6 must have had
 (2) doses of Varicella vaccine (chicken pox).  If your child had the disease of c hicken pox, this must be listed with the date of the disease on a recent physical history and exam form completed by your child's health care provider.   If your child is 11 years old, and has already received these immunizations, please provide a copy of the latest physical exam and updated immunization record to the health office as soon as possible.  This may be faxed to the school nurse at 603-382-1466. 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 this physical and updated immunization record to the school nurse. Thank you.

Thank you,

Sheila Koutelis,  RN
Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
17 Danville Road
Kingston, New Hampshire  03848
Date:   January, 2017

If your child will be five years old by September 30, 2017, and you are a resident of Newton, New Hampshire, he or she is eligible for full day kindergarten for the
2017-2018 school year.
All incoming kindergarten students will participate in a screening process Student screenings will take place on Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th.
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 all incoming kindergarten students will take place on Thursday, April 13th, 2017, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Memorial School library.  School personnel will be available at the orientation meeting to answer any questions.
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.  
Registration materials will be available beginning Monday, February 27th at the Memorial School office 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 and immunization records, proof of residency as defined by the Sanborn Regional School District, and a government issued photo ID.  The completed registration packet is due by June 9, 2017.
Please contact the Memorial School main office at (603) 382-5251 with any questions regarding Kindergarten registration.
Memorial PTO
The PTO is looking forward to Spring!!  
The PTO is excited to announce that the Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle Baskets were extremely successful!  We started a 50/50 Raffle this year where our winner Melissa Adams won $237.00! We profited in raffle and 50/50 tickets $2,953.96 which is $650.00 more than we made last year! Some of our prizes winners were Alyssa B . who won Lego-Tastic, Megan F . winning Chocolate Lovers, Mrs. Gw y nne won Gift Cards, Sam A . and Riley A . won Game Stop and Scrapbooking respectively. Thank you to Mrs. Bu l kley and Mrs. Hever for helping pull names and announcing the winners! We hope all the families that came out had a great time! If you have suggestion on new theme ideas please email co-coordinator .
Upcoming events are Father Daughter Dance April 7th, Teacher Appreciation May 1st-5th and Mother/Son May 12th at Camp Trickling Falls. We hope to see you at the remaining events of the year! 
P.S.  If/When shopping Amazon, don't forget to shop at " " and first pick Memorial as your charitable organization.  It is so easy!  
Our next PTO Meeting is April 13th at 7:00 in the library. Hope to see you there! 
Box Tops News
Happy Spring!  Congratulations to this trimester's winning classes.  Mrs Daigle's class took the lead with 868 Box Tops.  Way to go fourth graders!   Coming in second with 583 is Mrs Black's second grade and following closely in third place is Ms T. Augustine's  fifth grade.  Congratulations to everyone.  

We still have one more round to go so keep sending in those box tops to see who will collect the most by  June 1 . Remember you can turn  Box Tops in any time, just please write your child's teachers name on the envelope or sheet so they can get credit for it. 

We are also going to be celebrating the class with the most OVERALL Box Tops.  So far, Mrs Daigle's class has the most, but Mrs. Mac's class has the second highest with 730,  Ms. Kirste's 3rd grade has 604, Mrs.Black 583, and an almost tie between Ms T Augustine's class with 516 and Mrs Gwynne's at 514.  

Wow you are all trying hard and the more Box Tops you bring in the more dollars come back to Memorial Elementary.   I'd love to hear from you with any suggestions or comments,  please email me at  JLAWLER12003@YAHOO.COM.
Summer Enrichment Camps
There are still plenty of spot available!

Click here for program descriptions, registration form & emergency/medical forms

Gale Library News
Gale Library Events 

Amnesty Week (Fine Free week) will be held during National Library Week,  April 10- 15 . During this week return your overdue books and movies and have your fines removed.

Join us to have fun and build with our Snap Circuits kits each  Monday from  4-5 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. Our next program will be  Monday April 10 from  4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Our next session of Crazy 8s is  Monday, April 106-7 PM.  It's an over-the-top after-school club designed to get kids fired up about math.  Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...and make friendships at the same time. It's time for math to become the cool thing to do after school.

The club is available for grades K-3, all featuring hands-on activities like building catapults and shooting marshmallows to measure distances.  If your child is interested, please all 382-4691 or drop in to sign your child up. Space is limited.

The next Family Movie Matinee is on  Wednesday, April 12 at 2 PM with "The Secret Life of Pets"   Snacks will be served, please bring your own beverages. This is an early release day.    

Children can join in the Gardening Fun on  Monday, April 17 from  5- 7 PM. Come drop in and plant your beautiful big pumpkins. Watch planting plugs grow before your eyes, plant seeds, and get tips to grow in your own garden. Celebrate Earth Day!
Or drop in on   Sat. April 22  from 10-12, and Plant a Pumpkin.

Take a tour with us of the Northshore Bank in Newton  on  Wed. April 26 during Money Smart Week. Watch for more information.

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft at   Tuesday Storyhours at  10 AM  with themes of Easter, Earth Day Recycling and Planting Pumpkins. 

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.

Newton's Gale Library and Memorial School Library have teamed up to present the 25 recommended Great Stone Face books and invite students to read and vote for their favorite author. Memorial School children will be able to vote at the school library or the Gale Library. 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 10th and ending  Sat. April 30th. Prizes will be awarded to the children whose names are drawn at random for participating.
Family Skate Party - Rescheduled

Easter Egg Hunt

Timberlane Parent Advisory Forum will be hosting two FREE showings of the award-winning documentary SCREENAGERS; neighboring community members are invited and encouraged to attend! This screening is available to parents, students (recommended for students in grade 5 and up), and community members. The event will be held in the auditorium at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Rd, Plaistow, NH on  April 17, 2017 at 5pm  and 7p m.

Filmmaker, parent, and physician Delaney Ruston reports the average child spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. This caused her to think about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time-friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her other award-winning documentaries on mental health, Dr. Ruston probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts children and teens' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. For more information please visit

An informal question and answer session will immediately follow the documentary.

SYSA Spring Soccer
Registration for Spring Soccer is now open! The season starts on May 7. Our final game will be played June 18. Boys & girls age 4-grade 8 of all skill levels may play on Sunday afternoons at Chase Field in Kingston. Prices: age 4-5=$25; Grade 1-8=$30 Registration deadline is APRIL 8 - registrations received after that date will result in a $20 late fee. Please visit our website for more info & to register online

SYSA is not affiliated with the school district.  
Dear Parent/Guardian,

Memorial School has purchased DreamBox Learning's Math Program, an online, Intelligent Adaptive Learning(tm) program that helps all students achieve better, faster math proficiency.

Your student can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using this link: 

DreamBox is an online program - there's no software to download! All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is free and is included with many Internet browsers.

To access DreamBox on iPad, go to , or search for "DreamBox Math" in the App Store. Download DreamBox Math Green and DreamBox Math Blue to ensure your student has access to the full catalog of DreamBox Learning Math lessons. When prompted in the app, use this School Code: 4f3h/memorials

Review your student's academic progress with a DreamBox Parent Account. Please follow these steps to create your free Parent Account:

 2. Have your student login to their profile just as they would at school.

 3. Click Setup Parent Access at the bottom of the page.

 4. Follow instructions to create a new login and password.

 5. Read Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 6. Click "Submit".

Log into your home account after set up:

 2. Enter your email address and password.

 3. To see student progress, click the "Family Dashboard" button.

If you have any questions, please contact DreamBox Client Care by calling them at 877-451-7845 (weekdays 7am to 5pm, Pacific Time), or email .

You can also contact our technology teacher, Jodi Tamayoshi, at with any questions.

Donna Johnson
Assistant Principal
Internet Essentials


Deborah L. Bulkley, Interim Principal 

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