MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

May 4, 2018
Upcoming Events
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 18
5th Grade Field Trip -
Ward Reservation

Tuesday, May 22
Kindergarten Field Trip -
Stone Zoo

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
2nd Grade Field Trip - 
Seacoast Science Center

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

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

Friday, June 1
PTO Mother/Son Event
Camp Trickling Falls - 
5:30 PM

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

Wednesday, June 13
Last Day for Preschool

Thursday, June 14
Kindergarten Celebration
2:00 PM (Classrooms)

Thursday, June 14
4th Grade Field Trip -
Strawberry Banke

Thursday, June 14
5th Grade - Move Up Day 9:30 AM (SRMS)

Friday, June 15
Senior Walk Thru
9:30 AM

Friday, June 15
5th grade End of Year Awards - Gym - 1:30 PM 

Monday, June 18
1st Grade Field Trip - 
York's Wild Kingdom

Monday, June 18
5th Grade Field Trip - 
Great Island Common

**DATE CHANGE**
Tuesday, June 19
Last Day for students - Full Day

31 West Main Street Newton, NH  03858
603-382-5251
Principal, Dr. Patricia Haynes
Assistant Principal, Donna B. Johnson
Principal's Message
Dr. Haynes
Springtime brings with it flowers, sunshine and some wonderful weather which I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying. We have certainly waited a long time for this!

This is also the time of year when our students participate in the New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS).  Third graders will be testing on May 7 and 8, while fourth graders will take the tests on May 14 and 15. Testing times are 90 minute sessions. All students will participate in the sessions for their grade level. Students who miss a session will be called to a make-up session later.

Federal law requires all States that receive funds under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to implement in each school district in the State a set of high-quality academic assessments that includes, at a minimum, assessments in mathematics and reading/language arts administered in each of grades 3 through 8 and not less than once during grades 10 through 12; and in science not less than once during grades 3 through 5, grades 6 through 9, and grades 10 through 12. Furthermore, ESSA sections 1111(b)(3)(C)(i) and (ix)(I) require State assessments to 'be the same academic assessments used to measure the achievement of all children' and 'provide for the participation in such assessments of all students.
 
State assessments are an important part of a student's core educational program. They provide an evaluation of student mastery of content and skills in various academic areas, serve as a tool for measuring the degree to which students are on track to graduate high school college- and career-ready, and help inform future instruction in the classroom. Along with student work on classroom assignments, projects, essays, and local assessments, State assessment results give teachers important information about where students are on their path toward academic success.

Families can help students be successful on these assessments in many ways, including:
  • Help students arrive on time for school.
  • Try to ensure that children are well rested and have a good night's sleep.
  • Remind students to have a healthy breakfast.
  • If possible, please refrain from dismissing your child early on test days.
More information about the assessment is available on the New Hampshire Statewide Assessment Portal at http://nh.portal.airast.org .

News from the School Nurse

j0293828 Mud Season
Parents, mud season is upon us!   As the temperatures climb and rain comes, there is more mud 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/leggings, 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.
Spare Clothing Needed for Younger Grades
As it is now mud season, the health office is getting low on spare pants and leggings. If anyone has any gently used sweat pants or leggings they would like to donate to the health office it would be greatly appreciated!

Tick Season has Begun
Always check yourself, children and pets for ticks after spending time in tall grassy, wooded or brushy areas. If an attached tick is found remove it ASAP using tweezers or a tick spoon. After removing the tick clean the area thoroughly with soap and wa ter and
notify you physician. For more information visit tickfreenh.org
If you have any question or concerns about your child's health please don't hesitate to contact me,
Nurse Cindy
Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019

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
 
Registration packets are available to pick up at the school 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
Hello May! This month in the cafeteria we will be serving a variety of the student's favorite lunches. We will be offering hot dogs and maple baked beans, mozzarella cheese stuffed breadsticks with sauce and green beans, popcorn chicken with a variety of sauces, cheese quesadillas with rice seasoned with fresh herbs from our kitchen, and Brunch for Lunch on May 17; French toast sticks with ham, home fries and cinnamon apple slices.
 
Our Lunch Boxes continue to be a huge hit with the students! So far we have offered the "Nacho Lunch Box", the "Pizza Lunch Box", and the "Cracker Stacker Lunch Box". They are available on Wednesdays in the salad bar.
 
Our featured food for the month of May will be garbanzo beans! Also known as chick peas, we will offer them a variety of ways. We will be making hummus flavored with garlic, herbs, and even chocolate, served with a variety of vegetables and fruit. Chick peas are also delicious roasted, and the students will have the opportunity to try ranch, cinnamon and sugar, Italian seasoned and Parmesan. 
 
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact JoAnne @ Memorial kitchen (382-3326), or Kimberly Adkins, Food Service Director (642-3341 x 132).
Kindergarten News
Adventures in Kindergarten

The kindergarten students have grown in many ways throughout this school year. The students came into Memorial school for the first time having to get to know about their new school, make new friends, and adjust to a busy day filled with movement, academics, and discovery. Our year has been very successful. Students have had the time to learn with each other, participate in unified arts, and participate in enrichment and reteaching opportunities. These are only a few of the wonderful, positive things that have happened this year. We are very proud of our students and the excellent job they have done with their first year at Memorial School!
 
Recently we have done an introduction to informational text. The students looked at the text features that make informational books special. The students know that informational books teach you something, usually have real photographs, and captions. The students will continue to work with informational text as we start our study of Animals. Each student will be learning about personally selected animals they are interested in. The personalized nature of this unit gives us the opportunity to use cooperative learning where we will teach each other about the animals we each focused on. We are excited to have our students engaged in this rich learning experience. We hope to have students share this learning beyond the classroom with Dr. Haynes and the student council. We hope that they will consider one of our animals for a school mascot!
 
The classrooms will also begin using the work of beloved children's author Eric Carle. He is the author of many stories that complement our work with animals. The literature is playful and engaging for the students. We will also be illustrating as Eric Carle does. The students will participate in a project of designing the papers just as Eric Carle does to create his colorful illustrations. Be on the lookout for these imaginative animal masterpieces!

Music News
Our First Grade Concert was May 3 @ 6:30 pm. It was a fantastic show and students did a marvelous job!



-Fourth Graders have been preparing to sing at the Memorial Day Celebration on May 25 th at 2pm. All active or retired military members are welcome to attend.
-Fifth Graders have chosen songs to perform at their end of the year celebration on June 15 th .
Physical Education News
Check out our students in action with the Northeast Passage Similarity Awareness program. The facilitators have been working with grades 2-5 all week during P.E.    This experience taught students to consider that using a wheelchair while playing a sport requires skill and practice and is also challenging, athletic and fun. We discussed the similarities that we share, regardless of ability, through participation in activities and discussion. It was a big hit and I think it is safe to say they all enjoyed TACO TAG the most. 


Reading News with Dr. Corbin
Spring is such a busy time, especially now the sun is out!! Sometimes it is difficult to find time to fit in reading with sports, and dance, and gymnastics, and karate, and girl and boy scouts, and piano and instrument lessons-just for a start! A suggestion to help you support literacy at home was created by National Center for Families Learning ( http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days.pdf
This month long collection of activities can fit right into your daily routine - see a sample below.
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One of the most powerful ways to keep you children reading over the summer is to join the town library. Please stay tuned for all of their wonderful plans for the summer.
School Counselor News with Mrs. Collins 

 
Student Council News
The Memorial Student Council has wrapped up our annual Penny Drive. This year's fundraiser was a HUGE success! As a school we raised over $1100, exceeding our goal of $1000! A special congratulations to our two highest raising classes, Ms. Banyas' 3rd grade class and our preschool class, each raised over $300 on their own! All of the money raised will be donated to the NHSPCA. We will be presenting a check to a representative at our CARES assembly on  May 17th

Thank you to everyone who helped out and contributed to this great event!

Memorial PTO
PTO Updates
Our next PTO Meeting will be held on May 10 th at 7:00 in the library. We hope to see you there!

Father/Daughter Dance is scheduled for May 11 th . This year's theme is Kentucky Derby. Hope you have your hats ready! Also we have had to change up the entrance into the dance this year.  Your Daughter will get a slip sent home to her. She will need that slip to enter the dance. 
*Just a reminder that the Father/Daughter Dance is for girls in Grades K-5 only and their Fathers, or another special adult in their lives. This is not a family event.  We strongly ask for Mothers/Brothers/Siblings to attend other PTO held events. *

Mother/Son is June 1 st ; we will be hosting another Camp Night at Camp Trickling Falls. Flyers will be coming home after the April Vacation!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 th to May 11 th . Watch out for teacher's wish lists and other fun ways to show our teachers how much we care! Our theme is Dr. Seuss!

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
Sign up to make Mother a Picket Fence Photo Frame for Mother's Day on Saturday, May 5, from 10:30 to 12.
 
Face Paint a Friend  on Monday, May 7 at 6 PM. But don't forget the friend will paint your face, hand, or arm. Materials and patterns will be provided but bring an old t-shirt or towel to protect clothing.
 
The next early release day is Wednesday, May 9. At 2 PM we will be showing a new release movie, "Peter Rabbit" at our Movie Matinee Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor reaches new heights as both compete for the affections of a kind animal lover who lives next door.  Snacks will be served. Please bring your own drink.
 
Bring your favorite doll to the Doll Tea Party on Monday, May 14 at 6:30 PM. Reserve your spot now for an evening of fashion and fun. Enjoy goodies and, of course, tea and punch with your dolls and friends, call 382-4691 to sign up. Space is limited.
 
Our Fancy Nancy, Cool Dude Storyhour  will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 10 AM. Dress in your fancy duds or borrow something from our dress up box. Bring a tea set, your favorite stuffed friend or doll. Don't forget the camera for Photo time.
 
Story hour  themes for the month are Mother's Day Tulip Bouquet, Fancy Nancy- Cool Dude Tea Party, Red, White and Blue and Jump Frog. Story hour is held on Tuesdays at 10 AM with Stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.
 
1000 Books Before Kindergarten  Awards will be made at our Fancy Nancy-Cool Dude Tea Party. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a national program that is intended to promote reading together with your child. The more words and books a child is exposed to in their early years, the more likely they are to love reading and be more able to do it well! 
 
Our program is pretty easy. Sign up in the Children's Room at the Gale Library. You can then pick up a form to color in. Read! You just have to keep track of how many books, not the titles (although you can if you'd like). If you read the same book again and again, it counts each time you read it!
SoRock - Parenting A Second Time Around Workshop


Click here for the link to sign up 

Sanborn Youth Football

Scholastic

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.

Summer Soccer Camp

Summer Enrichment at Sanborn

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

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