MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
May 5, 2017
Upcoming Events
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
PTO Mother/Son Event
Camp Trickling Falls 
 
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
4th Gr. - Field trip to 
Strawberry Banke

Thursday, June 1st
Bakie/Memorial Band Concert
6:30 PM (SRHS)
 
Thursday, June 8th
PTO Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM (library)

Friday, June 9th
2nd Gr. - Field trip to
York's Wild Kingdom

Tuesday, June 20th
Last Day of School 
for Students (Full Day)

31 West Main Street Newton, NH  03858
603-382-5251
Interim Principal, Deborah L. Bulkley
Assistant Principal, Donna B. Johnson
Principal's Message
Deborah Bulkley
Dear Parents,  

     We hope all of our families enjoyed your vacation week and were able to relax if that was your desire, or enjoy new adventures for those who chose to travel near or far.  Whatever the choice, it was a nice break from the daily routine of school.  With all the cool rainy days we have had, though, I know we are all looking forward to sunny and warmer weather to get outside and have some fun.

     With only 6 weeks of school left we have arrived at the busiest time of year with many activities planned to wrap up student learning for this year and prepare them for the next grade level.  We have a number of field trips, classroom activities, and school events during May and June so keep your calendars updated and watch for notices from the teachers.  

     We want to give our sincere thanks to the PTO members and parents who showered the staff this week with kindness and treats during our staff appreciation week festivities.  Each day was different as the PTO parents provided the teachers with something special to show them their thanks for the hard work with our students.  From baked goods, to coffee and chocolate, and great raffle prizes, everyone felt appreciated by parents and students every day.  The food was amazing and we all recognize the tremendous team effort it took by many parents to pull off the whole week of celebrations.  

     Also happening this week, the Jazz Band from the middle and high schools came to demonstrate their instruments and skills for our 2-5 grade students.  Everyone agreed that they were truly inspiring!  Our music teachers do a fantastic job developing the skills of their students and we are excited to see the music program in the Sanborn District continue to grow and thrive.

      Our April CARES Assembly just before vacation gave us the chance to showcase our students who demonstrate the qualities of good citizens, but it also gave us the opportunity to showcase our Memorial School musicians in our 4th and 5th grade bands.  We were excited to see that these student musicians are developing into accomplished instrumentalists with only one and two years of instruction!  D id you know that students who play a musical instrument achieve higher skill levels in school across content areas?  Multiple studies have shown that music skills contribute to overall brain development and brain development can lead to increased school success.   

     Later this month we will give our 3rd grade students the chance to try out different instruments in school to decide if music is something they want to pursue.   Third (and 4th) grade students can sign up to become members of the Memorial School band for next year. Our 5th grade students will also have the opportunity to sign up for band and chorus at the middle school.  It's never too late to start.  We hope you will encourage your child to give it a try.  Who knows where it could lead them? Information about our music program will be sent home with students, but you can also call the school for more information. 

Our last bit of news is to introduce our new school nurse, Cindy Cole.   Mrs. Cole received her nursing degree from UNH and has spent the last 17 years as a nurse at Exeter Hospital.  She shadowed Mrs. Koutelis during the last school week before April vacation to get to know our students and our routine, and now she is on her own.  She is excited to start her career as a school nurse and looks forward to getting to know our school families.  Our students have easily adapted to Nurse Cindy and we are thrilled to have her as a member of our staff. Please join me in welcoming Nurse Cindy to Memorial School!
Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education

News from Kindergarten
In Science, Kindergarten has been exploring the forces of pushes and pulls. Students have participated in a variety of investigations. Our most recent investigation was for students to determine the quickest way down a slide by using three types of force; no-push, self-push, and partner push. The partner push resulted in the fastest time. We used pieces of the Scientific Method and students completed a data collection sheet for their science notebooks. Students were highly engaged and excited to participate in this investigation. 



 
Library News
LIBRARY VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER NEWS by Mrs. Mulcahy
                                                                                                   
 
AND THE WINNER IS:


PAX
THE GREAT STONE FACE
Book Chosen by 
Memorial
Students Grades 4 & 5
           


! ! ! Second Place Runner Up Is A Tie ! ! !  

Night Divided & Soar

CLICK HERE to see the 2016-17 Great Stone Face Book Nominees:
 
Reading Incentive Gift Winners
Each year, Mrs. Mears Children's Librarian at Gale Library offers Reading Incentive Gifts.
Will the following students Please go to Gale Library to pick out your Prize?
Sheriden Hickey- Mrs Daigle
Ashlyn Gallant- Mrs. Tozier
Jeremy Binari- Mrs. Desrosiers
Choose among Ravensberger Games or Book Series

   c o m i n g    s o o n --  the statewide winning title  

ALL Grades 4, 5, and 6 NH students across the entire state who voted will have their votes tallied for the State-Wide Winning NH Great Stone Face Award Title.
News from our School Counselor 

 
School Nurse
 
New School Nurse- Cindy Cole, RN
Friday April 21st is our favorite nurse, Sheila Koutelis', last day. Mrs. Koutelis has spent this last week preparing me to provide excellent care of the students and staff. If you have time in your day please stop by the nurses office and introduce yourself. I look forward to getting to know all the the families  and staff here at Memorial School.

Ticks & Lyme Disease
Now that the weather is getting nice we are spending more time outdoors! Great! But be on the lookout for ticks, especially black-legged ticks that carry lyme disease and other diseases. They are most active April through October and New Hampshire has one of the highest incidence rates of lyme disease in the country.

Preventing Tick Bites:
Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks
  • Avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.
  • Walk in the center of trails.
Repel Ticks with DEET or Permethrin
  • Use repellents that contain 20 to 30% DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) on exposed skin and clothing for protection that lasts up to several hours. Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply this product to their children, avoiding hands, eyes, and mouth.
  • Use products that contain permethrin on clothing. Treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents with products containing 0.5% permethrin. It remains protective through several washings. Pre-treated clothing is available and may provide longer-lasting protection.
  • Other repellents registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be found at Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness.
Find and Remove Ticks from Your Body
  • Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within 2 hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you.
  • Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas. Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair.
  • Examine gear and pets. Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and day packs.
  • Tumble clothes in a dryer on high heat for an hour to kill remaining ticks. (Some research suggests that shorter drying times may also be effective, particularly if the clothing is not wet.
Tick removal:
If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. Several tick removal devices are available on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick effectively.

How to remove a tick
  1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible.
  2. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don't twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.
  3. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.
  4. Dispose of a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet. Never crush a tick with your fingers.
 
Follow-up
If you develop a rash or fever within several weeks of removing a tick, see your doctor. Be sure to tell the doctor about your recent tick bite, when the bite occurred, and where you most likely acquired the tick.

Mud Season
Parents, mud season is upon us!   As the temperatures climb and rain comes, there is 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 vaccine, 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 chicken 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.  

Medication Pick Up
As the end of the year is coming, I'd like to remind all parents that if your child has medications in the health office they need to be picked up by the end of the school year. The last day to pick them up will be June 19th. After June 19th all medications left in the health office will be discarded.  

Thank you,
Cindy Cole, RN
Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018
NEWS RELEASE
 
SANBORN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
17 Danville Road
Kingston, New Hampshire  03848
 
Date:   January, 2017

MEMORIAL SCHOOL
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
   
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.
Sanborn Budget Committee News
Did You Know?
by Annie Collyer, Chairman Sanborn Budget Committee

Did you know that the Sanborn Regional School District Budget Committee held its organizational meeting on April 20 and discussed goals for their task of preparing and presenting the school budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19? 

The first order of business was to elect officers: Annie Collyer of Newton is Chairman, and Charlton Swasey of Kingston is Vice-Chairman. 

School Board Representative Tammy Mahoney reported that the School Board will begin looking at the budget on October 4, rather than mid-November as in past years. The Budget Committee will review, present a preliminary budget proposal at a Public Hearing in January, and then amend to present their budget proposal to the voters at the first voting session in February.

The Budget Committee established a subcommittee to write a draft of committee guidelines to present to the Budget Committee for possible adoption.

One goal endorsed unanimously was to have a meeting with the new Business Administrator in August, on accounting categories, changes and communication. 

The minutes of the meeting are posted on the SAU17 website, www.sau17.org
PTO News


Box Tops News
WooHoo!!! The school got a check this week for $394.00 from BoxTops for Education. Great job clipping!  Did you know you can get "money off" coupons from Box Tops?

On the first of each month they have coupons for products that have BoxTop clips. Simply go to the BTFE site, click on the PRODUCTS tab, choose the ones you want and hit Print.  It is simple, easy and saves you money while you earn money for the school.  Thursdays are special in BoxTop world!  Every  Thursday  a limited number of coupons are put up for you to grab, but be quick, when they are gone they are gone!

Don't worry, however, there will be new ones each  Thursday .  If you have any thoughts about the Box Top program please share with me at  jlawler12003@yahoo.com .  Thanks, Joanne Lawler
Summer Enrichment Camps
There are still plenty of spot available!



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

Gale Library News
May Events at the Gale Library

Sign up to make Mother a pink and purple beaded Key Chain for Mother's Day on  Saturday, May 6, from  10:30 to 12. 

Paint-A-Bank Workshop on  Monday, May 8 at 6 PM. Come paint a ceramic Hibiscus Flower Bank for a special someone or for you.  Registrations are necessary for both these events and may be placed at 382-4691.

The next early release day is  Wednesday, May 10, and at  2 PM we will be showing a PG new release movie, "Storks" at our Movie Matinee. Snacks will be served. Please bring your own drink.

Snap Circuits will  be held on Mondays  May15 from  4-5 PM. On  Monday, May 8 from 4-5 come to build with Legos.

Story hour themes for the month are Mother's Day, Frogs, Old MacDonald and Fairy Tales. Story hour is held on Tuesdays at  10 AM with Stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Awards were 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!

Great Stone Face Book awards votes are in. Children in grades 4, 5, and 6 voted
"Pax" as their favorite followed by "A Night Divided" and "Soar". If you haven't read them yet, you can find them at the libraries.
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  http://www.sanbornyouthsoccer.org/

SYSA is not affiliated with the school district.  
Free Lecture - CANCELLED
Do to unforeseen circumstances this event has been CANCELLED!


NH Renaissance Faire


Parking Information for NH Renaissance Faire
 
THERE ARE CHANGES TO PARKING FOR THE NHRF FAIRE
 
NHRF MAIN OFF SITE PARKING LOTS
 
 for Mapquest or Google or your GPS system
 
Use 138 Main St, Kingston, NH - on the Plains 
This location will get you to the Faire Parking Lots and Shuttle Buses.
Use 9 Thorne Rd  for HANDICAP PARKING ONLY      
All of Thorne Rd. and the lot on the Faire grounds are HANDICAP PARKING ONLY
Use 71 Marshall Rd.  for $2 Fee Parking
  (there is not much room in this lot and it will fill early)
DO NOT use our mailing address, 44 Tucker Road     It will send you to a completely wrong town.

Sanborn Hockey Boosters


Sanborn Youth Football & Cheerleading


Dreambox
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: https://play.dreambox.com/login/4f3h/memorials 

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 http://www.dreambox.com/ipad , 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 support@dreambox.com .

You can also contact our technology teacher, Jodi Tamayoshi, at jtamayoshi@sau17.org with any questions.

Sincerely,
 
Donna Johnson
Assistant Principal
Internet Essentials

 

Contact
Deborah L. Bulkley, Interim Principal
dbulkley@sau17.org 


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