February 9, 2018
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Feb 14
Valentine's Day Classroom Parties - 2:10 PM

Thursday, Feb. 15
5th Grade - Underground Railroad
(Snow Date - 2/22)

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

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
Gr. 1 Concert
Gym - 6:30 PM

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

Wednesday, May 9
Early Release
Dismissal @ 1:10 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

31 West Main Street Newton, NH  03858
Principal, Dr. Patricia Haynes
Assistant Principal, Donna B. Johnson
Principal's Message
Dr. Haynes
There has been so much going on in the past few weeks here at Memorial! Prior to Super Bowl LII, our Student Council sponsored a Spirit Day. Students were encouraged to wear Patriots gear, or red, white and blue, to show support for the team. We had an incredible participation rate, as seen in the photos below. 

Our fifth grade students also held a Poetry Reading, as part of their LEAP group. Students read a number of poems before selecting one or two to recite in front of an audience. This activity aligns with the work they have been doing on speaking as well as poetry. I was honored to be a guest at this activity and have shared some of the photos of the event below. 

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

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
Cafeteria News
MENU CHANGE FOR MONDAY 2/12 - Cafe Service will be serving Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots & Melon.

Here at the Memorial Elementary cafeteria, we love to use the "National Day Calendar" to have some fun with the food we serve.   We will also celebrate other days, like "National Make a Friend Day" on February 11, "National Love Your Pet Day" on February 20, and "National Strawberry Day" on February 27.
Just a reminder of the breakfast and lunch prices at Memorial.  Breakfast is $1.50, (.30 reduced), and lunch is $2.50, (.40 reduced).  Payment for your child's account can be sent in and given to their teacher (checks need to be made out to Sanborn Regional Lunch Program), or an account can be set up online with MySchoolBucks.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact JoAnne Smith at Memorial Cafeteria at 382-3326, or Kimberly Adkins, Food Service Director at 642-3341 x132.
5th Grade News
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad has never been under the ground.  It has also never been a railroad. Why then has it been called The Underground Railroad?
Underground in this case refers to a secret or illegal activity. The activity was to help slaves escape from their owners.  The word Railroad was also a part of the secret. At the time of the Underground Railroad, the first railroads were being used and built. Everyone was talking about them. Terms such as station, conductor, and parcel were secret code words used by the abolitionists, the people helping the slaves to escape.
Imagine being a slave. If you did anything wrong, you could be whipped, or worse. You worked long days for no money.  By age ten you had already been working on the plantation, planting and harvesting crops for your master.  Your master, the person who owned you, started to realize that you had value. If the master needed some money, he could sell something he owned; something of value; something like you. Families were often split up and sold, away from each other, never to see each other again.
The only way to avoid this life was to run away. Many slaves tried. Few succeeded. The ones that did succeed had help. The people helping joined up with others that had the same ideas. They gave the slaves safe places to hide, and safe places to go. Traveling from place to place was the dangerous part.  Slaves had to be on the lookout at all times. They would be hunted by slave catchers, and they would not know who they could trust. They could only hope and pray that the routes they were sent on would lead them to freedom. These routes collectively became known as The Underground Railroad.

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 we wish good luck to the fifth grade students and parents traveling through Memorial School's version of The Underground Railroad. (The snow date is one week later)
Student Council News

The Memorial School Student Council is excited to announce that it had replaced the School Store with POPCORN FRIDAYS! 

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

Popcorn orders will be delivered to classrooms on Fridays during lunch time.
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
Crazy Frog
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For the past four weeks, students in fourth and fifth grade have been working on learning a xylophone part to the famous song Crazy Frog. Through this lesson, they have learned what a # symbol is in music (it's not a hashtag!!). It is called a sharp symbol and it makes a note higher in pitch. Students accurately learned how to replace one of their xylophone bars with an F#, so that they could play Crazy Frog. They also learned what a tremolo is and how to perform it with mallets. They spent many weeks learning both the A and B sections of this song and finally were ready to put it to music this week. It sounded amazing and the students really enjoyed it!
Recorder News!
Congratulations to third graders Kaylee F, Jacob B, Emily G, Nathan G, Emma M, and Madelyn R. for earning their white belts with recorders. Students have been learning more and more about music through playing these instruments.
School Counselor News with Mrs. Collins 

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!

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!
Gale Library News
Winter Reading at the Gale Library
Come register for the Winter Reading Programs and win prizes for reading or being read to. Children list each book they read on a reading log. When they reach their goal, they choose prizes and new books from the treasure box. All readers are entered into the program's raffles for weekly prizes and a Grand Prize. 

We will celebrate the finale with a Bingo For Books Party on Mon. Feb. 26, 6:30 PM during Read Across America Week.

Teens and Adults also have their own Winter Read Programs! Just register at the circulation desk or on the Teen Bulletin Board, read, and take a chance in our weekly prize drawings.

Crazy 8's, our fun math club resumes on Monday, Feb. 12 at 6-7 PM. Toss bounce rubber dice to play WAR and move to a huge human Bingo board. and roll dice to win. Please call to register for this program as space and materials are limited.

Story Hour continues each Tuesday at 10 AM with stories, songs, and crafts and Valentine Party.

Watch for more info about our Olympic Party on Wed. Feb. 28 during February vacation. Join us for  games, crafts, books, prizes and treats! 

Check out our Facebook page at The Gale Library, Newton, NH for pictures and more info. or call 382-4691.


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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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