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Linda Boyd                                 Chelsea Hunnewell                
Principal Linda Boyd               Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell
     lboyd@londonderry.org                      chunnewell@londonderry.org

Deb Setterlund             
     Director of Special Education Debra Setterlund
dsetterlund@londonderry.org
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February 15, 2019

 

Upcoming events:

 

Annual Food for Furry Friends Drive – Continues through February 22

Girls on the Run - Registration now open

PTA Meeting with Superintendent Scott Laliberte Monday, February 18, 6:30 in the SS Library

Hawk Shop Wednesday, February 20 – Grade 1, 4 & 5* (Note the grade level change.)

Hawk Shop – Thursday, February 21 – Grades 2 & 3* (Note the grade level change.)

 

**************Winter BreakFebruary 25 – March 1 ***************

 

***************Dress Like a Dr. Seuss Character! – Wednesday, March 6**************

 

Town Election Day Tuesday, March 12, LHS Gym, 6AM – 8PM

Parent Conference Day – Friday, March 15 – No school for our learners!

Girls on the Run – First Day Monday, March 18

Kindergarten Registration - Tuesday, March 26, 1:00PM - 8:00PM

 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

Come listen to Superintendent Scott Laliberte explain the school budget and warrant articles at our next PTA Meeting on Monday, February 18 at 6:30PM in the library. We encourage you to join us and become informed about how the school budget impacts your child’s education prior to town elections on Tuesday, March 12. 

 

The IGYB Kindness Campaign has really taken off here at South School! At the December All School Meeting, our Student Council launched this campaign which stands for I’ve Got Your Back, a statewide movement whose mission is to include, be kind and respect one another while being a voice for those who need one. They presented some playground video scenarios in which classmates stood up for their friend.

 

When we returned in January, Student Council members distributed IGYB bracelets to all classes to remind students about the message of kindness. Then, they distributed Kindness Coins (with the assistance of the Mystery Hawk!) for students and staff to acknowledge individuals showing kindness to others. Whenever kindness is recognized, a coin is given to the person to put into their class Kindness Jar. Every couple of weeks, Student Council members (once again with the assistance of the Mystery Hawk!) collect the coins from each classroom jar to fill our school jug, which is currently 1/3 full! Our goal is to fill the school jug by next Friday, as we head into the winter break. That would be so “Hawksome”!

 

At the January All School Meeting, Student Council members presented another video segment for the campaign, showing how one can be kind and respect others while being a voice for those who need one in physical education class. They presented IGYB awards to 8 winners and described why each received the award. Here is a sample of the wording of one award: “Our first award goes to second grader, Vivian Hatem. During Reader’s Workshop, when learners were turning to a partner to share their thinking, she excused herself from her team to work with a new student who recently joined our classroom so he would have someone to share with. She quickly filled him in on the procedure, so he wouldn’t feel left out. Congratulations, Vivian.”

 

If you walk through the school, you will notice student posters about the virtues of kindness:

“Kindness Begins with a Smile”; “Oh, Snow Cool to be Kind”; “Kindness Matters”; “Stick to Kindness Like Syrup”; “True Kindness Comes from Your Heart”; “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti”; “Kindness is Contagious - Don’t Get Vaccinated”; “If You Want More Kindness in the World, Put It There”; “Stay Kind Forever”; “Popularity and Wealthiness Don’t Matter, Kindness Is What You Need”; just to share a few! Learners are also writing persuasive pieces about why it is important to be kind!

 

At our February All School Meeting next week, we will hear from Student Council about more Kindness Awards! Several members will also be presenting our efforts to promote the IGYB campaign at Tuesday night’s (2/19) School Board Meeting. Be sure to tune in!

 

You have one more week to send in your donations for our 11th Annual Food for Furry Friends Drive, sponsored by our People to Paws Club. This Amazon link contains a complete list of supplies wanted for donation:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/D30421V1WFYW. In addition, non-clumping, clay type cat litter is always needed, and of course, paper towels! We want to thank you all for your generous donations for homeless animals thus far!

 

Registration for Girls on the Run is open. This is a 10-week program for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5. They will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:45PM. The start date is Monday, March 18. You may register online up until that date without incurring a late fee. The program culminates with a 5K event. For more information, to register, or to apply for financial assistance, please visit their website at https://www.girlsontherunnh.org.

 

Important Notice from Moose Hill Kindergarten:  If you have a child who will turn 5 years of age by September 30, 2019, please schedule an appointment with Theresa Bertrand at the District Office at 6A Kitty Hawk Landing, Suite 101 to register your child for Kindergarten. Appointments can be made for Tuesday, March 26, between the hours of 1:00PM and 8:00PM (last appointment at 7:30PM). If your child currently attends Moose Hill, you do not need to register them for Kindergarten.

 

Expect BIG literacy happenings when we come back from our winter break! First, it’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. We will celebrate on Wednesday, March 6! Please have your child dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. There will be some special Dr. Seuss happenings all week! Then, the PTA Dino-Mite Book Fair (Stomp, Chomp, READ!) will be held Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15. The Family Book Fair Night will be held on Thursday, March 14 from 6:00 – 8:00PM in the MPR. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0944A8A92BA31-south1. If you have any questions please contact TJ O'Loughlin - treiter98@hotmail.com or text 651-402-3719.  

 

If you’re cleaning house over the break, please be sure to hunt down any overdue library books!

 

Thank you for your contributions to our learners’ sweet Valentine’s Day festivities yesterday!

 

Sincerely,                           

 

Linda Boyd