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Linda Boyd                                       Chelsea Hunnewell

                               Principal Linda Boyd Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell                            

April 13, 2018                                    

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Fourth Grade NH SWAS Testing - April 16 & 17

Harlem Wizards Online Orders due – Sunday, April 15, 11:59PM

Harlem Wizards Basketball Game – Monday, April 16, 6:30PM LHS Gym

Margaritas Restaurants’ Visiting Artists Efrain Fuentes & Silvia Gomez – Tuesday, April 17

PTA Meeting – Tuesday, April 17, 6:30PM, Library

Purple Up! For Military Kids Day - Wednesday, April 18 – WEAR PURPLE!

Jump Rope for Heart – April 19

Noche Mexicana Fundraiser at Margaritas in Manchester – Thursday, April 19, 4:00 – close

Spring Vacation – April 23 – April 27


Dear Parents and Guardians,

BINGO! Many families enjoyed a fun time Tuesday night! Thank you, Mr. Lohnes and Mrs. Schilling for running the BIG game!

Get ready! It’s South School Spirit Week next week!

Monday 4/16 – Pajama Day!

Tuesday 4/17 – Cray Tuesday – Wear your wackiest!

Wednesday 4/18 – Purple UP! for children of the military!

Thursday 4/19 – Go Red! Or wear your favorite Sports Jersey!

Friday, 4/20 – South School Pride – Wear your SS gear or blue and white!


The BIG game – Harlem Wizards vs the Londonderry Hot Shots is Monday night! The South School contingent on the elementary Londonderry Hot Shots team includes Mr. LaRosa, Mr. Lohnes, Mrs. Boyd, Mrs. Hunnewell, Mrs. Setterlund, Mrs. Turcotte and Miss Johnson! We hope to see many of you at this fun-filled event in the LHS Gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30; game starts at 6:30.

Important information about the Harlem Wizards tickets:  Online ticket sales will close at 11:59PM, Sunday, April 15 at Tickets will be sold at the door.

Thank you for your pledges so far to our Jump-Rope-for-Heart fundraiser. All students will take part in this event. Donations may be collected in the envelope provided or you can sign up online ( and invite friends and family to contribute from your own personal webpage! Your child will receive an incentive prize for the first $5.00 they collect and another prize if you sign up online.


Jump-Rope-for Heart Day (Thursday, April 19), please wear SNEAKERS and bring:

  • Your Collection Envelope
  • Water Bottle
  • Tons of Energy


"Purple Up! For Military Kids" will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 18. This day provides an opportunity for us to recognize and honor our youngest heroes; military children. In New Hampshire alone, there are nearly 5,200 military children. Why purple? Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military - Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue. Help us to show our purple solidarity!

We will be acknowledging our office professionals on Wednesday, April 18. The actual National Administrative Professionals (Secretaries) Day will be celebrated on the 25th which is while we are on vacation. We are so lucky to have such dedicated office staff here at South School – Josephine Simboli, Diane Fisher and Donna Stahl. They are our frontline personnel who assist staff, parents and visitors throughout the day, every day. Let’s let them know how much we appreciate them.

The NH SWAS state testing continues next week! If you have a scheduled appointment during your child’s testing days, please contact Chelsea Hunnewell ( or 432-6956, extension 5203) so that we can plan for your child’s make-up testing. Not all classes are testing on the specified days. The schedule is as follows:

Fourth Grade:  April 16 & 17       

Third Grade:  April 30, May 1 – 3, 7 & 8

                Fifth Grade:  May 14 – 17, May 21 – 24


We are beginning to plan for our Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday, May 25. We would like to invite members of our military families to join us on that day. Please let us know if you have a serviceman or service woman in your family.


Our musical groups charmed us with another magical Spring Concert on Thursday! We want to thank parents for their dedication in getting their children to the early morning practices for band and the evening rehearsals for orchestra. Also, our chorus members give up a recess to participate. We would like to thank our directors for orchestra, Mr. Villiard and Mrs. Salviati, and our director for band and chorus, Ms. Morgan, for the tremendous growth of our young musicians!


This week, we were very fortunate to be able to provide our fourth and fifth grade teachers with additional, high quality professional development in reading comprehension through a multi-day residency with Ellin Oliver Keene and Dan Feigelson, renowned leaders in the field of literacy. These trainings take place before and after school, as well as during the school day. When it is during the school day, our teachers’ absences are covered with excellent substitutes. Please know that when your child reports that they’ve had a substitute that day, it may be that your child’s teacher was involved in this valuable training, which will benefit all learners. Thank you for your understanding!

One more week to go and still so much to do!



Linda Boyd