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Linda Boyd                                 Chelsea Hunnewell                
Principal Linda Boyd               Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell            

Deb Setterlund             
     Director of Special Education Debra Setterlund

November 15, 2018


Upcoming events:


No School for Students Parent Conference Day – Tomorrow, November 16

LHS Craft Fair – Saturday, November 17, 9:00AM – 3:00PM, LHS cafeteria & lobby

Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday, November 21 – Friday, November 23

Reflections Entries Due Monday, November 26

Hawk Shop Wednesday, November 28 – Grade 1 & 5

Hawk Shop – Thursday, November 29 – Grades 2, 3 & 4

Breakfast with Santa Pre-Orders Due – Wednesday, November 28

DI Manchester Monarchs Game – Saturday, December 1, 6:00PM

Adopt-a-Family Gifts Due Week of December 3 - 7

McIntyre Ski Program Registration Due – Monday, December 17


Save the Date:  Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Breakfast with Santa!


Dear Parents and Guardians:


We hope to see many of you tomorrow, Parent Conference Day. You should have received word from the District that conferences will begin at 10AM so that our custodians will have time to clear snow from the parking lots and walkways. Please contact your child’s teacher to reschedule your conference if it was originally scheduled before then. When you come in, please look for information about the PTA’s Adopt-a-Family program and volunteer opportunities for Breakfast with Santa, and be sure to check out the Lost and Found.


*** Computers will be set up in the lobby for you to sign-up electronically for both Adopt-a-Family and Breakfast with Santa.


Don’t forget to send in your breakfast order forms for the PTA’s eighth annual Breakfast with Santa to be held on Saturday, December 1, from 8:00 to 11:00AM. (Breakfast will be served until 10:30AM.) We are expecting a very large turnout for this event, so please consider the pre-payment option, which entitles you to a photo with Santa and five general raffle tickets. Forms were sent home today and you can also access them online at Pre-order Breakfast and Raffle orders are due on Wednesday, November 28.


The Breakfast promises more than great food, good fun, fine crafts, stellar shopping, stimulating conversation and boundless raffle prizes. You also have the opportunity to enjoy LIVE holiday music performed by an ensemble of familiar faces.


The Student Council will be hosting a Candy Cane Cake Walk at the breakfast to raise funds to offset the cost of their 5th grade end of year celebration. Many baked items will be needed. Please consider donating store-bought or home baked cakes, cookies, bars or brownies. You can sign up to donate a cake on the Sign-up Genius for volunteers (below).


Come join the Breakfast with Santa workforce! We guarantee you a fun-filled morning!

Each volunteer receives 10 raffle tickets and gets to wear a nifty South School scarf! To sign up, GO TO:

(This takes you to South School Breakfast with Santa 2018.) Any questions, please contact Brandi Roy at Thank you in advance for donating your time and sharing your holiday spirit!


Many local businesses contribute significantly to our Breakfast with Santa Raffle. If you have contact with possible donors to the raffle, please contact me at


Adopt-A-Family Wish Lists are posted on the resource tab of the South School PTA website We request that you bring the UNWRAPPED gifts, labeled with the family name, e.g., Candy Cane, to school the week of December 3. Please contact Emily Kus at or Kate Falzarano at if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your donations.


Our Student Council is sponsoring a fundraiser for the “Gift of Warmth”. This agency provides funds for home heating to families in need. Our council members have been making announcements a few days a week to remind our learners to bring in just one dollar for this cause. In their announcements they remind the students what it is like when we lose power. We can all relate to that!


It’s time for the National PTA Reflections Art contest. This years theme is 'Heroes Around Me’. Your learner should have received a flyer and submission form this week explaining the program and how to enter. You may encourage your child to draw, paint, take a photograph, sing, dance, write or create a video reflecting on the theme! The submission box will be in the South School Office from November 19 through the 26. November 26 is the last day to submit your entries. If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to our chair Kristen Melaragni ( And congratulations again to Isabella Smith, who was our State Winner last year in Photography. She will be honored at this years NH PTA conference in North Conway.


Thank you for your contributions to our Thanksgiving Sharing Project. We will share the results after the holidays!


Thank you for your donations to the End 68 Hours of Hunger program. The program coordinators are asking for jars of peanut butter and jelly, as well as snack items, like individual fruit snacks, etc. This program has made a huge difference for a number of our families, who have expressed much gratitude. Thank you!


Since this is my last letter to you before the holiday, I want to take this opportunity to wish your families a heart-warming Thanksgiving Day together. For those who are traveling, please be safe. (Please note that school will be in session on Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20.


Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this three-day weekend and the holiday preparations!




Linda Boyd