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Linda Boyd                                       Chelsea Hunnewell

                               Principal Linda Boyd Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell

        lboyd@londonderry.org                                      chunnewell@londonderry.org

January 12, 2018                                 

 

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

 

No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 15

Let’s “GLOW” Dance – Friday, January 19, 6:30 – 8:00PM

Popcorn Day – Thursday, January 18

*For a full list of events, visit http://www.southschoolpta.org/pta-event-calendar.html

 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Our next big family event is coming soon! Don’t miss the Let’s GLOW Dance, sponsored by the PTA, on Friday, January 19 from 6:30 – 8:00PM. Wear your bright colors or white shirt to decorate (Glow in the Dark theme)! Come have some snacks and drinks, dance and make some crafts with your family and friends. The cost is $10.00 per family. Please return your reservation by Tuesday, January 16.
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We enjoyed our TIGER friends this morning! The theme this year was Just Between Friends:  Helping children understand what it takes to make and be a good friend.” This very meaningful and timely program was sponsored by the South School PTA. TIGER is Plymouth State University’s professional theater company (Theater Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility). TIGER also stands for the message of the production:  T – trust; I – I accept you; G – Give to others; E – Exclusion? NO! and R – Respect. The delightful performance delivered a powerful message to our learners. Students seemed to really connect with the characters and the situations portrayed. Please ask your child about this wonderful production. We are the only school who has hosted them for every one of the fourteen years since their establishment.

 

The PE Department is offering a morning jump rope club to all students, beginning next week. Click on this link (https://goo.gl/Bkg7v1) for more information and to sign up on the Sign-Up Genius webpage. Space is limited!

 

Winter Clothing:  Now that it looks like the SNOW will be sticking around this winter, please encourage your child to wear all five pieces of outerwear to school – hat, mittens/gloves, boots, jacket and snow pants. Children may only play in the snow if they wear all 5. Otherwise, they will be restricted to the blacktop area. It is so rewarding to watch our learners work together to make snowmen and snow forts. They are quite industrious! Children go outside for recess as long as the temperature (including wind chill) is 20 degrees or higher.

 

We hope you made it to the PTA Town-Wide Reflections Exhibit at Londonderry Middle School last Saturday. A number of our children had their work exhibited. They include:  Aiden Donovan, Lila Smith, Brody Dauwer, Isabella Smith, Caitlyn Muller, Isabella Zemetres, Elizabeth Roy and Jake Smith. All will go on to the State Competition. Congratulations!

 

Important Notice from Moose Hill Kindergarten:  If you have a child who will turn 5 years of age by September 30, 2018, please schedule an appointment to register your child for Kindergarten at the District Office (268C Mammoth Road). Appointments can be made Monday through Thursday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM (last appointment at 2:30PM) throughout the month of January. If you are unable to schedule an appointment during January, the district is offering two other days in February and March:  Wednesday, February 7, 1:00PM - 8:00PM and Tuesday, March 27, 1:00PM - 8:00PM (last appointment at 7:30PM). 

 

The Kindergarten registration packets are available online at www.londonderry.org. They are to be filled out prior to your scheduled appointment. Select New Student Registration in the left hand column and then select Kindergarten Registration in the left hand column. Please complete the two packets:  New Student Registration Forms and Kindergarten Questionnaire. These packets are in a template format. Please type directly on the form. Print them out when you are finished and sign all applicable areas. You MUST bring all required paperwork listed on the checklist in order to register your child. To schedule an appointment, please contact Theresa at 603-432-6920, extension 1112.

 

Save the date for “Screenagers:  Growing up in the Digital Age”Thursday, March 15, 6:30 – 8:00PM. The Londonderry High School will be hosting this important program about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, parents and educators reported that they felt more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time. Watch for registration information coming soon. This program is free and open to all.

 

Fifth Grade Parents:  The LMS PTO invites all fifth grade students and their families to join them for their LMS Book Fair/Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00 – 8:00PM. The cost is $1.50 per person. Mr. Zacchilli will be available to give tours of the school. The following week, there will be Parent Transition Meeting to sixth grade on Tuesday, February 6 from 7:00 – 8:00PM in the LMS cafeteria.

 

BOX TOPS, BOX TOPS, BOX TOPS! The PTA is sponsoring a Box Tops competition between classes through February 2. There will be a class winner for each grade level with prizes awarded. Box Tops help raise money for much needed items for our school. Start saving them!

 

Recently, Kai Hou and Aadi Sharma were awarded the GOLDEN “R” for their authentic acts of respect. Kai has gone out of his way to help a new student feel comfortable and welcome in his new school. Aadi works very well with others. He always comes to school prepared to learn and follows the expectations for respect at South School. Thank you, Kai and Aadi, for your genuine respectfulness and kindness.

 

The second Sum It packet has been distributed. Learners who returned the first packet have received the second. It is not too late to turn in the first packet.

 

Enjoy the 3-day weekend, after our surprise 4-day weekend last week! GO PATRIOTS!!!

 

Sincerely,                                

                                                                                                                       

Linda Boyd