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Linda Boyd                                       Chelsea Hunnewell

                               Principal Linda Boyd Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell                            

March 9, 2018                         


Upcoming Events at a Glance:


“Paws for Books” Book Fair Week – March 12 – 16

Town Election Day – Tuesday, March 13, LHS Gym

Screenagers – Thursday, March 15, 6:30 – 8:00PM

Book Fair Grand Family Event Night – Thursday, March 15, 5:00 to 7:00PM

Parent Conference Day – Friday, March 16

PTA Meeting – Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 in the SS Library

Hawk Shop Gr. 1 & 5 – Wednesday, March 21

Hawk Shop Gr. 2, 3 & 4 – Thursday, March 22

Kindergarten Registration - Tuesday, March 27, 1:00PM - 8:00PM

Harlem Wizards Basketball Game – Monday, April 16, LHS Gym – more information to follow

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


Dear Parents and Guardians, 


We hope to see many of you at Parent Conferences next Friday. Please keep in mind that there is no school that day for our learners. Be sure to check out our Lost and Found items while you are here.

Some familiar Dr. Seuss characters visited us on Wednesday! One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish were our administrative assistants, Donna Stahl, Diane Fisher and administrators, Mrs. Hunnewell and Mrs. Boyd! We hope your children enjoyed dressing up and participating in the Dr. Seuss Trivia this week.

Our “reading volume” class winners will be announced next week. We were proud to see the daily tallies of books or pages that our learners read each day! One winning class from each grade level will receive a $5.00 book fair voucher for each learner in the class. Thank you, South School PTA for your sponsorship!

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. This program is free and open to all. You can register on this link:


Our “Paws for Books” Book Fair will be held from Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16. The PTA is in need of volunteers to help make this event a success. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at In order to accommodate those families that wish to also attend “Screenagers” at 6:30 on Thursday, March 15, the PTA has moved the Book Fair Grand Family Event Night to an earlier time that same evening, from 5:00 to 7:00PM.

Book Fair Daytime Hours:
 Monday through Thursday 9AM to 3PM
 Friday 8AM to 2PM
Book Fair Nighttime Hours:
 Family Night at the Book Fair – Thursday, March 15 – 5:00– 7:00PM

Online Book Fair:  If you are booked during the Book Fair week and still want books, be sure to visit the Book Fair online at The online book fair is open March 7 through March 20. You may also send in an order to school with your child by March 16. Checks should be made payable to South School PTA.


The 5th grade Student Council is putting together the opening skit for this year’s Talent Show in May. We are in need of Star Wars costumes. If you have any costumes or props they could borrow, they would really appreciate it. All costumes/props will be returned to you. 

Box Tops Competition WinnersGr. 1 – Mrs. Hamilton; Gr. 2 – Mrs. Cutuli; Gr. 3 – Mrs. Daily; Grade 4 – Miss Johnson; Gr. 5 – Miss Lantagne. Each child in these classes will receive a coupon for free popcorn and a $1.00 coupon for the Hawk Shop. Congratulations to Mrs. Daily’s class for collecting the greatest number of Box Tops. They will receive a pizza party!


The PTAs from all three Elementary Schools are joining forces to bring the Harlem Wizards to town. Similar to the Globetrotters, they are known for their ‘tricks, hoops, and ally oops’! We are putting together a team of local teachers and staff to “play” against them for an exciting game of fun! The game will be Monday, April 16th at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm) at the Londonderry High School Gym. 


Tickets can be purchased either by sending the Ticket order form back into school (cash or check to South School PTA) or online at Tickets are $12/child, $14/adult, and $25/Courtside Seating. Note:  There are only 50 tickets available for the Courtside Seating. That is a Total of 50 tickets for all three schools so it is very limited. To be fair, all schools are getting the same notice, at the same time/day, so there is an equal chance for all to get these popular tickets. The Courtside Seating includes:  Courtside Seating, 10 min meet and greet with 2-3 Wizards players, souvenir lanyard, free team poster, and $10 discount on Wizards replica jersey. Arrive at the gym 1 hour before the game. 


We have benefitted from Margaritas Visiting Mexican Artists’ Program for the past two years hosting a weaver and yarn painter. On April 17, all learners will work with animal carvers, Efrain Fuentes and Silvia Gomez from Oaxaca, Mexico. Efrain will demonstrate how to find a shape in wood and turn it into a lively figure from his imagination. Silvia will demonstrate her unique painting method. At the end of the day, Efrain and Silvia will present a finished sculpture to South School! This piece will remain as a lasting symbol from these skilled artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico.


Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend! Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night!




Linda Boyd