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Linda Boyd                                 Chelsea Hunnewell                
Principal Linda Boyd               Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell            

Deb Setterlund             
     Director of Special Education Debra Setterlund

November 14, 2019


Upcoming events:


Parent Conference Day No School Tomorrow, November 15

South School Vendor Fair – Saturday, November 16, 10:00AM to 2:00PM

PTA Meeting – Monday, November 18, 6:30 in the Library

**Full Day Kindergarten Discussion – C3 Meeting – Wednesday, November 20, 6:30, LHS Library **

Annual Fall Blood Drive – Wednesday, November 20, 3:00 – 8:00PM, LHS Cafeteria

Thanksgiving Food Drive Ends – Wednesday, November 20

Breakfast with Santa PTA Meeting Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 in the Library

Hawk Shop Gr. 1, 4, 5 – Wednesday, November 20

Hawk Shop Gr. 2 & 3 – Thursday, November 21

Reflections Art Submissions Due – Tuesday, November 26

Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 27 – Friday, November 29

Hannaford Helps Schools Collection Ends November 30

Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 7, 8:00 – 11:00AM


Dear South School Families:


When you come in for Parent Conference Day tomorrow, 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. Also, please take 5 minutes to complete a simple survey on your phone to share your thoughts about a Full Day Kindergarten Program in Londonderry. Look for the QR Code sheet available throughout the building.

We hope you will take advantage of some convenient holiday shopping right here at South School at our PTA Craft Vendor Event on Saturday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM! Admission is FREE. There will be raffles, refreshments, holiday fun, a scavenger hunt and crafts! Tables are $30 each and each vendor is asked to donate an item to be added to the raffle, which will be pulled at the end of the event. Thank you to those who have already signed up to volunteer at the event. If you could volunteer, please sign up here Please contact Nicole Chilles at with any questions.

All are welcome to attend the Londonderry C3 Committee discussion on Full Day Kindergarten on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30PM in the LHS Media Center. The district Administration will make a brief presentation on Full Day Kindergarten while leaving the majority of the time for questions from attendees. LHS National Honor Society students will provide childcare during the meeting for any interested parents attending. Please fill out the RSVP if you need child care for the meeting:

It's time for the National PTA Reflections Art contest! This year’s theme is “Look Within”. Your learner should have received a flyer and submission form explaining the program and how to enter. The Submission box will be in the South School Office from November 19 through November 26. November 26th is the last day to submit your entries. If you have any questions on the program, please reach out to our chair Kristen Melaragni ( We wish to again congratulate Isabella Smith, who is our State Winner in Photography. She will be honored at this year’s NH PTA Conference in North Conway.

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 2 - 6. You may sign up on Parent Conference Day. Look for the table set up in the lobby, outside the main office. Please contact Emily Kus at if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your donations.


Our fourth grade KEY classes are sponsoring our Thanksgiving Sharing Project. These learners have been collecting food items from classes daily and tallying the results. The drive ends on Wednesday, November 20. Donations should be canned or boxed (no glass, please). The top donating class in each grade level each week will win a certificate for an extra 10 minutes of recess. The grand prize for the top donating class in the entire school will be 8 Carnival tickets for each child in the class. We are in need of boxes for packing up the donations, so if you have any to spare, please drop them off in the lobby. All contributions are greatly appreciated!


The High School Student Council would like to invite you to their Annual Fall Blood Drive! It will be held in the LHS cafeteria on Wednesday, Nov 20 from 3:00 – 8:00PM. Student Council urges volunteers to donate the gift of life! “Kick off the holidays the right way with the satisfaction of having helped someone (or three someones!!) in need, and granting them the chance to spend another holiday with their loved ones.” Please use this link to sign up: CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.


Believe it or not, our eighth annual Breakfast with Santa is just around the corner! It will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 8:00 to 11:00AM. If you volunteered last year, please spread the word about how much fun it is. Besides unlimited pancakes and sausage, the breakfast will offer a Visit with Santa, a children’s only Holiday Shop, a spectacular Raffle, a Candy Cane Cake Walk, and a Holiday Craft Center. There will also be a special raffle for a bike, and rides to school in a fire truck and police car. Look for the Breakfast Order Form, Raffle and Volunteer Sign-Up information coming home next week.


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 2019.) Any questions, please contact Kristen Melaragni at Thank you in advance for donating your time and sharing your holiday spirit!


Our Student Council will be hosting the ever-popular Candy Cane Cake Walk. This fundraiser helps to raise money for their Fifth Grade Send-Off. In their words, “This party is important to fifth graders, because it contributes to our celebration of graduating elementary school and our upcoming journey to the middle school.” All cakes are due to the main office by Friday, December 6. Thank you!


We Choose Love!



Linda Boyd