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Principal Linda Boyd               Assistant Principal Paul Biron
lboyd@londonderry.org                                                                                               pbiron@londonderry.org                     

Deb Setterlund             
     Director of Special Education Debra Setterlund
dsetterlund@londonderry.org

South Londonderry School

 

Linda Boyd                                  Debra Setterlund                                                 Paul Biron

        Principal                          Special Education Program Director                                Assistant Principal

                                                                       

                                88 South Road • Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053 • (603) 432-6956

October 15, 2021

 

Upcoming events:

 

******No School – Teacher Workshop Day – Friday, October 15******

 

Virtual PTA Meeting – Monday, October 18

Picture Retakes – Tuesday, October 19

Drama Club Parent Meeting – Wednesday, 20th 3:30 – 4:00 pm (4th & 5th graders)

 “BOO” Pop Messages Due – Friday, October 22

Red Ribbon Week – October 25 – October 29 – Wear RED on Thursday, October 28!

Halloween at South School – Friday, October 29, 2021 (1:45PM Parade)

Socktober Collection - October 1 – 31 – Run by Girl Scout Troop 60259 – Collection Box in Lobby

 

Dear South School Families:

 

Once again, our Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams made us proud! They showed POP – Perseverance, Ownership and Practice as well as STAMINA - in performing their personal best! We would like to thank all the families who came out to cheer on our children. We would also like to thank our coaches, Scott Lohnes and Emily Johnson for their fine training, which helped prepare our young runners for the mental and physical demands of the big race. We are especially proud of our team’s sportsmanship in encouraging all runners and clapping for all schools.

 

Our top boy and girl finishers were Crew Swenson and Mia Buco! Congratulations! The other boys and girls who finished in the top ten included: Emerson Presher, Hayley Doyle, Lillian Castles, Payton Ward, Ava Smith, Summer Collins, Nevaeh Lopes, Stella Perron, Pacey Parece-Grogran, Eli Parece-Grogan, Caden Qualter, Michael Falzarano, Beckett O’Brien, Jake Underwood, Ludwig Haken, Cameron Cimeno, Gabriel Perez and Bennett MacCulloch! Our girls won the Elementary Girls’ School plaque. This was a memorable experience for all our runners who will be telling stories about that fall afternoon when they ran a mile with other Londonderry fifth graders.

 

Thank you for your support of our Halloween Raffle Basket Raffle! Our learners spent some lingering moments peering at the baskets to decide which ones to take a chance on. Our happy winners were announced on Thursday.  Congratulations to the families of Evelyn Tucker, Emma Jameison and Paige Roberson!

 

You still have time to order BOO Pop messages! These are due by Friday, October 22. We want to thank our student council members and their advisors, Kathryn Regal and Emily Johnson, for volunteering to make the BOO Pops and fill out all the orders! Our goal is to raise funds to help with our garden clean-up on the playground and in the courtyard with our koi pond. We hope you win! Due dates for both orders are above.

 

2021 National Red Ribbon Week will be recognized during the week of October 25 – 29, which promotes positive choices and healthy lifestyles for children of every age. The goal of Red Ribbon Week is to educate our school community on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and to focus on making healthy decisions. The PTA will be providing Red Ribbon bracelets and pencils for the children as a reminder of these important messages. Encourage your child to wear RED on Thursday, October 28.

 

Girl Scout Troop 60259 is holding a SOCKTOBER Sock Collection through the end of October. Their flyer explains that “new clean socks (for children and adults) are one of the greatest needs for homeless shelters and those in need. Our Troop is based on a platform of giving back to our local communities. We are proud of our girl scouts for showing Compassion in Action, the fourth pillar of Choose Love! Please help by donating and making a difference to those in need.” Their goal is to collect 500 pairs of socks. The collection box in in the lobby. (Flyer is attached to the email message.)

 

Halloween at South School will be celebrated on Friday, October 29. All grades will march in one long parade at 1:45PM. Our plan is to circle the building twice. Please be aware that costumes must be of a non-violent nature. Some suggestions might be fairy tale or Disney characters, storybook characters, sports players, seasonal figures (scarecrows or pumpkins), historical figures, career or occupational choices, or animals. Of course, we expect no blood, gore or weapons. We invite parents to stand in the front circle or on the edge of the blacktop on the playground to view the parade. For class parties, donations of prepackaged items will be accepted.

 

The Drama Club coaches will be hosting a PARENT MEETING on Wednesday, October 20th at 3:30PM in the tent behind the building.  This club opportunity is open to all fourth and fifth grade students. Parents will have an opportunity to meet the drama coaches, review the schedule & expectations, and ask questions.  We are looking forward to the drama club’s performance of The Wizard of Oz later in the year.

 

School pictures that were taken on September 21st are now available for you to view online through the studio website.  Use the link:  https://studiog.gotphoto.com/login and provide the South School access code: SS21F to access the photo.  Families will then need to type in their child's name to find their gallery and then register an email to view & order photos.  If you would like a retake of your child’s photo, our picture retake day is scheduled for October 19th.

 

We hope your children have shared Conductor Breath with you this week! This breath will help you release tension, empower you and lift your mood. Have your child teach it to you and then try it!

 

We Choose Love,                          

 

Linda Boyd                                     

Principal