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Linda Boyd                                 Chelsea Hunnewell                
Principal Linda Boyd               Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell            

Deb Setterlund             
     Director of Special Education Debra Setterlund


May 17, 2019


5th Grade NH SAS Testing – May 20 – 22, 28 and 29 (see below)

Annual Community Toy Sale Tomorrow, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

4th & 5th Grade Track and Field Program Permission Slips Due Monday, May 20

PTA Meeting Monday, May 20, 6:30, SS Library

Hawk Shop, Gr. 1, 4 & 5 – Wednesday, May 22

Hawk Shop, Gr. 2 & 3 – Thursday, May 23

Carnival Thursday, May 23, 4:30 – 7:00PM!

Memorial Day Ceremony Friday, May 24, 9:00AM – Please wear RED, WHITE and BLUE

Hip Hoppin’ Hawks Evening Performance Tuesday, May 28, 6:30PM

5th Grade Move-Up Day to LMS – Tuesday, June 4

4th & 5th Grade All-Elementary Track Meet Tuesday, June 4, LHS

Field Day Grades 1, 2, & 3 Tuesday, June 11

Field Day Grades 4 & 5 Wednesday, June 12

Field Day Rain Date Thursday, June 13

Step-up Day – Thursday, June 13

Last Day of School – Monday, June 17, 12:05 Dismissal


Dear South School Families:


It was a beautiful night for an Art Show! Thank you to all the families who came out to marvel at their children’s art work and enjoy our new benches in the courtyard. Our young artists delighted in showing their loved ones the designs they painted. We hope to see many of you back for the CARNIVAL next Thursday!            

Please remember to have your child wear red, white and blue next Friday, May 24. The Student Council will be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at 9:00AM. We are expecting some former South School students who are currently serving in the military, as well as some of our South School family members who are presently serving or have served our country. Some senior citizens will be joining us as well. This is always a very moving ceremony. Parents are welcome to attend this patriotic event.

Our annual Carnival is almost here! It will be held on Thursday, May 23, from 4:30 to 7:00PM, rain or shine. Each year, we request donations for the Carnival Raffle Room. Items should be new and of interest to children or adults. Gift cards are always in high demand.


We are also in need of cakes for the ever-popular Cake Walk. We hope some of our wonderful bakers will consider dropping one off. But don’t feel pressured. Store-bought cakes are equally welcome.

Used-Book Sale:  We will once again be sponsoring a Used-Book Sale at the Carnival. Please send in any suitable CHILDREN’S books in good condition to the library by Wednesday, May 22.

Pre-Sale Carnival Tickets:  This preorder will save you time in the ticket line and you will be able to fill out your raffle tickets in advance! All orders are due by the morning of the Carnival. All Carnival events will be paid for with tickets; food will be paid for with cash. The tickets are 25 cents each. Some of the activities planned for the carnival include the very popular petting farm, as well as field games, crafts, “Dancing with the Stars”, Cake Walk, Photo Booth, face painting, nail polishing, and activities for all ages. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, pizza, soft drinks, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy will be sold.

Please do not park on South Road! You may park in our back parking lot or use our off-site parking at St. Marks, with our bus company providing a free shuttle to and from the school on a regular basis. Please walk, car pool, and/or park at the church for a no-hassle evening. We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Fifth graders will continue their NH SAS testing next week. If you have a scheduled appointment during your child’s testing days, please contact Chelsea Hunnewell ( or 432-6956, extension 5203) so that we can plan for your child’s make-up testing. Not all classes are testing on the specified days.

Our South School Track Team will participate in their fifth annual Elementary Track and Field Meet on Wednesday, June 4, at 3:30 at LHS. This event is open to fourth and fifth graders. Track & Field Sign-Ups have begun. Permission slips are due on Monday, May 20.

Our learners always look forward to FIELD DAYS! They are coming up on Tuesday, June 11 (grades 1, 2 & 3) and Wednesday, June 12 (grades 4 & 5). This event requires many volunteers to run the multiple stations on each day. Thank you in advance for sharing in all the fun!

The Londonderry Women’s Club is hosting their Annual Toy Swap/Sale tomorrow, from 9:30AM to noon in the Matthew Thornton gym. For more information, visit


We would like to thank all of our volunteers who work to tirelessly to serve our children, staff and whole school community! In appreciation, our PTA conducted a random drawing from our full volunteer list in order to award the lucky winners with a gift card. The following are the raffle winners:  Peter Marcotte, Tom VonKahle, Susan Flier, Jacky Odachowski, Lauren Geddry, Alison Mathieu, Kerri Galante, Susan Masson, Emily Kus and Joy Zaremba. Our winners can pick up their gift cards in the office. We truly appreciate the efforts of our volunteers. Thank you!




Linda Boyd