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Linda Boyd                                 Chelsea Hunnewell                
Principal Linda Boyd               Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell            

Deb Setterlund             
     Director of Special Education Debra Setterlund



June 14, 2019


Pick up student medications from Health Office:  Monday, June 17, by 12:15PM

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

First Day of School 2019 Tuesday, August 27


Dear South School Families,        


We welcomed back our graduating seniors this morning at our annual South School Senior Send-Off Breakfast. The seniors wore nametags that sported photos of their youthful, fifth grade faces so that their teachers would be able to recognize them. It was very rewarding to hear about their future prospects and to reminisce about the old days at South School. They toured the building, played on the playground and marveled at all the changes. They were all thrilled to be awarded our PBIS Respect, Responsibility and Safety stickers! They remembered that the Safety sticker was the hardest one to get! We wish them a celebrated graduation this evening.

Our fifth graders were royally celebrated today at our last All-School Meeting of the year. The children also enjoyed a colorful slide show picturing every fifth grade student, a piece of their artwork and a candid shot. The meeting ended with them “Walking on Sunshine” (Katrina and the Waves) down the center aisle; all decked out in their class t-shirts, to the approving applause of the underclassmen and staff. They all looked proud, confident and very pleased by this warm attention. They are indeed ready for the middle school adventure! When these children come back for their Senior Send-Off Breakfast in 2026, we will show them this memory from their elementary days!

Several student groups were also recognized for their contributions over the year. Mrs. Daron praised our Safety Patrol members for their dedicated work. Mrs. Colantuoni and Mrs. Desfosses lauded Student Council members for their many accomplishments. Mr. Lohnes acknowledged the efforts of our Track Team. Mr. Freed presented Talia Batherwich and Carter Washington with the Peter A. Sohm Memorial Award as they embody Peter’s example as a musician and friend to all. The Mystery Hawk surprised us by bringing his two nephews with him this morning, Hawkeye and Trek! The Mystery Hawk was Mrs. Lees with the voice of Mrs. McKinnon, and the nephews were Lowell Lees and Teige Broadhurst! Together they awarded Mrs. Gray’s, Mrs. Cournoyer’s, Miss Johnson’s and Mrs. Cutuli’s classes PBIS certificates of merit.

The PTA showed its appreciation to Mrs. Daily, Mrs. McCarty and Mrs. Simpson who will be retiring this year. We also recognized Mrs. Colantuoni who is leaving us to become the Assistant Principal of Underhill School in Hooksett, serving with our own Mr. Loi, who is their Principal!

We would like to thank the PTA for giving our fifth graders a terrific send-off party this afternoon and especially Kim McKinnon for organizing this joyous affair! Christy Murray also deserves kudos for the fine production of this year’s yearbook.  

Our Talent Show winners served in their administrative and custodial roles yesterday. Gretchen Murray served as Principal. She did the announcements, passed out birthday pencils, ran Step-Up Day and created a huge display of our fifth grade photos and newspaper articles from first to fifth grade! Marleigh Talbot, Isabel DeVlaminck and Laila D’Anna served as Assistant Principals by taking photos at field day and doing lunch duty. Emerson Dodge served as our special education director and helped Gretchen with the birthday pencils and fifth grade display. Logan Thompson, custodian for the day, assisted Mr. Nickerson with the lunch clean-up. Then they all had a pizza lunch together and shared their experiences with Officer Lane. Logan, of course, shared some jokes!

Important Lunch Information for the Last Day of School:  Dining Services will be serving bag lunches that only include turkey and cheese sandwiches. You can order online through the Dining Services website, and click on Field Trip Lunch Form, or pick up a hard copy of the form in the main office.

Please remember that a parent or guardian must pick up all medication(s), including over the counter medication, by June 17 at 12:15PM from the nurse’s office. Students will not be allowed to carry medication home on the bus. Any medication not picked up will be discarded.

Any student requiring medication (including over the counter medication) for the 2019/2020 school year must have a doctor’s order dated for the 2019/2020 school year accompanying the medication.

For the suggested Summer Reading List for 2019, please visit the following link: And don’t forget to continue to follow us on Twitter (@Londonderry_ses) for all the latest news and information over the summer. 

****Lunch Accounts, Library Books/Fines and Report Cards:  Please be aware that your child’s report card and year-end reports will be withheld until their lunch account and/or library fines are paid up in full. Also, yearbook orders will not be filled if these accounts are not in good standing. This is a district-wide policy. 

This will be my last letter to you this year, though we still have a half a day of school next week – dismissal at 12:05PM on Monday! Thank you for another gratifying year with your children. It is a privilege to serve this school community. The first day of school for the 2019-2020 School Year is Tuesday, August 27!

Summer is still a week away!




Linda Boyd