Dear North Hampton parents, families and friends,
We had two festive events worth celebrating on Friday, Nov. 30th. The 5th grade hosted a school wide Community meeting this morning, spotlighting the reading program with their Kindergarten buddies. The 5th grade and Kindergarten closed the assembly joined in song. Also, nearly 50 1st grade family members joined our 1st grade students for lunch at what we hope will become an annual event. Mrs. Field expects to host additional luncheons for Kindergarten, Second and Third grades this year.
Winter Clothing Drive- until December 14th- Do you have gently used winter clothing that could use a new home? Share the warmth! Please drop items in the coat box in the school main lobby. Every item will make a difference! Community clothing needs: Coats, boots, scarves, hats, mittens, sweaters, slippers and skiwear. Thank you to the Service Group and Ms. Vas for organizing the effort.
Facilities update- NHS Facilities Manager John Gamache is now wearing a new hat as Director of Facilities at Winnacunnet High School. I wish John all the best as he takes on his new role and expanded responsibilities at WHS. Keep up the great work for the kids of SAU 21, John!
On Monday, 12/03, Amy English started as a full time, daytime custodian. We are happy to have Ms. English on board to help keep the learning environment clean, safe and comfortable. Welcome aboard Amy!
Technology teacher/integration specialist update- Ms. Carly Herlihy, previously an intern with Ms. Lewis in 2nd grade, began as the long-term substitute in Meghan Wyman’s former position on 12/03. Welcome aboard Carly!
Waste and Recycling at NHS- To help the community understand how NHS helps contribute to a sustainable future, Mr. John Gamache has provided the following: With recent nationwide environmental changes, several waste disposal companies have looked to alternative disposal methods. This year, beginning in September, the North Hampton School began using Troiano Waste Disposal. Troiano has a program ideal for our needs. The school uses a 10 yard dumpster for waste, 4 95 gallon totes for single stream recycling and a 4 yard dumpster for kitchen and school corrugated items. Troiano picks up the 10 yard waste twice peer week and the items are transported to an energy facility, Covanta, in Haverhill, MA. The waste is emptied at a loading facility where waste hoppers are filled by frontend loaders and crane pickers. The waste then travels via conveyer belts into large incinerators. The heat forces water to convert into steam, providing power to turbines generating electricity. As the steam cools, it returns to water and is recycled back to the incinerator, where the process begins again. With this process, the North Hampton School is using its waste to recycle (reduce and reuse).
I encourage parents and students to visit the website at: http://www.covanta.com . Their facility is also a great opportunity for an educational field trip. Covanta also has two other locations in Danvers and Peabody, MA.
Friday 12/07- NO SCHOOL- Transition teacher work day
Wednesday 12/12- NHS Leadership Council
Thursday 12/13- Holiday Band Concert
Saturday 12/15- Cyber Robotics Coding competition- UNH
Monday 12/17- North Hampton Budget Committee meeting
Thursday 12/20- School Board meeting
Thank you parents and families for your generous and ongoing support!
Erik M. Anderson
North Hampton School