Jaguar Journal- January 4, 2019

Good afternoon North Hampton School parents and families,

It's been great to see everyone back these last three days.  The students and teachers haven't missed a beat.  The weather was "balmy" enough outside to hold a fire drill this afternoon!  Thank you North Hampton Fire and Rescue for helping keep us safe.

Geography Bee and Spelling Bee- 

Geography Bee workshops will take place from 3-4 in the library on 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, and 1/24 with the Geography Bee happening on 1/29 at 5:30pm.  Students and parents may visit:  https://www.nationalgeographic.org/bee/study   There are three levels of competition:  school, state, and national.  To compete for advancement from the school to the state level, the wining student must take the online qualifying test.  As many as 100 of the highest-scoring students in the state advance to the state competition on 3/29.  The state GeoBee champion advances to the national championship in Washington, D.C. on 5/19-22.

Spelling Bee workshops will take place from 3-4 in the library on 1/2, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21 with the Spelling Bee happening on 1/23 at 6:00pm.  Students and parents may visit spelling bee study materials to access study materials.  There are three levels of competition:  school, state, and national.  The school winner advances to the state competition.  The New Hampshire Union Leader State Spelling Bee will take place on Feb. 23 in Concord, and the National Spelling Bee is 5/26-5/31 in Washington, D.C.  

Class of 2023- Winnacunnet High School Guidance and Administration is holding their Course Selection Night for the incoming Class of 2023 (this year's 8th grade) on January 24th at WHS.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, January 8- Artist in Residence Fundraiser- Margarita's Mexican Restaurant https://www.margs.com/food-drink/exeter/ 93 Portsmouth Ave, Exeter (603) 772-2274- 11:30am-10:00pm- Margaritas will donate 20% of pre-taxed food and beverage sales from participating families, friends and supporters to the NHS Artist in Residency Program, led by the 4th and 5th grade teams. This year's Artist in Residence is scheduled to be Junk2Funk, who will be working with our students in May 2019.  For more information, their website is: http://www.trashcanlidproductions.com/  Thank you in advance for your support!

Friday, January 18- No School- Teacher In-service Day

Monday, January 21-  No School- Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

Thursday, January 24- Date Change- PAL (People Active in Learning) meeting- 6:00pm- NHS Library- PAL website https://www.nhspal.com/     

Thursday, January 24- Date Change- North Hampton School Board meeting- 7:00pm- NHS Chorus room

Thursday, January 24- Class of 2023 Course Selection Night- 7:00-8:30pm- Winnacunnet High School Auditorium

Friday, January 25- Middle School Dance- Student Government- 7:00-9:00pm- NHS gym

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Erik M. Anderson

Principal

North Hampton School