Weekly Note from Ms. Snyder 10/24

Dear NHS Community,

The Halloween Howl is this Friday, October 25th from 5-8 PM. PAL is sponsoring this fun event, that will include raffles, a DJ, pizza, and loads of fun with friends and families. We hope to see many of you there!

Red Ribbon Week

Student Government leaders have planned a community meeting for our Middle School students this week. Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31) promotes making healthy living choices and encourages kids to stay drug free. The theme for 2019’s Red Ribbon Week is “Send a message, stay drug free.” The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. It is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your health, your community, and your future. Student Government members plan to share short videos about inspiring athletes who choose to live drug free.

Buses

North Hampton School contracts with First Student for most of our transportation services. We are aware that there have been concerns about the timing of some buses and changes in drivers on some of the routes. We have been communicating with First Student and sharing these concerns. They have assured us that they are in the process of training some new drivers that should be able to alleviate the concerns about driver changes and late buses. First Student is still hiring. If there are any interested parents, they should contact Stacy at First Student for an application.

Scabies Update

We have experienced fewer instances of scabies in the past week, but continue to maintain a thorough cleaning and vacuuming regime in the school to try to prevent further spread. Rugs will be again rolled up and not used in classrooms until next week. Nurse Mara recommends that any parent who believes their child may have scabies see a doctor as soon as possible. Once treated, the condition is unlikely to spread further. We are following up with the Board of Health.

Halloween Parade

Parents and guardians of students in grades K-2 are invited to come see the annual Halloween Parade at NHS on October 31 at 9:00 AM. Students will follow the parade route: exit the school via the gym lobby doors and proceed to the play structure area (Jaguar Jungle), loop around the walking trail if the crowd is nearby, and re-enter the school via playground door. Parents are invited to view the parade outdoors. Once students, re-enter the building, they will loop upstairs to the upper grades and then go back to classrooms and proceed with their day. We are hoping for good weather, but if it is rainy, we will parade in the cafeteria and gymnasium. 

Veteran’s Day Assembly-Nov. 8, 2019

This year’s Veteran’s Day Assembly will take place on Nov. 8th at 8:45 AM with a brunch for visiting veterans immediately following. Student Government is hosting the brunch and will be sending home an invitation to any community member who has served in the armed forces in this week’s Friday Folder.

Green Team/Got Sneakers

Please see the attached flyer from our school based Green Team. The Green Team is an environmentally responsible group of interested students who meet before school on a regular basis. Mrs. Spalding and Mr. Szeliga lead the team along with parent, Erin Stanton. They are sponsoring a sneaker drive, Got Sneakers, as both a recycling effort and a fundraiser. Last year, the Green Team raised money to purchase washable metal silverware to replace the disposable plastic silverware that had been used previously.

Got Sneaker Annoucement.pdf 

Got Sneaker Poster 1.pdf 

Got Sneakers Poster 2.pdf 

Dates to remember

Oct. 25: Halloween Howl sponsored by PAL (5-8 PM)

Oct. 29: Picture Re-take Day

Oct. 29: Talent Show Rehearsal 3-5 PM

Oct. 31: Halloween Parade-Grades K-2 at 9:00 AM

Nov. 8: Veteran’s Day Assembly at 8:45 AM

Nov. 8: North Hampton Talent Show at Winnacunnet HS auditorium @ 5:30 PM

Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day--No school

Nov. 20: No school--Teacher Professional Day