Dear NHS Community,
We are in the midst of the annual Food Drive to benefit Gather. The first grade team has organized the collection and are busy keeping track of all the donations. Here is the current total by grade with the assigned item for that grade:
Grade PK/6-- Jelly 29
Grade K-- Soup 96
Grade 1-- Canned Tomatoes 92
Grade 2-- Tuna 154 !
Grade 3-- Oatmeal 42
Grade 4-- Dish Soap 39
Grade 5-- Peanut Butter 48
Grade 7-- Toothbrushes/toothpaste 138 !
Grade 8-- Shampoo 40
Staff-- Bars of Soap 186
Grand Total = 864 items
Thank you for your encouragement and contributions!
Last day to donate is Wed. Feb. 5th!
Students in K-8 will soon begin participating in a Fitness and Nutrition Unit in Physical Education. In the nutrition portion of the unit we will be discussing healthy eating choices and eating all types of food with moderation in mind. In the Middle School we will be teaching nutrition tips for young athletes for eating before and after athletic events.
In Fitness we will be teaching students about muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. We will breakdown each component and discuss why each is important to their daily lives. Students will participate in the Fitnessgram fitness test so that they can see which component they need to work on or what do they need to do to maintain their fitness level. The students are working towards a goal of being able to complete a fitness course during PE class.
At the end of the unit we are going to do our own North Hampton Ninja Warrior course complete with a climbing wall component as well as a cargo net, some jumping activities and a ninja warrior type arm strength course going across the gym. We are looking forward to this new unit ending and hope the students will enjoy it and become a NHS Ninja Warrior!!
Mrs. Yeaton, Mr. Guidi, Ms. DiPietro
Valentine’s Day K-5
Students in grades K-5 are welcome to bring Valentine cards for classmates per their teachers instructions in each individual classroom. Generally speaking, cards are considered expressions of friendship and should include all students in the classroom. Students who wish to bring Valentine Cards should bring enough for the entire class. We also prefer that cards not contain any candy. Students will be directed to take any candy home and eat it with their parents’ approval.
Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences
We will be scheduling Parent-Teacher Conferences during the week of Feb. 3, 2020. We will be offering extended hours on Wednesday, Feb. 5th. This is an early release day so conferences will be available beginning at 12:45 that day. Your child’s teacher will contact you to schedule a time.
If you know of any families that have a child who will be 5 by September 30th, please be sure to let them know we are accepting registration materials now. We will have our Kindergarten Registration and Parent Information Night on March 12 from 6:00-7:00 PM. Kelly will be there to collect forms and the teachers will be presenting information about school experiences at NHS. We will have an orientation day for students on June 5. Students will come by appointment to see the school, meet the teachers, and take a tour. We look forward to welcoming the next group of NHS kindergartners!
Dates to remember
Jan. 31: Winter Wonderland Grade 7 & 8 Middle School Dance 7-9 PM
Feb. 3-7: Parent Conferences scheduled by appointment during this week
Feb. 4: Town of NH Deliberative Session for School Budget 6:30 PM
Feb. 5: Early Release Day--12:00 dismissal
Feb. 6: Step Up Day for Grade 8 to go to Winnacunnet--lunch is provided
Feb. 13: North Hampton School Board meeting at 6:30 PM (note date change from Feb. 6)
Feb. 11: No school: NH Primary Election Day and Staff Development Day
Feb. 20: PAL meeting at 6 PM
March 10: No school: Staff Development Day
March 12: Kindergarten Registration and Parent Information Night 6-7 PM