Weekly Note from Ms. Snyder 3/5

Dear NHS Community,

The concerns about Coronavirus are continuing. Here at NHS, we have taken this concern seriously and made some adjustments to our daily practices and cleaning routines. Our custodians and kitchen staff are doing regular deep cleanings and wiping down door knobs, railings, and tabletops with a sanitizer. Each classroom has a spray bottle with sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes, so surfaces can be wiped down easily. Students are being directed to wash hands before lunch and before snack time each day. We have purchased additional purell dispensers that are mounted in the cafeteria, office, and hallway locations. We also purchased as many pump bottles of purell as we could. Even with these actions, the advice we are given is related to the steps we would take to prevent the spread of cold, flu, and seasonal illness. See the recommendations from the NH DOE below:

NH DOE Website:

COVID – 19 Preparedness

 School staff, students, and their families can take the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory infections in schools and their communities:  

·         Stay home from class and work until you have been fever free for at least 24 hours without taking any fever reducing medication and you feel better;

·         Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue;

·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;

·         Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick;

·         Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects; and

·         Get the annual influenza vaccine.

 Parents are encouraged to visit the CDC and NH DHHS website for the most up-to-date information.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

NH DHHS: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm

 

The JAG Awards

This morning’s JAG Awards (Grades K-5) were a HUGE success. Many thanks to all the parents who came to watch and take pictures of our glamorous attendees. It was so fun to see teachers and students dressed up and walking the Red Carpet for this celebration of reading! Here are the categories and winning books from the 2020 JAG Awards….and the Jaggy goes to….

Best Wordless Picture Book--”Bow Wow Bugs a Bug”

Favorite Michelle Nelson-Schmidt Book--”Jonathan James and the What If Monster”

Favorite Non-Fiction Section--”Pets”

Favorite Series--”Dog Man”

Best ‘Best Friends’--Piggie and Gerald

Favorite Lead Character from a ‘Ladybug Book’--It’s a TIE--Arfy from “Can I Be Your Dog?” and Penelope Rex from “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates”

Favorite Genre--Fantasy Fiction

Favorite Graphic Novel--”Amulet”

Favorite Class Read Aloud--”Buddy”

 

End of Trimester Two

Trimester 2 ends on March 13, 2020.

Written Report Cards will be sent home on March 20, 2020.

 

Kindergarten Registration

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!

 

Don’t forget...No school on Tuesday, March 10th!

 

Dates to remember

March 5: North Hampton School Board meeting at 5:00 PM (Note time change)

Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD this weekend!

March 10: No school: Staff Development Day

March 12: Kindergarten Registration and Parent Information Night 6-7 PM

March 14: PAL Adult Social at Cisco Brewery from 6-10 PM

March 19: Police vs. Fire Basketball Game sponsored by NHS Green Team

March 24: SAU 21 and SAU 90 Music Festival at WHS at 5:30 PM (Band)

April 2: North Hampton School Board meeting at 6:30 PM

April 3, 4, 5: “The Little Mermaid” school play

April 7: 8th Grade Parent Meeting for Hurricane Island Trip @ 6 PM

April 8: Alternate time for 8th Grade Parent Meeting for Hurricane Island Trip @ 8:30 AM