Weekly Note from Ms. Snyder 6/16/22

June 16, 2022

Dear NHS Community,


It’s hard to believe that tomorrow will be the last day of school! While there have been challenges, it is nice to end with plays, field trips, assemblies, and field day! We had a wonderful evening for the 8th Grade Graduation last night. We are so proud of this group of students, who have shown strength, positivity, perseverance, and support for one another. We are certain they will go on to do great things!


Summer is a great time to be outdoors. It is also a great time to read. We hope you will encourage your child to keep reading this summer! Help them find a book they really like at the library or on Amazon. There are also many opportunities at the North Hampton Public Library this summer. Research and anecdotal evidence tells us that when students read during the summer, they continue to gain reading skills. Conversely, when they don’t read in the summer, they usually return to school having lost some of the gains they have made in reading during the school year. I bet many of you enjoy a summer read on the beach! You can be a great role model for your child by showing them the joys of reading for pleasure.


Kona Ice Truck

Many thanks to PAL for sending the Kona Ice Truck to school today and treating all staff and students to shaved ice. We have great weather for this too!


Message from PAL:

The PAL Board would like to thank all who helped make this such a spectacular year. Have a great Summer and see you in the Fall :)



Athletic Uniform Returns

We have not received all of the uniforms back from our sports teams this year. When uniforms and shirts are not returned, it creates an issue for the teams for subsequent years not having enough uniforms. If your child has a uniform or team shirt at home from any of our seasons, please be sure to return it to Mr. Guidi by tomorrow (June 17). The athletic agreement states that there is a charge for lost uniforms.


8th Grade Clap Out

On the last day of school, all students line the halls to ‘clap out’ our graduating 8th grade class. The 8th graders take one last lap around the school while all students clap for them and cheer. This will happen at about 11:45 or 11:50 tomorrow. Look for the conga line coming out of the school and cheer for them too!


Field Days

Many thanks to Mr. Guidi and Ms. DiPietro for planning 2 great field days–one for middle school and one for elementary school. We were so impressed with how our 8th graders facilitated the activities for the elementary field day! Way to go everyone!



Most of you are aware that we have two retiring teachers this year. Together, they have served the North Hampton School for 70 years! We are so grateful for all that both of them have done to help make North Hampton School the wonderful place that it is. Happy retirement to Ms. Deb Vasconcellos (Ms. Vas), our school counselor, and to Mrs. Brenda Tharp (5th grade teacher)! We wish you much happiness and joy!


8th Grade Lawn Signs

8th grade families may pick up their lawn signs from in front of the school any time after 12:00 tomorrow, June 17. Thank you.


Last Day Colors

In an attempt to make a school rainbow tomorrow, we are asking that students wear the following color shirts to school (June 17). 


Grade 1–orange

Grade 2–yellow

Grade 3–green

Grade 4–blue

Grade 5–purple

Grade 6–any version of blue/indigo/violet

Grade 7 and 8–tie dye (for sky color) or white (for cloud)



In order for parents to be able to volunteer or attend field trips, SAU 21 requires that they be fingerprinted. The SAU 21 office offers this service at a fee of $35. To make an appointment, please send an email to: fingerprinting@sau21.org. Please do not call the SAU office to make an appointment. They will direct you to this email address to schedule a time. Appointments are required for this service.


Baby news

Congratulations to our Technology teacher, Carly Herlihy on the birth of her daughter last week! 


Dates to remember:

June 17: Last day of school – 12:00 PM dismissal time