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 Public Forum Changed from August 5 to August 12, 2014

 

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM:

Strafford KinderCampus is excited to announce that our After School Enrichment Program for students in grades K-8 will be moving to Strafford School!

 

The After School Enrichment (A.S.E.) Program will provide care to Strafford School students from the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m.  During their time with us, children will have the opportunity to complete homework, receive homework assistance if needed, have socialization and play time with friends, participate in guided group activities, do arts and crafts, attend after school activities held at Strafford School, and play outdoors when the weather permits.

  

Registered children enrolled in our “A.S.E.” Program will also be eligible to join us at our primary location on snow days, teacher workshop days, school vacation days and during the summer!  Please call 664-9025 or find us on-line at www.straffordkindercampus.weebly.com for additional information

 

 

PTO NEWS:

Hello from the Camp Invention team!

We would love to see your child participate in Camp Invention this summer at Strafford School!

 

This will be our first year hosting Camp Invention. This year’s MORPHED program looks amazing and our teachers are excited about the new activities and challenges they will lead!

 

In this year’s MORPHED program, our campers will:

·         Discover if they are a SUPERTASTER!

·         Build an epic, insect-themed PINBALL machine!

·         Create a PERSONALIZED motor-powered vehicle!

·         Zoom, soar, and dive through high energy GAMES!

·         INVENT without limits!

 

Program Dates:                 August 11-15, 2014

Program Times:                8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

 

If you have already registered for this summer’s camp…Thank you! If you have not registered, please let us know if there is anything I can do to help you with the registration process. 

 

To register visit www.campinvention.org or call to 1.800.968.4332. We’re looking forward to a fantastic Camp Invention program this summer! Contact Audrey Dolan at adolan@strafford.k12.nh.us or Mindy Bubier msb_sg@yahoo.com with questions!

 

READ THIS SUMMER:

Reading for fun is a key indicator of a commitment to lifelong learning and is the key to success in all areas of school and life.

Library books can be checked for over the summer. The school library will be open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm , July 15 through August 7. Students may come in to check out and return books during this time. All books checked out over the summer need to be returned the first week of school. Happy reading!!

 


STRAFFORD SUMMER ARTS PRESENTS “WORLD TALES”:

Don't miss the 2014 Strafford Summer Arts Camp.  Space is available in "World Tales" Camp 8/4-8/8/14.  See the Summer Arts page under Community Groups for detailed information. SSA offers the unique opportunity for students ages 8-14 from the greater Strafford community to have fun participating with professional artists from the NH Theatre Project.  Enjoy theatre games, story telling, costume design, creating sets, painting backdrops, bringing stories to life with musical enhancement. Fun for all; with or without previous theatre experience.

Join us for a week of hearing Drum tones instead of cell phones, painting scenes not watching screens, telling "Tales" instead of sending #Tweets.

Call Lisa at 833-5417 for more information or to sign up.

 

 

 

 

NOTES FROM THE NURSE:

End of year Medication Pick Up Notice: This is a reminder that the school year is coming to an end. I have a record number of student medications on hand. These medications must be picked up by a parent/guardian by the end of the school day June 24th.  

Medications cannot be kept at the school during the summer months. ALL medication not retrieved by Tuesday, June 24th, will be properly disposed of in accordance with The NH Board of Nursing Standards. As always, I am available for any questions or concerns.

Notification of 2014 – 15 Needs

Parents of incoming kindergartners / Transfer students:

A friendly reminder that written documentation of your child’s: current immunizations, physical exam, and/or birth certificate/proof of guardianship are required prior to entry into Kindergarten. (These health records need to be complete and on file prior to August)

 

When getting your child’s physical (needed prior to entering the building), make sure that the 2nd MMR and 2nd Varicella, or proof of, are given and documented. This is a new NH Law, most physician offices are aware, some are not.

 

A child will be excluded from attending school if these requirements are not fulfilled. If you are having difficulty obtaining these requirements, please contact the school immediately.

 

Sixth Grade Parent/Guardian:

Any child who is 11 years of age or older and/or in SIXTH grade, must receive a one-time dose of Tdap vaccine if it has been 5 years or longer since the last documented dose of a Tetanus Immunization. Also, all entering Sixth grade students who do not have a history of Chickenpox Disease will be required to have a second valid dose of the Varicella vaccine.

 

This is a NH State Department of Health and Human Services and the Strafford School Board requirement prior to entry into sixth grade.

 

IF YOUR CHILD HAS ALREADY RECEIVED THESE VACCINES, PLEASE SUBMIT A WRITTEN COPY OF “THE PROOF OF VACCINATION” AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF YOUR CHILD HAS HAD CHICKENPOX A WRITTEN COPY OF “PROOF OF DISEASE” IS REQUIRED.

 

Have a great summer! Respectfully, Kathryn Cunningham RN

 

SRS SUMMER BASKETBALL:

Attention soon-to-be 3rd and 4th grade boys! Are you interested in playing basketball over the summer? Strafford Rec. is offering summertime basketball practice for boys entering grades 3 and 4, to prepare for our next Rec. basketball season. Practices will be held at the Strafford School gymnasium on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., starting July 8.  We’ll be working on all of the basics from dribbling to shooting to passing to defense. Come have some fun playing summer basketball.  Registration fee: $20.  Register on www.straffordrec.org, or call J Fitzpatrick (767-5682) for more information.

 

If there is anyone interested in running summer basketball practices for our 3rd and 4th grade girls, please contact Susie Ashley (664-9558) to discuss further.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL:

The summer school program will be held at Strafford School from July 15th until August 7th on Tuesdays through Thursdays (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM). Our reading/writing/math skills program will focus on comprehension, fluency, writing and number sense skills. Please remember to provide a snack and beverage each day for your child.

                                                                                                                               

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: July/August

8/4-8/8 - Summer Arts 9:00-3:00

8/8 - Summer Arts Performance 6:30

8/11-8/15 - Camp Invention 8:30-3:00

8/12 - Public Forum - re: Teacher Contract Negotiations 6:00 pm

8/13 - School Board Meeting 6:00 pm in LMC

8/21 - New Student Orientation 9:00-10:30 am

8/25 - Teacher Workshop Day

8/25 - Kindergarten Ice Cream Social 6:00-7:00 pm

8/26 - Teacher Workshop Day

8/26 - Kindergarten 1st Day

8/27 - School Opens!

8/27 - School Board Meeting 6:00 pm in LMC