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DATES TO REMEMBER:
Field Day, June 19th for K-4
Field Day, June 20th for Grades 5-8
June 21st, 8th Grade Graduation @ 6:30 PM in the gym
June 25th, Last day of school for students – 12:00 PM early dismissal
The Cause Club is collecting donations of new toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste for FIT NH! FIT NH is a non-profit organization to benefit the homeless individuals and families in the greater Manchester area and throughout the state. There will be a box in the lobby for donations. Thank you!
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!
Strafford School administration and staff would like to thank the wonderful PTO ladies for organizing a tremendous Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. The teachers’ room was filled with delicious goodies all week (provided by wonderful parents) and a healthy, tasty breakfast was provided from Get Fit NH. The week ended with an elegant lunch catered by the PTO ladies. Raffle baskets surprised lucky winners. Thanks to everyone who helped make Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week so special!
Eighth grades students, Kayla Whitcher and Zackary Pine have been selected to receive the 2013 Scholar Leader Award. Both students have been selected by Strafford School administration and teachers for the award based on their overall positive attitude, leadership qualities and other criteria. The 14th Annual Scholar Leaders Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 30th at the Center of NH in Manchester. Kayla and Zack, along with their parents, Mr. Mayo and a few teachers will be at the Banquet to help celebrate this wonderful accomplishment.
Date Location Opponent
5/21 away Deerfield
5/23 away Northwood
5/30 home Nottingham
Championship: June 4 (softball); June 5 (baseball)
#2 seed plays #1 Rain date: June 6
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week~
The PTO would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Teacher/Staff appreciation week a great success! Teachers and Staff were pampered with a delicious breakfast from Get Fit NH , baked treats, fresh fruit, a wonderful catered lunch on Friday served by the PTO ladies and lots of fabulous raffles.
PTO Board Elections~ will be held on Wednesday, May 29th at 3:30pm in the LMC. If you are interested in a position, either as a Board Member or as an Event Coordinator and are looking for a great opportunity to be involved with the school, please come to this meeting or let us know by contacting Marcy Whitcher, President at email@example.com or 664-7567.
Field Day~ June 19th and 20th
These are days filled with fun activities and games for the kids. We will need many volunteers for this time, including any Coe Brown students in need of community service hours! Also, donations of water, Gatorade, oranges and watermelon will be needed. Watch your Friday folder for more information.
Next PTO Meeting- May 29th @ 3:30pm in the LMC.
YOUR JUST DESSERTS:
The Bow Lake Community Club for the Bow Lake Grange Hall presents the annual Your Just Desserts. Saturday, June 1st, 7:00-9:00 PM. Tickets are $10.00 and being sold at Sheilah's Deli or from any BLCC member. Seating is limited. We will satisfy your sweet tooth with a wide array of decadent desserts. We will challenge your bidding skills with a live auction and spark your competitive side with a silent auction. Ticket price includes a chance to win a door prize, live entertainment, coffee, tea and soda. Bring your sweetheart to the Grange Hall, and we'll see you there! Proceeds to benefit the Bow Lake Grange Hall.
HILL LIBRARY ART SHOW FUNDRAISER:
The Hill Library is hosting an art show for the month of May. The following students placed artwork in the show along with a $2.00 donation. Thanks to the following students and their families for participating: Will Sawyer, JustinVayda, Isaiah Boyce, Haley Trimarco, Lars Hogne, Molly York, Sragvi Nomula, Taylor Gagne, Emma Broadstone, Sarah Morse, Beatrice Tursi, Julia Tursi, Katherine Blake, Abbi Pelletier, Hunter Graham, Abby Leas & Sarah Marsh. Please view the show at your leisure during typical library hours. Thank You, Mrs. Jordan
STRAFFORD SUMMER ARTS PRESENTS “WORLD TALES”
Strafford Summer Arts is excited to be holding its “World Tales” one week summer camp program at Strafford School from August 5 – 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a Friday evening performance for the Community at 6:30 p.m.
Strafford Summer Arts offers a unique opportunity for children aged 8-14 from the greater Strafford community to have fun participating with professional artists from the NH Theatre Project while exploring a multicultural theme in a weeklong arts experience. Guided by NHTP Director, Genevieve Aichele, activities will include dramatic theater and movement instruction, storytelling, costume design and set decoration/setup. Instrumentalist and instructor, Randy Armstrong, brings world instruments the children are excited to play; learning to play multi-cultural music, play sound effects, with no prior experience necessary. The emphasis of this camp is placed on collaboration, gaining self-confidence and an appreciation for world cultures through theater, art and music. And, of course, fun!
The cost is $200.00 per child. A $25.00 discount is available for signing up before May 31, 2013 with a $10.00 discount for each additional family member. Space can be reserved for your child by mailing a $75.00 deposit with a completed Registration Form to P.O. Box 186, Strafford, NH 03884. The balance of tuition is due prior to July 31st.
The Registration Form and Parent Information Form can be downloaded at the Strafford School web site: www.strafford.k12.nh.us ; under Community Groups. If you have any questions or would like a registration form mailed or e-mailed to you, please contact Lisa Donnelly at 833-5417 or firstname.lastname@example.org (please put Strafford Summer Arts in subject line.)
BREAKFAST & LUNCH: 5/20-5/24
Monday – Breakfast ~ mini pancakes
Lunch ~ French toast sticks, sausage
Tuesday – Breakfast – breakfast pizza
Lunch – Taco Tuesday, hard or soft tacos, lettuce/tomato/salsa
Wednesday – Breakfast – bagel-egg-cheese
Lunch – chicken nuggets, rice, hot veggies
Thursday – Breakfast – breakfast pizza
Lunch – meat lovers pizza, potato salad, freeze pop
Friday – No School for students
Fruit/veggie bar, garden salad and choice of milk offered at all lunches
CALENDAR OF EVENTS: May
17 – Mid Terms go home
17 – Baseball/Softball pictures @ 3:30 PM
17 – K-5 Dance 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
17 – Middle School Dance 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM in gym
21~26 - DI Team to Global Finals – GO TEAM!
22 – Chorus Concert @ 6:30 PM
22 – School Board Mtg. @ 7:00 PM in LMC
23 – Guest speaker in Spanish classes
23 – Chamber Concert @ 6:30 PM
24 – CBNA Graduation @ 7:00 PM
24 – Teacher Workshop – no school for students
27 – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
29 – PTO Mtg. @ 3:30 PM in LMC
31 – Middle School Semi-Formal Dance 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM