Happy 2017!! This is the first year
in many that both Christmas and Hanukkah fall during our school vacation. I
hope that you all have time with family and rest to return healthy in 2017. The
office staff will be sending home enrollment verification forms after holiday
break. Please update any information; cell phones, emergency contacts, work
#’s. We want to be sure we have the most updated information in our database
for your child. Please return with
signature, even if there are no changes to be made.
January is a busy time for our
Destination Imagination teams. They are beginning to work as a team to solve
their problems. NHDI dancers are almost at the mid-way point. There will be a
pep rally in January at Keene State and I invite you all to attend and watch
this lively performance. Our middle school basketball teams have started the
season strong and will have more home games in January. Please watch the school
website for dates.
During the first few weeks of
January our students will be participating in a school wide residency with Mr.
David Fichter. Students will be collaborating to create a mosaic scene for the
main entrance. There will be an opportunity for families to join in on a
Saturday in addition to opportunities throughout the residency to volunteer. Please see more details from Mrs. Crewe’s enclosure
in this newsletter.
Please take note of the dates
listed in this newsletter. These are put here for your reference and as a
reminder of various activities. There are a few very important meetings coming
that I would like to draw your attention to. First is the annual School Hearing
on the Budget for the 2017 - 2018 school year. This meeting is scheduled for
February 11th at 1:00 p.m. in the gym.
This is a time for voters to come and hear about the proposed school budget.
The Budget Committee is present to listen to the voters. I encourage you all to
attend. The school will have three seats open for the school board and some
current board members are considering running again. The filing period is open
from January 29th - February 3rd. Should you be interested in running for a
seat you should contact the school’s clerk, Mrs. Fran Shippee, or let me know.
Lastly, I want to bring your
attention to the delayed start on
January 24th. This comes at the tail end of a three-day weekend. Staff will be
in a workshop this morning and be ready for the student’s arrival at 10:25 a.m.
Be safe and stay
warm these next few months of winter.
Sharyn K. D’Eon