News

Latest News March 2017

After School Enrichment Program 2017

DVS PTA is pleased to once again run our After School Enrichment Program. All classes are available free of charge through the DVS PTA and are run by volunteers. We have attached the class schedule along with the class descriptions. We attempt to give all children their first and second choice classes. This year class registrations will be done online unless you do not have access to the internet. If you do not, please ask for a copy of the paper registration form from the front office. Please register for the classes by 3/09/17. Click here to Sign Up

PTA After School Enrichment (ASE) is an awesome program that benefits so many of our students but it also requires lots of volunteers. Volunteers should be at school at 2:45pm and plan to be there until 4:10pm.  Volunteers will take class attendance, serve as an extra set of hands to the instructor, and dismiss children at 4pm.  For more information on volunteering for the After School Enrichment Program, please contact Cheryl Ghana cheryl_all@comcast.net 

Jump With Jill Live Tour 4/5/2017
Information concerning NH State Road Laws:

    RSA: 265:54 Overtaking and Passing School Bus
      RSA: 265:60 II (a) Basic Rule and Maximum Limit, for School Zones Speed Limits
      • In the State of New Hampshire, school zones have a reduced speed limit when children are present and/or the warning signs are flashing.  The speed in these zones is ten miles-per-hour under the posted speed limit.

      • The driver of a vehicle upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus, plainly marked with school bus signs or such other distinguishing identification which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children, shall stop his or her vehicle before reaching such school bus at least 25 feet away from such school bus. The driver shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until flashing red lights cease to operate.

      Spirit Week

      Spirit Week is coming to Derry Village School during the week of March 13-17, 2017.

      What is School Spirit?

      • School spirit is important but what is school spirit? 

      • School Spirit is the feeling you get when the school does well in a sport, music, academic or other event. When a student outperforms everyone else. When a school team does well outside the school.

      • School Spirit is students. When students proudly wear Derry Village clothing with school logos. When students make the effort to do well in the classroom.

      • School Spirit is volunteering for the school in different ways... at Secret Santa workshop, for the Student Council, to be in Chorus, working with younger students and turning up at school and PTA sponsored events.

      • School Spirit is seeing staff members taking on extra responsibilities to help the students. Staff who go the extra mile to deliver interesting, fun and challenging lessons.

      • School Spirit is parental involvement with the school, volunteering and supporting the school in many different ways.

      • School Spirit may even be looking forward to school halfway through your summer holidays (well, maybe that's a little extreme... but you get the point?)
      Mon Mar 13 Superhero Day, Tue Mar 14 Favorite Character Day, Wed Mar 15 Emoji Day, Thu Mar 16 Beach Day, Fri Mar 17 St. Pat’s Green/Orange Day

      PowerSchool Alert

      The PowerSchool Alert system is used to alert parents of school closures and delayed openings and other school wide events. We are constantly updating contact information for families as the year progresses. If you have changes in contact information, particularly phone numbers and email addresses please notify the office. if you have not been getting PowerschoolAlert messages please contact the school office.

      Indoor Recess

      During the cold weather months we continue to have outdoor recess unless the temperature falls below twenty degrees Fahrenheit (wind chill is taken into consideration). We use the Accuweather report on the Derry Cooperative School District webpage to make this determination. Students will continue to have recess indoors while the weather is below 20F.

      Nurses Corner

      This is a reminder that, like many childhood issues, Head lice (Pediculosis Capitis) can be a common occurrence with children. These parasites cannot, fly, jump or crawl long distances, and they do not cause illness. They are transmitted from one child to another through direct head to head contact or, less commonly, by sharing combs, brushes, hats, bedding, etc.  Head lice are not associated with uncleanliness or poor hygiene.  Lice can happen to anyone.

      Parents and family members are often the first to recognize the most common symptom of head lice which is constant itching of the head, particularly behind the ears or at the nape of the neck.  

      It is important to check your child’s hair regularly.

      Observe for itching of the scalp.  If itching is noted…

      Carefully examine the hair and scalp of your children and all family members for lice and/or their eggs.  Lice are small, the size of a sesame seed and tan or grey.  Nits are small, oval shaped and gray or white in color.  Nits are usually firmly attached (glued) to the hair shaft, close to the scalp.  You can use a magnifying glass to detect them.

      Remind your children not to use or borrow anyone’s personal accessories like brushes, hats or combs.

      If you suspect your child has lice, check with your health care provider, school nurse or pharmacist for instructions on how to treat an infestation. The school nurse will give ongoing support and ensure student confidentiality. If you have treated your child for head lice, please inform the school nurse and consider informing the parents of your child’s close playmates.  

      Resources for further information: 
      • NH Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health @ www.dhhs.nh.gov 
      • Communicable Disease Control @ www.cdc.gov
      We appreciate all your efforts in helping to control this nuisance.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school’s nurse.

      2016 Youth Art Month

      Our school district's 2017 Youth Art Month exhibit will take place in the lobby of the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 6-7 pm. The show can also be viewed during the theatre's normal business hours from March 9 - March 26. 

      Each of Pinkerton's 'sending schools' are invited to participate in our exhibit and each school may submit only 20 - 30 pieces because of space limitation. Students from DVS, whose artwork will be exhibited, will be bringing home the information this coming week.  Everyone is invited to attend, however! Hope to see you there!

      All DVS entries will be hanging in the art room next week. Each classroom is represented.
      Thank you for your help! ~ Claire Scanlon (Art Teacher)

      KD - Dominic F
      KZ - Natalie C
      1M - Sarah R, Kaden R
      1S - Abbie B, Olivia S
      1Wa - Parker K
      1Wi - Ruby W
      2L - Cecelia C
      2Rok - Molly B, Payton T
      2Ros - Rosa C, Sofia R
      2W - Mariah L
      3C - Allison R, Kaitlin R
      3D - Calvin M
      3L - Lily G, Cadence S
      3W - Klohie D
      4D - Jonathan T, Bryan D
      4L - Tanish V, Mia R
      4S - Amber H
      4W - Lana L
      5C - Syngsak N
      5G - Isabella H
      5R - Tyler H
      5S - Carina B

      Star Reading Classrooms for January 2017

      Kindergarten Mrs. Zbieg 2,350 mins
      1st Grade Mrs. Waterhouse 3,132 mins
      2nd Grade Mrs. Landry 7,668 mins
      3rd Grade Mrs. Dantos 4,071 mins
      4th Grade Mrs. Dipirro 3,732 mins
      5th Grade Mrs. Gagnon 6,076 mins

      The winners of the January raffle for a $10 gift certificate to the  book fair in the spring are: Sarina A in 1S and Lana L in 4W

      Children's Dental Network Spring Services

      The Children's Dental Network will return to Derry Village School for spring dental services on Monday March 21-24. Any students receiving dental treatment this past fall will participate in the spring. Any new students that may need care are also welcome. Please visit www.ChildrensDentalNetwork.org for more information. Look for the "Parent Resources" link to access a permission form.
      "Working together for healthier kids"

      PTA Reflections Program

      National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. 

      Congratulations to all Derry Village students who participated in Reflections: Danielle H (3rd Place visual arts at state level), Brody C, Alexander D, Breana D, Rebecca K, Darcy L, Brynn M, Sarah P, Ali R

      Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium SBAC

      There is a New Hampshire Department of Education Smarter Balanced Assessment Portal, http://nh.portal.airast.org. This portal provides several links and helpful information for teachers, staff and families. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium information has also been posted on the District Website for parents. This information is under both the Curriculum and Parent links of the District Website.

      Smarter Balanced Assessment Portal, http://nh.portal.airast.org. This portal provides several links and helpful information for teachers, staff and families. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium information has also been posted on the District Website for parents. This information is under both the Curriculum and Parent links of the District Website.

      DOWNLOAD a copy of the NEWSLETTER
       September 2016  October 2016  November 2016    
      https://docs.google.com/a/sau10.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=c2F1MTAub3JnfGR2c3xneDo3MDRjOTQ5NDdkNmQyMTQ0
      https://docs.google.com/a/sau10.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=c2F1MTAub3JnfGR2c3xneDoxZDMxNzlhZjQ0ZTRjNTk3


       December 2016  January 2017  February 2017    
         
       March 2017  April 2017  May 2017  
         
       June 2017    

      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Oct 3, 2016, 5:41 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Mar 9, 2017, 7:27 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Mar 7, 2017, 6:29 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Oct 3, 2016, 5:41 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Oct 3, 2016, 5:41 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Nov 16, 2016, 11:43 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Jan 3, 2017, 7:08 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Jan 3, 2017, 7:09 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Feb 6, 2017, 11:44 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Nov 2, 2016, 2:40 PM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Nov 2, 2016, 2:40 PM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Nov 2, 2016, 2:40 PM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Dec 8, 2016, 7:18 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Jan 11, 2017, 2:05 PM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Feb 6, 2017, 11:27 AM
      Ċ
      Christopher McCallum,
      Mar 13, 2017, 1:35 PM
      ą
      Christopher McCallum,
      Mar 13, 2017, 1:35 PM
      ą
      Christopher McCallum,
      Mar 13, 2017, 1:35 PM
      Comments