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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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.
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We appreciate all your efforts in helping to control this nuisance. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school’s nurse.
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
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 4Wwww.ChildrensDentalNetwork.org for more information. Look for the "Parent Resources" link to access a permission form.
"Working together for healthier kids"
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
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.