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DVS WEEKLY ENEWS | Week 14/40 | NOV 27 - DEC 1, 2017

Executive functioning skill of the month: “I can adjust to the unexpected and be a flexible thinker.”

Calendar: What's Happening at DVS This Week?

Monday, November 27, 2017

  • DCSD Budget Meeting 6:30pm Derry Village 

Tuesday November 28, 2017

  • Grade 4 and Grade 5 combined Chorus 7:45am
  • Destination Imagination - Mrs. Pearson, Mr. Richards Groups 3-5pm Interactive Classroom
  • School Board Meeting 7pm WRB

Wednesday November 29, 2017

  • Grades Close
  • Destination Imagination - Mrs. Rivard Group 3-5pm Interactive Classroom

Thursday November 30, 2017

  • Grade 4 and Grade 5 combined Chorus 7:45am
  • Trimester 2 begins

Friday December 1, 2017

  • Sunshine Math Due
  • Destination Imagination - Mrs. Pearson, Mr. Richards, Mrs. Rivard, Mr. Ludman Groups 3-5pm Interactive Classroom
  • Secret Santa Night 6:30pm

News from Education Land

                  1. Happy Thanksgiving. The staff of Derry Village wish you and your family a relaxing and family-filled Thanksgiving break. We have much to be thankful for. We appreciate everything you do for our school. We are blessed to have such involved parents.

                  2. Middle School Placement Proposal. Attached is a proposal from the Derry Cooperative School District concerning placement of students in Middle School. This was presented to the School Board on November 14. This proposal will be voted on at the November 28 School Board Meeting at West Running Brook. Read the proposal here. Table of Information can be accessed here

                  3. Holiday Fair. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the PTA organizers of the Holiday Fair. Once again we had a very successful Fair. Thank you also to the many volunteers who made the day possible. Thanks to parents, staff and students for either donating items or time to make this Fair a wonderful community event. 

                  4. DVS 50th Year Photo. Derry Village School will be celebrating "50 Years". All staff and students are asked to dress in white or green on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 for a whole school picture. The picture will be used during our 50th year celebrations. More info attached.

                  5. Holiday Shopper. Are you a family in need of holiday gifts? OR Are you family who can shop for a child in need? At this time of year many of our families are in great need and thankfully our community supports them. If you are in need or in a position to provide gifts please either email or call Mrs Soucy (432-1233 dsoucy@sau10.org) or Mrs. Curren (432-1233 mcurren@sau10.org). See more detail attached

                  6. Contest Winners. On November 14th our library won an autographed poster, of the cover, of the new Jan Brett book, "The Mermaid". This is a contest that was held on the Jan Brett website. Thanks Linda Lampkin for entering the school in this competition.

                  7. Do you know a great K-6 Teacher of Science or Mathematics? Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Nominations are open! Please nominate one of your best teachers for this award! Do this soon as the holiday break is a perfect time for teachers to work on their packets! Nominations Flyer!
                  Repeated Information
                  1. Box Tops. Our November BoxTop contest is in full swing!  The winning classroom will receive preferential movie seating and first service for hot chocolate on Polar Express Day. Don't forget to raid your family's pantry when you visit at Thanksgiving! Don't forget to include your teacher's name on submissions so the class gets credit. Let me know if you have any questions.

                  2. Chorus News. There will be Grade 4 and Grade 5 combined Chorus 7:45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the concert on December 5th. Chorus students are reminded to return their Concert Permission Slips. Due 11/14.

                  3. Thanksgiving Personal Items Donations. At this time of year many families are in need of personal care items. If you would like to donate some personal care items (see listed) we would gladly accept them at Derry Village and distribute them to families in need. Items include: Shampoo/conditioner, Soap: bar or liquid, Toothpaste/toothbrushes, Deodorant, Any spare basic toiletries that you may have on hand, such as q-tips, band-aids, lotion, etc. Laundry detergent (if you could spare a few extra laundry pods, put them in a baggie and label them).  Dryer sheets. Laundry bags/baskets, Socks and mittens, various sizes/colors for boys and girls, Middle school aged girls could use personal hygiene products. Donations can be dropped off at Derry Village. A small donation from you could greatly help a family in need. Thank you in advance for your generous donations! Alicia Triplett (Social Worker for Derry Cooperative School District)

                  November 2017 News 

                  Executive functioning skill of the month: “I can adjust to the unexpected and be a flexible thinker.

                  Arrival Reminders

                  1. Attendance. It is important to realize that consistent attendance will greatly improve the chance your child has of being successful in an academic environment. However, we are aware that from time to time it will be necessary to keep your child home from school. Should the need occur, please take the time to call the school (prior to 9:00 AM) and inform us that your child will not be in attendance.

                  2. Attendance Policy. The attendance can be read in full online at EPS Code: JH (ATTENDANCE, TARDINESS AND TRUANCY POLICY)

                  3. Morning Arrival. Please remember that students are not allowed  access to the building until 8:25am, when the doors open and supervision begins. (8:20am for breakfast). Students who arrive before this time are not supervised. Your child’s safety is a high priority. We are asking for your help by bringing your child at, or after, 8:25am.

                  Kindergarten Registration

                  It is registration time for next year’s Kindergarten. Registration begins on November 1 and continues through the month of November. Call the office 432-1233 to set up an appointment to complete the registration process. More details can be found on the School District website

                  School Closures

                  It is the intent of the Derry Cooperative School District to keep school in session under most weather conditions. However, if severe weather conditions are known by 6:00 AM, school may be closed or a delayed opening procedure will be followed.

                  Please check the following websites for more information during inclement weather - Cancellations.com or the Derry Cooperative School District website or tune into any of the following radio stations for weather updates : WDER - AM 1320, WGIR-AM 61, WZID - FM 95.7, WHOB - FM 106.3, WOKQ FM 97.5, or also WMUR - TV Channel 9, WCVB 5, WLVI 56, WBZ 4, WHDH 7 or Comcast users Channel 6 or 17 (local stations)

                  Try also the Channel 6 webpage  

                  Please make sure the office has current contact details for our PowerSchool announcements.

                  Nurses Corner

                  Concussions and head injuries are commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and other recreational activities.

                  According to the CDC each year hundreds of thousands of K-12 students sustain a concussion as a result of injuries from activities that may or may not be sports related.  A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that results from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head (or by a hit to the body) that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain. Signs and symptoms of concussion generally show up soon after the injury. However, a concussion is an evolving injury. The full effect of the injury may not be noticeable at first and some symptoms may not show up for hours or days.

                  It is very important that if your child has been diagnosed with a concussion that you report this to the school nurse before his/ her return to school. We are mindful that the concussion may affect the student’s ability to learn.  Concussions affect people differently. Most students will have symptoms that last for a few days or a week and recover quickly and fully.  A more serious concussion can last for weeks, months or even longer. 

                  We want to make sure that in the event of a concussion your child is supported and is able to maintain his/her academic responsibilities while recovering.  Please be sure to keep us informed in the event this ever happens to your child.

                  In health, Ms. Collins [School nurse]

                  Benchmark Assessment

                  Did you know? The Fountas and Pinnell (F & P) Benchmark Assessment System is administered to all students each fall and spring. A benchmark assessment system is a series of texts that are used to identify a student's current reading level and progress along a gradient of text levels over time.

                  National PTA Reflections Program. 

                  Submission of original artwork and entry form is due by November 27. Entries should focus on the theme, "Within Reach". Work will be displayed at The Coffee Factory in December. Email Kerry King (kkdnhu@gmail.com) by October 27 for an entry form and additional information.

                  Parent Volunteers. 

                  Reminder that parent's who volunteer in the classroom MUST be fingerprinted and have a Record Check done. Please contact Deb in the office. She can help you get started.

                  STAR Reading Program 

                  The Star Reading Program is a five month program, designed to encourage children to read.  We believe that reading can be a fun and imaginative activity for children and will open doors to all kinds of new worlds for them. That is why all home reading materials qualify for this program. Your child can read books, magazines, and newspapers. Also, the time can be spent by a parent reading to a child, a child reading aloud to a parent or sibling, or reading by themselves

                  Help Support Our DVS PTA Holiday Fair. 

                  The Holiday Fair raises important funds to support the PTA and all of the programs, field trips, and activities it provides. Raffle Items Needed. The Fair is on November 18th. Please have all items into your classroom by Nov. 13th. Gift Cards may be dropped off at the office between 11/13 and 11/15. Thank you for your support! Please contact : Nichole @ reimerfam@hotmail.com or Kim @ kek1349@yahoo.com with questions.

                  2017-2018 Box Tops Collection Contest. 

                  Classrooms will compete against each other for monthly winners.  This is a group effort!  The  classroom who turns in the most Box Tops will win a prize.  Classes may decide to save up their Box Tops to enter them into the monthly contest they want to win the most.

                  Our November Box Top contest is in full swing!  The winning classroom will receive preferential movie seating and first service for hot chocolate on Polar Express Day. Don't forget to raid your family's pantry when you visit at Thanksgiving! Don't forget to include your teacher's name on submissions so the class gets credit. Let me know if you have any questions.

                  Are you in need of holiday assistance?

                  Derry Community Fund (DCF) has helped Derry families for over 40 years.  This non-profit provides food for Thanksgiving and toys for Christmas. A one page application may be picked up in the Human Service office at the Municipal Center or downloaded from dnhcf.org. Please note: If you are receiving Christmas assistance through the Salvation Army you can still receive Thanksgiving help through DCF.

                  Blizzard Bags

                  Blizzard Bags will be distributed during Parent Conferences on December 8. Please be sure your child’s classroom teacher has your email address and that you have signed up for a parent conference.

                  Thanksgiving Personal Items Donations. 

                  At this time of year many families are in need of personal care items. If you would like to donate some personal care items (see listed) we would gladly accept them at Derry Village and distribute them to families in need. Items include: 

                  Shampoo/conditioner, Soap: bar or liquid, Toothpaste/toothbrushes, Deodorant, Any spare basic toiletries that you may have on hand, such as q-tips, band-aids, lotion, etc. Laundry detergent (if you could spare a few extra laundry pods, put them in a baggie and label them).  Dryer sheets. Laundry bags/baskets, Socks and mittens, various sizes/colors for boys and girls, Middle school aged girls could use personal hygiene products. 

                  Donations can be dropped off at Derry Village. A small donation from you could greatly help a family in need. Thank you in advance for your generous donations! Alicia Triplett (Social Worker for Derry Cooperative School District)

                  Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. 

                  November 1 - November 13 Derry Village is once again assisting the Derry Community Fund in their efforts to make the holidays a little more enjoyable for some Derry families. 

                  • Kindergarten & First Grade: Cookie Mix (Boxed or Bagged), 
                  • Second Grade: Boxed Breads (Pumpkin, Banana, or Apple), 
                  • Third Grade: Boxed Potatoes, 
                  • Fourth Grade: Cranberry Sauce, 
                  • Fifth Grade: Canned Green Beans, Canned Carrots, and Canned Corn

                  Kindergarten Registration. 

                  It is registration for next Fall’s incoming kindergarten students. Registration for the 2018-2019 school year begins on November 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017. Please call the school to schedule an appointment to complete the registration process. Forms for registration may be found online at www.sau10.org and can printed and completed prior to your appointment. You can also request these registration forms from the office or from the superintendent’s office.

                  Conferences. 

                  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be the same as last year. 12:30pm-7:10pm. Be sure you have signed up with your child’s classroom teacher. Remember that all teachers including Unified Arts teachers (Music, Art and PE), and specialists (Reading, Title 1 math, Special Education) are available to meet on this day. Please contact them for conference times.

                  Ski Club

                  Learn to Ski and Snowboard School Program. Derry Village School will be partnering with McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, NH to provide ski and snowboard lessons to students during McIntyre's Mighty macs after school lesson program!McIntyre has been providing snow sports programs to children for over 25 years. McIntyre provides children with a fun, safe and un-intimidating environment to learn a sport that will last them a lifetime!

                  Derry Village will be attending Snowsports Club at McIntyre on Mondays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm beginning on January 8, 2018. Lessons will take place on: January 8th, January 15th, January 22nd, January 29th, and February 5th.

                  5 weeks to learn to ski and snowboard. Open to Grades 2-5. Two hour lesson in a small group setting of no more than 8 children per group. Groups are based on age and ability. Bus leaves from school and delivers students back to school.

                  Register here: www.mcintyreskiarea.com

                  Click here for more information

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