MARCH 2017
Dear parents, guardians and students,

April has been a busy time already for us at Derry Village. Some students have completed the Smarter Balanced Assessment and did a tremendous job. This week we continue SBAC testing.

As we begin to think about placement of students for next year I would like to remind parents that requests for specific teachers can not be granted. If there is compelling information that the school should consider when placing your child, please submit it to me in writing, Please trust the school and your child’s current teacher to make decisions that have your child's best interests in mind.

Some of the highlights coming up in the next month include Kindergarten Orientation, Grade 4 NECAP Science assessment, the PTA Hoops program and numerous field trips (Grade 2, 4 and 5).

I wish you all a relaxing and family-filled vacation and we will see you back in May for the last six weeks of this school year. The tentative last day of school for students is June 19.

Yours in education, 

Chris McCallum

WEEKLY ENEWS | Week 32/40 | APR 17 - APR 21, 2017

"Every achiever I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.’” – Robert Schuller

News from Education Land. 

  1. Bus Students. A reminder to students who catch the bus... if they get on the wrong bus they must tell the driver that they are on the wrong bus and not just stay in their seat. Fairways bus students a reminded that if their parent normally waits for them at the stop and happens to not be there one day they should stay on the bus and return to school where we can make a phone call. All other Fairways bus students follow their normal routines.

  2. Slime. Students are reminded to please refrain from bringing “slime" to school. Slime that is made at home must remain at home. 

  3. Touch-a-Truck/Kids Muster Event. May 20, 2017. West Running Brook Middle School 10AM-2PM, 1 West Running Brook Lane (across from the Fairways Apartments). This family fun event offers hands-on opportunities for children to EXPLORE, CLIMB and TOUCH trucks, emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment. A Kids Muster will be held on the rear field. Sign up in groups of 5 at your school office and compete against other schools and grades or individually. Event day walk-ons welcome. Horn/siren free hour 10am-11am  (for sensitive ears). Over flow parking located at the Derry Village School (Free shuttle provided). Event Questions: Muster – Assistant Chief Scott Jackson at 432-6751 or, Touch a Truck – Lt. Michael LaValley at 432-6121 or

  4. Kindergarten registration. This is a reminder to parents to reach out to any children in your neighborhood who have not registered for kindergarten. Now is the time for children to register for kindergarten in the Derry Cooperative School District.

Calendar: What's Happening at DVS This Week?

Monday April 17, 2017
  • (Gr 4 Landry) Our positive thought for today is... I believe I can be whatever I want to be.
  • Book Fair All week April 17-21
  • Band: Trumpets Music Room 7:45am
  • Title 1 Math Tutoring 3pm (Grades 1-2)
Tuesday April 18, 2017
  • (Gr 4 Secor) Our positive thought for today is... I believe I can be whatever I want to be.  
  • Chorus: Grade 4 Music Room 7:45am 
  • Title 1 Math Tutoring 3pm (Grades 3-5)
  • Book Fair Family Night 6-8pm Library
  • Young Authors Night 6-8pm Interactive Classroom
  • School Board Presentation 7:00pm WRB
Wednesday April 19, 2017
  • (Gr 4 DiPirro) Our positive thought for today is... I believe I can be whatever I want to be.
  • Band: Saxophone and Percussion 7:45am Music Room
  • WEE Deliver 8:00am
  • Title 1 Math Tutoring 3pm (Grades 1-2)
Thursday April 20, 2017
  • (Gr 3 Dantos) Our positive thought for today is... I believe I can be whatever I want to be.
  • Target Team Meeting 7:45am AP Office
  • Chorus: Grade 5 Music Room 7:45am
  • Title 1 Math Tutoring 3pm (Grades 3-5)
Friday April 21, 2017
  • (Gr 3 Cobban) Today’s saying is:  Walk on air. When you are very happy you walk on air.
  • Band: Flutes and Clarinets 7:45am Music Room
  • School Store 8:20am
  • Band: Percussion (recess)
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