Calendar: What's Happening at DVS This Week?

Monday, Oct 18, 2021

  • PTA Fall Fund Raiser continues

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021

  • PALS 3-4pm

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021

  • School Photo Day

  • Running Club 3-4pm

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

  • Celtics Day (or your NBA team)

Friday, Oct 22, 2021

  • National Color Day

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021

  • Derry Village Diggers 2-4pm

  • Town of Derry Downtown Trick or Treat 11:30-3:00pm

Coming Up ...

  • Oct 29, Halloween

  • Nov 3, Kindergarten Library Outreach Program

  • Nov 10, No SCHOOL Family/Teacher Conferences

  • Nov 11, NO SCHOOL Veteran's Day

News This Week

Derry Village Diggers, Oct 23

Re-Posted 10/19/2021, Posted 09/20/2021

This event at Derry Village includes a fall clean-up (leaf removal, cleaning up flower beds, etc), and pumpkin painting.

Currently scheduled for 10/23. Rain day 10/24.

Don't forget-outdoor event this Saturday from 2-4pm at DVS. Bring your kids to paint pumpkins with us at Derry Village. We will provide the pumpkins and paint as well as Hot Chocolate. We ask the adults to lend a hand, if possible, in cleaning up the grounds, its BYOR (bring your own rake). Thank you to Debra Budra McClory for organizing this fun event!

Family Conferences 2021

Posted 10/19/2021

Dear Families,

Conferences are scheduled on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, when students have the day off from school. The DCSD values the relationships we have with families and encourages all families to physically attend their conference. To enter the school buildings, current District health and safety measures and requirements must continue to be followed, including the wearing of face coverings/masks.

Since there will be sufficient space for social distancing, we are able to hold these conferences in person. To help maintain sufficient spacing, students should remain at home. However, if your preference is to schedule a virtual conference, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher who will then schedule a Google Meet option for you.

We look forward to meeting with many of you in person on November 10th and having you return to your child’s school and classrooms. Please look for information from your child’s school about scheduling a conference and contact them with any questions you may have.

Celtics Day (or other NBA team)

Posted 10/18/2021

We will recognize the Celtics season opener on Thursday, October 21,2021. Wear Celtics gear or your favorite NBA team gear.

The team opens its season on Oct. 20, when Boston travels to New York to face former Celtics Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, and the Knicks. Boston hits the TD Garden parquet for the first time in 2021-22 on Oct. 22 against the division-rival Toronto Raptors.

October 2021 News

COVID-19 Notification Reporting

Posted 10/12/2021

Dear Members of the Derry Village School Community:

We are writing to inform you of a change in our reporting procedure regarding positive COVID-19 cases. In an effort to improve clarity and communication, we will simplify the notification process. Please reference the information below detailing this change.

Moving forward, families will only be notified if there is a positive COVID-19 case within their child’s classroom cohort.

We will no longer be notifying families of each positive case within the building if the case is not within their child’s cohort. Instead, families will be provided with an update from building administrators informing them of the number of positive cases within the building at the end of each school week. The District-wide number of positive cases will continue to be provided at the end of each school week at

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we continually work towards simplifying and improving communication practices as a School District.

School Picture Day: Oct 20

Posted 10/12/2021

Stand by for more information.

Bruins Day (or other NHL team)

Posted 10/12/2021

The Black & Gold will kick off the season with the home opener against the Dallas Stars at TD Garden on Saturday, October 16. At Derry Village we will acknowledge the beginning of the season with an NHL Day. Wear your team colors.

Volunteer Fingerprinting Evening Appointment Session

Posted 10/12/2021

October 20, 2021

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Office of the Superintendent

18 South Main Street

Derry, New Hampshire

The Derry Cooperative School District will offer an evening for volunteers to be fingerprinted prior to volunteering in the schools.

These appointments are intended to help those volunteers who cannot schedule an appointment during regular business hours.

Please contact Maryellen Taglilatela at 432-1210 to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

To enter the building, current District health and Safety measures and requirements must continue to be followed, including the wearing of face coverings/masks.

Thank you in advance for all you do for our school community.

Math Club

Posted 10/05/2021

Thank you so much for the overwhelming positive response to the DVS Math Club. In grades 2-5 we have 99 students participating in the club!

At this time, our plan to accommodate this many students is to have grades 2 and 5 meet IN PERSON on Thursday, October 14th from 3-4 pm and have grades 3 & 4 utilize an online training session via Google Classroom (which can be done at any time). Then on November 4th, grades 3 & 4 will meet IN PERSON from 3-4 pm while grades 2 & 5 have an online training session via Google Classroom (which can be done at any time).

We will not be competing this fall (November) so we can hold more training sessions prior to competing in the spring.

Grades 2 & 5:

  • In person- Thursday, Oct. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 18

  • Via Google Classroom- Thursday, Nov. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 9

Grades 3 & 4:

  • In person- Thursday, Nov. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 9

  • Via Google Classroom- Thursday, Oct. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 18

In Person Training Session Pick Up Procedure:

Parents, please enter the driveway and fill up the lane closest to the school. Park and wait under the canopy area at the front of the building. At 4 pm, we will exit the school and you may pick up your child. Please note, the lane closest to the flagpole will be for DVS Daycare pick up only. Thank you for your understanding.

**If your child is to be dismissed to DVSXDC, they will be walked to a staff member in charge.

Online Google Classroom Training Sessions:

Students will have an online task(s) for them to complete. Students can work on the tasks anytime that week and submit their work upon completion. I will send an email for students to join the Math Club Classroom. Please have them look in their school email account to find the code to join. Once they have joined they can access the tasks.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Mrs. Landry

NWEA Results Available

Posted 10/04/2021

Students across the school in grades 1-5 have neared completion of the Fall NWEA assessment. This assessment is also called MAP Growth assessment.

NWEA stands for Northwest Evaluation Association. NWEA is a non-profit organization that has assessed over 4.5 million students. NWEA has a presence in 49 foreign countries, 50 states, and 3400 districts.

MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. MAP is an online assessment that is aligned to the Common Core standards.

These computerized tests are adaptive and students complete an assessment in Reading and Mathematics. When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all of the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. In an optimal test, a student answers approximately half the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level.

The assessment will be conducted again later this year. At the end of the year students receive a summary report. Families can request this report at any time after the assessment is taken from the classroom teacher.

PTA Fall Fundraiser begins

Posted 10/04/2021

The DVS “Contact Free” Fall fundraiser: Oct 9 to Oct 26. All orders will be placed online through or by downloading the app (MyFundR Fundraising). School ID is MF1032070. See the attached flier for details on this event. Please help us make this fundraiser successful! For more information, contact Maunie Royce at Thanks, Maunie

Columbus Day: No School

Posted 10/04/2021

Reminder. School will not be in session on Monday, October 11, 2021 in observance of Columbus Day.

Position Vacant: Lunch Monitor

Posted 09/27/2021

We have an opening for a 4-day a week lunch monitor at Derry Village.

The hours are 11:00am-1:30pm, Monday-Thursday.

Please contact Mrs. Curren if you are interested or need more information.

Archived News 2021-2022

September 2021 | October 2021 | November 2021 | December 2021 | January 2022 | February 2022 | March 2022 | April 2022 | May 2022 | June 2022 | July 2022 | August 2022 |

NH Top Teachers

Posted 1/8/2020

We are so happy to share that Grade 2 teacher Kelly Gagnon has been awarded one of five NH Top Teachers by Parenting NH Magazine.

Picture of Kelly Gagnon with students.

Kelly Gagnon has been a classroom teacher since 2009, and has taught all 10 years in the Derry School District. She also has a Master’s degree in Reading and Writing.

Kelly says: “Working with my second grade students is such a gift. They inspire me to be the best I can be. In my classroom, I want my students to know that anything is possible and feel comfortable and able to try new experiences. I enjoy their smiles each day and I learn at least as much from them as they do from me. Every child is different and it is rewarding to see them grow as learners and individuals in their own unique, special ways.”

Superintendent's Video Message October 30, 2020

Please enjoy this week’s video message. Special thanks are extended to all of our outstanding students and staff from Derry Village School, Principal Chris McCallum, and Media Director David Minkle for their significant contributions to this video message. Have a wonderful and safe weekend.