DVS Week 34/38 MAY 10 - MAY 14, 2021

Calendar: What's Happening at DVS This Week?

Monday, May 10, 2021

  • NHSAS (State Testing) begins

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • National School Nurse Day

  • Condensed Schedule Wednesday 12pm Dismissal

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Friday, May 14, 2021

  • National Cafeteria Worker Appreciation Day [Recognized at DVS]

Coming Up ...

  • Wed, May 19, Condensed Schedule Wednesday 12pm Dismissal [Final condensed schedule]

News for May 2021

Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

Posted 05/10/2021

We are excited to welcome our new Kindergarten students to Derry Village. This year we will be having a virtual orientation to welcome parents of Kindergarten students. Later this month, on May 21, we will post links to our virtual Kindergarten orientation. This is such an exciting time for us all at Derry Village as we will soon meet the children and parents who will be joining our community.

NHSAS (State Testing) Begins

Posted 05/10/2021

The NHSAS (State Testing) begins this week for students in Grades 3-5. We give students this assessment to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year.

Dear Families:

I am writing to provide you with information regarding the administration of the NH Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS) for students grade 3 through grade 8. We anticipate beginning with the administration of the Science assessment for Grade 5 and Grade 8 during the week of April 19th. We will begin a schedule of administration for all other grades in English Language Arts and Mathematics the week of May 10th.

Attached, please find a letter from the State of New Hampshire Department of Education, which provides answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the NH SAS. The attached also includes specific information related to students who are currently fully remote.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's school Assistant Principal or Principal.


Christopher K. Kellan

Assistant Superintendent

Please see the attached information regarding the administration of the NH Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS).

  1. Parent Notification Assessment Letter 2021

  2. District Parent Notification Letter

Fingerprinting 2021-2022

Posted 05/10/2021

Are you planning on volunteering in the school next year? Over the summer it is recommended you make contact with the SAU 432-1210 to get fingerprinted.

Allergy Alert: Purple Lilacs

Posted 05/10/2021

Allergy Alert: We have a staff member who is highly SENSITIVE to LILACS. Though they are beautiful flowers and we love to see the vibrant colors we ask that no lilacs be brought into the school.

New Student Registrations 2021-2022

Posted 05/10/2021
  1. ALL new student registrations for this year can register here.

  2. Kindergarten students for 2021-2022 can register now through thePowerSchool system.

  3. New families registering for next year can register in the PowerSchool system beginning July 1, 2021. If you are registering a new student for this year at DVS please call the office 432-1233.

Library Book Amnesty

Posted 05/10/2021

Library Book Return. At this time we are asking that any unreturned library books be returned to the school library. Borrowing will continue for students. However, as the year winds down we ask that any library books that are overdue be returned so that they can be accounted for in our end of year inventories.

Sign Up for PTA

Posted 05/06/2021

Have you joined our PTA?

PTA membership is open to anyone with a relationship to the school. Parents, teachers, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, former parents, and alumni are all welcome. Now it's easier than ever to sign up with your credit card.

PTA membership cards are normally sent home in the associated child's folder. If you would like to receive your membership card a different way, please fill out the "Additional Instructions" field during checkout. At checkout you will also be asked for your email and a mailing address, which are required by NH PTA records.

Please fill out the boxes with the information of the student with whom you'd like us to send your membership card home.

PTA Membership is $10 per person, and goes to support NH State PTA, National PTA in addition to our own school.

Memberships are per adult.


Staff Appreciation Week

Posted 04/28/2021

May 3-7 marks Teacher Appreciation Week. Since 1984, the National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating children.

Placement of Students for 2021-2022

Posted 04/28/2021

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 in writing. Please trust the school and your child’s current teacher to make decisions that have your child's best interests in mind.

DCSD Family Letter April 23, 2021

Posted 04/23/2021

RE: DCSD Family Letter April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

Dear Derry Cooperative School District Families:

I am writing to update you on some important information prior to the upcoming vacation. As a reminder, if your family has plans to travel either internationally or on a cruise ship, please notify your school nurse for guidance on quarantine requirements if you have not already done so. I would also like to notify families that the last day of school for students for the 2020-2021 school year will be on Friday, June 11, 2021.

Have a wonderful vacation week with your family. Classes will resume on Monday, May 3, 2021. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


MaryAnn Connors-Krikorian, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Picture Make-Up Day

Posted 04/19/2021

Picture Make-Up Day will be Monday, May 24, 2021. More details to follow.

Condensed Wednesday Schedule Ends May 19

Posted 04/19/2021

Just a reminder that condensed Wednesdays continue after vacation until May 19. This will be the last condensed Wednesday for 2021.

Archived News 2020-2021

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Announcing the DVS Book of the Year

"Ranger in Time"

by Kate Messner

Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day!

Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger's help more than they realize!

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.