DVS Week 40/40 | JUN 10 - JUN 14, 2019

Calendar: What's Happening at DVS This Week?

Monday, June 10, 2019

  • "I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared" presentations
  • Pinkerton Academy Graduation 4pm
  • PTA Meeting 6:30pm
  • Volunteer Appreciation Celebration 7:00pm

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

  • End of Year School BBQ Day [Free lunch for all students]

Wednesday June 12, 2019

  • Boston Bruins Day

Thursday June 13, 2019

  • Step Up Day 9:30-10:30am
  • Grade 5 Clap Out 2pm

Friday June 14, 2019

  • Flag Day
  • NO SCHOOL - Summer vacation [for students].
  • Teacher Workshop Day - Last day for staff.

Sunday June 16, 2019

  • Father's Day

JUNE 2019 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, guardians and students,

It is amazing how quickly the school year races by. I just remember welcoming everyone back to school and now it is already time to say goodbye to some families leaving Derry Village and to wish everyone a safe summer vacation.

Thank you to all students, parents and staff who have contributed to our extraordinary community this year. With everyone’s involvement, DVS is a great place to learn and to grow.

We face a busy June with many different events to celebrate another successful year. The last day of school for students is June 13. Between now and the end of the year we have many grade level and school wide events, including Grade 5 Shamrock Cup, field day and a fun school BBQ day.

Have a great summer to all families and we will see you back in the Fall.

Yours in education,

Chris McCallum

Some Reminders:

  • Have you checked Lost and Found for any missing items? We certainly have many items in our Lost and Found pile. All leftover Lost and Found will be donated at the end of the year.
  • Library books? Please be sure over due library books are returned to the library.

Food Service Program

The Derry School Child Nutrition Program would like to remind all students and families that student account balances should be paid in full by the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our kitchen at 437-4870.

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.

Staff Changes

At this time of the school year we see some staff movement around the school. This note is to inform you of those changes for next year.

Classroom teachers for 2019-2020

Kindergarten: Mrs. Zbieg, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Pantalone.

Grade 1: Mrs. Waterhouse, Mrs. Wilson, Ms. McPhee, Mrs. Rokes

Grade 2: Mrs. Rosinski, Mrs. K.Gagnon, Mrs. LaCroix, Mrs. Desena

Grade 3: Mrs. Cobban, Mr. Scalzi, Mrs. C. Landry

Grade 4: Mrs. Secor, Mrs. DiPirro, Mrs. Wanders, Ms. Dantos.

Grade 5: Mrs. Carey, Mrs. Reese, Mrs. A. Landry

Special Education: Mrs. Scheibert, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. St. Amand, Mrs. L. Gagnon.

Staff Leaving

We say goodbye to one of our reading Assistants, Mrs. McKnight. We also say good bye to Ms. DeCloux, one of our special education assistants.

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading is important. Reading the children’s classics is important. Giving children access to all varieties of literature is extremely important for their success. Educators and parents, can help students develop a love and passion for reading. Reading literature is important for developing cognitive skills to be able to succeed in school

Stay tuned for information going home concerning a “Summer Reading Challenge”. This challenge may take a

little longer than the summer and that is okay. One thing parents can do is talk to their child about the books they are reading. Deep discussion is very beneficial.

Nurses Corner: Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium that is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected deer ticks.There is no evidence that Lyme disease is transmitted from person to person. Persons who spend time in wooded or grassy areas are at greater risk of disease because of the increased exposure to ticks.

Symptoms may include

  • A large circular rash around or near the site of the tick bite. Multiple rash sites may also appear.
  • Chills/fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Stiff neck
  • Swollen glands
  • Muscle and/or joint pain.


  • Wear light colored, long sleeved/pants when in woods or grassy areas
  • Consider using an approved insect repellent. Check with your physician if you have questions or concerns about which product is safest.
  • Check after every two to three hours of outdoor activity for ticks on clothing and skin.
  • A thorough check of body surfaces for attached ticks should be done daily.

Ticks should be removed by grasping the mouthparts with a tweezer as close as possible to the attachment (skin) site. After removing the tick, the tick site should be thoroughly cleansed. But just to be safe, monitor your health closely after a tick bite and contact your physician if you notice any signs and symptoms of illness.

For more more information contact your physician or school nurse or refer to the NH DHHS fact sheet on Lyme disease. Link:

Step Up Day June 13

Students will meet their teacher for next year on the last day of school during Step Up Day at 9:30am. Grade 5 students will visit their Middle School during Step Up. New Kindergarten Students and Grade 1 students will be notified by mail over the summer.

Exercise Kids’ Minds During the Summer

If students laze away the days of summer without using their minds, they can lose up to a month of learning—especially in reading and math. Stem the summer slide and keep your child engaged with these fun, brain-friendly activities.

For more resources, look to your child’s school and your local library or community center for ideas to keep kids’ brains buzzing during the dog days of summer.

Web Resources

Grade 5 Celebration June 7, 2019

The Shamrock Cup day is a celebration to culminate our 5th Grade students experience at DVS. The day will include: yearbook signings, outdoor games and activities, music, pizza, chips, water, fruit, candy and a few surprises throughout the day. Each class will come dressed in their class colors: Carey - Blue, Reese - Green, Gagnon - Red, Landry - Yellow