PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 2020 Posted 12/9/2019
Derry, New Hampshire, December 5, 2019: New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner has set the date for the Presidential Primary for Tuesday, February 11, 2020. There will be no school for Derry Cooperative School District students in Pre-K through Grade 8 on February 11, 2020.
Parent SurveyPosted 12/8/2019
Good Morning, Yesterday, I sent you all an email regarding the parent survey with the link to complete it. Today, I have attached a letter regarding our student survey. We ask that you read this letter carefully. It asks permission for us to administer the survey to your child. You only need to complete the attached form if you DO NOT want your child to participate. We are changing the date of the survey until after the Holiday break. We wanted to give parents ample time to see the surveys being given. You can find a full copy of the survey on our school website. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Fondly, Melanie Curren, Assistant Principal.
Derry Village School PTA Holiday Shoppe NightPosted 11/14/2019
Friday, December 6, 2019 6:30pm – 8:00pm DVS Gym/Cafeteria. Holiday Shoppe night is designed to provide students with an opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends at school in a safe, comfortable and friendly environment, without their parents following them. It is also an educational experience, where students learn the importance of saving their money and even budgeting for holiday surprises. All purchases are “kid-priced” and are $10 or less.
STAR Reader (December)Posted 12/3/2019
STAR stands for "Seeking Totally Awesome Readers". The STAR READING PROGRAM is a PTA sponsored voluntary reading incentive program which runs from November through March.
Students keep track of any reading done outside of school (books, newspapers, magazines, comics, etc) to earn special incentives.
Both minutes read by students and to students count towards the totals.
WRB THE REINDEER ROMPPosted 11/14/2019
DECEMBER 6, 6-8 PM
The WRB PTSA is hosting the Annual Reindeer Romp at West Running Brook Middle School! Doors open at 6 pm with community vendors in the gymnasium, chili contest and other food items for sale in the café, carolers from the WRB Select Choir, a photo booth for family photos and more!
Chorus ConcertPosted 12/2/2019
Our Chorus concert will take place on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30pm. It promises to be a great performance for the families. We would like to thank the chorus students for their hard work in preparing for this very special first concert for the year. Mrs. Sullivan is also complimented on her continued hard work and dedication to the music department at Derry Village. We would also like to thank parents for supporting your child to be part of the Chorus. See you at the performance.
PTA Holiday FairPosted 12/2/2019
Thank you to our hard working PTA for their efforts to host another successful Holiday Fair. Thanks to all parents, staff and students who volunteered this year to make our Holiday Fair a success. Community events like this are great for our school spirit. Thank you to all who attended this event.
Nurses CornerPosted 12/2/2019
With the coming of the New Year, it is a good time to remember that developing a healthy life style is a tremendous gift you can give your child. Set a good example through healthy eating and active living. Making these healthy changes in your family’s routine will make for good habits in your child’s future. Increase physical activity. Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables which are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Decrease consumption of sugar sweetened beverages. Decrease screen time by setting limits and being a role model yourself. Let’s start the New Year with a focus on developing a healthy life style, making for a healthier mind and body.
In health, Mrs. Klardie [School nurse]
Ski ClubPosted 12/2/2019
Students (Grades 2-5) in Ski Club will be going to McIntyre Ski Area, Manchester, NH. The program will be on Mondays and will run for five weeks. Ski Clubs dates begin on January 7 and end on February 11. (No Ski Club on Jan 21). The buses will leave Derry Village after dismissal and return to school at approximately 6:00pm. All students participating will ride to and from McIntyre on the bus provided.
Five Tips to Keep Kids Learning During the HolidaysPosted 12/2/2019
Holiday break is coming up, and while students get a well-deserved break from the classroom, it doesn’t mean children need to stop learning. Here are a few tips to keep children’s minds sharp and challenged during their break, and it might just prevent cabin fever:
- Ask your child’s teacher or search online for worksheets or projects that can be done over the holidays. For 20 to 30 minutes a day, review with your child math concepts, spelling words, or sentence structure. You can also work together in starting a cool science project.
- Have your child read to you daily from the newspaper, a magazine, or excerpts from their favorite book, and let your child see you reading.
- Use the winter break to strengthen your child’s vocabulary. This is a perfect time to start a treasure chest of words, by having your child look up new words, then write the word and definition on 3×5 cards. Use the word in a sentence or have them write a story based on the word. This exercise will reinforce reading comprehension and writing skills.
- Give your child an opportunity to appreciate the arts by attending free events like concerts or plays during the holidays, or stop by a local museum.
- Give a book or educational gift that will keep on giving throughout the year.
NWEA TestingPosted 12/2/2019
This is a reminder to all Grades 1-5 students and parents that we will begin our winter NWEA testing in mathematics and reading when we return after the holidays. As always, well rested, well-fed students perform better on these types of tests. Attendance on the days of testing is also extremely important. Please check with your child’s classroom teacher for the days your child will be tested.
Winter PlaygroundPosted 12/2/2019
For your information: Temperatures including wind chill are considered before sending students out to the playground for recess. When the temperature falls below 20F, taking into account windchill, students are kept indoors.
As a reminder to parents on days when there is snow on the playground be sure to send your child to school with coat, gloves, hat, snow pants and boots.