News MARCH

For additional information please visit www.WaterfordUPSTART.org or call either 1-800-669-4533 or 1-888-982-9898.

Waterford UPSTART

Posted 2/13/2020

The New Hampshire Department of Education is providing an opportunity for families with 4-year-old children to participate in a free early learning program through Waterford UPSTART. Though not an online preschool, this resource will be available to children with a birthdate between August 1, 2015 - August 2, 2016. According to the information, families will be given a computer, adaptive educational software, and if needed, Internet access. Direct support will be included from Waterford UPSTART’s Family Education Liaisons.

Derry Cooperative School District Summer Job Vacancies

Posted 2/10/2020

5 WEEKS -JULY 7, 2020 THROUGH AUGUST 6, 2020

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY- THURSDAY

Hours For Most Programs 7:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

Hours for Kindergarten and DEEP 8:45 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.

Substitute Vacancies District-wide

Posted 3/1/2020

Substitute vacancies District-wide. Middle School Computer Teacher, Special Education Teaching. Special Education Assistants, Reading Assistants. Apply now!

March 4

2020 YAM exhibit, Pinkerton Academy

Posted 2/25/2020

Our school district's 2020 Youth Art Month exhibit will take place in the lobby of the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, March 4 from 6 - 7 pm. The show can also be viewed during the theatre's normal business hours from March 4 - March 25.

Each of Pinkerton's 'sending schools' are invited to participate in our exhibit and each school may submit only 20 - 30 pieces because of space limitation. Students from DVS, whose artwork will be exhibited, will be bringing home the information soon. Everyone is invited to attend, however! Hope to see you there!

Kindergarten: Logan M, Andrew D, Charlotte B, Esther R.

Grade 1: Charlotte V, Hannah S, Addison B, Aubrey C.

2nd Grade: Rose W, James K, Keagan V, Eva G, Henry S.

Grade 3: Gianna G, Georgiana G, Gabriella S, Josiah A.

4th Grade: Janiah C, Darcy L, Alex C, Emilie B, Brynn M, Olivia B, Kaitlyn W.

5th Grade: Mya G, Gabriella H, Cecilia C, Sofia R, Emma-Jean R, Genevieve H

March 10

VOTE on March 10

Posted 3/1/2020

On election day, take your kids to the polls. Children model behavior after their parents, and by witnessing you casting your vote, your kids will see democracy in action. Polls are open from 7am until 8pm on March 10. Polling locations are at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School (District 1 and 4) and West Running Brook Middle School (District 2 and 3). Students will have an opportunity to vote themselves. This year, students at Derry Village will get the opportunity to vote on the ice cream we will have at the end of year school BBQ. Voting Day is a great opportunity to help your kids understand how our country works.

Information concerning NH State Road Laws:

RSA: 265:54 Overtaking and Passing School Bus

RSA: 265:60 II (a) Basic Rule and Maximum Limit, for School Zones Speed Limits

In the State of New Hampshire, school zones have a reduced speed limit when children are present and/or the warning signs are flashing. The speed in these zones is ten miles-per-hour under the posted speed limit.

The driver of a vehicle upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus, plainly marked with school bus signs or such other distinguishing identification which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children, shall stop his or her vehicle before reaching such school bus at least 25 feet away from such school bus. The driver shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until flashing red lights cease to operate.

What is School Spirit?

School spirit is important but what is school spirit?

School Spirit is the feeling you get when the school does well in a sport, music, academic or other event. When a student outperforms everyone else. When a school team does well outside the school.

School Spirit is students. When students proudly wear Derry Village clothing with school logos. When students make the effort to do well in the classroom.

School Spirit is volunteering for the school in different ways... at Secret Santa workshop, for the Student Council, to be in Chorus, working with younger students and turning up at school and PTA sponsored events.

School Spirit is seeing staff members taking on extra responsibilities to help the students. Staff who go the extra mile to deliver interesting, fun and challenging lessons.

School Spirit is parental involvement with the school, volunteering and supporting the school in many different ways.

School Spirit may even be looking forward to school halfway through your summer holidays (well, maybe that's a little extreme... but you get the point?)

Novel Coronavirus

Posted 2/18/2020

As we head off on February break, we hope that everyone has a restful and safe vacation. By now you have likely heard of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The Derry Cooperative School District has been monitoring this outbreak closely and receives updates and guidance from local, state, and federal partners. This has been a rapidly changing situation and we will continue to work with the NH Department of Health and Human Services to respond appropriately if warranted within our schools.

While the risk from this new virus remains low in the United States and in New Hampshire, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from all viruses that can cause respiratory illness this time of year, including the common cold and flu. This includes frequent hand-washing with soap and water, avoiding close contact with sick individuals, staying home if you are sick (fever over 100), covering your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

Below is the link to the NH Department of Health and Human Services, which you can access if you are interested in the latest information.

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/media/pr/2020/02012020-coronavirus-recommendations.htm

Thank you, and enjoy the break.

Colleen Klardie, Derry Village Elementary School Nurse