December 8, 2017




12/11 Parent Teacher Conferences

12/13 Grades K and 5 Nutcracker Field Trip

12/19 PTO Shopping Spree

12/20 Grade 3 Wildlife Encounters Visit

12/20 Band Concert

1/9 PTO meeting 6-7pm Library



  • Next PTO meeting January 9th  6-7pm in the Library


    Free Family Movie Night featuring:

    Polar Express & Holiday Treats (donation $1.00)

    Saturday, December 9th, doors open @5:30, movie begins @6

    Join us for hot cocoa & elf cookies, wear pj's and enjoy this magical time of year!


  • Let the giving begin!

    Holiday Shopping Spree 2017 k-4

    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    (Any child absent may purchase items on Wednesday the 20th in the art room)

    Wrapping will take place December 19th, with help from parent volunteers, teachers & middle schoolers.

    Cost $1.00 to buy a gift for your child’s immediate family

    If you’re available to assist with the shopping table or to help wrap we can utilize volunteers on Dec. 19th, from 9am until 3:30 or portions of the day are appreciated.

    Please email: to sign up to volunteer

    Paper and wrapping tools are provided

    ***If your cleaning out and would like to donate "treasures" to this event please drop them prior to the event at the school (no glass please)



    Wednesday December 20th the music department will be having their

    5th-8th Band Concert at 6:30. Students should arrive at 6:00


    Attention parents/guardians of 8th grade students: 

    • Throughout the year we have several opportunities to help our 8th graders raise money to use towards their trip to Washington, DC, the year-end trip to Canobie Lake, the end-of-year cook out and for graduation.

      We have created a Sign-up Genius that outlines the opportunities families have to donate time or items throughout the year.  Please take a moment and help out where you can; it would be greatly appreciated.

      Here's the link...  please

      If you have any questions or ideas that would improve our fundraising efforts, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

      Thanks in advance!

      Mrs. Lano


  • Yearbook is off to a fabulous start but there is still a lot of work to be done and we can't do it without you!

As in years past, the 8th grade has quite a large section of the yearbook, highlighting each of the students. In this portion, we include 4 baby pictures along with their present school picture. This is where we need your help. Please send in 4 pictures of your student from when they were a baby/toddler...these can be digital or hard copy. If sending them digitally, they need to be sent in the highest resolution possible (otherwise they come out too blurry to use). Any hard copies sent in will be returned as soon as we are finished with them. Be assured, they are kept safe.

Also, if you have any group shots of the kids when they were younger like at birthday parties or field trips, etc...We would love to have those too and use them on the "Through the Years" page.

The sooner these can be sent in, the better. The DUE DATE for the photos is DECEMBER 15th. It would be great to have these pages done by the end of December.

Thank you and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!


2017-18 rec. basketball registrations are now open.  You can learn more about the basketball programs and sign-up via the Strafford Rec. website:


Basketball Schedule

12/12  Boys vs. Northwood  -  Girls @ Northwood

12/19  A Teams @ Epsom – Girls First

12/21  Boys vs. Nottingham  -  Girls @ Nottingham


Hill Library News

On Monday, Dec. 11th come to Hill Library for Marshmallow Engineering after school. From 3:15 to 4:00, see if you can meet the challenges building with marshmallows and toothpicks.

Next Thursday Dec. 14th from 4 to 5, we will have our Snap Circuits out for all ages to experiment with. Call 603-664-2800 if you need more information.