February 16, 2018



2/16 Valentines Dance 7-9pm

2/21 Parent Meeting for Merrowvista 6pm

2/22 Basketball Sports Banquet 3:30 - gym


3/5-3/9 Read Across America Week – more info to come

3/15 Freshman Registration night for 8th grade – CBNA -6-8pm

3/15 Magazine drive kick off-more info to come

3/16 Future Me day- see below 

3/16 Magazine reach out booklets due

3/21 Magazine order turn in day

3/29 Final Magazine order turn in day

5/4-5/5   8th grade Lock-In at Coe-Brown

6/5 Freshman Parent Information Night – CBNA – 6:30pm



The basketball sports banquet will be held next Thursday the 22nd at 3:30 in the gym. Any questions please contact



Please have your students go thru the lost / found and check for items this week and next.

It will be purged Friday afternoon before vacation, as it is over flowing...   

Any items not claimed by the end of the day will be donated.

Bin is located in the foyer by the gym.​​  Most items have been sorted and hung for viewing.  


Upcoming Character Ed Focus Points

February- Kindness

March- Empathy

April- Resilience

May- Honesty

June- Trustworthiness



What do you want to be in the future? A doctor? A Firefighter? A scientist? Dress up for the career you want to have when you are an adult. Here’s the twist…….we have to be able to guess your profession just by looking at your costume so get creative! Hats are allowed if it is part of your costume.


Girls in middle school, grades 6-8, softball pitching and catching clinics will be held Sundays in March, starting March 11th.

Please see or contact Ms. Dolan if you are interested in attending.



Next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, March 6th, 6-7 in the school library

Looking for a fun, creative way to be involved with the school? Do you enjoy planning events and having input as to what happens at the school? Being on the PTO Board is a wonderful way to build sense of community and support the school. Board meetings are held once a month for an hour. If you're interested in becoming a PTO board member please email with any questions you may have. Nominations for the next school year take place in May, and voted in June.

The PTO has purchased a tetherball game for the playground, as well as several new items such as footballs, basketballs, ribbon wands, playground balls, jump ropes, (to name a few) for outdoor play.


Please send in all your box tops prior to February vacation so we can send them in for the March deadline. The students may place them in the mailbox in the foyer of the school. We can only accept 2018 and future years tops. The fall submission of box tops earned us $381.00! Thank you for sending them in.

Any questions email:



In March students will be learning about and making green wall art pieces for our school. Aaron Kinne, owner of Kinnebotanicals will be talking with grade levels about the importance of green wall art and how to take care of them. The art pieces will become part of the permanent art collection.

Photographer, Mark Holt-Shannon will be doing 2 assemblies; he will share his photography and talk about the voice of a photo. Students will then be encouraged to take their own photos that will be part of a slideshow shown at lunch times. We then will have class votes to help decide on a handful of those photos we would like to print large scale for our permanent art collection.

Sarah Kern, from The Center for Wildlife will bring her animals to Strafford School for each grade level to observe and learn about. They will do writing or an art piece about the animals. She will show photography and artwork inspired by the animals in our world.

Arts Committee Members; Mrs. Jordan, Ms. Ray, Mrs. Irons, Mrs. Hossack, and Ms. Adams


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.

If you would like to help out with donations or 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




Bow Lake 5K!!!

Race Date

Sunday, April 8th

Race Start

9:00 am

**Registration 8:00 am**

Strafford Students and their

Families will get a discount!!!!

Now until

Wednesday, February 23rd

$10.00 per person

Online Registration Only