Adeline C. Marston School

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June Newsletter  

Dear Marston Families,

               This is a busy and exciting time of year for students and staff. There are lots of different activities taking place in school. It is important that students always remember our four Marston Expectations:  be safe, respectful, responsible and cooperative. Even though there may be changes to schedules, regular academic instruction continues and homework is assigned daily until the end of this school year.  The last day of school will be Wednesday, June 18.  This will be a full day for students.  Report cards will be sent home with students on the last day.

Our Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 13.  This is a day that students look forward to all year, but it cannot take place without the help and cooperation of many adults.  If you are available to volunteer, please let us know.  We need many volunteers for this fun filled day. Depending on the weather, students may want to bring water bottles and wear sunscreen. Special thanks to Mrs. Laurie Sullivan for coordinating this annual event.

The Hampton PTA generously donated $3,000 to the Marston School library and enrichment funds.  PTA donations help to defray the cost of field trips, guest speakers, performers, and enrichment events for all our students.  Our deepest appreciation goes to all our wonderful PTA volunteers this year at Marston School.  Many parents have had a weekly presence in our classrooms and library.  Our Field Day, field trips and after-school activities would not happen without our volunteers’ generous donation of their time and energy.  On behalf of all the students and staff at Marston School, we thank you for sharing your talents and time with us this year.  We would especially like to thank Julie Simone and Liz Jacobs for serving as our volunteer coordinators this year. We also thank PTA President Stephanie Griffin and the executive board for their leadership, energy, and dedication.  They continue to serve the Hampton Schools well and made the PTA stronger. If you would like to get involved in the Hampton PTA, you can contact them through the Marston office.

We have a growing number of students arriving early to school. For safety reasons, we ask that all walkers, bikers, and “drop-offs” not arrive at Marston School before 8:20 AM.  Supervision of students starts at that time.  Please also remember that all parents and visitors must sign in at the office and wear a name tag in our school so that staff and students know who they are.  All entrance doors are locked during the regular school day.

Mrs. Borg would like to remind families to update their child’s account balance before the end of the school year.  Please call her if you have any questions at 926-9826.  Our school nurse, Mrs. Connolly, wishes to remind parents of students who take medication to stop by school before the close of the year to pick up students’ remaining medications. Additionally, our school librarian, Mrs. Griffin, would like to remind all students to return any borrowed books by Friday, June 6.

On Saturday, June 7, the Girls on the Run 5K race will take place at Medtronic, which is located at Pease International Trade Port in Portsmouth.  The race will begin at 9:00 AM with registration beginning at 8:00 AM. The event is open to the general public.  We anticipate welcoming hundreds of girls from around the state who are involved with this program.  This is a family-friendly race and approximately forty-five of our students have been training for their run under the direction of  coaches; Lonnie Stebbins, Kelly Bateman, Tracy Gagnon, Kathi Thomas, Jacqui Kennedy, Deb Littlefield, Jo-Ann Bellavance, Brooke Bassett, and Mary Hurley.  We are proud to be a part of this national organization.  If you would like more information, please visit

The 2014-2015 Marston School calendar has been finalized.  For your information and planning, the first day for students will be on Tuesday, August 26. There will be no school on Friday, August 29.  School will resume on Tuesday, September 2.  We will plan a Curriculum Night for Parents in September.  Students are welcome to visit their classrooms on our Meet the Teacher Day scheduled for Monday, August 25 from 2:00-3:30 PM.  More information on this will be sent to students during the summer.

We have a number of special events and activities planned for these last few weeks of school.  A schedule of upcoming events is listed below for your information and planning. 

On behalf of the Marston Staff, we hope your family enjoys a safe and restful summer.



Lois Costa                      Nathan Saddler

Principal                         Assistant Principal



June 2   Grade 4 Strawbery Banke (AW, LS, EH)    Grade 3 Tuck Museum

June 3   iPad App Fair, Marston Library, 6:00 PM

June 4     Early Release

June 5 Book Fair Ends, Grade 2 Visit, Play Dress Rehearsal, Celebration of Learning, 6:00-7:00 PM, Grade 5 Spring Play, 7:00-8:00 PM

June 6   Grade 5 Step Up Day to HA, PTA Mother/Son Event, (Pizza 4:30-5:30  PM - Fishing 6:30-8:30 PM)

June 7   GOTR 5K, Pease International Trade Port,  9:00 AM (Registration 8:00 AM)

June 9   New Student Registration

June 10   School Board, Town Hall, 6:30 PM

June 11    Title X, Student Leadership, 3:00-4:00 PM

June 12    Grade 2 Step-Up Day, Marston School

June 13 Field Day, Fourth Quarter Ends

June 17   Fifth Grade Farewell, 1:30 PM

June 18    Last Day of School for Students (Full-Day)

August 25   Meet the Teacher, 2:00 PM

August 26  First Day for Students

Aug. 29-Sept. 1       No School - Labor Day Weekend

September 2        School Resumes