Adeline C. Marston June Parent Newsletter
May 27, 2016
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 Tuesday, June 21. This will be a half day for students, and they will be dismissed beginning at 12:00 noon. Report cards will be sent home with students on the last day.
Our Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15. This is a day that students look forward to all year, but it cannot take place without the help and cooperation of many adults. Special thanks to the many parent volunteers who have offered to assist with this fun filled day. Depending on the weather, students may want to bring water bottles and wear sunscreen. Thank you to Mrs. Laurie Sullivan for coordinating this annual event.
The Hampton PTA generously donated $6,000 to the Marston School library and enrichment funds this school year. 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 Kim Leuven and Lisa Psomas for serving as our head volunteer coordinators this year. We also thank PTA President Theresa Evans and the executive board for their leadership, energy, and dedication. Special thanks to Caroline Holmes for coordinating our box top challenges. All of our volunteers 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 10.
On Sunday, June 5, the Girls on the Run 5K race will take place at Memorial Field, which is located in Concord, NH. 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 of our students have been training for their run under the direction of parent volunteer coaches Jennifer Zuba, Rachel Gonzalez, and Stacy Burrus and teacher volunteer coaches Amber Levine and Lonnie Stebbins. We are proud to be a part of this national organization. If you would like more information, please visit www.girlsontherunnh.org.
The 2016-2017 Marston School calendar has been finalized. For your information and planning, the first day for students will be on Tuesday, August 30. There will be no school on Friday, September 2. School will resume on Tuesday, September 6. Students are welcome to visit their classrooms on our Meet the Teacher Day scheduled for Monday, August 29 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, Ed. D., Principal Nathan Saddler, Assistant Principal