Adeline C. Marston March Parent Newsletter
A Message from the Principals
VOTING DAY ON MARCH 14, 2017 at WINNACUNNET HIGH SCHOOL Cafeteria
Dear Marston Families,
We begin by congratulating our talented singers, dancers, gymnasts, musicians, actors, and all other amazing performers who delighted us all this past Wednesday evening at our Annual Variety Show! There were over 100 students who participated in this 53 act extravaganza at Winnacunnet High School. The money raised will be used to upgrade the Marston School sound system in our gymnasium! Another shining example of Marston Pride!
March 14 is voting day for town elections. Winnacunnet High School Cafeteria is the official polling site for Hampton. Students WILL be in school on Voting Day. If you would like more information regarding the Hampton School District’s proposed budget and warrant articles, they will be posted in the local newspapers and on the SAU 90 Website.
As part of our social development program, during the month of March, we will be discussing responsibilities as it relates to home and school. Please take time at home to review responsibilities with your child in regard to homework and chores. Marston School’s behavior expectations are be safe, be respectful, be responsible, and be cooperative.
We would like to thank Caroline Holmes and everyone who contributed and supported our recent Box Top drive. Over $984.00 was raised from the Box Tops that were collected for a grand total of $3679.50 for the school year so far. Additionally, we would like to recognize Mrs. Mace for winning the 5,000 box tops from Market Basket which provided our school with $500.00! When we return from the winter break, we will recognize Read Across America in honor of Dr. Seuss. There will be a number of literacy activities offered including our annual book swap on March 8th. Students are encouraged to bring in gently used books to swap for other age appropriate books from other students prior to the swap. A letter detailing this event will be sent home after vacation. This is always a popular event with our students. In March and April, the PTA will be offering a number of after school activities on four Wicked Wonderful Wednesdays. This will take place in collaboration with our integrated arts teachers and Extended Learning Opportunities. Activities include Kid Fit Camp, STEAM/Computer Programing, Art Club, Nature’s Classroom, Sewing, Pottery, Karate, Sweet Treat Baking Class, Kids Care Community Service, and Wood Working with Home Depot. Special thanks to our PTA Coordinators, Kyler Ronner-Bland and Maureen Johnson for coordinating these wonderful offerings.
Our McIntyre Learn to Ski/Snowboard was a huge success this year thanks in large part to all of the parent and staff support. Special thanks to Mrs. Westergren for coordinating this popular offering, and to Mr. and Mrs. Mulloy, along with Mr. and Mrs. Krauklin for transporting our equipment each week! We could not do it with all of your help and what a fantastic way to end our winter week with our Marston friends and family!
We are pleased to announce the Youth Impressions Art Show 2017 sponsored by Hampton Arts Network and Provident Bank. Viewing and voting is currently underway during bank hours at the Hampton Provident Bank located at 321 Lafayette Road next to CVS in Hampton. There are 15 pieces of art that were selected for the juried show that are on display! Be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite piece of art work. A flyer was sent home just prior to our winter break with more information. The students and Miss Houston are to be congratulated for their fine work. We look forward to recognizing our students and Miss Houston at our next school-wide morning meeting on Monday, March 27.
Thank you to everyone who donated pennies for Families First. We applaud you all for your generosity and commitment to the programs that make Hampton a special place. It is always appreciated when we are able to help out the other valuable programs here on the seacoast. Our next community drive will be in support of the New Hampshire SPCA. There will be more information sent home when we return from winter break.
We would like to remind you that Report Cards for the second trimester will be issued on Monday, March 20, for all students. We will hold our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, March 22 from 12:30 to 6:30 PM. This day will be an early release day for students with dismissal beginning at noon. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress at any time during the school year, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher to set up a conference. We, at Marston School, are committed to a strong parent-school partnership in order to best meet the needs of each of our students. Remember to stop by the Lost and Found to check for any items that your child may be missing.
This winter Mother Nature has been erratic – where we had escaped snow days up until this past month. With this in mind, we take the safety of our students very seriously. We kindly ask that you exercise safety, patience, and caution when dropping off and picking up students. We ask that everyone use our designated crosswalks to ensure the safety of everyone! We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during the remainder of this winter season to ensure that these times remain safe and efficient for all that are involved. To that end, we ask that students are dressed appropriately during these chilly days. Keep in mind, that snow pants, hats, boots, and gloves are all necessary during these cold temperatures – even if they are being driven to and from school. It only takes a few minutes for frostbite to set in. Your support is greatly appreciated as we partner on these safety issues.
We have many exciting events for students and families coming up in the month of March. We have included a list of these events below. We look forward to sharing these events with all students and families. Additional school, academic, and educational resources can always be found on our school web site at http://www.sau90.org/adeline-c-marston-school . Please call 926-8708, if you have any questions or concerns.
We look forward to longer days and the arrival of spring on March 20th!
Dr. Lois Costa, Principal
Nathan Saddler, Assistant Principal