Adeline C. Marston School
June 2015 Parent Newsletter
May 26, 2015
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 Friday, June 19. This will be a half day for students, and they will be dismissed beginning at 12:42 PM. Report cards will be sent home with students on the last day.
Our Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10. 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 Kim Leuven and Lisa Psomas for serving as our head volunteer coordinators this year. We also thank PTA President Stephanie Griffin 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 5.
On Sunday, June 7, 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 fifty of our students have been training for their run under the direction of parent and community volunteer coaches Marcy Ghirardi, Deb Littlefield, Kelly Cashman, Mary Sheehy, Stacy Burrus, and Tracee Van Brunt and teacher volunteer coach Kelly Bateman. We are proud to be a part of this national organization. If you would like more information, please visit www.girlsontherunnh.org.
The 2015-2016 Marston School calendar has been finalized. For your information and planning, the first day for students will be on Tuesday, September 1. There will be no school on Friday, September 4. School will resume on Tuesday, September 8. 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 31 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 1 Grade 3, Tuck Museum, 9:00-12:30
June 3 Early Release, 12:42 PM
June 4 Book Fair Ends
Student Council, Café, 8:45 AM
Celebration of Learning, 6:00-7:00 PM
Grade 5 Spring Play, 7:00-8:00 PM
June 5 Grade 4, Stawbery Banke
Grade 5 Step-Up Day to HA
June 6 GOTR 5K Race, Memorial Field, Concord
June 8 Grade 2-3 Information Night, 7:00 PM
June 9 School Board, Town Hall, 6:30 PM
June 10 Field Day
Fourth Quarter Ends
June 12 Grade 2 Step-Up to Marston
June 15 New Student Registration
June 18 Fifth Grade Farewell, 1:30 PM
June 19 Last Day of School for Students ,Half Day, Dismissal 12:42 PM
August 31 Meet the Teacher, 2:00 PM
September 1 First Day for Students
September 4-7 No School - Labor Day Weekend
September 8 School Resumes