Clark-Wilkins Elementary School

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Principal: Gerry St. Amand
Wilkins School
80 Boston Post Road
PO Box 420
Amherst, NH 03031
PHONE: 603.673.4411
FAX: 603.672.0968
Clark School
14 Foundry Street
PO Box 420 
Amherst, NH 03031
PHONE: 603.673.2343
FAX: 603.672.5114

Headlines & Features

  • Calling all 2nd and 3rd graders!

    Calling all 2nd and 3rd graders! The Wizard of Oz PTA Play needs you! Looking for another group of 10 kids to be cast as farm animals in the show. You would perform in half of the shows and the commitment is limited to the 1 week before performances. No prior experience necessary! First 10 will be accepted. Attendance mandatory at ONLY these 5 dates: 4/15 from 3:10-5:10 to learn the moves, 4/18 pm for a full run through, and the shows: 4/20 and 4/22 at 7pm and 4/23 at 2pm. Please email Rita Piotrowski at by WEDNESDAY, 3/29. Thank you!

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    Beginning on Monday, April 3rd and continuing through mid-May, all third and fourth grade students will be participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) in English-Language Arts and Mathematics. These assessments measure how well your child has mastered the skills and content in math and English language arts at his or her grade level. It is important to remember that these tests are aligned to the instruction that takes place in the classroom every day and were developed with teacher input, so they are consistent with the learning goals for each grade level.

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    Kellndorfer/Piotrowski Strawbery Banke - Wednesday, March 29

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  • Public Announcement of Vacancy - Associate Principal

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    Registration for incoming 2017-2018 kindergarten students is now an online process. Click on the link above for more information. Preschool students currently enrolled at Clark School do not need to register for Kindergarten. Those students will be rolled over to the 2017-2018 school year.

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    Just a reminder when you created your parent portal and registered your child, this disclaimer was part of the process.

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Colleagues,

Second trimester report cards and NWEA winter assessment results will go home on Friday, March 24th, with all students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. Please communicate directly with your child’s teacher in regards to any questions surrounding grades, comments, NWEA reports, or progress. In early April, parents will receive information specific to our placement process and how it unfolds. Beginning on April 3rd, and continuing into May, all third and fourth graders will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) in the areas of English-language arts and mathematics. Currently, SBAC is administered to all students in grades three through eight across the state of New Hampshire, but in the next few years, performance assessments will replace SBAC in certain subject areas and grade levels in designated schools and districts across the state. More information will follow on that topic next year.

Mrs. Shen, guidance counselor, is focusing on the theme of “Using Manners” with her fourth-grade classes and the students in those classes will be creating posters and sharing ideas with their younger counterparts in first grade. The entire Clark-Wilkins School community is looking at materials and ways that we can incorporate social and emotional learning across the curricula at all grade levels. We are currently using some materials with our Kindergarten classes that will provide us with useful information about programs that we might potentially use with upper grade levels. Our three guidance counselors—Mrs. Lindsey, Ms. Forsley, Mrs. Shen, and our school psychologist, Mrs. Quick, will join building staff members and district leaders to review programs and make decisions with regards to any future programming.

Enjoy the first official weekend of spring and join me in learning if March will exit like a lamb or a lion. Those warmer temperatures that teased us in late February would be quite welcome at any point in time. In any event, we can all look forward to the arrival of April, which is just around the corner. Impossible as it may seem, the school year is now more than two thirds of the way to completion. Before you know it, we will be celebrating Field Day, the Fourth-Grade Fond Farewell, and Step-up Day in June. Thanks for everyone’s ongoing support of the Clark-Wilkins School community. We appreciate every field trip chaperone, every cafeteria helper, and every “copier” who helps us make each day successful.

Gerry St. Amand

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