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

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Colleagues,

The beautiful weather and warm temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday served as an optimistic harbinger of what March and April will bring. How wonderful it was to hear all of the children coming in from recesses voicing to everyone in hearing distance how hot they were! March can be a very fickle month and, as all of us know, we can experience significant snowfall, frigid temperatures, warm and sunny days with high temperatures, or frequent bouts of rain. Dressing children for school presents a real challenge in March, but keep in mind that melting snow creates many pools and puddles of water that our youngest students, in particular, seem drawn to like magnets to metal shavings. As many of the children have learned first-hand, you can get wetter in a pool or puddle of water than you can on a snowbank or sheet of ice. Snow-pants, boots, hats, and gloves can still provide great protection from the elements and it is always easier to remove gloves or a hat than it can be to add on clothing that isn’t at school.

Our young inventors did a fantastic job sharing all of their inventions with families, teachers, and friends on Tuesday evening during our annual Invention Convention and I want to extend a special thanks to all of our young inventors, along with the many adults who supervised, supported, and guided them through the “process of creating an invention”. Building finalists and their projects will move on to the state level competition and we will all look forward to hearing about our students’ successes at that level of competition. Thanks to the industrious efforts of many teachers and students, we have finally wrapped up winter NWEA testing--the results of which will be shared with families when second trimester report cards go home.

Please remember that all schools in SAU#39 will be on winter break from Saturday, February 25th through Sunday, March 5th. When we return to school on Monday, March 6th we will be ready to start the final third of the school year. How quickly the time flies by! We still have much time to acquire new skills, make new friends, experience new field trips and prepare for all of the challenges and events that take place at the end of the year.

Enjoy the vacation week,

Gerry St. Amand

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