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    Happy Summer! Along with all of the fun activities your children will be engaged in over the summer, let's keep their love of reading going! Research has found how very important it is for your children to continue reading on an ongoing basis over the summer so that they maintain the strategies and skills that they’ve learned over the course of this past year. Click on the link above for Summer Reading Logs

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    With summer just around the corner, we at Math Central, strongly suggest that your child do a few minutes of math each and every day to maintain their skills. Research shows that on average a student loses 2 to 3 months of mathematical skills over the summer months. Just 30 minutes a day can make an enormous difference in the start of a new year. Click on the link above for Summer Math Packets and Calendars!

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    please call Terry April to sign up @ 603.673.2343 x3101 or email

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Principal's Message

  • Summer is a busy time filled with new adventures, time to relax, fun with family, and in some cases, a little more school! This week we have welcomed many students from preschool to grade 4 back to school to participate in our summer programs. It has been great to hear their voices in the halls and have energy, enthusiasm, and smiles back in the building.

    Our custodial teams have been working almost around the clock since the first day of summer vacation. They have already emptied, deep cleaned, and reassembled more than 25 classrooms and work spaces. I have no doubt that our buildings will be gleaming and ready for students well before the first day of school. In addition, the Clark Septic Project is well underway and the team is making great progress inside and out. We are hoping to see the project wrap up in early August and then the work on the playground will begin. Stay tuned for information from the school and the PTA about volunteers to support the community build.

    It was wonderful to see so many Clark-Wilkins children and families at the Annual July 4th celebrations last week. I hope to see lots of familiar faces at the Concert on the Common Tuesday, July 17th at 6:30 PM, when Mr. Allwarden will be performing for our community.

    This week, we would like to take a moment to introduce the Second Grade Team. The 2018-2019 school year will have seven teachers with two new members. 

    All About Your Second Grade Team

    Mrs. Caskey has been an educator for 12 years.  She is moving from Texas to New Hampshire this summer and is excited for her family of 4 to embark on this new adventure.  She believes that with the right mindset and environment, all students can grow and learn academically, socially, and emotionally.  She loves to read and craft in her free time and cannot wait to meet her new second graders in September!

    Mrs. Richardson is excited to start her twentieth year of teaching.  She loves reading and inspiring students to find their joy in becoming lifelong readers. Her hobbies include running and spending time with her husband and two children, ages 6 and 9.

    Mrs. Troy is excited to begin her first year at Clark-Wilkins.  She taught second grade for the last three years. She lives in Francestown with her husband, daughter, dog, and some chickens.  She loves to run, kayak, hike, swim, paint and read.  She is passionate about art, ice cream, bagels, coffee and making sure that school is a place that children want to be. 

    Mrs. Bevilacqua is excited to begin her 24th year at Clark-Wilkins, and she looks forward to getting to know her new students and their families. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, reading, playing with her dog, and just having fun.

    Mrs. Kennedy is excited to begin her fourteenth year at Clark-Wilkins! She has been a 3rd-grade classroom teacher, Literacy Coach, and this will be her 3rd year in 2nd grade.  She has two children and in her free time loves to swim, bike, run and do anything active! She is excited to welcome her new students into their classroom in September.

    Mrs. Ladeau enjoys spending time hiking with her family in their free time.  Reading, sewing and baking are other favorite free time activities.  Throughout the school year, Mrs. Ladeau enjoys learning and laughing beside her second grade students. 

    Mrs. Vaillancourt will be entering her 20th year of teaching this year, and her 18th year here in Amherst. She was a teacher at Amherst Middle School for 12 years before coming to Wilkins to teach 2nd grade. Liz has two children and a little dog, Martha, that she loves! She also loves the beach, amusement park rides, coaching her daughter's softball team, and anything to do with American history. She is so excited about welcoming her new class of 2nd graders this year!

    Second Grade Top left to right: Mrs. Caskey, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Troy,

    Bottom left to right: Mrs. Bevilacqua, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Ladeau, Mrs. Vaillancourt


    Respectfully submitted by Nicola Fraley, Principal

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