Principal:Email Gerry St. Amand
Assistant Principal:Email Janet Davis
Associate Principal:Email Nicola Fraley
Associate Assistant Principal:Email Kathleen Murphy
All family members and guests, including children, are invited to attend our Open House nights. Children will tour their families and guests through the buildings to meet their teachers and friends. Many classroom teachers will have sign-up sheets available to allow volunteers to sign up and help with room parties and for parents to sign up for conferences. CLick on the link above for a full schedule.
One Warm Coat: Did you know that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults cannot work effectively and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem. But, for the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.” Souhegan High School's senior, Kate Lindsey, is organizing her 2nd annual coat drive to help support those in need. Last year, with the help of many generous donators, she collected 373 coats! This year, she hopes to collect even more! Clean, gently used warm winter coats can be dropped off at Wilkins in the lobby in the box labeled “One Warm Coat” between Friday Sept. 15th and Friday October 27th. The process is simple, you drop off your extra clean coat(s) and all donated coats will be given to Milford Clothing Barn, Manchester New Horizons and the Nashua Soup Kitchen to help local children and adults in need. Thank you for helping spread the warmth!
Just a reminder when you created your parent portal and registered your child, this disclaimer was part of the process. "Publishing to the World Wide Web Student work may be considered for publication on the World Wide Web and/or the SAU 39 website(s). Additionally, photos of students may be published in similar locations, illustrating student projects and achievements. If you do not want your child’s work or photo to be published on the website, please contact school administration. Note that unidentified photos of students may appear on the SAU 39 website." Please contact the school office if appropriate.
From the Desk of Gerry St. Amand
Dear Families and Colleagues,
The first week of school has flown by, with students at both buildings contributing to the creation of our “school-wide” building rules, which will be shared with the entire school community early next week. Special thanks to all of our classroom teachers, their students, and the grade level representatives who helped us to create and finalize these important rules that will guide our behavior in all large group settings, such as: the playground, lunchroom, hallways, and bus lines. Individual classroom rules have also been created by teachers and their students. Those classroom rules will be implemented in classroom settings.
Assessments in reading and mathematics are being administered to students across all grade levels to help us determine groupings in reading and mathematics, to guide us in forming groups that will receive additional, tiered interventions outside of the classroom, and to provide us with information specific to the delivery of instruction. Families will be notified if their children are being recommended for any additional services beyond what the classroom teacher will be providing. Should you have any specific questions about your student, please communicate first with your child’s classroom teacher to discuss the situation.
Please remember that Open House nights will take place during the week of September 25th and that our Open House nights include all family members—children and adults are invited and encouraged to attend. In many instances, the Clark-Wilkins students will serve as guides for their families to meet all of the staff members with whom the children interact at school. Please check our web page for updated information about Open House night and future events.
All of our staff members participated in professional learning this past Tuesday, our late start day, with support staff spending time reviewing student plans and creating substitute folders. Teachers spent time in small and large groups reviewing samples of performance assessments that could be administered to students and in reviewing the calendar of professional learning opportunities that we will be targeting over the year. Christine Landwehrle, director of curriculum and professional development for SAU#39, led the “learning groups” with support from Kathleen Murphy, our associate assistant principal at Clark-Wilkins. Many families took advantage of the New Morning program during our “late start morning” and I want to remind families who have not yet registered their children for New Morning that you must re-register annually for your child to participate.
Enjoy the final weekend of summer!