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Good evening parents/guardians:

Happy Mother’s Day !

Before I share news and dates, I want to take a moment to extend a THANK YOU to the Allenstown PTO for all of the amazing treats and contributions they made to our Staff Appreciation Week. They embraced a travel theme and we want them to know that ARD thinks the, “world” of them too!!!

On Friday, I reminded students about dress code expectations for summer/spring clothing and the importance of hygiene (especially deodorant). I also reviewed behavior expectations. There has been an increase in some behaviors which is not that unusual at this time of year. Some students begin to have anxiety about upcoming transitions and summer vacation. The weather has not helped either ! The kids need some decent weather so they can get outside and PLAY.

As we head into the final leg of the year, the calendar is filling up fast. Please read below for news and important dates you may want to note for your calendar.

5/13/19 -School Board Meeting at ARD at 6:00 pm. The Harriman Group will be presenting possible facilities solutions and costs that the Allenstown community could consider for the future planning of the schools.
5/14/19 – PTO Fundraiser at Margaritas in Concord (starts at 4:00pm)
5/15/19 –
1. Grades 7 and 8 students are going on a college visit to SNHU from 9:00 – 11:30. Ms. Martel will reach out to the parents of any students that do not have the annual permission slip signed.
2. PTO meeting at ARD at 6:00 pm
5/16/19 – EARLY RELEASE DAY
5/17/19 –
1. Little Caesar fundraiser forms are due
2. The last day 8th grade students can checkout library books and they are due back on 5/24 (due to the 8th grade trip).
5/20/19 – 5/24/19 – NH STATE TESTING WEEK
We will kick off the week with an assembly on 5/20 to go over the schedule, clothing themes, afternoon activities, and overall expectations. The students have already been completing practice tests in their classes and they have tracked their own test scores and set goals. Just like last year, there will not be any academic classes during the three days of testing so that students can remain focused. There will also be activities at the end of each day. I will send out a reminder next weekend.
5/24/19 – Rock the Block (walk/run) forms are due back to ARD. The event is planned for 5/31/19.
5/28/19 – Pizza kit pick-up
5/31/19 – Rock the Block Walk/Run Race
6/3/19 – Grade 4 Parent Night
6/3/19 -6/7/19 Grade 8 Out of State and In State trips
6/7/19 Fisher Cats Event. All Allenstown students can join in singing the national anthem and enjoy fireworks after the game. Sign-up/ticket forms are due back by 5/31 and all proceeds benefit the music department.
6/10/19 – PBIS Store
6/13/19 – Grade 8 only semi-formal
6/14/19 – Grade 8 Recognition night 6:00 pm
6/17/19 – Last day of school and it is a 1/2 day.

Believe it or not, there are a few more things that I need to confirm, so stay tuned to the daily announcements and I will send another note next weekend.

Shannon Kruger