June 1, 2018




6/5 PTO Meeting School Library 6-7 pm

6/5 Freshman Parent Information Night – CBNA – 6:30pm

6/7 3rd grade trip to Montshire Museum

6/8 Semi-Formal Dance 7:00 - 9:00 PM

6/8 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Drama students field trip

6/8 4R to McClelland School

6/13 Field Day (Rain Date 15th)

6/13 Band Concert 5-8th grade 6:30 pm

6/14 6th grade field trip to Flume

6/14 4th grade band concert 6:30 pm cafeteria

6/19 1st grade field trip to Squam Lake

6/20 graduation - 6:30 PM

6/21 8th grade Canobie Lake trip

6/22 Last day of school




If your child received an invitation to the Summer Literacy and Math Skills Program:

Please (if you have not done so already) send your response to

Mrs. Homiak as soon as possible.

Thank you!

Upcoming Character Ed Focus Points


June- Trustworthiness


Next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, June 5th 6-7 PM in the school library


Field day June 13th ~ rain date June 15th

For field day this year, we will be asking for donations of: oranges sliced in quarters and watermelon in triangle sections in throw away containers.

We will accept the oranges and watermelon June 12 or on June 13th morning.

If anyone is interested in purchasing splash balls or Zuru bunch of balloons that would be helpful, please have your child drop them off with Mrs.Jordan.

If you want to volunteer to run a station please email the below address.

Please email the PTO if you want to donate or volunteer:

8th Grade News

Eighth graders will be taking a field trip to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, in June as a way to celebrate the end of their time here at Strafford School.  Graduation is planned for Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 PM. We will be having our Canobie Lake trip on Thursday, June 21. We plan to leave school after morning buses arrive, and return by 4:30 p.m.

We are hoping some parents will step forward to organize a cook-out here at the school for when we return that afternoon.  If some parents can step forward to organize that, we would love it! Then we can eat burgers, sign yearbooks, listen to music, and relax until 6:00 or so that night.  There’s a form going home with more information.


Semi-Formal Dance for grades 6-8


Friday, June 8th 7pm-9pm

We are looking for donations of individually wrapped baked good and caffeine-free soda.  We would also love to have someone sponsor our pizza and balloon purchases. Please contact Mrs. Lano if you can help out (  Thanks in advance.

Hill Library News     


Want to know more about the black bears who call New Hampshire home? Come to Black Bear Happenings on Wednesday, June 6th at 6:00 p.m. at the library!


We will have playdough out to play with on Thursday, June 7th at 4:00! Sign up in the library.


Are you a Boston Bruins fan? Mark your calendars! On July 19th, at 12:00 p.m., the Bruins will be bringing their mascot Blades to the Hill Library to say hi!


      Coming soon – information on our Summer Reading Program with AWESOME PRIZES!



Summer Camp Opportunities


Strafford KinderCampus has Summer Camp opportunities available for children ages 2-6 and 7-13 this Summer!

·         Our Summer Camp Programs will be Directed by our Strafford School Before and After School Program Site Directors, Ms. Mindy and Ms. Jessica.

·         Our older campers will meet at The Grange Hall and have daily opportunities to swim at Bow Lake, go hiking, and/or visit area parks and playgrounds, as well as attend Field Trips related to our weekly theme.

·         Our younger campers will meet at our primary KinderCampus location and have weekly age appropriate Field Trip opportunities related to our weekly theme.

·         Transportation to/from the Summer Literacy and Math Skills Programs at Strafford School is available at no additional cost.

·         Transportation to/from VBS at Third Baptist Church is available July 9-13 at no additional cost.

·         Our collaboration with Hill Library continues throughout the summer!  We will attend as many age appropriate events as possible at Hill Library, including joining the Summer Reading Program.

·         Only register for the days you need!  Come for a day, a week, or the entire summer.  Drop-in days are also available as space allows.

·         The last day to register for camp at the regular rate or make changes to your sign-ups is May 31st.  All sign-ups beginning June 1st will be at the drop-in rate.


Please visit or call 905-9754 for additional information.


Strafford Summer Arts Camp 2018


Dates: July 16–July 20, 2018

Location: Strafford School

Ages: 8–14

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (with a Friday evening performance for the community at 6:30 p.m.)

Fee: $350 ($275 for residents of Strafford. $125 deposit due at time of registration. Camp balance due July 1.)

Perhaps you have passed through Strafford School during one magical week in the summer. If so, may have noticed the heart-pounding rhythms of African drumming, the arresting voices of young actors, or striking hand-painted scenery on display.

These sounds and sights are the products of Strafford Summer Arts: a weeklong day camp during which student’s ages 8–14 explore art music, and theatre under the guidance of professionals—including the 2017 winner of the Governor’s Award for Arts Education, Mr. Randy Armstrong!

Randy brings a wide variety—a HUGE vanload—of authentic world instruments from his own personal collection! During the camp, students learn to play multicultural music, as well as sound effects. No prior experience is necessary.

In addition, our town is honored for Strafford Summer Arts to be headed by none other than New Hampshire Theatre Project (NHTP) director Genevieve Aichele. During the camp, Genevieve leads students in dramatic theatre and movement, storytelling, costume design, and set decoration/setup.

We also have AMAZING Coe Brown interns who bring great energy and enthusiasm to the program.

The emphasis of the camp is on collaboration, gaining self-confidence, and developing an appreciation for world cultures through theatre, art, and music. And, of course, fun!

Please email or call 603-431-6644 x4 with questions or to enroll! Local community coordinator, Angela Smith, is also available to answer questions at

You may also visit the NHTP website for more information or to register at