The Eagle Express

Antrim Elementary School April 1, 2022

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NHDI is Tonight

Students have been dancing up a storm all week! We hope to see you at GBS tonight for our culminating performance of NHDI. Performers arrive at 4:45. Please have your child find their teacher. You can meet up with your performer at the end of the performance. We plan to begin at 5pm in the GBS gym.

First Friends students are Learning About Owls

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Wellness News

Greetings Eagles, in Wellness, the students have been participating in the NH Jump Rope Challenge. Each grade level has a jump skill to master. The challenge is about getting as many kids jump roping as possible. The effort has been great and the kids have been successful. Ask your student if they can show off their jump roping skills for you.

Summer learning opportunities for K-4

It is time to sign up for the Elementary Summer Learning Program. Below is a description of the two options for your child.


Explore and Expand Summer Learning Program is for rising 1st through 4th graders! This four-week long program is designed to support student learning by bolstering school-year skills and helping to fight summer learning loss. Students will receive 1-1.5 hours of academic support from ConVal Certified Teachers and Tutors. An additional hour of the program is reserved for enrichment exploration, including drumming and cartooning.

The Title 1 Program is for rising 1st through 5th graders! This four-week long program is designed to support student learning in reading. Students will receive up to 3 hours of academic support daily from ConVal Certified Teachers. Time for snacks and breaks will be included in the 3 hours. A portion of the program will be dedicated to partnering with our local community to promote student learning. Francestown families note that Title 1 Programming is only available for students who have received Title 1 services during the school year.

Both programs are free of charge, and registration is open to all. As we anticipate great demand, enrollment will be prioritized based on need, working in partnership with schools to ensure that we offer summer learning opportunities for as many students as possible.

Please complete the survey and submit by April 8th.

Summer learning for rising 5th graders

Dear Rising 5th Grade Families,


It is time to sign up for the Middle School Summer Learning Programs.


Explore and Expand Summer Learning Program is for rising 5th and 6th graders! This four-week long program is designed to support student learning by bolstering school-year skills and helping to fight summer learning loss. Students will receive 1- 1.5 hours of academic support from ConVal Certified Teachers and Tutors. An additional hour of the program is reserved for enrichment exploration, including drumming and cartooning or they may participate in the high school Theater: Introduction to Theatre Arts - Presenting - "The Little Mermaid, Jr." Students may also just sign up for the high school Theater Class.


Additional Details for Explore and Expand
July 5 through July 28
3 Mornings a Week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
9am - 12pm
Location: ConVal High School
Transportation will be provided (pick up in some towns may be in a central location)
Class Size for Explore and Expand: 15 students to 1 teacher
Classes/Groups will be mixed grades


Theater: Introduction to Theatre Arts - Presenting - "The Little Mermaid, Jr"

This class will allow students to learn the business of making a musical, hands on! Bringing together students from CVHS, GBS and SMS, and the surrounding areas, interested applicants will be asked to register for Summer Academy before auditions May 16th to confirm casting and technical responsibilities. All interested students will be included in a variety of performance and technical roles. Performances will be Thursday, August 4th at 6:00 pm and Friday, August 5th at 2:00 and 6:00 pm. (E-mail theatre@conval.edu with questions or to schedule an audition/interview time.) Visit https://sites.google.com/conval.edu/littlemermaidjr for more information. Students entering 5th grade in 2022-23 through students graduating at the end of 2021-22 are eligible for full-time participation. Students entering kindergarten through 4th grade in fall of 2022 are eligible for partial participation in limited musical numbers.


The program is free of charge, and registration is open to all. As we anticipate great demand, enrollment will be prioritized based on need, working in partnership with schools to ensure that we offer as many additional learning opportunities as possible to all our students.


Please complete and submit the survey by April 8th.

Important PTO News

Garden Cleanup!


The PTO is organizing a cleanup of the front sidewalk garden at AES! This task involves some gentle weeding, sapling pulling, and trash pickup and we are looking for volunteers to help.


Where: Meet by AES main entrance

When: Saturday, April 9th from 9am-12pm (or drop in for an hour of that time)

What to bring: gloves, water, and any gardening tools you prefer


Contact pmacfarlane@conval.edu or mmoore@conval.edu with questions


Spring Events


The PTO has several spring events to plan for and could use your help! Please join us at our next meeting on Thursday, April 7th @ 7pm to discuss and plan the following:

  • Popcorn at the Animal/Bird Symposium
  • AES Teacher Appreciation
  • Field Day
  • 4th grade send off and gifts

https://zoom.us/j/94602871768?pwd=MzNpNWFUajRJU0tOOFpJb3g0UC9IZz09

What Do You Spy in First Grade?

What animals can you find in your backyard during the winter? The first grade has been exploring this question and we have discovered lots of information and fun facts about the animals that stick around New Hampshire during the colder months. This board was put together as an integrated science and art project with Mrs. Storro. If you visit the building, be sure to play the "I Spy" game to find the animals in their winter habitat. And better yet, take a look in your backyard as well!

AES Students Arrive with enthusiasm

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