RFS Family Newsletter
October 30, 2023
Join us for an I-Ready informational night
The Merrimack School District will be hosting a virtual I-Ready Family Night on November 1, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm to provide an overview of the assessment and answer any questions families may have. We invite you all to join us and learn more about iReady.
The link to register for the Family Webinar on 11/1 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM:
Once you register for the webinar, you will be sent a Zoom link to join the session.
Halloween and Fall Classroom Celebrations
Halloween is on Tuesday, October 31st. Classes will participate in a variety of fall activities this day which may include counting pumpkin seeds, reading spooky stories, and community building activities. Students are invited to wear costumes during the day. However, when selecting a costume we respectfully request that it be school appropriate and considerate of the wide age range of students that attend RFS. No fake blood, gore, face makeup, masks, or pretend weapons. In addition, be mindful of small items such as gloves, crowns, badges, etc. which, if forgotten at school, will make for a disappointing evening.
If your student's classroom teacher is asking for families to send in food items for a spooky celebration please consider sending in healthy items and send in only prepackaged food choices. Thank you with your help keeping one of the sweetest day of the year healthier.
Veteran's Day Assembly
Dear Parents and Guardians, Veteran’s Day is November 11th, and it is the time of year that Reeds Ferry is honored to recognize and celebrate our Veterans. We have three ways below that RFS is celebrating Veterans this year.
Kabuki Awareness Day 😊
Kabuki Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder occurring in approximately 1 in 32,0000 births worldwide. Children and adults affected by Kabuki experience a variety of symptoms which may include: mild to moderate intellectual impairment, growth delays, low muscle tone, feeding difficulties, heart defects, cleft palate, skeletal abnormalities, vision and hearing impairments, communication delays and autistic-like behaviors. Kabuki Syndrome affects each individual differently.
Use the PDF below to access the letter.
Letter regarding delayed opening, cancellations, and more
Sealy visited Mrs. Funicella's first grade class!
Applying for Free and Reduced Lunch Offers Many Benefits
It is very important to submit a free/reduced-price meal application. If you need an help with the application, please call the RFS Office at 603-424-6215.
Did you know filling out the school meal application may help provide:
• After School Academic & Enrichment Programs.
• Free/Reduces meal 30-day rollover for the next school year.
• State and Federal funding for school budgets.
• Fund computers and technology at home and for your school.
• Fee waivers for college applications and admission tests.
Power School Update!
The Merrimack School District has an online registration and contact information system, PowerSchool. To ensure that we have current information, please update all registration and emergency information in PowerSchool by September 28th. You should have received an email directly from PowerSchool that will help or you may log on to your PowerSchool account directly.
If you have any questions please contact Paula Sylvestre-Gaudet at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today's Lunch will be!
Per district policy, all volunteers, chaperones, and substitute teachers must complete a background check and be fingerprinted. If you intend to volunteer for any of these opportunities, please contact the district office for an appointment ASAP.
You can reach Kat Knauer to coordinate at (603)424-6200 or