The Eagle Express

Antrim Elementary School April 15, 2022

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All School Community Meetings

All through this year, we have been conducting all-school community meetings via zoom. Today, we assembled together in the gym for the first all-school community meeting in person. Mr. Morris' class drummed us in and out of assembly. Some representatives from 4th grade shared about the upcoming Animal Symposium next week. Mrs. Storro presented a token of appreciation to Ken and Linda Bundy for fixing our school's drums. Mrs. Cullinan brought over her 7th graders to teach the school how to sign and sing Happy Birthday. Finally, some students were recognized for showing Eagle values. If families would like to join us for the remaining community meetings, you are invited to attend. They are planned for May 6th, May 27th, and June 10th from 8:50 - 9:15am in the AES gym. Go Antrim Eagles!

Summer Camp Support for Families

The NH Department of Education is committed to helping families financially to send students to summer camp. Click on this link for more information.

summer learning opportunities

This and That....

Greetings AES community.

I want you to save the date of April 20th (rain date April 21st) for a special whole school event preschool through grade 4. This afternoon/evening event is being funded by Title 1. The 3rd and 4th graders at AES have been working very hard on creating this fun and engaging event. They will showcase their bird and mammal research and the Harris center will conduct a family exploration of owls. More information can be found on the flyer below, and the RSVP form is attached to this newsletter. This event begins at 4:30 pm, and because it is partly an outdoor event, we will have a rain date for the following day.

Title 1 Meeting

Prior to the animal symposium event, I am inviting all interested parents to join me in the library from 4-4:30 to review our school goals and programming for next year in our Schoolwide Plan (attached to this newsletter). Your input is so important to us, and we want you to be more involved. This is a perfect way to learn about all that we do here at AES, and we welcome your ideas to making it even better!

Please RSVP by sending an email to

Opportunity to provide input

Would you like to take a leadership role at AES? I am looking for a parent and community member to be on our AES Leadership Team. This team will meet 2 to 3 times a year, and the primary function would be to collaborate with the school's leadership team about school improvement efforts in all areas and how to spend our Title 1 funding. If you are interested, please contact me at Again, we value your partnership and we welcome your involvement with important decisions for the school.

Have a wonderful weekend,


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Important Dates Coming Up

April 20th (rain April 21st) - Annual Animal Symposium & Owl Presentation

April 25 - 29 - April vacation - no school

May 2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week (Be sure to thank your child's teacher this week)

May 9-20 - NH State Assessments for grades 3 & 4

May 21st - Children in the Arts

May 27th - Special Awareness Assembly

May 30th - Memorial Day - no school

June 2nd - GBS Fly up day for grade 4

June 13th - Field day (rain date June 14th)


We will have step up activities as well as a 4th grade sendoff

Wellness News from Mr. Benham

AES students are participating in the Health Smart Curriculum. During March and April we have had discussions about tobacco. Students learned what tobacco is, what it does to people's bodies and how it can be unhealthy for people to use. Please take some time to ask your student what they learned about this topic. The conversations that happen at home are very influential and highly beneficial.

All AES students got to participate in the NH Jump Rope Challenge. This is an event that is conducted statewide. Students are challenged, based on their grade level, to try consecutive forward or backward jumps without a miss or as many jumps as they can in 30 seconds. Our students were outstanding. Here is a list of the grade level winners:

Kindergarten - Damion & Charlotte

1st Grade - Ian & Eva

2nd Grade - Colyn, Cheshan, Jenna and Brynn

3rd Grade - Tripp , Cooper, Serenity and Gillian

4th Grade - Marie & Matthew

Way to go Eagles!!!

Muzart News

Artists in kindergarten through fourth grade are learning about three dimensional art techniques. They also studied the art of Franz Marc. In the Expressionist style of the artist, these horse artworks show expressions of how the animal feels.

Coming next in Muzart is Children and the Arts (CATA) parade props, mug boards and art exhibit collaborations! Students will also learn songs and movement/dance to the CATA theme, “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!”

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Holiday Fun in Kindergarten

This week in Ms. Lawler's Kindergarten class we read many Easter books to practice our comprehension skill of identifying story elements. In each book we read, we identified the characters, the setting and sequenced the important events from the beginning, middle and end of the story. One of our favorite books this week was Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood. In this funny story, a cat decides to help the Easter Bunny deliver all of the eggs. After reading the story, each student thought of another animal that could do the Easter Bunny's job. Some of our silly ideas were an Easter elephant, the Easter brachiosaurus, the Easter fox. the Easter squirrel and so many more!