The Eagle Express

Antrim Elementary School September 3, 2021

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Welcome to a New School Year

On Monday August 30th, we had a fun meet and greet with students, staff, and families. It was great seeing all of the smiling faces out on the playground. A big thank you to our PTO for providing popsicles for our students as they greeted old and new friends. Our opening week was a success. We are so pleased to be back in school with students. Please save the date for our Annual Title 1 Family Meeting on Sept. 23rd at 5 pm followed by our Open House scheduled for Sept. 23rd from 5:30 - 7.

I would like to say a big thank you to the teachers for working so hard to get school open and beginning our year on a positive note. This is truly an amazing staff, and I feel so blessed to be working with such an amazing group of dedicated professionals. I hope you will join me in sharing your appreciation through a note or quick email. I am sure they would find it kind and encouraging.

Today we had an all-school zoom meeting, and I invited a special guest to join us - BLAZE our eagle mascot. Blaze walked through the classrooms and helped everyone start the day on a positive note.

We will see you all Tuesday after the long weekend. Enjoy -rest- relax - and have fun!


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A note from mrs. Edwards in the office

Thank you to all those who have returned completed First Day paperwork. If you haven’t returned the requested paperwork yet, please have it returned to the AES office by Wednesday, September 8th.

Please note that when completing the Free and Reduced Meal application, please be sure to sign the form. We cannot submit it without a parent signature. To those who have sent in forms without your signature, the forms will be returned to you to be signed and returned to AES. Even though meals are free to students this year we ask that you complete this paperwork as it is used for other federal funding opportunities.

If you haven’t signed up for Pickup Patrol yet, please do. The office will be sending out invitations periodically to those who haven’t signed up for it as this a key program we use with our dismissal process.

Thank you for helping us complete the above tasks. This helps ensure the office runs smoothly.

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Meals to Remain Free for ConVal Students

Families Encouraged to Fill Out Application to Determine Eligibility for Additional Benefits

PETERBOROUGH -- Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Agriculture will continue to offer free breakfasts and lunches to all ConVal students through the end of the 2021-22 school year.

"We are so happy to be able to offer this resource to all of our students for another year," said Superintendent Rizzo Saunders. "Even though meals will be available to students regardless of qualification status, I cannot stress enough how important it is for parents to fill out an application. Doing so allows families to determine if they are eligible for a number of other significant benefits."

Families that complete an application will have the opportunity to learn about their potential eligibility for other benefits, including discounted or waived academic testing and college application fees, reduced cost broadband internet access and the pandemic EBT program.

Data from the program is also used to determine the amount of funding that is provided to the district for programs, such as Title I and e-rate reimbursement, which is used to fund technology. Additionally, the data is used by other federal and private grant foundations to award funding to the district, as well as towns within the district.

Families can apply here. Only one application should be completed per household.

For more information about the program, please email Lori Schmidt at

Questions regarding dietary concerns or meals should be directed to Katelyn Moore at

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Information from the Grapevine

Don't miss our annual Grape Big Yard Sale on 9/18!
Pick up what you need at a fraction of the cost! The best part? It's for a great cause!

Head down to the front lawn of the Grapevine to shop for new and gently used items of all varieties at our GRAPE BIG Yard Sale during the Antrim Home & Harvest event! We have so much great stuff waiting for you, as we weren’t able to hold the sale last year (due to COVID). All proceeds to benefit Grapevine children’s programs. Saturday, September 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. (If it rains we'll move it to the following day of 9/19!)

We are looking for volunteers to help during the yard sale. If you are willing and able, please email Carol at!

Fall is just around the corner . . .

As cooler weather approaches, please keep in mind that we have a Community Wood Bank at the Grapevine that is intended to be a temporary, emergency source of heat for those in need. Call us at 603-588-2620 for information.

Recess is a favorite part of our day

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Meet Para Heidi Crowell

Hello! My name is Heidi Crowell and I am a new Paraeducator at AES. I’m very excited to be here this year! I was raised in Antrim and have spent most of my life in or around it. The time I didn’t live here, I was living in Montana, St. Thomas, Florida and Virginia. I have a degree in Environmental Studies and Geography from Keene State College. I am also an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician for Antrim Ambulance.

In my free time I hike, kayak, cook, travel, spend time with my family and friends and read. I live in Hancock with my two crazy dogs!

Meet School Psychologist Kristina Styren

Hello! My name is Kristina Styren, and I am very much looking forward to being Antrim Elementary School's School Psychologist this year! Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to spend my life helping children to learn. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, I began instructing as a classroom teacher. I then spent the following years working as a Gifted and Talented educator, Math Coach, Middle and High School Math teacher, classroom teacher to grades 2, 3, and 5, and a Behavior Coach! During this time, I found that I wanted to learn so much more about how children learn so that I could better ensure that students are able to enjoy school and learning as much as possible. As a result, I decided to complete Plymouth State University's School Psychology program, and obtained my Master's of Education and Educational Specialist degrees in School Psychology. So that I could support students schoolwide, I also completed a certificate in Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports. Most recently, I served as the School Psychologist at Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my husband, our 1-year-old daughter, and our two dogs, cat, and rabbit! I love to read, sing, travel, and try new foods. I very much look forward to supporting all students within the Antrim Elementary community and wish all students and families a wonderful school year!

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