News from the Nest

Issue #52 Week of October 23rd

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WOW! Words of the Week

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Words of the Week is a fun way for the Fremont community to help our students' vocabulary SOAR! Each week we will post a MATH and ELA vocab word that may appear in our informal and formal state assessments. Our hope is that staff, families and students will find fun and engaging ways to learn these terms! You could: Play a word game in the car! Keep a running list of the words! Hang them on the bathroom mirror! Sing them! Create a word scavenger hunt!


Here are this week's words:

Scale: the size or level of something in comparison to what is average

Summarize: give a brief statement of the main points of (something).

Candy Buy Back

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Progress Conferences

Progress conferences will be held on Monday, November 7th from 4:00-7:00 and Tuesday November 8th from 8:30-12:00 We are once again using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible. Conferences will be held in-person at Ellis School. Should you need a virtual conference, please make that request with your child’s teacher directly


To sign up: Please enter the following web address into your browser window: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Ellis_School and sign up according to the directions below:


  • If you have a child in grades Preschool-4th grade, please sign up for a conference with your child’s classroom teacher.

  • 5th Grade and 6th grade: Please sign up with your child’s homeroom teacher.

  • 7th and 8th grade: Please sign up for a conference with one team of teachers


If you do not have internet access, please contact your teacher via phone at 603-895-2511 and he or she will assist in scheduling with you.


We look forward to meeting with you.


A note from Ms. Somers, School Librarian

Hello Ellis families! I am the new Ellis school librarian. I have ten years of education experience in the Oyster River and Rochester school systems. After working as a special education paraprofessional and a math interventionist, I went back to school to get my library certification - there's no better job than reading with kids. I may be new to Ellis, but not to Fremont - I have been selling my art at the New Hampshire Renaissance faire at Brookvale Pines for four years now! I have had a blast getting to know your students and the Ellis library. Please reach out with any questions, my email is esomers@sau83.org. I look forward to talking with you!

Picture Retakes

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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

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Unfortunately, the USDA program providing free school meals to all students ended on June 30, 2022. Meals will no longer be free to all students in the 2022-2023 school year.


  • Breakfast: $1.50 Full Price, $0.00 Reduced
  • Lunch: $3.25 Full Price, $1.50 Reduced


If your child will be purchasing breakfast or lunch, please add funds to his/her account here:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain?requestAction=home


Breakfast will be available for students to purchase each morning in the gym after they arrive at school.


Free and Reduced Applications can be found HERE


Please read the Fresh Picks Welcome Letter!



Fremont School District Food Service Director: Carole Humes 603-895-2511 x427 Fremont@freshpickscafe.com

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 25th: October Community Meeting

Monday, October 31st: PK-4 Halloween Parade to Colonial Poplin

Monday, October 31st: Halloween

Monday, November 7th: Picture Retake Day

Monday, November 7th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00

Tuesday, November 8th: No School/Election Day

Tuesday, November 8th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:30-12:00

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Exeter Youth Lacrosse!

Hello Friends and Families of Exeter Youth Lacrosse!

We have exciting news! In the inaugural National Celebrate Lacrosse Week this November, USA Lacrosse partnered with local lacrosse organizations to conduct FREE clinics and EYLA was selected as a host site!

Come try the sport at our Pick Up & Play clinic held at Seacoast United in Epping on Saturday, November 5th from 11AM - 1PM. This is for all kids ages 14 and younger. Sticks will be provided and a FREE USA Lacrosse pinnie is included.

Click on the link below for more information and to register. Spots are limited so don't delay. Stay tuned for lots of fun as we #CelebrateLacrosse!

Register here: https://www.usalacrosse.com/national-celebrate-lacrosse-week