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Principals' Message - February 2020

A Message from the Principals 

Kimberly Yarlott – Principal 

Bonnie Painchaud – Assistant Principal 


February 2020 

It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the hundredth day of school.  We are at the midpoint of the school year and report cards will arrive soon, followed by Parent-Teacher Conferences in March.  January has just flown by and February is a busy and quick month that is full of exciting activities, including a top-notch Chorus performance on February 18th.   

Reeds Ferry has a high number of students who are dropped off by families each morning.  We work as a team to expedite the process in a welcoming and friendly manner.  We ask for your help by having your student ready to leave the vehicle when you come to a stop.  This helps the drop-off process move smoothly and limits the wait time for others.  Additionally, if you chose to drop your child off after 8:25 am by pulling around the front circle, we ask that you use extreme caution.  It can be very busy during this time.  Thank you in advance.   

Did you know that February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day?  This day was created to encourage and inspire people to do something kind for a classmate, friend, family member, or neighbor.  Kindness is contagious; it is a positive experience for the receiver, but also for the giver.  On February 17th, and all other days of the year, let’s spread kindness throughout Merrimack, NH.  Kindness Acts are endless, but here are some ideas to get started: 

  • Let someone go ahead of you in line 
  • Post a sticky note with validating or uplifting messages around for people to find 
  • Compliment a friend at school, home, work 
  • Send an encouraging note to someone 
  • Volunteer to help clean a classroom or do another chore around school and/or at home 
  • Smile 
  • Thank a teacher. 
  • Ask someone at school how they are feeling today, and actually listen to the answer. 

The winter weather has been fickle this year with both cool and cold temperatures.  Please continue to send in appropriate clothes, on a daily basis, to keep students warm during outdoor recess.  In addition, we strongly encourage you to visit our Lost and Found, located just beyond the lobby doors.  The collection of winter gear and clothing grows daily, leaving very little space for anything else.  Plan to check, or have your child check, the Lost and Found no later than Friday, February 21, 2020.  Over February vacation, all remaining items in Lost and Found will be donated to a Head Start Program in need.