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Read Across Newfound
Next week we will be celebrating reading and books at B-HVS as part of the Read Across Newfound program. We will have a special theme each day of the week. Student will also “Drop Everything and Read” each afternoon. The book swap will be held on Wednesday. Students should bring in a book on Tuesday. Each student will go home with a book even if they do not bring one. Thanks to everyone that donated books to be sure the students have a good selection! 

Read Across Newfound activities:
Monday- Wear Green for B-HVS 
Tuesday- Crazy Hair Day 
Wednesday- Dress as Your Favorite Character from a Book! 
Thursday- Wear Your Favorite Hat Day Friday- Silly Socks Day On Friday, students can bring their favorite stuffed animal, a blanket and slippers for Drop Everything and Read.
Book Swap
We are in search of children’s chapter books for a Book Swap on February 17th . At this event, students bring a book to school to swap for another. This year we are reaching out to parents in an effort to have a bigger assortment of books for the students in 4th and 5th grade. If you have chapter books that you would like to donate, please bring them to the main office or contact us to arrange for pick up. We will be collecting books until February 12th . Thank you for your help in making this new event a success! 
Interpreting SBAC Results

 Refer to the SBAC Student report Guide for more information on understanding your child's assessment scores.

 Fisher Cats Reading Challenge
On Thursday the school had a special visitor- Fungo the Fisher Cats mascot! At this special assembly, the students learned about our country’s election process, played games and tested their knowledge with some political trivia. For the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge, Fungo challenged the students to read 5 books by March 18th . Students will come home today with the Reading Challenge forms. Just fill out the form, record the books read and send it back by the due date for 2 free tickets to a due date for Fisher Cats game! Preschool and Kindergarten students can participate by listening to 5 books. Completed forms should be mailed to: NH Fisher Cats, Attn: Reading Challenge, 1 Line Drive, Manchester, NH 03101. Good luck!

 Box Tops for Education
 A big thank you to everyone that has taken the time to collect and send in box tops. We received a check for $501! This money will be deposited into our Student Activity Fund to help with field trips and special programs. We are off to a great start, please keep sending them in!
Show your B-HVS Pride
B-HVS apparel orders are due by March 11th for early April delivery. Order forms went home last week. Please let us know if you need another form. Also available: We are Newfound shirts can be ordered using the order form at www.sau4.org.
Music Concert
 The evening musical concert will on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned for more information!
For this month’s STEM activity, students were challenged to build the tallest tower that would support a stuffed animal, using only 100 index cards and 3 feet of tape. Our very creative teams of students worked hard on their construction and completed the challenge by recording their data and analyzing it against the data from the other groups in their classrooms.

Math Facts
Refer to the Math Facts flyer and letter about our school wide math facts goal. Please share the flyer with your child and ask them about the Math Facts bulletin board in the front lobby of the school.

Recess in Winter Weather
Students are expected to participate in outdoor recess if the temperature is above 10 degrees. Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather (hats, mittens, boots, coat, snow pants, etc.). If your child is in need of winter clothing, please contact Mrs. DeGrace. 

 Winter Weather is Here
Our New England weather makes snow days, delayed openings and early releases a likely occurrence each winter. The Newfound Area School District uses the SchoolReach system to notify students’ families and school faculty and staff with a recorded message in such an event. Please be sure to notify the school if your telephone contact information changes or if you do not receive a call. 

If your child’s dismissal plans need to be adjusted from the usual on a weather-related early release day, please be sure to notify the office as soon as possible. 
Note: Project Promise is not open on early release days. 

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