School Board Meeting Schedule
The Epping School Board holds regular meetings at 7:00 pm in the Epping Town Hall. The public is invited to attend. Meetings are also televised by ETV. Agendas and minutes are posted on the district website at www.sau14.org under School Board/Agenda & Minutes. ETV is also streaming meetings that you can watch live on your computer at: http://etv22.pegcentral.com/.
- November 1st and 15th
- December 6th and 20th
EES School Calendar
- Nov. 5 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in the EES Art Room. Free babysitting in the Library.
- Nov. 6 –NO SCHOOL-Professional Development Day and Parent Conferences
- Nov. 7-20 – Student Council Food Drive
- Nov. 7,8,9 – Veterans Friendly Lunch Days
- Nov. 12 – NO SCHOOL – VETERANS DAY
- Nov. 21-23 – NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING RECESS
- Dec. 3 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in the EES Art Room. Free babysitting in the Library.
- Dec. 4 – Chorus performing at Rockingham Nursing Home after school
- Dec. 11 – Winter Concert for Grades 1, 2 and 3 in EMS Gym – 6:30 pm
- Dec. 12 – Winter Concert for Grades 4, 5 Band and Chorus in EMS Gym – 6:30 pm
- Dec. 24-Jan. 1 – NO SCHOOL – HOLIDAY RECESS
EES Elections were held and the following students elected:
National Elementary Honor Society
- President Maela Baker
- Vice President Ava Finkelstein
- Secretary Avery O’Neill
- Treasurer Seth Noble
- Crew Leader EES Store - Brody Hannon
- Asst Crew Leader EES Store - Rachel Mazzone
- Crew Leader EES Night at the Movies - Hannah Marshall
- Asst Crew Leader EES Night at the Movies - Reilly Clark
- Crew Leader EES Spirit Week - Haley Marden
- Asst Crew Leader EES Spirit Week - Jonah Katz
An Invitation to Epping’s Veterans
From Epping Elementary School
Lunch with a Veteran Program
Choose one day:
- Monday, November 7th
- Wednesday, November 8th
- Thursday, November 9h
Epping Elementary School would like to say “Thank you!” to veterans by inviting you to a free lunch at our school during Veterans Day week. This is a very informal event with veterans seated at the tables with students. Any veteran who attends will be recognized and introduced to all the students and thanked for his or her service.
Lunch times are:
- 11:20 to 11:45 for grades 4 & 5
- 11:50 to 12:15 for grades 2 & 3
- 12:20 to 12:45 for kindergarten
- 12:25 to 12:50 for grade 1
You don’t have to have children, grandchildren or other relatives currently attending Epping Elementary School. If you are a veteran, you are invited.
If you plan to attend, please call the school at 679-8018 or send in a note with a student relative or by mail, telling us what lunch you plan to attend.
Please note that school is closed on November 12th.
Thank you for your service to our country.
Justin Benna, Principal
EMS Competency Based Education Parent Information Night
October 16th at 6:30 pm in the Lura Dodge Cafeteria was the first of our information nights for parents to learn more about Competency Based Education. We were thrilled to host 19 parents and learn more about their concerns, worries and questions. Our presentation with Krista Gulick CIA Coach, Susan Gualtieri, EMS Assistant Principal, Jessica Bouchard, Math 6/CIT, along with Val McKenney, ESD Superintendent, answered parent concerns. We gathered more information about what our next steps will be to continue to communicate with and support our families through this transition.
Second Annual Veterans’ Day Assembly
Last year, we began this tradition with a small flag raising ceremony using a flag gifted to me from my daughter’s recruiter (USMC) who was deployed to Afghanistan and a Wall of Honor displaying photos of our staff and students’ friends and family members who are active duty and veterans. This year, our assembly is in the process of planning an implementation by our students in each grade level taking a part of the ceremony. More details will be coming soon! Our students really enjoyed having this opportunity to think about and honor our men and women who have served.
October Field Trips
On October 4th, our eighth graders traveled to UNH for an amazing day of learning about college life. The value of this opportunity is all about giving students a chance to observe college life and begin to visualize themselves as college students in the future! Walking the campus, listening to presentations from students, learning about the importance of making the most of their years as middle and high school students and thinking about the future was such a valuable opportunity for our kids!
From October 9th to 12th, our seventh graders traveled to Acton, MA to participate in the Nature’s Classroom Program! Team building, environmental sciences, enjoying nature and being together to galvanize their relationships as a team working together, was the focus of the very busy and organized trip. The 14 students who stayed back were engaged and learning, too! Special and aligned activities for these students were facilitated by teachers taking turns to stay back and be connected with these students.
On October 12tht, sixth graders traveled to Camp Lincoln for a fun-filled day of adventure and team building activities! Working together to solve problems and communicate effectively with one another to get a job done was the focus of the day! Staff and students, along with our guidance counselor, Nick DeGruttola, supported students and learned more about how each student responded to challenges!
Parent Teacher Conference Day
Tuesday, November 6th
Professional Development Days - No School for students
Tuesday, March 12th
Friday, April 5th
Early Release Days - 11:30 am dismissal for all students
Wednesday, January 16th
Wednesday, February 6th
Wednesday, May 8th
Upcoming Epping High School Dates
October 31 NHS French & Spanish Induction
Ceremony, 10:50-11:50 am - HS Guidance Lobby
November 1 Financial Aid Night, 6:00 - 7:00 pm,
November 6 – Parent/teacher Conference Day
(no school for students)
November 8 A Conversation About Mental Health
w/Justice John Broderick - 6:30 pm - MS Gym
November 10 Craft Fair, 7:00 am-6:00 pm – MS
Gym (contact person Lynn Pelletier)
November 12 Veterans’ Day - School Closed.
November 16 NHS Induction Ceremony, 8:00 –
9:00 am - HS Guidance Lobby.
November 16 Fall Play, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MS Gym.
November 17 Fall Play, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, MS Gym.
November 21 – 23 Thanksgiving Recess.
November 27 I Am College Bound, 8:00 - 11:00
am, Media Center.
December 24 January 1 Holiday Break
Please visit our new website: sau14.org
There will be an afternoon concert for the Seniors again, date and time TBD.
Holiday Craft Fair
The Epping High School Athletic Boosters will be holding a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 10th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Epping Middle School gym.
If you would like to rent a table, the cost is $25 per space plus a donated item to be raffled.
To rent your space, please call 679-1733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.