Nov-Dec 2017 | Volume 10, Issue 6



Newsletter Schedule

Have we missed your group or event? Please let us know. Our purpose is to include as many Epping groups and events as possible.

The next issue (Jan-Feb) of this newsletter will be available in early Jan 2018. We will accept submissions through December 21, 2017 to be included in the next issue. Please send your content, including contact information, for consideration by using the CONTACT US section of our web site or by emailing us.


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 under School Board/Agenda & Minutes. ETV is also streaming meetings that you can watch live on your computer at:

Epping Elementary School (EES)

EES School Calendar


Nov. 6 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in the EES Art Room. Free babysitting in the Library.

Nov. 6,8,9 Veterans’ Friendly Lunch Days

Nov. 6-21 – Student Council Food Drive

Nov. 7 – NO SCHOOL-Professional Development Day and Parent Conferences

Nov. 8 – Eagle Day - Veterans’ Day Assembly– 1:35 pm




Dec. 4 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in the EES Art Room.  Free babysitting in the Library.

Dec. 7 – Family Craft Night in multipurpose room – 6:00-7:30 pm

Dec. 12 – Winter Concert for Grades 1, 2 and 3 in EMS Gym – 6:30 pm

Dec. 13 – Winter Concert for Grades 4, 5 Band and Chorus in EMS Gym – 6:30 pm

Dec. 19 – Chorus performing at Rockingham Nursing Home after school


EES Elections were held and the following students elected:

National Elementary Honor Society

Student Council

An Invitation to Epping’s Veterans From Epping Elementary School Lunch with a Veteran Program

Choose one day:

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:

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 10th.

Thank you for your service to our country.

Justin Benna, Principal

Epping Middle School (EMS)

The staff and students at the Middle School have been busy!  As we move from the end of summer to fall, we are learning our students’ names and understanding new routines and procedures with a new grade level team of teachers.  Middle school activities are in gear.  Here is a snapshot of what we have been up to.

Penny Wars was a resounding success! Grade 6 was our winner!  Our PRIDE Assembly on October 7th was a celebration of effort and healthy competition to support our school.  Earnings from this fundraiser were split equally between the grades to become a dedicated source of funds to support Nature’s Classroom, the DC Trip and other grade level specific activities.

Some Middle School events

Movie Night, October 20th

Haunted Acres Fundraiser for the PTO October 20th

Wall of Honor: Veterans’ pictures displayed in EMS lobby

Veterans’ Day Honor Ceremony on November 9th

Digital Citizenship: Appropriate. Responsible. Safe. During unified arts classes, students are exploring how to handle social media and technology.

Grade 7 was at Nature’s Classroom in Groton, Massachusetts from October 10th to 13th. At Nature’s Classroom, students learned to think “outside of the books.” Throughout their four-day experience, students participated in activities to develop personal responsibility, nurture personal growth and social awareness.

Epping High School (EHS)

EHS November Calendar
November 2 – Commissioner of Education Visit
November 3 – Midsummer Night’s Dream play in MS Gym – 7:30 pm
November 4 – Midsummer Night’s Dream play in MS Gym – 3:00 pm
November 7 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – 3:00-7:00 pm

Artisans Wanted for EHS Craft Fair

The Epping High School Athletic Boosters are now taking applications from artists, crafters and those interested in participating in the Ninth Annual EHS Holiday Craft Fair.  Information and fees can be found by contacting Beth Deschene at 679-2733 or

The Boosters will be hosting their Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Epping Middle High School Gym on 21 Academy St, Epping.  This event will focus on showcasing arts, crafts and foods from local artists, crafters and bakers.  It will be free for all ages to shop at the Fair, Food and raffles will be available for purchase.   All proceeds support Epping High School athletics.