Nov - Dec 2018 | Volume 11, Issue 6

Newsletter Schedule

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The next issue (January-February) of this newsletter will be available in early January 2019. We will accept submissions through December 21, 2018 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.

Epping School District News


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


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 12th.

Thank you for your service to our country.

Justin Benna, Principal

Epping Middle School (EMS)

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!

Important Dates:
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

Epping High School (EHS)

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,
       Media Center.
      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:
     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