Featured image of article: NH Statewide Assessment System

Each year, elementary students in grades 3 & 4 participate in the New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS). Please visit this link to access the 2019 assessment window:

This year, the FES 3rd & 4th grade students will take the following NH SAS assessments:

  • English Language Arts
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

FES plans to test students during the following days from 10 am – 12:00 noon:

  • Grade 4: Monday 4/8,

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Featured image of article: Engaging Students

Last week, FES students had a new experience in our Library Commons. Knowing that students often stick to one kind of book Library Media Specialist, Nicole Murray, wanted to encourage students to branch out and get a taste for different genres. So, she transformed the Library Commons into a Genre Cafe. The tables were all set with (electric) candles,

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Featured image of article: FES says Thank You!

The staff and students would like to say thank you for the community show of support in passing the budget and the teacher contract last week. Because of your support, FES students will continue to get an excellent education as part of the larger ConVal School District.

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Featured image of article: The Power of Play

The staff at FES believe that play is a very important part of education. That’s why we have a morning recess from 8:20 – 8:35 and a midday recess from 12:30 – 1:00. Here you see a collaborative project where students created “Heart Island” when the sun (finally) came out after a few days of ice and rain.

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Featured image of article: Artist in Residence @ FES

FES is dedicated to educating the whole child. Part of this is allowing students to learn about and express themselves creatively. We are thrilled to have Mark Ragonese join us again for another art project this week. This installation focuses on the characteristics that FES students identify within themselves as something they project outward to the greater community.

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Featured image of article: FES Parent Math Night

Do you wonder why your child’s math homework looks so different from what you brought home in elementary school?

Then join us for an interactive and fun evening! Learn from the FES staff how the focus has shifted in mathematics instruction and why we do what we do. Play some of the same math games your children play.

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Featured image of article: Bring in the Professionals

On Friday December 14th, students at FES learned about how people around the world celebrate winter holidays. One of the countries students learned about was Germany. A big tradition in Germany is baking and decorating gingerbread. We are so lucky to have a connection with Frederick’s Pastries through our third grade teacher, Ms. Robert. Sue from Frederick’s came to FES with homemade gingerbread and decorating tools for the kids to have some hands on experience like the professionals.

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Featured image of article: Community Connections

FES is very proud of the many community connections it has with the Town of Francestown. Just recently, members of the PTO worked with 18 students and other young people in the Francestown community to rehearse some holiday songs. They all came together in the newly renovated Town Hall for the annual tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the Francestown Improvement and Historical Society.

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Featured image of article: Good News Phone Calls

FES is starting a new practice called Good News Phone Calls.

Each week a few students will be identified by the principal and other staff members for doing good things that promote the values of Francestown Elementary School (Positive, Responsible, Independent, Determined, and Empathetic). These students will make a phone call home with the principal to share the Good News.

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Featured image of article: Author Visit and Dance Performance

On December 6th, children’s author and illustrator David Ira Rottenberg will be coming to FES. He will be reading his book Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig and dancers from the Peterborough Dance Theater will be performing a dance choreographed to the book. This is the kickoff to FES’s All School PRIDE day during which students and staff will participate in activities focused on our school values of Positive,

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