August 22, 2021
Dear Stark Village School Families:
As you are preparing for your child to return to our buildings this fall, you do not have to purchase a backpack! I have partnered with the New Hampshire State Employees Association and the Department of Education. Every SVS student who wishes to have a brand new quality backpack can receive one. They will be available at the school Tuesday, August 23, 2021 from 9:00 - 3:00 and Wednesday, August 24, 2021, from noon to 4:00. Please look for Ms. Landry’s car “JUNEYET.”
If you are unable to attend on either of these days, please contact the school for availability through Mrs. Wentworth or Principal Dugan-Henriksen. They will keep a list of who has picked one up or can reserve one for your child. If you do not wish to receive one, you can also let them know so that we may be able to repurpose them to another student. Thank you so much.
Reminder, you can view our Back to School Plan at https://www.sau58.org/Page/3121 We are all looking forward to seeing some happy faces very soon!
Dr. Ronna Cadarette
Superintendent of Schools
August 20, 2021
Dear Stark Village School Families,
The Summer of 2021 has practically flown by and in a little more than a week on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, our students will return to school for the 2021-2022 school year, so I wanted to reach out with a few updates to help us all get ready.
First, I want to welcome our new staff. Ms. Carrie Wentworth joins us as our school secretary and paraeducator, taking over the reins from Billie Jo Sabine who will be working full time at the Passumpsic Bank in Groveton. Carrie is excited to be at our school and we are thrilled she will be in the main office every day. Mr. Murray Rogers joins us as our new custodian, taking over for Brad Jewell who retired in June, and
Ms. Danielle Adams will be our new Art teacher. Amanda Wetherbee (K-1),
Kelly Jewell (2-3) and Kate Landry (4,5,6) are excited to be returning, as are our specials teachers - Joy Keddy (Library), Jennifer Lyon (Guidance), Catherine Kondi (Music), and Stacie Roberts (PE/Wellness).
Our school building has been cleaned top to bottom, and we have brand new paving in our driveway and parking area. Mr. Shane Cloutier has been working on completing our outdoor classroom gazebo and it will be ready to use on the first day of school! Computers are being serviced and updated, and supplies are arriving daily.
Again, our first day of school is Tuesday, August 31. The building opens at 7:30 AM and the staff and I will be on hand to welcome the students. Berry Transportation should be reaching out to students who live on the bus with projected pick-up times, and to remind those students who ride the bus that the CDC and NH DHHS have made masks mandatory on school busses as they are considered public transportation. Our district will follow the SAU 58 Back to School Plan (https://www.sau58.org/Page/3121) that can be found at the SAU 58 website. Presently we are in the “Green Zone” where mask wearing is optional - but we do ask that you send a clean mask to school with your child in case we cannot maintain adequate social-distancing (3-6 feet).
Finally, please mark your calendars for two upcoming events. Wednesday, September 22 is a full day off for students as it is a professional development day for all teachers and staff (this is a change in the original calendar), and Tuesday, October 5 is School Picture Day at each of our SAU 58 schools.
Also, attached please find a “More Than a Meal” flyer about our 2021-22 Meal Application. I urge each of you to download and complete the application, and return it in a sealed envelope to our school or SAU Office, as it affects federal funding formula and grant allocations that may provide students with essential programs and support that would otherwise be paid for through local taxes. You should update this information anytime employment or household status changes throughout the year. Your help with this is greatly appreciated and all information is highly confidential.
I look forward to a great school year and am excited to see our students on August 31! Please contact me at school if you have any questions or concerns before then.
June 1 - Step-up day (afternoon) new Kindergarten students invitedJune 9 - 6:00 PM - Stark School Choral Music Concert at Groveton High SchoolJune 10 - 6:00 PM Stark School Sixth Grade Graduation - Stark Union ChurchJune 11 - Last Day of School - Early Release DayThe Stark Village School building and grounds will be closed from Saturday, July 26 through Monday, August 8 for repair and repaving of the parking area..Summer Days / Hours are 7:30AM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Stark Village School seeks to be an exemplary learning community school. We believe that education is not just about children; it encompasses families, parents, community, the environment, and the world. We build this foundation by respecting the individual needs of children and fostering a caring and creative environment by emphasizing the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child. As a professional learning community, we will work together to empower all students to become contributing members of society; equipped with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to meet the challenges of a changing world. Through a collaborative learning environment, we will encourage high expectations for success using developmentally appropriate, data-driven instruction while supporting individual differences and learning styles. Our success in this mission will build lifelong, confident learners, who have the tools necessary for success in a changing world.