• Happy Summer!! Happy Summer!!
  • Congratulations, Lucy! Congratulations, Lucy!
  • Summer Reading!! Summer Reading!!
  • Planting Our Gardens! Planting Our Gardens!
  • Gardening with Mrs. Harty! Gardening with Mrs. Harty!
  • Farewell to our 4th Graders! Farewell to our 4th Graders!

Website articles are written by Central School Fourth Graders. Previous articles can be accessed from the older post link on the bottom left.



Mrs. Rawling will be at SCAMP camp…


…and so will Mrs. Pickering!

SCAMP camp for incoming kindergartners is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 15, 16, and 17.  Camp will take place from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Central School.  Lunch will be served free of charge, or students can bring their own lunch.  Please call Kerry Pickering at 603-835-2595 if your child plans to attend any of the days.  Any incoming kindergartner is welcome!

Happy Summer!!

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During the final few weeks of the school year, students spent some time getting ready for summer! Mr. Lawry organized a bike rodeo on the back playground so students could practice their bike riding skills and safe road habits.

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Mrs. Harty spent time with every grade planting the gardens around the back playground with flowers and vegetables that we will enjoy when we return in the fall!


And during our final Year of the Book event, with author/illustrator Jason Chin, students were able to pick two new books for summertime reading!  Happy Summer to all!!

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Farewell to Our Fourth Graders!

rsz_facebook_1465130124486On Tuesday, June 7th, the Central School community gathered in the gym to say a fond farewell to our fourth graders.  The event began with a video presentation of the fourth graders which you can watch by clicking on the photo above.  The fourth graders then shared memories of their years in Central School, and Mr. Nemlich gave some words of wisdom and good wishes.  Mrs. Daigneault led us in singing some special songs, and the third graders presented flowers they had made in Art class.  The event culminated with the procession of students and teachers past the fourth graders to give hugs and farewells.  Best wishes at the Middle School to all our fourth graders!!  Come back to visit us!!


Kindergarten Is Moving On Up!


This morning’s Kindergarten Graduation ceremony was filled with songs and smiles as families and friends gathered in the CES gym for the special event!  KinderRoo even made a guest appearance, back from her travels to other schools to teach other children about letters and sounds.  Have a wonderful summer, kindergartners!! See you in First Grade!



Bingo Book Exchange = FUN!


B-I-N-G-O!!  This morning, Central School students played an all-school game of Bingo!  Older students were paired with younger students, and Mr. Nemlich was the caller. As teams called out BINGO!, their cards were checked, and then the two students would get to choose a book from a large collection of books.  Every student left the game with four books!  Happy reading!!

Volunteers Recognized for Contributions to CES!


Lucy Lawlor (above) and Myriah Clark (right) with their Layperson of the Year Awards!


During Monday Morning Meeting on June 6th, classroom and school volunteers were recognized for their help throughout the school year!  In addition, two Layperson of the Year awards were given to Lucy Lawlor and Myriah Clark!  Thank you to everyone for your support of Central School students, teachers, and community!

CES Concert Celebrates Reading!

Mrs. Daigneault pulled out all the stops to bring together a spring concert titled Come On and Read a Book Today!!  Following our Year of the Book theme, each class presented a book, using movement, singing, instruments, or drama to bring it to life!  Kindergarten read and sang Pop-Up Jungle, followed by first grade performing Little Cloud.  Second grade then moved to Like a Windy Day, and fourth graders used 5-gallon buckets to perform Rain Talk and I Can See Clearly Now, The Rain is Gone.  Then the third graders presented a fabulous dramatic performance of The Turnip!  Finally the whole school sang three songs all about books and reading.  The big surprise of the night was that Mrs. Daigneault lost her voice!!   She was still able to play her instruments and conduct, though, and everyone performed brilliantly!  It was a wonderful and fun way to celebrate Central School’s music program and to showcase our talented singers and performers!

Storykeepers Share Family History!

On Wednesday, April 27th, the third and fourth graders presented their Storykeepers genealogy research to family and friends!  Each student chose a member of his or her family at least two generations back, and they used different types of artifacts to present the story of that person’s life.  Students used the tools that Natalie Kinsey-Warnock had taught them about during her six-day residency at Central School in March, including online research sites like Ancestry Classroom, Heritage Quest, Chronicling America, and Find a Grave.  They also interviewed living family members and learned stories that had been past down through the generations.  Natalie returned to the school for the event, and she was thrilled with how the presentations were done!  Duncan McDougall, Executive Director of the Children’s Literacy Foundation, was also on hand for the event, and he interviewed and photographed many of the students with their presentation boards.

The Nature Museum Visits Second Grade


CES second graders enjoyed a presentation about seeds and plants provided by the Nature Museum of Grafton on Friday, April 15th.  The students had a chance to look closely at assorted seeds and plants as part of their study of seed dispersal.  The presentation was provided through the generous support of Marquise and Morano LLC, Civil Environmental Engineers.

Rockin’Ham 5K!


The 2016 Rockin’Ham 5K took place on Saturday, April 2nd, with 296 registered runners taking to the course at 10:30 AM!  The top CES boy and girl runners were Walker James with a time of 23:06 and Sadie Scott with a time of 29:24.  Mr. Lawry was third overall, and Max McCready was fourth overall.  Mrs. Pickering reported that $12,000 was raised through race registrations, sponsorships, and raffle ticket sales!!  After expenses, the net total raised was $9500!  Mrs. Pickering spoke for the entire 5K committee in thanking the community for its support of our school and all the volunteers who made the event go so well.  Plans are already underway for the third annual Rockin’Ham 5K next year!!


Mrs. Pickering with her bullhorn! Calling all runners!!


Mr. Lawry runs away with third place!!