is the time to think about enrolling your child in preschool! The
Center School in Northwood is accepting registrations for the
2009-2010 school year. The Center School is a parent cooperative
preschool located next to the town hall in Northwood, which provides
a developmental program for three, four, and five year-olds of
Northwood and surrounding towns. There are openings in our two-day
(T/Th) program and three-day (M/W/F) morning programs. Act now
before they are filled! To get information, please call Director,
Karen Andersen at the school at 942-7686.
Bake Sale just in time for Mother’s Day dinner. It will be May 9,
Saturday, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Northwood Narrows Advent
Christian Church on School Street (Route 7). This sale will be
sponsored by the Ladies Mission Group. This is a good time-saver for
you and will help increase our giving to Home and Foreign Missions
work. See you there!
From The Nurse’s Office
your home or work phone numbers, child’s medications, or health
information have changed, please let us know by phone or
Please apply sunscreen and bug spray to your child as needed prior
sure to check our web site often for updates – Northwood school –
Admin – Nurse
Change In New Hampshire Childhood Vaccination School Requirements
Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year … a
child who is 11 years of age or older, must receive a one-time dose
of Tdap vaccine if it has been 5 years or longer since the last
documented dose of a tetanus immunization. If a child has a
medical contraindication to pertussis vaccine, the child shall
receive a vaccine that only covers tetanus and diphtheria. All
incoming kindergarten students, 1st graders, and 6th graders who do
not have a history of chickenpox disease will be required to have
two valid doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine. Kindergartners
who have had chickenpox will be required to show documentation of
immunity by a confirming laboratory test. History of disease as
reported by a healthcare provider, or parent, is acceptable for 1st
grade through 12th grade, and should be documented in the student’s
school record.… contact their primary care provider to see that all
immunizations are up to date prior to the first day of school. The
State of New Hampshire does allow for children with medical and
religious exemptions. However, during an outbreak of a communicable
disease for which immunization is required, by law, an exempted
child may be asked to stay at home for a number of days. For
additional information about vaccinations, go to
www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/IMMUNIZATION/default.htm or call the NH
Immunization Program at 1-603-271-4482.
Tissues, tissues, tissues
… please donate one box to your child’s class. Allergy season
has begun and we are running low on tissues – so thank you for your
Swine Flu update can be found on our school
website or on www.CDC.gov
Preventing the Flu: Good Health
Habits Can Help Stop Germs
The single best way to prevent
seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits
like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop
the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and
prevent the flu.
Avoid close contact…with people who are sick.
When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them
from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick…You will help
prevent others from catching your illness.
Cover your mouth and
nose…with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those
around you from getting sick.
Clean your hands. Washing
your hands often will help protect you from germs.
your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person
touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches
his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Practice other good health
habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your
stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Donations needed: t-shirts, socks, and shorts
Healthy snacks –
Students often come to the nurse’s office looking for food. We rely
on your assistance in donating healthy items for the children to
snack on (crackers, cereal, cereal bars, and granola bars.
Thanks, Nurse Shelley and Miss Tammy, 603-942-5488
Northwood PTA And Northwood Drama Club
Northwood Elementary School Drama Club and the Northwood PTA
partnered in hosting a murder mystery dinner theater event … The
The event was a rounding success with a near sell
out crowd. Ninety-five community supporters showed up to
support the 15 member cast. The cast did an outstanding job in
keeping the audience members guessing.
The Northwood PTA
and the Northwood Drama Club extend a “BIG” thank you to our
community sponsors. Hannafords Supermarket of Northwood was
very generous donating nearly all of the food items. Our very
special Mrs. Jean Lane donated pink lemonade and many more baked
goodies for our desserts.
The Northwood PTA is proud to
have been a part of this performance and is happy to report that the
group is now much closer to their fundraising goal to purchase “wing
Northwood PTA President,
Northwood Ponders Fireworks Ordinance
Town is in the process of considering the approval of a new
regulation requiring residents or taxpayers (landowners) to obtain a
permit from the Fire Department in order to display fireworks. The
new ordinance would place restrictions on the event, including hours
of discharge, minimum distances from buildings, utilities and
woodlands, and would require the written approval from abutters. The
Board of Selectmen held the first of two public hearings on the
matter recently and generally speaking the attendees supported the
From time to time I plan to reach out to you when I need
your input on important matters, so I can vote accordingly. Also,
many of these changes have a tendency to move through the approval
process with little public awareness. If you would like a copy of
the proposed fireworks ordinance please email me at
email@example.com or drop me a note. I will
share all of your comments with fellow board members.
note, the Town is considering the addition of requiring excavation
and blasting permits. These items are separate and not part of the
proposed fireworks ordinance. Please contact me if these items are
of interest to you. Thank-you.
Fire Management Workshop
NALMC is an informal group of
private and public neighbors in the Northwood area who work together
across property boundaries to maintain and enhance the ecological,
social, recreational, and economic resources of the local landscape.
On April 13, 2009, the Northwood Area Land Management Collaborative
(NALMC) hosted a workshop on controlled burning of farm fields at
Harmony Hill Farm in Northwood. This annual field burning is done in
conjunction with the Northwood and Epsom fire departments.
Nearly 40 firefighters and other interested fire professionals from
around the state attended. This burn event is the largest
grassland fire training event held in NH.
The workshop gives
local fire departments an opportunity to train fire fighters in open
field fires, at the same time as it serves as a land conservation
and open space management practice for Harmony Hill Farm.
Yeaton, Epsom Fire Chief and training event organizer said “the
training is invaluable practice that you can’t get in a classroom;
and it helps the landowner to keep his fields open. It is a win-win
To view more photos of the burn event or to learn
about NALMC collaborative projects and events, visit the website
on field burning for land management contact Carl Wallman at
435-5209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on fire ecology in New England can be found at
On Monday, May 11th, Saddleback Mountain Lions Club will
host a spaghetti supper at Chadbourne’s Restaurant on Route 4 in
Northwood, NH, between 5:00-7:00 p.m. The cost will be $7.95/adults
and $5.00/children and the meal will include your choice of
meatballs/sausage with salad, garlic bread and dessert.
raised will benefit the blind, handicapped and needy in the towns of
Northwood, Nottingham, Deerfield, Barrington, Strafford and Lee.
So, come on down...treat yourself to a great meal and help us help
others....together we can make a difference!