Principal's Message



1 B.E.S.T. Ave, Boscawen, NH  03303                        Phone: (603) 753-6512               Fax: (603) 753-8140

Jeff Drouin, Principal                   Cindy Falabella, Guidance                 Karen Audet, School Nurse


Boscawen Elementary School

Monthly News

May 2018



Dear Boscawen Families,

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their vacation and is well rested.

It’s official!! The last day of school for students is June 22nd.

On April 20th we had our monthly school-wide assembly. During this time our Student Action Committee facilitated a wonderful morning meeting for the whole school.

This spring, students in grades 3-5 at Boscawen Elementary School will be participating in the New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System (NH-SAS). This online assessment in Mathematics and English takes the place of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The NH-SAS is very similar to the SBAC, so students who have taken the Smarter Balanced Assessment in previous years will find this test very familiar. The changes which will come with this new assessment are that reading and writing are assessed in two different sessions, the tests will take less time than the previous SBAC and now it includes a science assessment for those students in fifth. There is no need to study for this assessment. We do, however, ask that you encourage your child to do his or her best and get plenty of rest in advance of the assessment.

Welcome to all of our new kindergarten families as well as those siblings that we saw at our kindergarten screening information night. It is always great to see those new faces. If you know of anyone that has a student that will be in kindergarten next year that did not register, please have them call the school as soon as possible. 

With spring here, we have a few reminders. Students should not bring in any type of hard ball or bats to be used on the playground. This time of year also tends to bring with it ticks, black flies and other bugs. Please be sure to do a “tick check” on your child as we are close to the woods. We encourage you to spray your child with bug spray at home. Most bug sprays will last throughout the whole day. Spring clothing should also be within the guidelines of the student handbook. 

May 4th will be the last day for input on class placement for students for the 2018-2019 school year.  As expressed in the letter already sent home, a lot of time and thought is put into determining which class a student will be placed in. Teachers look at a number of factors when making this determination. Parents are also welcome, but not required, to provide their input during this process. Remember, we will not be accepting teacher names as a request. Instead, you are welcome to describe your child’s learning style and the type of classroom environment you feel will best suit your child’s educational needs. Please put this in writing and send it to school with your child. Address the letter to me and I will share your information with the appropriate grade-level team.

On the evening of May 16th starting at 6pm, our Fifth Grade Students will be holding their Annual Exhibition Night. We would like to invite everyone to come, and have an opportunity to view all of the hard work the students put into their projects.

I would like to remind everyone that there is no school on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

IB News – Transdisciplinary Themes– Week 3


We have been taking a look at the six transdisciplinary themes.  This time we will focus on what might be called the history theme, “Where We Are In Place and Time.”  The descriptor for this theme is: “An inquiry into orientation in place and time; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations, and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.”  You can easily see how history fits into this theme.  But it does take the student beyond the US perspective.  A fourth grader might begin by learning about how New Hampshire was first settled.  But then they will be challenged to look at settlement patterns around the world and to look for the commonalities.  Are there patterns and why?  Students may study the pioneers in the United States, but then go farther to look at pioneers in other countries or in other fields, like math or science.  What do all pioneers have in common?  What kinds of new knowledge do pioneers share with the world?  Students begin to understand how much in common they have with people throughout the ages.


Nancy Webster, PYP Coordinator 

Questions?  Email me at



Important Upcoming Dates


April 30 & May 1           Incoming 2018-2019 Kindergarten Screening

May  7-11                       Staff Appreciation Week

May  14                          MVSD Board Meeting at LES @ 7pm

May  15                          BES PTA Meeting @ 6pm

May  16                          Fifth Grade Exhibition 6pm  

May  22                          Fifth Grade Move Up Night at MVMS

May  28                          No School Memorial Day Observed



Important Phone Numbers:

 School – 753-6512   SAU Office – 753-6561   Transportation – 753-1422 or 1421