June 2017 News

Mr. Lafleur

From the Desk of Mr. LaFleur - 
June 2nd, 2017

 ERNEST P. BARKA SCHOOL – June Newsletter          



Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is hard to believe that our school year is coming to a close on June 19th.  I would like to extend many thanks to our students, parents, and staff for another exciting year of learning at Barka School.  I would like to emphasize the importance of students reading on a consistent basis.  Please encourage your child to read over the summer.  The Derry Public Library will begin their Summer Reading Program on June 19th and for more information, please go to www.dplkids.org.


If you know that you are moving over the summer months, please notify our office as soon as possible. To ensure proper student placement for next year, it is imperative that we have accurate information to transfer your child’s records to their new school.  Please send the new address and any other pertinent information in writing to our office before the school year concludes.



Please remember to pick up your child’s medication by the last day of school.  Any medication not picked up will be discarded.  Also remember, in order for your child to receive medication next year, the school will need a new order from your physician.  Forms may be obtained in the health office or on the school district web site under health forms.


The Derry School Child Nutrition Program would like to remind all students and families that student account balances should be paid in full by the end of the school year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our food service department at 432-2137.  


The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 30th  for all elementary students.  I hope that everyone has a safe, happy, and relaxing summer.  


                                                                                                                                                                        Daniel J. LaFleur, Principal




                6/1       Title 1 Math Club – 3-4:00pm

                                   Birthday Book Club – 2-2:30pm           

                      6/5       Botany Club-3-4:00pm

                      6/7       Field Day-Gr. K, 1, 2     

                                                e.o.y. Human Board Game-5th graders-outside-3-4:30pm

                      6/8       Rain Date for Gr. K, 1, 2 Field Day

                      6/9       Field Day – Gr. 3, 4, 5

                      6/12     Rain Date for Gr. 3, 4, 5 Field Day

                                                Botany Club – 3-4:00pm

                                                PTA Mtg. – 7:00pm

                       6/13     All School Cook Out

                       6/14     Rain Date for All School Cook Out

                       6/15     Kindergarten Rainbow Show – 6:30-7:00pm


                       6/19     LAST DAY OF SCHOOL



                                    REMINDER – Drop-off and Parent Pick-up

For your child’s and your safety, please do not pull around cars in line; watch

for people at the crosswalks and drive slowly around the school, 10 mph. 



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The Derry Cooperative School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

Any student, parent on behalf of their child, or employee who believes that he or she has a disability and thinks that accommodations are necessary to afford an equal opportunity for success, should contact their school Section 504 coordinator (Mr.Brown).