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School District Newsletter

The January District Newsletter is linked here. This month’s newsletter highlights the PMHS Winter Showcase, the Vaping Unveiled Presentation, and the PES Gratitude Campaign! Also, we have winter concerts coming up on January 15 (grades 1-4), January 22 (grades 5-6), and January 23 (grades 7-12). All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. in the PMHS gymnasium.

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Gratitude Campaign

In an effort to uplift our school community, the PES Student Council is running a two-week Gratitude Campaign through the Look for the Good Project. The project will run January 7 to January 18. Students and staff will participate in daily activities that include creating gratitude walls, sharing kindness cards, and writing letters of appreciation. Below is a description of the activities.

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Administration

Education Funding in New Hampshire

Thanks to the many Pittsfield taxpayers who joined the recent meeting on Education Funding in New Hampshire. We were joined by many concerned taxpayers from across our state as we learned about the inequities in the state’s funding scheme and the failure of the legislature to address the issue in an equitable manner as required by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

The presenters for our meeting – former Claremont case attorneys Andru Volinsky and John Tobin – draw two conclusions regarding next steps to correct the unjust system: a lawsuit that again challenges the state’s failure to meet its duty to our students and taxpayers and a focus on the issue of school funding in this fall’s elections for governor and the state legislature.

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