Second semester is off to a good start. The students have taken on their new classes and are working hard. Now that the daylight hours are getting longer, the students appear to be in good spirits.
We recently had a presentation on vaping and smoking by our school nurse. The growing number of students who vape is disheartening. After e-cigarettes were deemed as a tobacco product, they were prohibited from all schools. They are no longer allowed where smoking is prohibited. We urge you to talk with your child about the health effects of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
We recommend that you prohibit e-cigarette use around your child. You may not know this, but you can also choose to send your chil
d to a college or university that is tobacco-free, including e-cigarettes. For questions regarding e-cigarettes and vaping, contact the NH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program at TPCP@dhhs.nh.gov.
As you know, the February vacation period starts on the 24th of February. The school will be closed for the week and our teachers are looking forward to some time off to rest and spend time with their families.
This year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM. We hope you can make it to this great fundraiser. All monies raised are donated to a local food pantry. We have hosted an “Empty Bowls” fundraiser for many years and have raised over $1000 each year for the past twelve years.
School safety and security is a high priority here at Parker Academy. We work hard to make sure that this is a safe place for our students and staff. If you have any concerns about your child’s safety or security, please do not hesitate to call us. The phone number here is 410-6240.
The NH Department of Education has been reviewing Parker Academy’s policies and procedures this year. Although we will get a written report in late March, their preliminary comments were very complimentary, with high praise for our teachers and our curriculum.