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New principal named for Parker-Varney Elementary School

Bryan Belanger is the new principal of Parker-Varney Elementary School, effective next month. The Board of School Committee approved Superintendent Bolgen Vargas’s recommendation of Belanger for the position.

Belanger comes to Manchester from Raymond, New Hampshire, where he was principal of Lamprey River Elementary School since 2015. Previous experience included other school- and district-level administrative roles. He was interim principal of Seabrook Elementary School, assistant principal of curriculum and integration at Seabrook Middle School for six years, and technology director for Hampton School District and School Administrative Unit 21, serving Hampton Falls, North Hampton, South Hampton, and Seabrook.

“I am excited and eager to work with Parker-Varney’s learners, teachers, parents, and community,” said Belanger. “Together we will continue our school’s legacy of quality educational experiences, innovation and personalized learning.”

“Mr. Belanger’s experience and enthusiasm…

Registration open for Luke Capistran Memorial 5k

The Luke Capistran Memorial 5K Run, 3K Walk & Kids Fun Run Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM Derryfield Park, Bridge Street, Manchester NH 03104
First 150 participants to register will receive a free t-shirt Awards for the 5K top 3 overall winners and age group winners All participants will be entered to win some of our great raffle prizes!
Course Description:  Scenic cross-country run through Derryfield Park on grass and gravel trails, featuring rolling terrain.
All proceeds go to the Luke Capistran Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for students to attend summer camp. Adult Entry Fee: $25.00 Manchester Educator Entry Fee:  $20.00 Student Entry Fee:  $10.00 Kids Fun Run: Starts at 9:00 at Hillside Middle School, Donations welcome
Individual online registration at:    http://www.lightboxreg.com/the-luke-capistran-memorial-5k-fun-walk_2018

Pre-race packet pickup on Friday, September 28th, HIllside Middle School Lobby, 5:00-8:00 PM. Post entries will start at 8:00 AM the day of the…

CLiF to support summer reading in Manchester

Manchester schools are the grateful recipients of a grant from the Children's Literacy Foundation, which will provide free books to our students.

The community is invited to join CLiF for a FUN and INTERACTIVE storytelling for both children and parents.

Every child in attendance will get to choose TWO NEW BOOKS to take home and keep!

There will be HUNDREDS of books to choose from
with MANY POPULAR TITLES.

Eight sessions are scheduled, starting next week:

Thursday, July 12: 9:00 at Gossler Park, 145 Parkside Avenue
Thursday, July 12: 11:00  Parker-Varney, 223 James A. Pollock Drive 
Monday, July 16: 9:00 Beech Street, 333 Beech Street 
Monday, July 16: 11:00 Northwest, 300 Youville Street
Monday, July 23: 9:00 Jewett Street, 130 South Jewett
Monday, July 23: 11:00 at Weston, 1066 Hanover Street
Tuesday, July 31: 9:00 at McDonough, 550 Lowell Street
Tuesday, July 31: 11:00 at Bakersville, 20 Elm Street

Bookmobile ready to roll

We're excited for July 9, when the new Manchester bookmobile start its drive through the city, making stops at various public locations.

To kick it off, we held an official ribbon cutting with Mayor Joyce Craig; Assistant superintendents Amy Allen and Jennifer Gillis; Manchester City Library head of children’s services Karyn Isleb; director of English learner instruction Wendy Perron; and Booked for Summer coordinator Kelly Jobel.

We hope to see you this summer! Check out our full five-week schedule:




Manchester to celebrate National Summer Learning Day

The Manchester School District, in collaboration with organizations, businesses, and supporters of education across the city, will highlight the importance of summer learning opportunities on July 12, the day designated as National Summer Learning Day.
Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Day is an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe and healthy during the summer. On this day each year, the country unites in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations from libraries to parks and recreation centers and civic and non-profit groups to promote awareness of the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the summer.
“Summer Learning Day is a reminder that summers count for success in the school year ahead, and our community should work together to ensure students get the opportunities and services necessary to continue growing and thriving over summer vacati…

Heat advisory from the Manchester Health Department

The National Weather Service is forecasting an extended period of continued hot temperatures and high humidity through Friday July 6. Heat Advisories are likely during this period. These conditions may pose a health danger to the public, especially young children and elderly adults. Please pay special attention to the following information.
People tend to suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Usually, the body cools itself by sweating, but in some cases sweating is not enough. When that happens, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body temperatures can damage the brain and other vital organs.
Several factors affect the body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather. When the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly. Other conditions that adversely affect temperature regulation include old age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulat…