A Memorial Service for Frances Murzin will be held
Saturday May 30th at 12:30. Service will be a cookout/potluck and be
held at the American Legion Hall on Beauty Hill West in Barnstead, NH.
Look for the Balloons.
We will be
celebrating and remembering her life doing something she loved. Many
have been and enjoyed the countless cookouts she had. If you would like
to bring a dish to share that would be great but not necessary.
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
@ the Library!
Registration for our 2015 Summer Reading Programs at the Oscar Foss
Memorial Library begins on Monday, June 1st. This year our themes are
“Every Hero Has a Story” for children and teens and “Escape the
Ordinary” for adults. Sign up at the circulation desk, online at
oscarfoss.org or call 269-3900. Watch for more information about these
upcoming programs and the exciting events planned!
Munslow @ BES!
On June 3rd
at 10am Story Teller, Musician, and Comedian Keith Munslow will be
putting on a show for kids in grades K-6 at Barnstead Elementary School
as part of the 2015 “Every Hero Has A Story” Summer Reading Program!
This uproariously fun performance is sponsored by the Oscar Foss
Memorial Library. Funding for this Kids, Books and the Arts event is
provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell
Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State
Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as
funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute
of Museum and Library Services.
Additions for Families!
Foss Memorial Library is very excited to announce the addition of our
brand new Koala Changing Station! Families and caretakers of young
children will now have the convenience and privacy required in times of
need here at the library. The library would like to thank the
Congregational Church of North Barnstead Women’s Fellowship for their
generous donation, which allowed us to purchase this item which will be
utilized and appreciated by our patrons for years to come. The library
would also like to thank Clare and Peter Bolter for donating a glider
rocker for our Children’s Area. Mothers, grandmothers, and children of
all ages have already enjoyed snuggling, rocking, and reading in the
comfortable chair. Along with our new glider rocker we have added some
new bean bag chairs and pillows to our Children’s and YA sections. So
come on in and get comfy while you relax and read!
the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for
more information about these or any of our other programs or events.
There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library!
Library Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 10am-5pm,
Thursday; 5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday; 9am-Noon.
Elementary School Teacher Appreciation Week
week of May 5, Teacher Appreciation Week was celebrated in full force at
Barnstead Elementary School. The theme was Hollywood Week, each day
having its own feature film and related themed treat. To kick off the
week teachers and staff came dressed in their Hollywood glamorous best.
They then walked the red carpet to have their photos taken and competed
to win prizes. Jennifer Hamel of ImaJenAtion Photography in Barnstead
generously donated her time and expertise to the photo booth. The
portraits were displayed throughout the school. Staff was treated to a
Breakfast at Tiffany’s breakfast buffet. Staff and students voted, and
prizes were awarded in the following categories: Best Dressed – Mrs.
Hopkins; Most Creative – Mrs. Roberts; Most Colorful – Mrs. Picard; Most
Glamorous – Mrs. Hill; Best Hair – Mrs. Bergeron. The Teacher
Appreciation Committee also awarded Mrs. Hamilton with the Best Smile
award. Each winner received an Oscar trophy and a certificate for a
free lunch generously donated by White Buffalo and Patriot Pizza.
the movie of the day was Up and a popcorn bar with plenty of stir-in
treats was offered. Wednesday’s movie of the day, Rio, featured a taco
bar lunch with all the fixings and lots of desserts. Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory was Thursday’s feature movie, and the treat of the day
was a chocolate fountain complete with fun dippable foods and a
chocolate river punch. Hidden Golden Tickets were found by Mrs. Miller
and Ms. Goossens, who were each awarded a giant milk chocolate bar. The
movie for Friday’s grand finale was On Golden Pond. The staff was
presented with a stunning four-tiered Hollywood themed cake baked and
hand crafted by Allyson Horr of Barnstead and generously donated by
Suncook Valley Chiropractic.
addition, on Friday the staff was gifted a new Keurig coffee machine, a
selection of homemade coffee syrups, a Barista coffee recipe book and
many k-cups. Each staff person received a swag bag filled with candies,
a commemorative key chain and a hand molded white chocolate gold-leafed
Oscar lollipop. Finally, each teacher was given a card of appreciation
with a Regal Cinema movie ticket enclosed. The “Frozen Five” team of
Timothy Rice, Julie Couch, Kathy Bailey, Mike Hatch and Glen Claflin was
acknowledged and awarded with thermal underwear to keep them warm next
year. This hardy crew braved this winter’s frigid elements on a daily
basis to direct the new morning drop off traffic, and safely usher
students on and off the busses and across Maple Street.
Appreciation Committee wishes to recognize and thank the Barnstead area
businesses who generously donated to the week’s festivities: Autotool,
LLC; BAK Woodworking; Freedom Alarms, LLC; Hannaford of Alton;
ImaJenAtion Photography; OSG Paintball; Patriot Pizza; Regal Cinema of
Concord; Suncook Valley Chiropractic; The Woods at Beauty Hill; White
Buffalo and Wonderful Creations by Virginia Jennings. In addition,
great thanks and gratitude is sent to all the parents, guardians and
community members who donated food, money, supplies and time to make
this all happen. Last but not least, a special thank you to the
students who created the artwork and decorations displayed within the
school during the week. It was a truly special and uplifting week for