thinking about enrolling your child in preschool for next fall? The
Center School in Northwood is accepting registrations for the
2013-2014 school year. The Center School is a parent cooperative
preschool located next to the town hall in Northwood, which provides
a developmental program for three, four, and five year olds of
Northwood and surrounding towns. There are openings in our two-day
(T/Th) program and three-day (M/W/F) morning programs. Call or email
us soon to get an information packet or to make an appointment to
come for a visit! For information, please email director Karen
[email protected] or call her at the school at
of both political parties should care deeply about the corrosive
influence of money in our elections. Voters are not unaware of how
much money is being spent to influence their vote, and often feel as
if their votes no longer matter.
citizens abandon their right to vote for those who will represent
them in our legislatures, they diminish the hard and painful work
that was done to expand the franchise, and they threaten the very
democracy of which we have been so proud. As our New Hampshire icon,
Doris “Granny D” Haddock, the woman who walked across the country at
the age of 90 to carry her message for campaign finance reform,
said, “Democracy is not something we have, it’s something we do.”
More than anything else, the undermining of our hard-won democracy
is, for me, the most terrifying effect of Citizens United, corporate
personhood, and the secret millions that they have unleashed.
Hampshire legislature has several bills and a concurrent resolution
concerning campaign finance reform on the docket this session. Both
the House and Senate have retained bills that would close loopholes
in our disclosure law for further study. There is a Senate bill for
public funding, and the House has passed HCR2, asking Congress to
move forward on a Constitutional Amendment declaring that
corporations are not persons before the law. Please ask your
legislators to continue this work, for the sake of the democracy of
which we are celebrated across the world.
Northwood Teachers’ Association
child. Every chance. Every day
Northwood Teachers’ Association celebrates teachers and teaching
with its Teacher of the Month. Melissa Moore is April Teacher of
Teacher of the Month
Moore, Library Media Specialist
library media specialist here at Northwood School, I value the
chance to encourage kids to be great readers and smart consumers of
information. Across the grade levels, one of the goals is to help
students acquire top notch skills in the area of information
working in the field of education. It is especially interesting to
be a librarian in a K-8 school because you have the chance to
collaborate on so many different curriculum themes.
to stay current with developments in my field by belonging to
associations such as the American Association of School Librarians
(AASL). “Think, Create, Share, Grow” is a phrase the AASL recently
adopted to summarize the goals of an engaging school library
program. We do this at Northwood School by examining print
materials, learning new skills with digital tools, and sharing our
new knowledge with others. I like to think of myself as a life-long
learner. I hope we are encouraging students to be life-long learners
I am a
New England native. I grew up in Vermont, but I have lived in NH the
longest. My husband and I have been married for 30 years. Our three
sons are young adults ranging in age from 22 to 26.
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is Taylor Pitre and for my Senior Project I plan to travel with an
organization called Global Leadership Adventures (GLA), an
international education organization, that offers a unique
three-week summer program that sends high school students to
countries such as Peru, Costa Rica, Ghana, and India. GLA’s mission
is to operate programs around the world, which offer educational,
service and leadership opportunities for young people in order to
foster leadership development and global citizenship. I am sincerely
hoping people from the surrounding community will consider making a
small donation to help me take part in an upcoming program and
positively represent our community.
interest in the Dominican Republic, I am excited to meet the
international staff and students, and volunteer with local
communities and explore the history and culture of the Dominican
Republic while developing my leadership potential. The 21 day trip I
am interested in gives me the opportunity to work with the native
people and help the Haitian resettlements with reforestation, while
also teaching the local children English.
on this program I need financial assistance, which I hope you can
help provide. Please visit
http://www.gofundme.com/2f17sw to read more on my trip and make
a donation. Should you have any questions, please contact me at
[email protected], or
Global Leadership Adventures at +1(858)-358-4321. Your support, and
the support of those you know, is greatly appreciated. I look
forward to sharing this extraordinary experience upon my return.
you in advance.
Interfaith Community Kitchen will celebrate its one year anniversary
on Monday, April 15, with a baked chicken dinner. The Kitchen,
located at St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall on Route 4, is a
collaborative effort of local churches in Northwood and is open
every Monday from 5-6:30. Meals are free. Join us for food and
you missed it, the New Hampshire House, continuing its crusade to
undo the work of the previous legislature, has narrowly passed
HB130, which seeks to amend NH’s self-defense law by repealing its
“Stand Your Ground” provision.
would remove the right to use deadly force in self-defense in a
public place if retreat is possible. The bill, sponsored by
Penacook Representative Stephen Shurtleff, now goes to the Senate.
Rep. Philip Ginsburg, who supports the repeal effort, asked, “Do we
want a society in which the first thought is to say that I will use
my weapon to shoot this person?” Another repeal supporter,
Manchester Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, questioned whether we should
“shoot first and ask questions later, or live like civilized human
Alton Rep. Jane Cormier said, “I’m too old to run anymore and I
shouldn’t have to.” Atkinson Rep. Debra DeSimone said she fears that
repeal takes away “my freedom to protect myself and my children on a
public street and gives that freedom only to the perpetrator.”
Merrimack Rep. Lenette Peterson said, “As a mother, it is my
responsibility to protect my children from all harm, no matter what.
Running from a would-be attacker would separate me from my children.
What mother would knowingly separate herself from her children in a
dangerous situation?” If “Stand Your Ground” is repealed “women
have no way to defend themselves.”
Bruce Hodgdon voted against repeal; Rep. Maureen Mann voted for
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to make one of the hardest decisions last week that I have made in a
very long time.
who know me and see my newest member of my family as of last year
you know about Sabel. Sabel is blue collar German Shepard from
Tennessee, I got him as a new member of the family he was a working
dog. Well, over the months Sabel was displaying an attitude that
made him more then just a house pet. He was living up to his name
and breed through and through.
decision I had to make was to give up my best friend and protector
to the Working Dog Foundation.
will be a detection dog when the training is done. Funny how things
happen for a reason.
no idea that this foundation is based on donations and run by
Sabel was the hardest thing I have been through in a very long time,
but knowing I have helped people in this state at some point makes
the pain just a little less.
asking if you have it in your heart to help this program to please
do so. These dogs are trained to find people and search out drugs
hoping some day Sabel will make me proud and save a life or two or
many. If you want to help, send your donation to Working Dog
Foundation P.O. Box 22312 Portsmouth NH 03802. Thank-you