Northwood Congregational Church, UCC will be having A Service of
Hope; For Those Who Have Suffered a Loss. We know how
hard it is to experience a death, the end of a marriage, or
transition in job or family situation and in this service we offer
you the opportunity to come with your need and be offered
understanding, a place to honestly sit in your grief, and to be
offered the hope which God can provide. There will be silence,
candles, prayer, an opportunity to remember, and the comfort of a
community who cares.
service will be held on Sunday, January 25 at 4:00 at the Northwood
Congregational Church, UCC 881 First NH Turnpike (Route 4 - The
church is located just east of Coe Brown Academy).
is welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact
Rev. Gayle Murphy at the Northwood Congregational Church, UCC
942-7116 or [email protected]
Northwood School Participates In
National School Lunch Program
children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your
household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.
Northwood School Food Service Department is pleased to announce our
participation in the National School Lunch Program. Meals will be
available to all children at our school. Meals meet nutritional
standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Our school
participates in the National School Lunch Program, and the School
income is less than or equal to the following guidelines you are
eligible for free or reduced-price meals. These guidelines are
effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. If you have children
who approved for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
formerly known as Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families (TANF) or Native Family Assistance Program (NFAP), they are
automatically able to receive free meals by filing an application
that includes their assistance number from one of those programs.
Students who are migrant, homeless, or runaways are automatically
eligible and do not need to fill out an application. Foster children
receive free meals regardless of the income of the household with
which they reside. Note: Medicaid and Denali Kid Care case numbers
do not qualify for eligibility.
more information, or to get an application for free or reduced-price
school meals, contact us at: Northwood School Food Service
Department, 511 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261 or Phone:
942-5488. You can find more information on our website at: http://www.northwood.k12.nh.us
can’t approve your application unless it’s complete. The information
you give us on your application may be checked at any time. You may
apply for free or reduced price meals at any time during the school
year if your situation changes. If you become unemployed, your
child(ren) may be able to have free or reduced priced meals based on
your unemployment income. If we deny your free or reduced price
meals application, we will give you a chance to appeal the decision.
accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture
policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To
file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office
of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC
20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is
an equal opportunity provider and employer.
To The Editor
need a reality check now and then to bring things into perspective.
Those of us that attended the NHSBA annual meeting (60 out of close
to a 1000 members) got one Saturday. Berlin was selected as the
School Board of the year. They deserve it. While I hear so much
discontent, whining, complaining and the grass is so much greener
over there, just think about some of this.
has lost half its population and nearly half of its student count.
They have reduced from 6 school buildings to 4, all of which are
over 100 years old. Think of the maintenance costs. Think 30 below
0. They start out with 4K less per student than us while their
maintenance cost are proportionally much larger than ours. They have
a higher % of special needs students than us. They have the highest
tax rate in the state because their property values are so low. It
gets worse, but that is not the story. Defeated, angry, no hope, not
on your life.
is accomplishing miracles. To the Superintendent, to the Board, to
the Staff, to the parents, to the community, to the students, I am
in awe, my hat is off to you. With a can do attitude, incredible
innovation and with a mighty will, the complete Berlin Community is
moving forward to give their students the very best education that
they can. That is what it is all about, nothing more and certainly
Northwood Family Dental Center Under New Ownership
would like to welcome Dr. Alison Gomes and Dr. Anthony Pasquale to
the community. Dr. Gomes and Dr. Pasquale have recently acquired
Northwood Family Dental Center, lakeside, on Route 4 in Northwood.
is a pediatric dentist and Anthony is a general dentist. The couple
met in dental school at Tufts University in Boston and they are
settling down locally to start a family.
Jacqueline Cash is also on staff, she has advanced training in
Periodontics including dental implants.
their combined areas of expertise, the team can provide a wide array
of dental services all in one cozy lakeside setting. Their goal is
to provide as many dental services as possible in one office to make
dental care convenient for the busy modern day family. They are
located at 1505 1st NH Turnpike in Northwood and can be reached by
phone at 942–5541. A website will be up soon for your convenience.
To The Editor
for All-day Kindergarten
Alexander Pope wrote in 1732, “’Tis education forms the mind. Just
as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.”
time for all-day kindergarten in Northwood. The current half-day
program is not adequate for meeting the learning needs of our
have seen since the Bush initiative, No Child Left Behind, the
expectations for educational achievement have increased. Here in
New Hampshire on Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Task Force on STEM Education
presented a report to Governor Hassan that “outlines eight
recommendations for curriculum changes in kindergarten through
fourth grade, middle school and high school.” (Concord Monitor,
these expectations, our children need more education sooner.
School Board has presented warrant articles twice in the last three
years to fund all-day kindergarten. Although unanimously supported
by the Budget Committee in both years, the articles failed by narrow
(52-48%) margins. When the School Board did not resubmit this
article this year, I easily gathered the required signatures to
bring it before the voters again.
prepare our children for first grade and beyond, the teachers need a
full day that will allow for both formal learning (A-B-C’s), as well
as group activities and unstructured play.
Especially important will be time for one-on-one teacher-student
contact to assess progress and help as needed. Just remember, from
a dollar standpoint, one child “left behind” and needing special
education to keep up could prove way more costly than the additional
teacher needed to implement all-day.
Aristotle wrote three centuries BCE, “The legislator should direct
his(her) attention above all to the education of youth; for the
neglect of education does harm to the constitution.”
that you will join us in supporting this initiative.