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Rays of Sunshine May 13, 2022


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Weekly Schedule

Upcoming Important Dates

  • May 24: Rising 6th Grade RMS Parent Night (details below)
  • May 25: Incoming Kindergarten Tour
  • May 30: School closed for Memorial Day

Titles for Teachers
During the Literacy Month of May, the PTO would like to show appreciation for our wonderful staff by asking families to send in just one or two like-new books that our teachers and staff would like to read themselves.  There is a fun, dedicated Titles for Teachers bookshelf in the Ray lobby where your children can place your like-new book(s) as they arrive at school.  Teachers and staff will then be able to browse, and take titles home for their own reading enjoyment!

COVID Update

We continue to have new cases reported daily. We are still committed to emailing classrooms when we have a cluster of cases (3 or more) in the same classroom and have been doing so in this recent uptick. Please continue to monitor for symptoms at home and do not send your student to school if they are ill. Reach out to Laura Perras and Lauren Amrhein to report positive cases so we can continue to track and communicate about clusters in a timely way. 

Read ALL May!

Please use this link to access information explaining our month-long literacy event- complete with prizes! This link will take you to the choice board of activities to complete for our Read ALL May event. 

New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System (NHSAS)
Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the statewide spring assessments (NHSAS) during the following weeks: 

  • 3rd grade NHSAS: Weeks of May 16 and 23

Please try to book appointments and planned absences outside these testing windows if your student is testing this spring. Additionally, please view this parent notification letter from the NHDOE that contains additional information about statewide testing for students in grade 3-5. Reach out with any questions! 


Menus can be found here:  

If you would like to set up an online payment account, you can do so at  MyMealTime.  You can find your student(s) ID# in the top right hand corner of their page in your parent portal.

4th Grade Guest Speaker and State House Trip

Cinnamon Killsfirst, of Northern Cheyenne and Lakota Nations, an indigenous author, came to read two of her published books and speak to the fourth grade classes about what it is like to be a "Word Warrior."  She says she writes stories about her people, but also speaks out to keep those stories alive and make sure the truths are spoken.  The 4th graders asked great questions!

Cinnamon Killsfirst with 4th Graders

Fourth grade also had a successful trip to Concord.  They toured the State House and the NH Historical Society, learning about our state government and the important history of our land.  

4th Grade Trip to Concord

SAU Strategic Plan Student Support

SAU 70 is developing a Strategic Plan. The Student Support subcommittee will be holding a virtual community forum on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. The forum will provide an opportunity for you to hear about the sub committee's work thus far, provide feedback, and share your thoughts.

Please use the following link to join the forum:

Please direct any question to the subcommittee co-chairs:

Lisa Christie, Norwich and Dresden school board member

Rhett Darak, Director of Student Services

Panda Drawing Art Show 

Create a drawing of a panda on a  8.5x11 piece of paper (computer paper size) using:

  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Color pencils
  • Markers
  • Paint

Do your BEST work!  Be CREATIVE! Write your Name and Class Code on the Back and give it to Ms. Henry by May 20th. No PRIZES – this is a SHOW to wrap up our year, sponsored by Third Grade.


The first of its kind - a student sponsored Art Contest -  successfully came to a close.  The show was taken down, sorted, and rewarded.  The Fifth Grade students joyfully returned artwork and tokens of appreciation to the Ray students on Friday.  It was a lot of work but worth every effort!

Thank you to all who participated and helped to make this a wonderful and visually amazing event.  Special thanks to the Ray PTO for providing SmARTies candy to every Ray student to help celebrate the success of this special art show...  

Ray Art 1    Ray Art 2    Ray Art Contest    

Ray Art 3   Ray Art 4   Ray Art 5

2022/23 Kindergarten Registration
Registration is now open for the incoming kindergarten students for the 2022/23 school year.  Please complete this form to pre-register. Eligible students will live in either Etna or Hanover and will be five years of age by September 30, 2022. Contact Gwyn Dessert ( if you have any questions.

Peter and the Starcatcher
RMS would like to invite Ray School 5th grade families to the Dress Rehearsal of our spring play "Peter and the Starcatcher" next Wednesday, May 18th at 3:30pm. Running time is about 2 hours. Before he was Peter Pan...before he was Captain Hook...there was just a boy and a pirate and a starcatcher. Join us on this fun-filled adventure as we see how the characters we know and love became what they are today.

PTO Meetings

  • Our May meeting will be May 19 at 7 pm, Zoom link
  • Minutes from our April meeting can be found here

PTO Openings 2022/2023
We're looking to fill a number of positions for the next school year and would love your help!

  • Treasurer
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Spiritwear Coordinator
  • School Dance/Celebration Coordinator

Please email with questions or interest.

Box Tops
Frozen Biscuits and Pie Crusts, Annie's Condiments and Dressings, and many more!We're nearing $500 earned for our school this year, simply by buying groceries and scanning your receipts with the Box Tops app! There are several product bonuses (see the App) going on, in addition to these Teacher Appreciation Month bonuses:

  • Buy any 2 participating Box Tops products, earn 5 Bonus Box Tops
  • If you're new to the program, use referral code RW3M7AZZ to sign up and earn $5 for our school!

New products added: Cascadian Farms frozen vegetables and fruits, Old el Paso Enchilada sauces, Gold Medal Flour, Airborne products, Bisquick Mixes, Totinos Single Serve Pizzas, Pillsbury 

Rising 6th Grade RMS Parent Night
Richmond Middle School invites 5th Grade Parents to a welcome meeting on Tuesday, May 24th at 6 PM in the RMS Auditorium. This will feature a brief presentation and introductions from the 6th Grade Team, followed by Q & A, and optional tours of the middle school by the RMS School Counselors. RMS is working with the Ray School to coordinate opportunities for students to have tours and meet the school counselors from RMS during the regular school program. We hope to see you there!


This is the FINAL push to collect BEANS for the month of May!  You have done an amazing job all year long!!   To celebrate our success, a couple of Haven Helper Student Leaders created the Bean Dance.  Join them out at morning precess for some Bean Dancing fun!

Thanks for all your hard work this year.  We have truly made a difference!

Haven Helpers

Lost & Found

Please take a moment to stop by to see if something belongs to your child.

Lost and Found Items