Stratham Memorial School
39 Gifford Farm Road
Stratham, NH 03885
603.772.5413

"We exist to inspire every learner every day."

We imagine SMS as a school where:
  • Every student is immersed in relevant, engaging and meaningful learning experiences 
  • Every administrator, teacher and staff member works interdependently and positively in a collaborative community to promote student growth
  • Every child and adult is empowered and enjoys his or her work

Reminder to SMS Visitors

Please remember to bring your driver's license when visiting our school during school hours (between 8am - 3:15pm). Our new visitor scanning system requires us to check all visitors in with drivers licenses or another form of photo identification.

Hot Topic of the Month

Summer Reading
Your child has worked all year to make great gains in his/her reading. All children experience some kind of a ‘summer slide’ having nine weeks off from school.  Did you know that if your child reads 4-6 books this summer they will recover from the ‘summer slide’ faster in the fall than if they do not?  There is also research to support the importance of your child having choice in what he/she reads at his/her independent reading level this summer.  When students spend too much time reading books that are too hard for them, they do not use the reading strategies that are most effective for them and they learn bad reading habits.  We have put together a few lists for your child to choose books at his/her independent level from this summer.  Here are 2 links to great lists:

http://imaginationsoup.net/2015/05/summer-reading-list-for-kids/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/10/summer-reading-books-for-kids_n_7547634.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books

Be sure to sign your children up for the summer reading program at Wiggin Memorial Library.  The theme is “Every Hero Has a Story”. We hope you and your child have a wonderful time making memories this summer….playing outdoors, camping under the stars, catching frogs and going on hikes… play, play, play and read!

Fondly,


Cindy Fitzgerald


Stratham Memorial School

Reading and Writing Specialist



What's New/Upcoming Events

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
The office will be open:
Monday - Thursday from 7:30 - 1:30