Principal's Page

September 26-30, 2022

Happy Friday!

Here are some notes for next week:

  • The iReady assessment window is open for all students in grades K-4. Once that diagnostic is complete, the students will be able to do their weekly iReady lessons. Classroom teachers will review the results with parents/guardians during fall parent conferences.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: we do NOT have a regular school nurse on site due to the shortage in nursing staff in the city. The Superintendent's office is working hard to try and mitigate this issue. We do have many CPR/FA/AED certified staff, training for medication administration, and telehealth opportunities as needed. If you are calling the nurse and DO NOT hear back in a timely fashion, please email her at or call the main office and ask to speak to the Principal.

  • On 9/27/22 Manchester PD will be on site to do a presentation for grades K, 2, 4.

  • On 9/28/22 from 6pm-7pm we will have a parent engagement meeting in the library (for all parents of students in grades PreK-4). Come find out how you can be involved in our school community!

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Principal Josef

Dearest Bakersville Families and Friends,

What a wonderful week it has been! Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we transition into a new school year.

A few reminders and notes for the weeks ahead:

  • Breakfast/Lunch - Meals are no longer universal and free this school year. As was pre-covid practice, you need to fill out the free and reduced lunch form to see if you qualify for reduced or free lunches. and Reduced Meals Application 2022-2023 Attachment B1.pdf Otherwise you will be charged for breakfast/lunch/milk upon consumption.

  • 9/12- Both AM and PM PreK students will be in session for the school year.

  • 9/12- All K-4 students will arrive at school between 8:05-8:25am through the back gym doors and enter immediately into the building. All students arriving after 8:25am should enter at the Elm street entrance and are considered tardy.

  • 9/13- No school due to City Primary election day

  • 9/17- CelebratED community event at Veterans Memorial Park! Come out and have some fun and celebrate Manchester education!

  • 9/19- 21st Century before and after school programs for K-4 begin. IF YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN ACCEPTED AND ENROLLED, YOU WILL GET A CONFIRMATION LETTER NEXT WEEK.

  • 9/20 @6pm-7pm- Open House (for all students/families Preschool through grade 4)

  • 9/22- School pictures (for all students in Preschool through grade 4)

  • 9/26 @ 6pm-7pm- Parent involvement meeting (PreK-4) in the library at Bakersville

Please like and follow our school page on Facebook for regular updates and photos.

As always, please call or email us at any time with feedback, questions or celebrations. We are here to help! Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your children this school year!

Principal Josef


Dearest Bakersville Families,

School starts Tuesday, 9/6/22 for K-4.

Arrival and dismissal information for grades K-4: **PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

Please be patient with us the first few weeks of school. We take safety very seriously; therefore, whoever is picking up your student should have his or her identification readily available and be on the emergency contact list.

*NEW* this year: ARRIVAL: 8:05am-8:25am

All students enter through the gym doors in the back of the building every morning. The gym doors will open at 8:05am. Instruction begins at 8:25.

Students arriving after 8:25am will need to enter at the Elm Street entrance.

For the first week of school (9/6-9/9), the children in K-4 will gather with their teacher and classmates in the playground area and all enter the building together with their teachers. Be prepared to let your child's teacher know how your student will be going home at the end of the day. After the first week, students can enter directly into the gym when they arrive.

CARPATROL NOTE: For arrival, please drive through the one way parking area in the back lot, and drop your child off to a staff member, or please park on adjacent streets and DO NOT block the flow of traffic.

DISMISSAL- (dismissal is 2:45pm for kindergarten, 2:50pm for all others)

  • All Kindergarten students AND Kindergarten students with older siblings going home via CARPATROL, will be dismissed at 2:45 from the side kindergarten doors (to the right of the small play structure).

  • Students in grades 1-4 going home via CARPTROL will be dismissed at 2:50 from the back kindergarten doors (to the left of the small play structure).

  • All WALKERS, including kindergarten students with older siblings, will go out the front Elm Street entrance with staff and meet their parents/guardians across the street at the church.

  • All BUS students will be dismissed to the gym from class where attendance will be taken before we load any buses.

ANY CHANGES to dismissal procedures or emergency contacts should be sent in writing, signed and dated in advance, whenever possible.

CARPATROL NOTE: If you are picking your student up at the back of the building, please drive in slowly, follow the one way signs and park in rows on the playground blacktop, facing the school building while you get your child/children. Cars should move in a single fashion through the lot and please do not double park.

We are looking forward to seeing all of our students bright and early Tuesday morning.

Principal Josef


Dearest Bakersville Families,

Please make a note of the new time changes for school this year. Set those alarm clocks just a bit earlier than last year!

Elementary School:

Arrival 8:20 AM Instruction Begins 8:25 AM Dismissal 2:50 PM

Morning Preschool:

Arrival: 9:05 AM Instruction begins: 9:10 AM Dismissal: 11:45 AM

Afternoon Preschool:

Arrival: 12:35 PM Instruction Begins: 12:40 PM Dismissal: 3:15 PM

Please complete the school lunch application and elementary students can still have breakfast at school if needed.

The MTA bus schedule is also posted at

Also, don’t forget to join us this week on Wednesday 8/31/22 from 4pm-6pm at our back to school Meet and Greet! Meet and Greet 2022 - 2023

Lastly, if you have not received your welcome back letter (via email) from your child’s teacher for this school year, please call the main office at (603) 624-6312 and we can resend it to you.

Thank you all and we are looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Principal Josef


Dearest Bakersville Families,

The start of a new school year is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Next week you should receive an email with an introductory letter from your child(ren)’s classroom teacher(s) with some basic, preliminary information to start the school year. If you do not receive this introductory letter (via email) next week or have other questions, please call or email us at the school.

Please keep the following dates in mind when planning ahead:

  • September 6th: First day for Kindergarten through grade 4.

  • September 9th: First day for preschoolers

  • September 13th: City Primary day- No school

  • September 17th: CelebratED MSD event (more info to come)

  • September 20th: Open House 6pm-7pm

  • September 22nd: PreK-4 School Pictures

  • September 26th: Parent engagement meeting 6pm-7pm (in the library)

Here is a link to register for any new students:

Here is a link to our school calendar for 2022-23: School Calendar 22-23 2 Pages 4_13_22.pdf

And as always, be sure to check your email for regular updates as well as our school website (, or follow us on Facebook at

Thank you and we look forward to another incredible school year!

Principal Josef