Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Early Release and Vacation

December 23rd is an early release day, students will be dismissed at 11:15 am.

There is no school December 26th to January 2nd.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

May PTA Meeting

May's PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30 pm in the library.

April PTA Meeting

April's PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30 pm in the library.

Book Fair and Literacy Night

McDonough's Book Fair will be held Friday, March 17th to Thursday, March 23rd with Literacy Night on Thursday, March 23rd.

Chuck E. Cheese Night!

Tuesday, February 14th is Chuck E. Cheese night!

January PTA Meeting

January's PTA Meeting will be after school on Tuesday, January 10th.

Principal's Coffee Hour

There will be a Principal's Coffee Hour on Wednesday, December 14th.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Notes from the Desk of Mr. DiBenedetto


Monster Math Night and Ice Cream Social

Monster Math Night and Ice Cream Social will be held on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 pm. There will be a lot of fun math games and activities provided by City Year and FREE Ice Cream provided by the PTA. The night will be a lot of FUN and all FREE. For added fun, you can come dressed up in a costume. Hope to see you all there!

October PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PTA Meeting

PTA Meeting
Thursday September 15th at 7:00 pm
Please Join Us

First Day of School Fun Night

 First Day of School Fun Night
Tuesday September 6   6:00-7:30 pm
McDonough gym and cafe
McDonough Elementary School is hosting a FREE evening of fun on the first day of school! 
All McDonough students & their families are invited to celebrate being back to school and have fun with friends!  Please join us....

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Free Patriots Football Clinic

A free, one day non-contact football clinic is coming to Manchester. Boys and girls ages 9 - 14 of all skill levels are invited to register at http://www.patriotsalumni.com/football-for-you-new/.

Football For You



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Madison Introduces Dr. Livingston to The Leader in Me at McDonough School!

Superintendent Debra Livingston received a personal welcome from a McDonough School first grader who explained how the Leader in Me program has changed how she approaches her work at school and her chores at home.

McDonough has adopted this innovative way of teaching life and leader hip skills, changing the culture and climate of school in very positive ways. Read the entire article in the March 2016 Messages at http://www.mansd.org/msd-newsletter.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April Nutrition Nuggets Newsletter: Focus on Healthy Snacks

healthy snacks
Look for healthy eating tips in the April Nutrition Nuggets newsletter. Read about strategies to keep snacking healthy and under control. Look for fun things to do in the Activity Corner along with easy to make recipes.

Available in English and Spanish: Nutrition Nuggets

Monday, March 28, 2016

Step-Up Night for Grade 5

Step-up Night will be held on Tuesday, May 31st from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time will be held on May 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 2:00-3:00 pm at McDonough for 4 year-old children accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Book Fair


McDonough’s Annual Book Fair!

When: Monday, March 21st to Friday, March 25th during library classes for students to browse and make purchases AND during Literacy Night on Thursday, March 24th from 6-7:30 pm for families to visit.

Where: in the Library

Monday, March 7, 2016

From the Desk of Mr. D - March 2016

Fisher Cats Reading Challenge: Students need to return their forms to Mrs. Farnsworth in the Library no later than Friday, March 11, 2016, to earn two free tickets to a Fisher Cats game.

Literacy Night and Scholastic Book Fair: Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Parents and families are invited to visit McDonough to view your children’s work and projects, which will be on display in the hallways outside the classrooms. Also, the Scholastic Book Fair in the Library will be available for parents to browse during this time.


Second Trimester ends on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Reports Cards will go home on Thursday, March 31, 2016


March 2016: The Leader in Me Update: This month we are focusing on Habit 4 –  Think Win-Win
  • Everyone can win.
  • I have courage to get what I want.
  • I am considerate of what others want.
  • I look for solutions when there is a conflict.
  • I believe that we all can win.
From the Desk of Mr. D

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March Nutrition Nuggets Newsletter: Focus on National Nutrition Month

Nutrition Nuggets Newsletter
Look for healthy eating tips in the March Nutrition Nuggets newsletter. From nature walks to staying hydrated, read about strategies to fit and healthy with a focus on fun activities for National Nutrition Month.

Available in English and Spanish: Nutrition Nuggets

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

4th Grade Music Field Trip

A Donors Choose project was started in an effort to raise the money we need to bus ALL the 4th grade students in the entire district to Central High School for a concert performance on April 11th. This is the culminating event to the "Picture This" program with Symphony NH. This project will benefit all 1,072 4th graders in the entire Manchester School District!

Please consider supporting music education in our schools by making a donation today. For the next 7 days, when someone donates to this project and enters the code EMPOWER, DonorsChoose.org will match their donation dollar for dollar. Feel free to share so that our 4th grade students can experience the joy of hearing live music from a professional orchestra. Click the link below to donate.

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-show-must-go-on/1875772/?rf=email-system-2016-02-proposal_approve-teacher_242705&challengeid=189142&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=proposal_approve&utm_swu=4258

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fisher Cats Reading Challenge


Students, please complete your Fisher Cats Reading Challenge form, have an adult sign it, and return it to Mrs. Farnsworth in the library before Friday, March 11, 2016 to have them mailed in. The Fisher Cats will mail you two free tickets to a game!

Friday, January 8, 2016

January 2016 Leader in Me Update


This month we are focusing on Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind
Please talk to your children about Habit 2 at home

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

We will continue to keep your informed as we progress through the year.
You can also check out our Leader in Me website: mcdonough.mansd.org/home/leader-in-me
and The Leader in Me at McDonough blog: mcdonoughtlim.blogspot.com/.

No School January 18, 2016

There will be no school in Manchester on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

No School February 9, 2016

There will be no school on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 due to the Presidential Primary.

Changes to School Calendar

  • Second Trimester Progress Reports go home on Thursday, January, 28, 2016.
  • There will be no school in Tuesday, February 9, 2016 due to the Presidential Primary.
  • As a result of the recent changes in school hours, the anticipated last day of school is now Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Important Weather News

We always try to have out children outdoors for recess to enjoy fresh air and physical activity whenever possible. Please send your child to school appropriately dressed for the winter weather with jackets, hats, mittens, and boots. Please also send them with shoes so that they do not have to wet their boots all day in school. Naturally, if it is too cold or windy, we will have indoor recess.

PTA Meeting January 12, 2016

The next PTA Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm in the Library. Manchester Police Department will be here to present an Internet Safety Program.