Principal's Letter

East Derry Memorial Elementary Elementary School

20 Dubeau Drive

Derry, NH 03038



Dear Parents,


We are excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year at East Derry Memorial Elementary School (EDMES).  EDMES is a community of learners that involves students, parents, and staff working toward a common goal.  Our goal is to provide the students of EDMES with a quality education filled with enriching experiences to develop their drive to be life long learners.  We strive to ensure that challenging curriculum and innovative instructional practices are implemented. 


Communication with the community is extremely important.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss any concerns or ideas you may have to improve your school.  A newsletter from the principal is emailed home and posted online at the beginning of each month to keep you updated on the activities and happenings. You can find current and back issues of the newsletter posted on our School Website. On the school website you will find contact information for our Staff and Teachers. It is important for you to check the EDMES website for school information. Please bookmark this page on your computer so you can refer to it throughout the school year.   You can also follow us on Twitter  @EastDerryOwls.


The PTA has a website as well that you can access through the EDMES website.  Our PTA is very active and parent volunteer programs are vital to us.  We hope that you will get involved with the PTA in some capacity.  Our school community is very proud to have such a committed PTA.


This handbook has been provided as a general information guide to school practices and procedures.  We hope that it will be useful to you.  Further information about our district initiatives, curriculum and policies is available on our District Website .


We look forward to our school year with you!  If you have any questions or feedback during the school year, please feel free to contact us.





Kim Carpentino, Principal                                       Andy Chouinard, Assistant Principal


Important contact information at your child's school:


School phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    432-1260

Fax  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    437-3575

Nurse    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Kate Murphy 437-3578

Extended Day care . . . . . . . . . . .  Cheryl Morin 421-0170

Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Terry Lander 437-4839



EDMES Mission Statement:


The mission of the East Derry Memorial Elementary School is to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student. We will promote respect, responsibility, and safety and provide every student a positive school community that fosters student achievement. We will develop lifelong learners by implementing engaging and innovative instruction with high expectations.