Principals Letter

East Derry Memorial Elementary Elementary School

20 Dubeau Drive

Derry, NH 03038



Dear Parents,


We are so happy to begin the 2012-2013 school year at East Derry Memorial Elementary School (EDMES). We have already developed a sense of pride for the EDMES community and are looking forward to learning more about the students, parents, and staff. Our goal is to continue 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 sent home 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 web page


It is important for you to check the EDMES website for school information. Please bookmark on your com- puter so you can refer to it throughout the school year.        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 poli- cies is available on our district website at .


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:


Schoolphone. . . . . . . . . . . 432-1260

Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carla Fagone

Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chantelle Boyle

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

Extended day care. . . . . .Kim Mullen 421-0170

Kitchen. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Debra Clark 437-4839


                Alan B. Shephard’s House