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U.S. DEA Sponsoring National Prescription
School News DEA in conjunction with state and local law
enforcement agencies throughout the United States conducted National Prescription Drug Take Back Days on Saturday, September 25, 2010 and April 25. Nearly, 4,000 state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation participated in these events, collecting more than 309 tons of pills. On October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. many of New Hampshire’s law enforcement agencies and the DEA will give the public another opportunity to prevent pollution or pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Collection sites will be posted on www.dea.gov
as they are established between now and October 29. Check their Website frequently for updates on the location of collection sites. Already, over seventy collection sites have been established in New Hampshire. For more information of how to properly dispose of
your unwanted medicine, please visit www.nh.gov/
medsafety. For additional information on alcohol and other drug misuse, visit www.drugfreeNH.org
by Robyn Hatch The Fisk School Fitness Fundraiser was once again held, but this year, the weather was incredible nice. Second grader Bethany Graham walked away with a brand new bicycle, and a face full of smiles! Each child had filled out a form with their choice of sport: hockey, soccer, walking and running, and basketball hoops. Each person had sponsors and the amount of each sport the child claimed he could complete. Raffle tickets were given out when each task was completed. The prize was a brand new bicycle appropriate for the winner. All money collected went to after school programs, such as quilting, chess, and wrestling. At lunchtime, a picnic lunch was given to each parent. The child with the most tickets got free pizzas to his/her classmates. This was a day full of fun.
Girls’ basketball team
Drug Take-Back Day submitted by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services The State of New Hampshire is partnering with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), substance abuse industry and poison prevention organizations to promote proper storage and disposal of medicine in the home. The health of many New Hampshire’s citizens benefit from the appropriate use of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. However, when drugs are not stored safely, diverted to unauthorized users or disposed of in an improper manner, serious problems such as drug abuse, accidental drug poisoning and/or contamination of the State’s water resources can occur. The number of deaths caused by drug use has quadrupled over the last fifteen years in New Hampshire. Ongoing research has identified the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in water resources in some areas of the nation and are suspected to have caused adverse impacts to aquatic life in certain water bodies.
Fisk Fitness Fundraiser Pumps up After School Activities Budget
School News North Salem
submitted by North Salem School It was three years in the making from a mere idea to installation but North Salem is excited to say that the new playground has been completed! Students love the brand new structures and equipment! A big thank you goes to Rebecca Daniels and Peggy and Jon Tripp for making the vision of a new playground turn into a reality. Installation day was a lot of hard work and thank you to the many volunteers who helped dig holes and install equipment. The equipment vendor, Miracle Co., did a great job overseeing the installation. The numbers are in and the North Salem
PTA is proud to report that our school has earned more than $8,000 in profits during the school’s annual fundraiser. A big thank you to all those students who took part and to those who supported our school by purchasing the wonderful products provided by Yankee Candles! Thank you to Breda Morgano for coordinating this effort. The fundraiser items will be available for pick up after school on Friday, October 28, which is also the day of our annual North Salem Halloween Parade. Speaking of the Halloween Parade, this year’s
parade will begin about 2:05 p.m. Students dressed in their costumes (no make-up or toy weapons please) will parade through the halls and grounds of the newly renovated school. Parents, siblings, and guardians are invited to the school to watch their children in the parade. There will be a new procedure for dismissing students that day. Parents/guardians, who wish to dismiss their children directly following the parade, must send in a note to school stating such and will be issued a “special pass” in order to take their children home with them. Don’t throw out those soup can labels! Campbells is one of the many brands involved in “Labels for Education,” a rewards program for educational institutions. North Salem will now be participating in the program and is encouraging North Salem families to save and turn in Campbell labels as well as labels from other participating brands. Our school will earn points to redeem for items such as electronics, technology products and more. For more information on which brands/products will be participating and how you can help, you can log onto www.la
belsforeducation. com. Thanks to Michelle Cirella for leading this effort.
Our School Store was well received by students, who were able to purchase novelty and fun school supplies! Items ranged in price from as little as a nickel to $1. The store will be open for business generally on the last Friday of the month; however during the month of October, the store will be open on Thursday, October 27. Volunteers will be needed on an ongoing basis to help students with their purchases.
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