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Scholarships Awarded At the Windham Woman’s Club Scholarship


luncheon held January 11, scholarship recipients Annette Conticchio and Madeline E. Smith of Windham received their award after successfully completing their first semester. Congratulations!


Windham Center School Recycles: Part 2 Children from Mrs. Ward’s 5th grade classroom enjoyed the Dr. Seuss classics Oh the Places You’ll Go, and Te Sneetches Green eggs and ham was even served up for


lunch in the cafeteria and many classrooms. Former School Board Chair Eleanor Burton


never misses an opportunity to visit with children and read to them. Second grade teacher Mrs. Robin Andrews hosted a sleepover party. Students came to school in their favorite pjs, brought sleeping bags and stuffed animals and set up on the floor to read all day. Mystery readers were scheduled throughout the day to read stories and do related crafts. Pizza from Suppa’s arrived for lunch, and the film Horton Hears a Who! was on deck for the afternoon. Mrs. Andrews’ students thanked her at the end of the day for making the day so much fun. “That makes it all worth the effort,” Mrs. Andrews responded. Theodor Geisel published 46 children’s books under the name Dr. Seuss. Many of these feature imaginative characters, rhymes and lyrical meters. His birthday, March 2, has been designated National Read Across America Day by the National Education Association.


Respected members of the community were invited by PES school librarian Ms. Green on Friday, March 9 to read to Elementary students. Pictured here are Pelham firefighter/EMT


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recycling efforts. Brittany Vater (pictured far right) was fulfilling her student teaching internship


with this great group of children. She helped to educate students in Center School’s ongoing initiative. Fact: up to 60 percent of what is thrown away can be recycled.


Shaheen Announces Tax Incentive for NH Businesses Hiring Veterans


U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced important information on a new tax credit available to New Hampshire businesses offering job opportunities to veterans. Shaheen supported language in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to offer an expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit to businesses and certain tax-exempt organizations that hire unemployed veterans. The VOW to Hire Heroes Act became law in November 2011. The tax credit, as high as $9,600 per veteran for businesses and $6,240 for tax-exempt organizations, will act as an additional incentive to provide returning veterans with the employment opportunities they deserve. Employers who hire veterans with service-related disabilities may be eligible for the maximum credit. The law allows employers one tax credit per eligible veteran hired. Factors that affect the size of each credit include the length of the


veteran’s unemployment before hire, hours worked and the amount of wages paid. “Our veterans undertake an incredible sacrifice to protect our country and we owe them every opportunity to make a living upon their return home,” Shaheen said. “I hope that New Hampshire’s businesses immediately begin to take advantage of this tax credit to help put our state’s veterans back to work. It will help our veterans and it will help our economy.”


More information about this new tax credit: The IRS has recently released the guidance and forms that


employers can use to claim the newly expanded tax credit for hiring veterans. For further details, including forms and filing deadlines visit http://1.usa.gov/wdljLC.


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Operation Stripes for Vets Franchise Promotion Giveaway, sponsored by Black Dawg Franchise Group LLC, has returned for 2012, and one lucky returning Iraq/Afghanistan veteran will win his or her own Yellow Dawg Striping franchise valued at $28,000. Started in 2011 by Black Dawg Franchise Group President, Jack Child (himself an Air Force veteran), as a way to draw attention to the stubbornly high unemployment rate for returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and as a way to say “Thank You” for their service, Operation Stripes for Vets awarded its first franchise to Andrew Smith of Pilot, VA, an Army Purple Heart recipient, on Memorial Day, 2011. When asked how Yellow Dawg Striping fit in with his personal


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As for fostering responsibility in students, Lecaroz said, “This


gives them a small dose of freedom.” School board member Jeff Bostic commented that it’s a matter of “prepare versus protect”, a good idea before students are totally out on their own. Lecaroz said that high school seniors are required to take a


minimum of six credits, which includes an English course, plus five electives. The early dismissal/late arrival policy will be brought back to the


school board for further consideration at a future board meeting. School board members have not yet voted on whether or not to accept the new policy.


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