Welcome to 

Northwest Elementary School! 

Home of the 2016 Principal of the Year 
for New Hampshire!  

Here are some important dates to remember:

School Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. * Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information. 

Please make sure you let your child's teacher know how they will be getting home that day. There will be NO Lee's Martial Arts
NO New Mornings
NO 21st Century

Winter Break - December 26th thru January 2nd

December 15th - Report Cards go home. Please review the report card with your student and send back the envelope, signed, to the teacher. Please keep the report card for your records. 
December 19th - Classrooms participating in the Gingerbread Houses will be making them today. Please let your child's teacher know if you are interested in helping out. The supplies should be given directly to the classroom teacher. 
December 20th - Door Decorating, Gingerbread Tours, Snowman Day.

Door Decorating: Students will be working on decorating their classroom door for a door decorating contest. The school is starting to look very festive as the doors start to transform into beautiful winter creations by the students. Students will tour the school on December 20th to view all doors around the school.  

Gingerbread Houses: Students will participate in making their very own gingerbread house or holiday craft.  Those making gingerbread houses will create their own or be given a house to decorate with candy and chocolate.  They will construct a beautiful house of their own while listening to holiday music.  This is sure to be a special and memorable experience for them.  They will then go on a holiday tour to view all of the gingerbread houses and holiday crafts created.

We need your help to make this happen!!  A notice went home from your child’s teacher asking for a donation of graham crackers, frosting or candy.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE have that in by tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th as City Year members and staff will be putting the houses together that day to be ready for the decorating on the 20th. Thank you in advance for your help with this school wide project.  The students are so excited!!

Snowmen Day: Students and staff will be dressing up as snowmen.  If your child would like to participate please have them wear white shirt and a white pants, if possible.  Also have them wear a hat, scarf, and mittens.  If you do not have a white shirt and pants do not worry, we will be making paper buttons to look like snowmen so with a hat, scarf and mittens we will still look like a snowperson.  

December 22nd - Holiday Musical.  Mrs. Park will be putting on another holiday musical sensation! The chorus will sing, the band will play and the students and staff at Northwest will rock to the beat of the holiday season.  Parents are invited for the 10:30 a.m. performance.  Students who are participating in the musical are grades 1st and 3rd graders and 5th grade chorus.

Looking for Supply Lists by Grade Level 
                        Click HERE.

West Side Library

There are so many wonderful programs and opportunities at the West Side Library! 
Check out their monthly flyers 
Some programs include:
The West Branch Library is Open! 
 We are open Monday through Friday
Mondays-Thursdays we are open in the afternoon from 12:30-5:30
 Fridays, we are open 9:30-1:30.  
We will have lots of programs for the kids and teen after school as well as a morning storytime on Fridays.

Youth Center

The Regis A. Lemaire Youth Center
is opening again!  
It provides a safe space for internet access, opportunities to complete homework, table games, and in fun with friends.  It will be open for the month of November on weekday afternoons from 3:00PM to 6:00PM.  The center is open to 9-15 year olds in Manchester and it is free of charge. The Lemaire Center has been and will continue to be a positive environment for the youth in Manchester.

Basketball Program

The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department is offering the Saturday Basketball Program again!  

The program is at Beech St School every Saturday from 9:00Am to 4:00PM starting December 3rd, 2016 and ending on April 8th 2017. It is for children in Manchester ages 7-17 and it is free of charge.  This program gives the opportunity for children on the weekend to enjoy supervised basketball fun.

This is a drop in program so there are no teams or standings.  Each age group is assigned their own 90 minute block.

Hour of Code

Computer Science Education Week  
December 5 - 11

"Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra."

Students can continue their learning and exploration at: 

Northwest Events Calendar

Holiday Assistance


New Horizons
199 Manchester Street
Manchester NH
New Horizons Holiday Boxes
Saturday, November 19th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 22nd
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
You WILL need : I.D. and Proof of Residence

( you may sign up for a Christmas basket delivery
at that time.)

The Salvation Army
121 Cedar Street
Manchester NH
Daytime Hours
*November 1st -2nd, 7th-9th, 28th - 30th
Monday-Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00PM
Evening Hours
*November 2nd, 9th, 30th
Wednesdays 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
* No children will be allowed in on these dates.
Please bring with you:
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Proof of Address ( bill, current mail)
  • Identification for each child ( birth cert, health card etc)
  • A Christmas Spirit - no Grinches please!
Christmas Toy Shop
Bring your appointment slip to the Radisson Expo Center on Monday, December 19, 2016. No children allowed.
Food - Market Basket Gift Card (based on family size)
Toys- for children up to 12 years old.

Volunteer Opportunites

Volunteering at Northwest

Don't forget to check out the
for more information on how you could help out at Northwest! 

Parents' Right to Know

Please review the requirements for information that must be provided to parents of children attending a school that is receiving Title 1 funds: 

Sign up for Nixle now - it's free! Receive SMS text alerts about weather closures & important district announcements.

Manchester School District Announcements

School Food and Nutrition

Visit our School Food and Nutrition pages to view monthly breakfast & lunch menus.You can also read health and nutrition tips and learn about wellness initiatives in our schools. Visit www.myschoolbucks.com to manage your student's account balance.

SAU 37 Federal Projects

Visit our Federal Projects pages for information on District and School Improvement Plans. You will also find information on School Choice and Supplemental Education Services.