Northwest Elementary School

Home of the 2016 New Hampshire Principal of the Year

2018-2019 School Year First Day of School

Wednesday, September 5th

Northwest Elementary School is located at 300 Youville Street, Manchester, NH 03102

Phone: (603) 624-6321

Looking for 2018-2019 Supply Lists by Grade Level? Click HERE

Looking for Before and After School Programs for your child? Please visit our Before and After School Program page.

Reminders for the School Year

  • Contacts: Principal Mrs. Shelly Larochelle Asst. Principal Mrs. Laurie Cloutier
  • For the safety of your child, any changes to his/her dismissal need to be in writing to the teacher.
  • Don't forget to call 624-6321 to report your child absent. Please state first and last name, teacher name and the reason why your child is absent from school.

2018-2019 School Hours

8:15 am -8:30 am - Breakfast only

8:30 - 8:45 am - Doors open for ALL students.

Instructional Time: 8:45 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. Students are considered tardy after 8:45 am. * Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.

Dates to Remember

December 2nd-Barnes and Noble Bookfair-Mrs. Larochelle and Mrs. Cloutier will be reading at 11:00am!! A percentage of the purchases will benefit the Manchester Bookmobile.

December 14th - Holiday Concert 10:10 am- This concert is for the parents of 1st grade, 3rd grade and 5th grade chorus students ONLY.

December 20th - Report Cards go home

December 21st Early Release Day at 11:15 am - please let your teacher(s) know how your child(children) will be getting home.

December 24th- January 1st - Holiday Vacation. Students return to school January 2, 2019!

Food and Nutrition Services

2018-19 Elementary Prices

Full Price Breakfast $1.30

Reduced Breakfast $0.30

Full Price Lunch $2.40

Reduced Lunch $0.40

School Payments Made Easy

From the cafeteria to the classroom, pay anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.

Kindergarten Registration

Please bring the following with you:

  • child's birth certificate
  • 2 proofs of residency
  • current immunization & physical

Not sure which school your child will attend? Check here!

bookfair flyer 12-2-18.pdf

Northwest SPIRIT WEAR!

Currently Closed - check back soon!

Please go to and scroll down to Northwest on the left-hand column. It will bring you to the store.

All items will arrive : TBA

The last day to order will be :TBA

All payments are made online and the orders will come together to the school.

Please contact Mrs. McGovern if you have any questions.

Volunteer at NW!

Don't forget to check out the

Volunteer Page

for more information on how you could help out at Northwest!

The fifth graders will be selling Smencils once a month. They will be sold on the following dates in the lobby before school starts.


December 20th & 21st

January 17th & 18th

February 21st & 22nd

March 21st & 22nd

April 18th & 19th

May 16th & 17th



Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock as well as you, that reading to kids helps improve memory, expands vocabulary and enhances imagination (to name just a few things) and we want to share this important message with schools in our community.

Manchester School District Special Committee on Parental Involvement

At the March 14, 2018, Parental Involvement Forum of the Manchester Board of School Committee, the discussion included possible topics for further work of this committee to engage parents, grandparents and the community in becoming more involved in our schools. Please take a moment to complete the following survey to provide feedback to the Special Committee On Parental Involvement to help plan their future work to increase engagement in our community in our schools. Please complete by May 23, 2018.

Click to Complete Survey

The New Hampshire Department of Education


NOE is working with your school to better understand the school's family engagement practices. Please take some time to complete this short survey regarding the current practices in the school building. Your information will be confidential and we won't share your individual responses. Thank you!

West Side Library

West Side Library News!

There are so many wonderful programs and opportunities at the West Side Library!

Check out their monthly flyers:

2017-2018 Events

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 story time on Fridays.

"Launched in 2013,® 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:

Hour of Code

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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 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.