Cathy Belcher

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Name: Cathy Belcher
Date registered: March 22, 2013

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  1. School Board Sandown Representative Vacancy — September 18, 2018
  2. District Announces Annual Facilities Tour Dates — September 14, 2018
  3. Important Information about Mosquito-borne Illnesses — September 13, 2018
  4. School Board to Present Strategic Plan — September 11, 2018
  5. Timberlane Remembers September 11th — September 11, 2018

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Sep 18

School Board Sandown Representative Vacancy

Pursuant to RSA 671:33 IV, the Town of Sandown is accepting letters of interest to fill a Sandown Representative School Board vacancy.  The selected candidate will fill the vacancy until March 2019.

Registered voters from the town of Sandown interested in applying for this position may submit a letter of interest, with qualifications, experience and other pertinent information to:

Sandown Board of Selectmen

PO Box 1756 (via US Mail)

320 Main Street (in hand)

Sandown, NH 03873

Or by email:


Submission deadline is Thursday, September 27, 2018 with an anticipated appointment date of October 1st. The Board reserves the right to modify the submission deadline and appointment timeline as they deem appropriate. For further information contact the Selectmen’s Office at 887-3646.

Date of Posting: September 18, 2018

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Sep 14

District Announces Annual Facilities Tour Dates

The TRSD Facilities Committee will meet jointly with the TRSD Budget Committee and the TRSD School Board to conduct their annual tour of District schools.  Tour dates, times and locations (in order of tour) are as follows:


Timberlane Regional Middle School, 44 Greenough Road, Plaistow

Timberlane Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Road, Plaistow

Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow



Pollard School, 120 Main Street, Plaistow

Atkinson Academy, 17 Academy Ave, Atkinson



Sandown North Elementary, 23 Stage Coach Road, Sandown

Timberlane Learning Center at Sandown Central, 295 Main Street, Sandown

Danville Elementary, 23 School Street, Danville


Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Timberlane Regional School District reserves the right to amend these dates, location, or times as necessary.

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Sep 13

Important Information about Mosquito-borne Illnesses

Governor Sununu and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services have issued a public health threat declaration for the southern part of the State for both the West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).  All four Timberlane towns have been named in this declaration.

As of today’s date, there are no reports of these mosquito-borne illnesses in the Timberlane communities; however, this could change at any time.

We want to remind everyone to continue to take steps to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes and to eliminate standing water on their property. Homeowners should check any containers holding water in the yard. Check kiddie pools, dog bowls, canoes, boats, tarps, tires, trash barrels, bird baths, etc. To get rid of mosquito larvae, get rid of the water. Store items inside; turn over the container; change the water frequently in bird baths and dog bowls. It is imperative that we eliminate mosquito breeding areas to help reduce the risk. It is reported that it takes two hard freezes to kill all the mosquitoes. The risk is not zero until there is snow on the ground.

It is recommended that residents use the utmost caution regarding exposure to mosquitoes. You can protect yourself and your family with a few simple steps.

  • Reduce outdoor activities from 1/2 hour before dusk until 8:00 AM.
  • Use mosquito repellent containing DEET.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants.
  • Check around your home for standing water and remove it.
  • Ensure window and door screens fit properly so that mosquitoes cannot enter your home.

Timberlane has begun proactive measures that include conducting risk analysis on a regular basis to make decisions about outdoor activity as needed.

If you would like more information about mosquitoes, West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis, log onto

September 13, 2018

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Sep 11

School Board to Present Strategic Plan

Timberlane’s Strategic Planning Committee, comprised of members of the School Board, Budget Committee, administrators and the community, met throughout the 2017-18 school year to develop a Strategic Plan that defines the mission, vision and beliefs of the school district. Once adopted by the School Board, this official document would be used to plan for future initiatives that contribute to educational success.

Through a number of public forums as well as a district-wide survey, the Committee developed five goals in the areas of academic rigor, facilities and grounds, and culture and climate.

The Board received this Plan at their September 6th board meeting and, recognizing the need for community support of the document, directed a public forum be held to present the Plan to the community prior to its final adoption.

This public forum will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6pm at the Superintendent’s Office, 30 Greenough Road, Plaistow.  Please consider attending this forum to hear firsthand about the important work ahead and to ask questions about the plan’s timeline and implementation.

A full version of the Strategic Plan is available here.

The School Board will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 7:30pm immediately following this public forum.

Susan Sherman, Chair

Timberlane Regional School Board

September 11, 2018

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Sep 11

Timberlane Remembers September 11th

Today, each of the schools within the Timberlane Regional School District dedicated a block of time in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 attacks.  Activities included a moment of silence, remembrance readings, discussions about heroes, and the sharing of resources for additional reading.

To the many whose lives were changed as a result of this tragedy, Timberlane wants you to know we remember.

September 11, 2018

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