Cathy Belcher

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Name: Cathy Belcher
Date registered: March 22, 2013

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  1. Community Input Needed in Developing Strategic Plan – Community Session Scheduled for November 27th — November 21, 2017
  2. New Elementary Report Card in Timberlane — November 21, 2017
  3. Veterans Day Message — November 9, 2017
  4. Timberlane Parent Advisory Forum to Offer Session on Diversity Awareness — November 9, 2017
  5. Timberlane Offers Assistance to District Families Still Affected By Power Outage — November 1, 2017

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Nov 21

Community Input Needed in Developing Strategic Plan – Community Session Scheduled for November 27th

The Strategic Planning Committee of the Timberlane Regional School Board seeks Community input in developing strategic planning goals specific to 21st Century learning and academics, facilities, and culture and climate.

Members of the TRSD community of all four towns (Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow, Sandown) are welcome to attend the session. Parents and staff members are encouraged to participate.

A strategic plan is an official document that defines the mission, vision and beliefs of the school district. The document is to be used to plan for future initiatives that contribute to educational success. Community input is paramount.

A Public forum will be held on November 27th at Sandown North Elementary School, 23 Stagecoach Road, Sandown. The session will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Please consider contributing to this very important planning process.

Dr. Roxanne Wilson, Assistant Superintendent
Brian Boyle, TRSB Chairman
Strategic Planning Co-chairs

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Nov 21

New Elementary Report Card in Timberlane

The Timberlane Regional School District is committed to communicating with parents about student achievement and progress toward grade level learning goals. The district is pleased to announce the launch of a new competency based elementary report card (Grades K-5). The new report card is web-based and will be accessible to parents via the PowerSchool Parent Portal on Friday, December 8, 2017 or by requesting a paper copy through their school office.

Detailed instructions will be emailed to parents next week regarding how to create a PowerSchool account and how to access all new report card resources. Six parent forums were held throughout the district in October. A link to the presentation for parents can be found at

Since New Hampshire’s official adoption of Competency Based Education in 2013, Timberlane educators and administrators have worked tirelessly to develop competency based curricula in all subject areas and grade levels PreK-12. Competency statements are written to include what students should know and be able to do, as well as why. District-wide teams have developed resources including “I can” statements to provide parents a better understanding of end of year competency.

District administrator, Mrs. Christi Michaud, and several school leaders, have led the new Elementary Report Card project over the past couple years. Mrs. Michaud explains that along with a new reporting tool, instructional practices in Timberlane have begun to shift toward more personalized learning. Teachers recognize that children learn at different rates and require instruction designed to meet their individual needs. A competency based model allows teachers to personalize instruction and facilitate learning and growth regardless of where students are on their learning path. Timberlane educators are excited about sharing student successes and areas for growth with parents on the new elementary report card.

Parents are encouraged to ask questions and to share their comments on the new elementary report card with teachers and school principals. Partnering with the district and our schools enables rigor, accountability, evaluation, and systems of support to further be realized. The Timberlane School District thanks its’ students and families for their continuous feedback and involvement.

November 21, 2017

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Nov 09

Veterans Day Message

















The Timberlane Regional School District wishes to recognize and thank the many men and women who have served, and currently serve, in our country’s armed forces.  We honor them for their service, sacrifice, and love of country; understanding that we, as a nation, go about the business of our days while our military personnel work tirelessly to ensure we can do so.  Thank you for your service.

We especially wish to honor our Gold Star families who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Our deepest sympathies for your loss.  We thank you for your loved one’s service to our country.

Thank you Veterans!


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Nov 09

Timberlane Parent Advisory Forum to Offer Session on Diversity Awareness

The Timberlane Regional School District will hold a meeting of the Timberlane Parent Advisory Forum (TPAF) on Monday, December 11th, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Timberlane Regional Middle School library. All parents of Timberlane students are invited to attend.

The forum will explore the importance of diversity awareness in our homes, schools, and communities. Anti-Defamation League of New England presenter, Phil Fogelman, will provide families with tips on how to engage in constructive conversations about diversity with family and friends. The forum will also highlight ways to raise children in a bias-free environment and ways to build supportive, inclusive communities. Additionally, the school district looks forward to hearing ideas from parents on ways to partner together to develop greater diversity awareness in our schools and community.

The next TPAF meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 31st. Author, Thomas R. Hoerr will be discussing how to reinforce important success skills like GRIT, EMPATHY, and INTEGRITY in the home and school, plus there will be a SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY!!

Parents are invited to submit future agenda topics for consideration by emailing them to TPAF@timberlane. The TPAF website can be accessed at or by selecting. Superintendent’s Advisory Committees on the TRSD website. The TPAF website will provide you with information and updates related TPAF topics, past meeting notes, a link to our email address, and more.

TPAF Chaired by:
Timberlane Parent, Sarah Machemer
Former Budget Committee Member, George Manos
District Administrator, Christi Michaud

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Nov 01

Timberlane Offers Assistance to District Families Still Affected By Power Outage

The Superintendent has authorized the use of district resources to assist families who are still without power from the October 29th windstorm. Assistance is available for the use of shower facilities, internet services and other applicable services. Families in need are asked contact their resident school for a referral of services.

Atkinson Academy 362-5521
Danville Elementary 382-5554
Pollard School 382-7146
Sandown North 887-8505
TLC at Sandown Central 887-3648
Timberlane Regional Middle School 382-7131
Timberlane Regional High School 382-6541

Timberlane is fortunate to have the ongoing support of its community members and is happy to be able to provide this gesture of support in return.

November 1, 2017

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