School News

  • Jun 21, 2024
    Students garden

    The School Gardens Need You!

    Hello School Garden Community!
    I wanted to send out a quick THANK YOU for another wonderful spring of school gardening. It was an exciting one with most schools getting brand new shiny garden beds! Your participation, engagement, and enthusiasm make the program shine, so thank you.
    Each summer we ask each school's community to watch over the school gardens to ensure we have veggies in the fall to return to. Please share this signup sheet with your school community (students & their families, colleagues, and other community members). Harvest produce, weed, water, and debug. The gardens are there for the benefit of your community, so let's use them!
    I hope you have a fantastic summer and please contact me if you have any questions.
    With gratitude,

    Olivia Clark

    Education Director

    (603) 784-5069

  • Jun 14, 2024

    June 14 "Points of P.R.I.D.E." Newsletter

    Please see the "Points of P.R.I.D.E." newsletter from Principal Rachel Lunan-Hill by clicking here.

  • Jun 13, 2024
    Student finger paints on Field Day

    Fun in the Sun on Field Day

    Francestown Elementary School recently celebrated a highly successful Field Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of Hannah Reinfrank. Her dedication and hard work made this event a memorable experience for all the student

    The day was filled with excitement as students traveled through various activity stations. They were placed in multi-age groups, each named after a fun aspect of a day at the beach. These groups included the Surfers, Beach Balls, Shells, Flip Flops, Sunshine, Seagulls, and Sandcastles

    Among the many activities, students enjoyed a riveting game of Froggy Toes, traditional backyard games, parachute play, disc golf, volleyball, and scooter floor hockey. After a lively morning of activities, students were treated to a choice of movies after lunch, providing a relaxing break

    The highlight of the day was the Kona Ice Truck, which provided a cool and refreshing treat to cap off the festivities.

    We extend our gratitude to everyone who supported the read-a-thon, which helped make this fantastic day possible. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you once again for contributing to the success of Field Day at Francestown Elementary School.

  • Jun 12, 2024
    Student experiments with airflow.

    FES Visits the Montshire Museum

    Francestown Elementary School students recently enjoyed an enriching all-school field trip to the Montshire Museum, where they were immediately captivated by the diverse and interactive exhibits.

    Throughout the museum, students engaged in hands-on activities that delved into fascinating scientific concepts such as elasticity and surface tension with bubbles, friction, light, fog, and much more. One of the highlights of the trip was the water feature, which was a major hit among the students.

    In addition to the engaging exhibits, students participated in science explorations focused on forces and motion, as well as insects, enhancing their understanding of these important scientific principles.

    A special thank you goes out to the PTO for generously covering the entrance fees, and to the parent volunteers who helped make this trip possible. Their support is instrumental in bringing vibrant and exciting activities to our school.

    We encourage all community members to consider joining our amazing team to continue providing such enriching experiences for our students.

  • Jun 8, 2024
    Student nature journals

    Reflecting on a Year of Learning

    On our last Outdoors Lion's Learning Day, students reflected on the year by nature journaling in the garden. Kelly Marshall, our resident master gardener who has helped us cultivate the garden all year, taught us about invasive species and how to help our local spaces thrive. Kara Reynolds, from the Harris Center for Conservation Education, joined us to play favorite games. Students also painted Kindness Rocks and placed them in the garden to welcome visitors to our school.

  • Jun 8, 2024
    Mrs. Ford at her celebration

    Thank You Mrs. Ford!

    People traveled far and wide to celebrate the long career of Harriet Ford. She has been part of the Francestown Community for 38 years. Harriet will be missed.


July 2024


Students play the recorder
Celebrating our 4th Grade
Students play Drip Drip Drop
Field Day
Student Makes Giant Bubble
Montshire Museum
Student reads to a dog
Literacy Night
Student with face paint
Proudly Showing our FES Lion P.R.I.D.E.
Students dressed up as Jack and Annie
Celebrating Our Favorite Book Characters
Students completing and experiment on erosion.
Studying Erosion
Students Garden
Cornucopia Project Visits FES


Our Vision

In the ConVal community, all learners will achieve academically, act thoughtfully, and contribute to the larger society.

Our Mission

To guide children to become critical thinkers, engaged learners, and respectful, contributing citizens, fostered by a cooperative effort between school and community.

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