ORMS Weekly Update

ORMS Weekly Update
Weekly Update

Jay Richard Principal

Bill Sullivan Assistant Principal

Brittany Prendergast/Estie Ott Assistant Special Education Director



Dear ORMS Parents and Guardians,

Mother nature has reminded us that we live in NH and it is winter. I look forward to our grade 5 music concert Tuesday night. Thursday night we have the Grades 6-8 band concert. Thursday night might be a weather challenge. With ORMS weather-related event cancellations, safety is a priority and we do our best to be proactive. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

[email protected]

ORMS Principal


Important Dates

1/24 Grade 5 Music Concert

1/26 Grades 6-8 Band Concert

1/30 End of Quarter 2

2/6 Quarter 2 progress reports and winter Star assessment results sent home


Student PowerSchool Self Evaluations

Students have recently completed self-evaluations using PowerSchool. Parents and guardians should be receiving these reports via email.  If you have not received a report, please inquire with your child. 


French Club

French Club Meeting – Wednesday, January 25 in Rm 203 ORMS 3:05 – 4:10 (late bus)

Thème: Carnival du Québec /Mardi Gras

New members can use this link to sign up: https://sau5-my.sharepoint.com/personal/jrichard_orcsd_org/Documents/New Members for French ClubNew Members for French Club (Note: If you already attended our first meeting, you do not need to sign-up again for this meeting.  For current members, please let us know if you are not able to attend this meeting.)                             

ORMS Cross Country Ski Racing Club

The club will participate in a few races this winter season.  We are fortunate to have Sara Cathey, an ORHS science teacher lead this club. 


  • A 'fun ski' on Wednesdays after school at UNH’s Boulder Field (need more snow) 
  • Students provide their own skis/equipment (skate skis, not classic)
  • Parents need to transport students to races.  There are 3-4 scheduled each month outside of school hours.
  • Questions? Email Sara at [email protected]

 Staff Directory

During the school year, we encourage you to reach out to ORMS staff with questions.  Here is our current staff directory.

Cell Phone Policy

Student cell phones and personal electronic devices are not allowed during the school day and need to be turned off and placed in student lockers between 7:50AM-3:00PM. This includes wireless ear buds/pods. We have a student phone in the ORMS front office for use as needed.

Have a question or need help?

Please always feel free to contact the ORMS office at (603) 868-2820, our office hours are 7:30AM-3:30PM.

Rheanna Cote is the grade 5 school counselor [email protected]

Kim Felch is the grade 6 school counselor [email protected]

Sarah Gahm is the grade 7 school counselor [email protected]

Stephanie Kadden is the grade 8 school counselor [email protected]

Principal Jay Richard [email protected]

Assistant Principal Bill Sullivan [email protected]

School Nurses Cheryl Thibodeau [email protected] and Mike Hope [email protected]

ORMS Special Education Coordinator Estie Ott [email protected]

Brittany Prendergast is on maternity leave