Dear Ray School Families,

The signs of spring are all around us. This week brought us increasingly green trees, blooming flowers, and ample opportunities to be outside. Students and staff have taken advantage of the beautiful weather by visiting our vernal pool, walking and biking to school, working in outdoor classrooms, running the mile on the Ray School loop, and enjoying recess games.

As a reminder, the Ray School will be holding a lockdown drill at 10:00am on Monday. Teachers will be explaining lockdown procedures in a developmentally appropriate way. The Hanover Police Department will be on site to assist with the drill. Please note that the building will be locked during this drill with no one allowed to enter or exit the building. A sign will be placed on the front entrance to notify visitors that school is locked down. Once the sign is removed, the drill is over. Please feel free to contact me with with any questions.

Enjoy the weekend,


Staff Appreciation Week

We had a great Staff Appreciation Week thanks to the SAU, School Board, PTO and the whole Ray School community. Some highlights included PTO flower day, a PTO sponsored luncheon, a special ice cream truck visit, and a staff brunch.

Walk and Bike to School Day

Thank you to everyone who helped with our Annual Walk and Bike to School Day. Hanover Police Department was on-site to give high fives to our students as they entered the school. Staff and parents participated as chaperones and crossing guards. This day was a success thanks to the outpouring of community support. Here are this year’s numbers on the multi-use path just along Lyme Road.

Children who walked - 31

Adults who walked - 23

Children biking - 72

Adults biking - 29

Skateboards - 4

Unicycles - 3

Scooters - 2


Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Please join us for our end of year thank you celebration for Ray School volunteers!  A buffet lunch will be served Friday, June 15 from 11:30-12:30 in the multi.

Thank you for volunteering this year!

PTO Events

Community Events/Interests

Kite Day at Balch Hill

Saturday, May 19, 2-4pm Bring your kites and kids to join us for this annual family favorite – a joyous afternoon of kite-flying in the breezes of Balch Hill. Snacks are provided; dogs welcome if on leash. Co-sponsored by Red Kite Candy  and the Balch Hill Stewardship Committee of the Hanover Conservancy. Meet: Summit of Balch Hill. Rain date: Sunday, May 20th from 2-4.


Storrs Pond Family Membership

Now is the time to sign up for your Storrs Pond Family membership. Please go to www.storrspond.org for more info.

Storrs Pond Tennis Camps

Registration is now open for summer tennis camps and clinics at Storrs Pond.  New this year, a Junior camp for players 10 and under will be offered Monday through Friday, 9am - 11am. Please visit this link or contact Billy Pontious, Director, 603/632-9598 or storrstennis@gmail.com for more information.

2018 Baseball Camp and Advanced Skills Camp Registration

The youth baseball camp and advanced skills camp dates have been set and registration is available here.

Ray School Calendar