Acorn School’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Let’s Celebrate Acorn School’s 50 Years!

We are excited to commemorate our 50th year with you! Acorn School is hosting a FREE 50th celebratory event for our entire Acorn community, and we hope you can come. All former and current teachers, alumni and families are encouraged to attend.

Event Information

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Time: Stop by between 1 – 5pm, or stay for the whole time!

Where: Stratham Hill Park, Scamman Pavilion by the main playground

270 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH

Who: Everyone who has ever been affiliated with Acorn School since it’s opening in 1972,  as well as local community supporters.

Cost: The 50th Celebration event is FREE to attend. Food will be available for purchase by local food trucks

Please share this website with Acorn friends and family and help spread the word!

Be A Part of This Moment In Time

Bring a printed picture with you:

We’re making a visual “memory lane” at the 50th Celebration event! Please bring a printed picture from your time at Acorn School and add it to the memory board while at the 50th event. These pictures will turned into a memory book and put into a time capsule with various items from Acorn’s 50th year.  Please bring one picture per child/staff/board member in your family & write the name(s) and date on the back of each picture.


Bring a rock:

Bring a rock with you from home or a special place, and make a commemorative rock creation while at our 50th celebration. Your rock will later be placed at Acorn School around the many outdoor learning spaces, hidden in our 100 Aker Wood for children to find, used to hold children’s artwork down on windy days, and used in so many other special ways. It will always be there for you to find when you come back and visit!


Your end-of-year memory book(s):

Flip through your books and share the memories with friends and family.


We hope you join us for this celebatory day! Help us plan by RSVPing today: REGISTER HERE

Event Schedule

We’re busy preparing a wonderful celebration. There will be ongoing events from 1-5pm. 

Hand painting

Commemorative rock painting



Stories read by Acorn teachers

Acorn sing alongs and music

Obstacle course

Hiking up to Stratham Hill Tower

Story book trail hiking


Our activity list and schedule is growing. Check back for updates throughout the summer!

Are you interested in volunteering to help with a child centered activity, game or craft? Email: for more information!

Food For Purchase


Kona Ice

2:00 – 4:00

Orion’s Eatery

1:00 – 5:00

Logan’s Run

1:00 – 5:00 

Our food truck list is growing, check back for updates!


In the true spirit of Acorn School, this event is rain or shine. Check back for updates in the event of pending severe weather.

Give $50 Today In Honor of Acorn's 50 Years

Acorn’s goal for the 2022-2023 school year is to raise $50,000 in honor of our 50 years in service!

Your tax deductible donation will be split evently between Acorn’s annual operational expenses that tuition does not cover, and Acorn’s endowment fund which secures Acorn’s future for years to come.

Your support will directly provide the gift of childhood to the students of the 2022-2023 school year and Acorn’s future generations.