News from Principal Lamothe
Hello PRS Wizards!
As we entered into the new year, I have heard the buzz around attendance letters being sent home. These are in no way punitive but a reminder to families of how many school days your child/ren have missed so far this year that are unexcused. Unexcused days are days that are vacations or days that the office has not been alert of your child's absence. I have also received and listened to some constructive feedback from those that have received a letter so far.
Since the four elementary school all use the same letter, I have reached out to them so we can collaborate and rewrite the letter so it is more used as an informative tool and not seen so much as something that is punitive. There is/was no intent for it to ever feel punitive. In the district we are asked to send out letters to families who have more than five unexcused absences and then each month as we run the attendance report if more unexcused absences occur we send out another letter.
Please check your child(ren)'s Schoolcafe.com account to add to or pay off the balance.
Food Services will be phasing out the sale of single use water bottles. Once the current inventory is gone we will no longer sell 8oz waters. There is a filtered water hydration station available right in the cafeteria for any student that would need water.
HPS Integrated Preschool program is looking for children who will work, play, and learn alongside children with special needs in our integrated preschool settings. If you are interested, please return the application (linked below) by January 27th. Parents/Guardians of applicants will be called with an appointment time for our placement screening on 2/7/23. If you have any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth Costanza at email@example.com. To register, click the button above.
Kindergarten Forum - SAVE THE DATE
This is an informational session for new students entering kindergarten.
Wed, Jan 11, 2023, 06:30 PM
220 Central Street, Hingham, MA, USA
Presentation for Parents on Anxiety
How to handle anxiety, depression & your kids – Parents & Caregivers
Parents & Caregivers please join us for a discussion with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Nadja Reilly who will cover general topics about anxiety/depression/self harm - What to look for, coping mechanisms. Discuss grief and suicide - how to talk to children about this and answer questions from the audience. Heather Rodriguez, Director of HPS School Counseling, will cover Care Solace & discuss services offered in Hingham Public Schools. This presentation is being Sponsored by SEPAC & HPS PTO’s
Tue, Jan 17, 2023, 07:00 PM
Hingham High School, Union Street, Hingham, MA, USA
Social Emotional Wellness
January 3rd - Students return back to school
January 4th - Early Release
January 11th - 6:30 - 7:30 - Kindergarten Forum @ 220 Central
January 13th - 9:00 - 9:30 AM - Bus evacuation #2
January 18th - PTO meeting in the cafeteria with guest speaker Dr. Adams
By clicking on above "PRS PTO News" will bring you to the PTO website.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES - You can order online through Yubbler or purchase on your own. Choose your incoming grade level supply list here
1000 BOOK CLUB - This is a great program for preschool and kindergarten students to check out book bags and read with families!
LOOKING FOR AFTERSCHOOL CARE?
Kids in Action (KIA) Before and After-School Programs are for Hingham students in grades K-5. Our curriculum focuses on social and emotional development with support in academic skills through play and guidance.https://hinghamschools.org/academic-programs/kids-in-action9/
FREE LUNCH FOR ALL - This year, due to Federal Assistance, lunch will be served free of charge. This year, there will also be a breakfast program ( also peanut/tree nut free) for students who wish to partake in that. There will be one “grab and go breakfast” offering daily. Bottles of water are not free and cost $1.00.
VOLUNTEERS - We are happy to have parent volunteers in our school again! As we enter a new school year, all volunteers in the schools (classroom volunteers, field trip chaperones, etc.) will require a new CORI check. Forms can be found in the main office or here
Administrative Assistants- Suzanne Price, Alisa Zimmerman
School Resource Officer - Officer McGillicuddy /Officer Carr
Nurse - Kristin Godfrey
K - Amy Maescher, Kim O'Brien, Julianne Riley
1st - Nancy Bucey, Katie Burritt, Janette Harrington
2nd - Cyndi Bonani, Krystal Bilodeau, Michelle Shapiro
3rd - Laura Falvey, Meagan Ottatti, Shawna Reames
4th - Kara Kremer, Maura Talbot, Susan Willison
5th - Julie Harrington, Joan Kilban, Meryl Vella, Shannon Wragg
Art - Alice Caldwell
Computer Science - Rebekah Stahl-Bryant
Library - Mary Dunphy
Music - Dorothy Turner
Phys.Ed.- Mikayla Pagnini
Spanish - Kendelle Ingram
Teachers - Colin Butler, Meaghan Gaven, Elizabeth Rubertone, Cassie Pacella, Lauren Smith
School Psychologist- Dr. Brett Bolger
Administrative Assistant - Susan Carey
Adjustment Counselor - A.C. Decker
School Guidance Counselor - Carolyn St. Laurence
Literacy Specialists - Kati Osterman (K-2nd) and Jennifer Madden (3rd-5th)
Literacy Interventionists - Wendy Kirk and Nicole O'Brien
Math Specialist - Jessica Kitchen
Math Interventionists- Christine Lotano, Letitia Reil