Bryantville Elementary School
September 23, 2022
A Note from the Office
Happy Friday! Happy Fall! Thank you to all of the families who came to visit our Open House last night. It was a great crowd, and it was wonderful to see the hallways filled with excitement. Students were leading families on scavenger hunts throughout their classroom or throughout the school, families were investigating the STREAM library, admiring the student artwork, and taking pictures at the photo booth! If you were unable to come by, please reach out to your teacher for any information you may have missed.
Thank you to our PTO for joining us as well. There was a great slideshow displaying pictures through the years of all of the wonderful events they sponsor. It is not too late to help or volunteer! Just remember, if you were unable to stop by last night, come by the office to ensure you are CORI checked. This is necessary in order to work with the students or chaperone a field trip.
Please note that this Wednesday, September 28, is an Early Release. Dismissal for buses is 12:45 and pick up will begin at 12:40. Please ensure you plan accordingly. Please remember to continue to read the newsletter carefully. In addition to important updates and reminders, you can find the latest PTO information as well. I can’t believe we are entering the final week of September! We hope you have a great weekend and appreciate your continued support!
Jen Simmons and Traci Costa
School Community Building
This year we will focus on “celebrating community” as a school district. We will be showcasing events, projects, and extracurricular activities that continue to be part of our inclusive Pembroke community. You can expect more examples of how we celebrate our community in the weeks ahead.
It puts a smile on our face to have students visit and share the good news.
Keep up the good work, Bryantville Titans!
Inside our Classrooms - Partner Work!
Good luck to Mrs. Duffy and Mr. Kennedy who are joining our PHS students at the Walk to End Alzheimer's this weekend!
Saturday, September 24th, members of the Pembroke High School Student Council (and any additional interested students) will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's at Nelson Park in Plymouth.
Pembroke Goes PINK!
Until September 25th, the PHS Class of 224 will be running a t-shirt fundraiser for breast cancer awareness month. They are trying to unite the district in a "pink-out" day, Friday October 21st. Attached below is the pre-order form and additional information.
Save the Dates
Friday, September 23- PTO Outdoor Movie Night (See below for details)
Wednesday, September 28 - Early Release
Monday, October 10 - No School
October 11-October 14- Book Fair
October 21- PTO Monster Mash
October 28- PTO Adult Halloween Party (See below for details)
Wednesday, October 29 - Early Release
Tonight is the PTO Movie Night!! Pack some blankets and chairs and come on down!
Throughout the school year, Bryantville’s School Counselor, Ilene Riley, and School Psychologist, Brenda Mannix will offer small Lunch Bunch groups to students in grades K-6. Lunch Bunch is a chance for students to connect with peers in a casual manner. During group, the students will get to know one another by chatting, playing games and eating lunch in a small structured setting. If you do not want your child to participate in a Lunch Bunch please fill out the Google Form found here: Lunch Bunch Opt Out
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURES
Drop Off and Pick Up:
In an effort to address a number of safety issues and minimize the backup of cars/buses onto West and Center Street at the beginning and end of the school day, please note the following regarding drop off and pick up of students:
Drop Off and Pick Up are DROP AND GO.
All vehicles should pull up as far as they can in the drop off line. Staff will wave you down as a reminder. Please be respectful of staff direction as they are ensuring the safety of our students and efficiency of the procedure.
Students should not unload / enter their vehicle until your car is pulled up as far in the line as possible.
Students must exit / enter their vehicle from the sidewalk side only while the parent remains in their car.
Please DO NOT pass cars that are lined up to drop off students. Once the line of cars has emptied, cars will move and then the next group will pull up. Remain in line until it is time to drop off safely.
If for any reason you are unable to meet the above expectations, please pull into a parking spot. You can exit your car, assist your student, and/or have the student utilize the passenger side if you are parked. You can then ensure your student is prepared and moves safely across to the sidewalk.
Pick Up Reminders -
Parent pick up for kindergarten starts at 2:40.
If picking up a Kindergarten student, please pull into a parking spot.
All other students are called at 2:45.
If you are picking up a student that cannot enter the vehicle from the sidewalk side or needs assistance; please pull into a parking spot.
If you need to dismiss your child from school be sure to send a note in with your child.
The note must include:
Student's first and last name
Date of dismissal
Time of pick up (must be prior to 2:00)
You may also call the office prior to 11:00 AM to notify us of a last minute dismissal.
All students must be dismissed prior to 2:00 PM. Students being dismissed after 2:00 will be dismissed at the above noted pick up times following the drop and go pick up procedure.
Dropped Off Items:
Please note, unless it is an absolute necessity, you do not have to bring an item up to school. Breakfast and lunch are currently free for all students. We have extra snacks available as well as water. We have coats and winter supplies available as well.
If an item has been dropped off, an email is sent to the teacher. We do not interrupt instruction. Teachers check their email only when they are able to during the day, so we cannot guarantee the timely delivery of a dropped off item.
FIRSTVIEW WILL LAUNCH LATER IN THE MONTH ONCE ROUTES ARE FINAL.
Updated 2022-2023 Routes will post before the first day of school.
A Note From the PTO
For new and existing families, the purpose of our PTO is to "promote and enhance the education and welfare of Bryantville children." As a meeting ground for parents, teachers and and the administration of the Bryantville Elementary School, the organization serves to foster
communication between parents and school personnel; (2) to bring together the Bryantville community, keeping them involved and interested their school; (3) to sponsor fundraising activities for items not normally appropriate in the school budget; and (4) to support the Bryantville Elementary School faculty and administration and existing curriculum in an effort to provide the children with the fullest and most enriching education possible".
We encourage all families to get involved!
Tanja Sorrentino, President
Emmie flaherty, Vice President
Rachel Moran, Secretary
Allison MacPhall, Treasurer
Join the PTO!
Join the Bryantville PTO in the Bryantville Elementary School library for their next meeting!
The topics to be discussed include:
2022-2023 Fundraising Ideas
Open Committee Chair Positions
School Enrichment Opportunities
the BOKS program
The Monster Mash
Questions- Email Tanya.Sorrentino@gmail.com
GRADE 6 PARENTS!
Join the Class of 2029 Facebook page for the latest updates and news for Grade 6!
SAVE THE DATES!
First outdoor movie night of the 2022-2023 school year!
September 23, 2022 at 7 PM.
Showing “The Goonies.” No admission fee - snacks/drinks will be available for sale. This is NOT a drop off event.
October 11- 14th- Scholastic Book Fair
The Monster Mash
This is an outdoor event. More info to come…
Please join us at our annual Adult Halloween Party!
Easy Ways to Support Bryantville Elementary School
Box Tops News:
Bryantville needs your box tops! You can submit box tops in a couple of ways: clip and send the box tops coupons to school AND download the new Box tops app where you can scan your receipts to earn the digital boxtops! Shop online with delivery services? No problem- you can forward your receipts to the program as well! Details in the app! Receipts need to be scanned within 2 weeks. Any box tops clips you have at home please send in before February vacation so we can prepare for our spring submission. Thank you for your support!
Remember each box top (coupon or digital) is worth $0.10- they add up quickly! Last year we made over $1500 for Bryantville!!! Thanks for your help and support!
Remember each one is worth $0.10--they add up quickly! Please remember to cut the box tops out on the lines and, if possible, attach them to the collection sheet that can be found online. Thanks for your help and support!
Even when shopping at Amazon, you can help support Bryantville Elementary.
If you type Smile.Amazon.com in your address bar, it will take you to the simple sign up page. Once registered, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Bryantville.
1. Go to smile.amazon.com
2. In the search bar at the bottom— type Bryantville and click Search
3. In the results window select Bryantville School PTO
4. That's it! —now you are registered for Smile.Amazon.com
5. You will notice that now you are supporting Bryantville School PTO right under the Amazon search bar.
Thank you for making a difference and supporting Bryantville!
Sign up and select Bryantville Parent Teacher Organization as your charity. Amazon will remember your selection and prompt you to use this as your preferred page. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of eligible purchase right back to our school!
Our school has a donation bin in the front parking lot. It is emptied weekly, and the PTO receives monthly rebate checks based on the weight of the donations. It is an easy way to recycle clothing, shoes, and linens.
Support Bryantville by donating your codes!
Our school will be able to use donated funds for extra-curricular activities including sports, technology, art and/or school supplies within our school. Just log in to us.coca-cola.com>give and search for Bryantville.
Pembroke SEPAC Meeting
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 AT 6 PM – 8 PM
Pembroke Community Middle School
Please join us for a casual meet and greet at 6 followed by a presentation by our Office of Student Services at 7.
Meet your sepac board, members of the school committee and other families.
Come to either or both!
Light refreshments will be served.
Cub Scout Sign-up and S’mores Night
Herring Run Park
Join Pack 105 at the Herring Run Park in Pembroke on Tuesday, 9/27/22 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for s’mores and visit with Cub Scouts and Leaders to learn all about Cub Scouting as part of Pack 105. We are a family Pack open to boys and girls from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Visit us online at www.pembrokepack105.org for more information.
Pembroke Engage- Pembroke Special Town Meeting Parent Drop-off at City Arena
October 18, 2022
City Arena, 708 Washington Street, Pembroke
Are you a parent or caregiver looking to get involved in Pembroke town government and want to attend the upcoming Special Town Meeting? City Arena is hosting a special event on October 18th at 7PM for those who want to drop-off their kids for a night of fun while they attend Town Meeting. Activities will include inflatable bouncy houses, arcade basketball, multiple sports on indoor turf fields, and more. Cost is $10 for one child and $5 for each additional sibling.
Pembroke Engage is a local civic engagement group focused on Pembroke town government and organized through a Facebook group
October Library Events
October Teen Take & Make
Available while supplies last
We know teens are busy with school, work, chores, and more so we're giving you an opportunity to craft on your own time. Pick up a Craft Kit in the YA Lounge and create your own Witch's Broom pencil.
Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30am
Toddlers (ages 2 to 5) and their caregivers can enjoy an interactive storytime with songs, dances, games, and stories that encourage language development and social skills. Each themed storytime is followed by a craft.
Baby Music Makers
Thursday, October 13 from 10:30-11:00am
Enhance your little one’s love of music during this 30-minute bonding time, with songs, dance, and movement games to excite one’s budding musician. Babies and toddlers ages 0-2 with a caregiver are welcome to drop in and join us!
Block Party Playtime
Mondays and Tuesdays, October 24 & 25 at 10:30am
This is a special program for kids ages 1 - 7 to use creativity, imagination, and teamwork. Little ones can grow and play with all kinds of blocks; use your hands, carefully stack pieces together, knock them down, and do it all over again! Other items such as puzzles, dot markers, and a pop-up tunnel will be available for all. Playtime will take place in lieu of that week's storytimes.
Thursday, October 27 from 10:30-11:00am
Designed for babies and toddlers from 6 to 24 months, Lapsits are a great chance for caregivers to bond with their child while learning new rhymes and stories to share. Each program includes stretches, music, a story, and more followed by an open play time.
Tuesday,October 11 from 4:00-5:00pm
Kids ages 5+ are welcome to visit and build with the library LEGOs. Bring your neighbors, big siblings, and school friends! LEGO Club is designed to give kids a safe, creative environment in which they can freely build with LEGOs, interact with peers, and express themselves.
Writing Workshop: The Peculiar Haunting of You
Wednesday, October 12 from 4:00-5:00pm
Grades 3 - 6 will write with local author Erin Petti. Join in this after-school workshop and create stories that are both a little spooky and a little sweet while learning brainstorming and writing techniques to hone your skills and open your imagination. Registration required; visit https://linktr.ee/pembrokepubliclibrary or call 781-293-6771 to sign up.
Thursday, October 13 from 4:00-5:30pm
Ages 11 - 15 are invited to watch anime, snack and socialize. This month we'll watch the first episode of One Piece (rated TV-14 in the United States; please ensure your attendance is allowed by your caregivers) and craft Pirate Plunder jars. Snacks and drinks will be available.
Boo's There?: An Author Storytime Visit
Thursday, October 13 from 4:30-5:25pm
Ages 3-7 can join local author Stacey Lourenco in a special storytime reading her picture book Boo's There followed by a mess-free ghost craft! In this not-too-spooky story, three friends just want to have a fun night of trick-or-treating but some mysterious creatures might have a different idea that has them asking, "Boo's there?" Registration required; visit https://linktr.ee/pembrokepubliclibrary or call 781-293-6771 to sign up.
Wednesday, October 26 from 4:00-5:00pm
Ages 4-8 can join Miss Kiki in a bewitching storytime featuring A Spoonful of Frogs by Casey Lyall. Kids will then get to craft their own "croaking" frog. Registration required; visit https://linktr.ee/pembrokepubliclibrary or call 781-293-6771 to sign up.
Thursday, October 27 from 4:30-5:30pm
All ages can visit the library for a special event of treats (no tricks!) done in collaboration with the Pembroke Council on Aging. Stations around the Children's Room will have autumn-themed ASL signs for kids to learn; for every sign your child learns, they get to pick out a special treat. The Library and the Council on Aging will both have activities such as BINGO, a monster craft, games, and more!
Puppy Dog Tales
Thursday, October 20 from 4:15-5:00pm
Readers of all ages may read to a certified therapy dog to develop their literacy and presentation skills as well as build confidence and self-esteem. Our dogs and trainers provide a supportive environment to practice reading aloud. This is a drop-in event.