Moreau's Monthly Messenger - M3

May 2018

Moreau Hall Elementary School

Positive Attitude





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A Message from Mr. H.

Next week at Moreau Hall is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11). It is a time to celebrate our teachers and acknowledge what an important job they do each day. I feel so very fortunate to be in a community like Moreau Hall. Our PAC and all the parent volunteers really do a wonderful job of supporting our school family and showing our faculty and staff just how much they appreciate them. We have built a great team here at our school. Thank you to our Teachers! I am continuously impressed by what you do on a daily basis. It is an honor and privilege to watch you work.

Mr. Higgins

Hawk of the Month Celebration

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Upcoming Events

Click here for the calendar on the school website

Wednesday, May 2

PK-2 Parent Information Night - Anxiety in Children - Center School 6:30 pm

Friday, May 4

Whole School Assembly - Keith Johnson "Bubbleguy" - Wild about Weather

Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11

Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 9

Ms. Police's class to visit Sheep Pasture - 9:30 am

Miss Jolly's class to visit Sheep Pasture - 12:30 pm

Thursday, May 10

Sheep Pasture to visit Kindergarten classes

Friday, May 11

Promised Land Enrichment Assembly for Grade 2 - 9:15 am

Early Release Day for PK-12

Sunday, May 13

Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 16

PAC Meeting - 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 17

Miss Money and the Coins Enrichment Assembly - 9:15 am

Miss Money and the Coins Enrichment Assembly - 10:15 am

Friday, May 18

Harvard Museum Field Trip - Grade 2

Monday, May 21

Town Meeting - Oliver Ames High School - 7:00 pm

Friday, May 25

Field Day (Friday, June 1 - Rain date)

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day - No School


Friday, June 8

Roger Williams Zoo Field Trip - Grade 1 (Monday, June 11 - Rain date)

Tuesday, June 12

Second Grade Spring Sing - 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

Thursday, June 14

Science Fair - Grade 2

Friday, June 15

Last day of School for PK and K

Sheep Pasture Pollinator Program - Grade 1 - 12:15 pm and 1:20 pm

Monday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 20

Kindergarten Screening

Thursday, June 21

Last day of School for Grades 1 and 2 - Early Release Day

Mr. Dennison's Music Notes

In April, Kindergarten finished their unit on train songs. They learned songs and chants for different parts of a train, and finished with one of my favorite pieces of music The Little Train of the Caipira. We use movement and imagination in class to reach students who are still finding their singing voice. 1st grade also finished a large unit of songs in Spanish. There is the challenge of learning the songs, while also finding the meaning of the words and songs. There are a few Spanish-speaking students that helped us out.

2nd grade classes have begun working on the annual Spring Sing. They will learn a class song and several combined songs to present in concert near the end of the year. I will send more information in a letter to second grade families. They seem excited about the song choices. We change our regular routine of music class into a “rehearsal”. It is a busy and important time for them!

Thanks for reading!

-Mr. Dennison



Song: Engine Number 9 (chant), LIttle Red Caboose (song)

Concept/Activity: Using train sounds to discuss our speaking and singing voice


Song: San Serani and Mulberry Bush

Concept/Activity: Motions to act out musical ideas


Song: Wallflowers

Concept/Activity: Vocal and body warm-ups, preparing for a performance

Click below to see the latest from Moreau Hall's Physical Education Class with Mrs. Karns

Second Grade Community Service - Chores for Veterans

Our Second Grade Hawks were able to donate $97.97 to Mr. Dwyer and Massachusetts Fallen Heroes. We are proud to partner with different Veterans organizations each year to support the men and women of our armed forces. Mr. Dwyer came to Moreau Hall to receive the check and talk with the students about how Massachusetts Fallen Heroes helps veterans and their families. Our school's donation helped Mr. Dwyer reach beyond his goal of $7500 raised. He shared with us that this donation was the most meaningful, because it came from kids. Mr. Dwyer completed one of the toughest Boston Marathon's in recent history on Monday, April 16th.
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PMC Kids Ride - April 28

Many of our Hawks signed up to ride and raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund. We had a beautiful day for the event. The sun was shining and there was not a cloud in the sky. Our Easton kids and their families raised over $50,000, and fundraising continues until September 1st! Way to go Hawks!
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Spring-o Bingo

We enjoyed another amazing Spring-o Bingo here at Moreau Hall during Turn Off the TV Week on Thursday, April 26th. Both sessions were at capacity, and so many of our kiddos won prizes which were generously donated by families. Thank you to our Moreau Hall PAC for coordinating such a wonderful event. Hawk Holla to Mrs. Carulli for emceeing the evening's Bingo games. There's no one better!

A special thanks to all the generous families who purchased baked goods to benefit the Moreau Hall Scholarship Fund. Our teachers and I are very appreciative! Over $400 was raised and will go to graduating seniors!
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Grade 2 STEM Night

Thanks to PAC, Easton Children's Museum, and our Grade 2 Teachers for a wonderful night centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math on April 12th! As evidenced by the video below, we had A LOT of fun! We were jammin' on our rubber band kazoos that we built ourselves. If you're an elementary principal and you're not having fun, you're in the wrong profession! Love my second grade Hawks!

Book Swap

Mrs. Silverstein, MH Reading Specialist, has soooo enjoyed helping our Hawks to swap books this spring. The Book Swap will continue to the end of the school year! Just have your student bring in a gently used book and head on down to Mrs. Silverstein's office before school (8:55-9:10am) or after 3:00 pm. If they don't have a book to swap, no problem! Mrs. Silverstein will let them choose one to start! Keep reading, Hawks!

Day of Kind'Ness' 2018

On Thursday, April 26th Seniors from Oliver Ames High School spread out all around the Town of Easton to give back to the community in honor of Devin Ness, an OA student who died unexpectedly in January of 2013. A group of Seniors, many of whom attended our school, came to Moreau Hall to weed, mulch, rake, and trim bushes. Mr. Hammond, our school custodian, and Mrs. Finch, our PAC Co-Chair, found plenty for them to do while they were here. Thank you to the Ness Family, Cindy Hall (Devin’s 4th grade teacher), and Wes Paul (OA Principal) for coordinating such a successful event that promotes community involvement and service. It sets such a wonderful example for our young students to see high schoolers giving back to their community in honor of Devin.

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Grade 2 Parents - Mark you calendar!

Mr. Getchell, Richardson/Olmsted Principal, will be hosting a Grade 3 Orientation (Parents Only) on June 7 at 6:30 pm. There will also be a Grade 2 trip to RO, for students to meet their third grade teachers, on June 20 at 9:45 am. Please mark your calendar for these events!

Big Y Education Express Program

Do you shop at BIG Y, and have kids? Grandkids? Nieces or nephews? Neighbors? With Education Express, you can earn FREE equipment for any school enrolled in the program! Sign up today at and start earning for Moreau Hall!

PAC News - Parent Advisory Council

Our next PAC meeting on Wednesday, May 16th is an important one! The Moreau Hall Parent Advisory Council is in need of Executive Board Members and volunteers for a great number of events. As some of our second grade parents leave our school it creates volunteer openings for many areas. The Moreau Hall Family needs your help!

We are also in need of a great many volunteers for our annual Field Day on Friday, May 25th. This is a wonderful culminating event for our students and families and we hope you can join us. We are in particular need of Kindergarten parents to escort small groups of students around during the day. An up to date CORI needs to be on file with the school.

Our PAC and parent volunteers help to make Moreau Hall a special place to learn. We appreciate your support!

Executive Board Members

Kristen Finch and Colleen Pantazelos – Co-Chairpersons

Michelle Greco – Vice Chairperson

Chrissy Sierra – Treasurer

Eve Reed – Secretary

The final meeting of the Parent Advisory Council will be held on

Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm

in the Moreau Hall Library.

All are welcome!

More information to follow!

Mark your calendar now for PAC Meeting dates...

May 16 @ 7:00 pm

Email PAC at

Follow PAC on Facebook at

Core Values

Moreau Hall students, teachers, parents, and community members take P.R.I.D.E. in being a “bucket-filling” school. In order to provide a positive child-centered learning experience for all students we will follow our five core values:

Positive Attitude, Respect, Involvement, Determination, and Excellence

Be a “bucket filler” and show your Hawk P.R.I.D.E.!

Positive Attitude

Believe in yourself and your abilities and those of your classmates

Believe that effort will improve your future

Stay motivated, even when things don’t go well

Be excited and energized about learning


Take care of yourself

Treat others as you want to be treated

Take care of your school

Embrace new ideas


Be present

Help your Moreau Hall family

Make a difference in your community

Share your talents


Show enthusiasm and actively participate

Finish what you start

Stay committed to your goals

Keep working hard even when you feel like quitting


Kindness matters

Strive to be your personal best

Listen to understand

Show gratitude for all you have

Created with student input by the Moreau Hall School Council - January 2015

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Moreau Hall Mission Statement

The mission of Moreau Hall Elementary School is to provide a positive, child-centered learning experience for all students.