PCS Community Newsletter 11-17-17
created by Principal Joanne Menard
1st snow of the school year!
Below is our Thanksgiving Break:
-Wednesday, November 22nd - Early Release at 11:30 a.m.
-Thursday, November 23rd - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
-Friday, November 24th - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
PCS Winter Concert
Dear PCS parents and friends,
This year our Winter Concert will be a little different than in the past. We are performing A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. The sixth grade will be the actors, and each other grade has a song within the play.
We would love to have all the students somehow costumed for this event. The play takes place in London, England, Winter, around 1847, the Victorian Era. The costumes can be very simple, either peasant, working class, or aristocrat. The time period can be Googled for ideas. Pinterest is always helpful with costumes. We are all here to assist in any way we can.
We think this will be an enjoyable experience and stellar performance.
The date for the show is December 21, 2017, at 6 pm in our gymnasium.
School Picture Make-ups
PCS Pajama Drive
Note from the Nurse
Christine Warburton, RN
PCS School Nurse
Another Note from the Nurse
Notes from the Nurse…
Brrrr…It is cold and windy out there. Our classes go outside for recess almost every day. Physical activity and fresh air is important to their learning. It is very important that students come to school prepared for the cold. A winter coat/ jacket with or without a hood, a hat and gloves are must haves for these cold temperatures. Add snow pants if they are not wearing warm pants or leggings. Don’t forget their feet. Warm socks go a long way for comfort out in the cold. When snow starts, throw an extra pair of socks in the backpack to change in case snow gets in their boots. The students will not be able to play in the snow unless properly outfitted. The Heath Office is not equipped to supply coats, snow pants, socks, shoes or boots.
Please help us keep your child healthy and give her a well needed break in the busy school day; send them to school prepared for the cold!
AND….now that it is cold outside, the heat is on in the classrooms. Some rooms are very warm, so layering is a good idea and please remember to send in a water bottle with your child to keep them hydrated.
P.S. Please take the time to label your child’s outer wear. We have piles of clothing in the lost and found without names, missing their owners!
Please call me if you have any questions.
Christine Warburton, RN
Ph: 978-724-3363 FAX: 978-724-6687
PCS Peace Posters
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.
This year was the 13th year that the Petersham Lions Club sponsored a contest for sixth graders.The students did tremendous work on their posters. Congrats to all!
Last Day of School
PCS PTG upcoming meeting
3rd Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Celebration
On November 9th, we had an incredibly moving Veterans Day celebration for our beloved Petersham community! We are so thankful that so many veterans were able to be with us!!! Marta Cole was kind enough to introduce the whole school to The Missing Man Table ceremony. Thanks also to Frontier Girls Troop 448 for supplying our special guests with a beautiful breakfast.
Upcoming PCS Events
-Tuesday, November 21st: 8:30 a.m. - 5th grade DARE
-Wednesday, November 22nd: Fidelity Banking
-Wednesday, November 22nd: 11:30 a.m. Early Release for Thanksgiving
-Thursday, November 23rd: NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING - WARM WISHES TO ALL!
-Friday, November 24th: NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK
-Monday, November 27th: School Picture Make-ups
-Monday, November 27th: 8:15 a.m. - PCS Chorus
-Tuesday, November 28th: 8:30 a.m. - 5th grade DARE
-Wednesday, November 29th: Fidelity Banking
-Thursday, November 30th: Trimester 1 ends
-Thursday, November 30th: 8:00 .am. - PCS Twirling
-Thursday, November 30th: 10-11:30 a.m. - Valuing Our Children Playgroup
-Friday, December 1st: PCS Community Newsletter published
Petersham Center School
Petersham, Massachusetts 01366