Bresnahan Weekly Wednesday

June 1, 2022

A reminder that this Friday, June 3rd, is a half day. School will be dismissed at 11:40. Please plan accordingly!

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, June 3rd - K-3 Field Day

  • Friday, June 3rd, 4-7 pm - PTO sponsored Bresnahan Spring Fling

  • Saturday, June 4th, 10 am - NHS Graduation Weekend Kick-off Car Parade

  • Thursday, June 9th - 3rd Grade Celebration at Action Cove, Last Day of School for PS/PK

  • Tuesday, June 14th - Last Day of School for K

  • Tuesday, June 14th, Wednesday, June 15th, and Thursday, June 16th-PS/PK & K screenings

  • Friday, June 17th - Last Day of School for Grades 1-3

STEAM Expo 2022

Last Thursday, students in Grades 1 to 3 participated in the annual STEAM Expo. Students and their teachers learned about science, technology, engineering, art and math by visiting a selection of 16 exhibits run by volunteers from across our extended community – local businesses, non-profit organizations, high school students, and even some Bresnahan parents. Do you know why some things burn and some don’t? Or how is felt made? How about why submarines submerge but don’t sink? Have you ever seen a robotic dog? Thanks to the NHS AP Chemistry class, former Expo organizers Alicia Harshfield and Rachel Forrest-Hay, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and Code & Circuit many of your children now know about all of this and so much more! In addition to the exhibitors, over 40 volunteer event organizers and chaperones came together to make this year’s Expo a success. Thank you to all of these volunteers and to the PTO for financial sponsorship – we can’t wait for next year’s Expo! A HUGE “thank you” to parent volunteers Shannon Cormier and Stacey MacMillan for coordinating the EXPO and creating such a vibrant experience for all of our students!

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3rd Grade Step Up Day!

Our 3rd Graders walked over to the Molin today! If you live along High St, you may have heard a lot of honking and cheering! Students met the incredible 4th Grade teaching team at the Molin and saw their future learning spaces!

PTO Notes

Soccer Field Snack Table

The PTO is hosting a final snack table at the Cherry Hill Soccer Fields this season. Please sign up to donate to the sale. Items can be homemade or store-bought. Thank you!

Sign up here.

Bresnahan Spring Fling, June 3 4-7pm

Bresnahan Families: come join us at the school for games, activities, music & a dunk tank. Enjoy free popcorn and bring a blanket or camping chair to picnic on the grass. Various food trucks will be on site. This is a FREE event, but donations of $10 per family are appreciated.

*Please consider walking/riding a bike/car pooling, as parking will be limited.

(Rain date Saturday June 4th 4-7)

We could still use a few volunteers, especially with clean up duties. Sign up here.


The PTO was proud to fund the recent Bresnahan STEM Expo. It was a huge success and we'd like to especially thank Shannon Cormier, Stacey DiCicco Macmillan, and all of the parent volunteers for all of their efforts organizing this wonderful event.

Coins for a Cause in June!

This June, the Institution for Savings will donate their fee for using their coin machines (5% of your total) to the PTO. In the past, this has added up to a very generous donation. Thank you for considering!

Kitchen Tour Volunteers

Join us for one of the Newburyport PTO's biggest fundraisers of the year - the Newburyport PTO Kitchen Tour! We are actively recruiting volunteer docents to help welcome guests to each of the 11 homes around Newburyport. Sign up and meet new people in the community while getting to know the history and unique features of some of our neighborhood’s most beautiful homes! The tour will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; click here for additional details on how you can get involved! A volunteer orientation will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. – no experience required; all are welcome!

Tickets are also on sale now- click here to purchase!

Box Tops for Education

Download the Boxtops app and scan your grocery receipts to support the PTO!

Box Tops donates a portion of sales from these items back to the school(s) you designate. You can also drop your receipts (from any store) in the box at the Shaw's exit and we'll do the scanning for you. This month, they're running a special promotion, the PTO will get $5 for new downloads. Learn more:

Black Earth Composting

Sign up for weekly composting collection using the PTO's link and get $5 off! The PTO will also receive credit to go towards raised garden beds for our schools for each person who signs up

EcoSmith Recycling Bins

Doing a little spring cleaning? Donate any unwanted textiles (clothes, linens, shoes, bedding, stuffed animals) to the yellow EcoSmith Bins. This local company recycles old fabric, and gives the PTO a monetary donation for each pound collected. You can find the bins at the Bresnahan and Nock Schools.