News From Principal Gregory Lamothe
Letter from Principal Lamothe
Hello PRS Wizards,
We had a wonderful presentation from the PTO for their annual kickoff campaign, "Where the Magic Begins". Students were excited about the magic that happened and the ability for their grade level to win a magic show. Students also had electrical safety lessons in their rooms this year and we would like to thanks Mr. Gouley for his expertise and engaging lessons on how to be safe when dealing with electricity.
We are excited to now be a month into school. We have successfully navigated how to get lunch as kindergarteners to beginning to play instruments or since in 5th grade. As we look forward to next week we look at fields trips for the 4th grade beginning with Worlds End and our fall Voyagers beginning.
Mrs. Smith and Mr. Lamothe do Magic!! 🙃
“Magical Things are Happening at PRS” Annual PTO Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off on Monday! Keep a look out for communication in your student(s)' backpacks on Monday, September 26, as well as via email and social media throughout the 2-week campaign. The events, support, and materials the PTO provides each year to the PRS community are tremendously valuable and are only possible with your support. The Annual Campaign ends on October 7 where the grade with the highest level of participation (not dollar amount) will win a special magic show at PRS! Thank you in advance for helping the PTO reach their $20,000 goal and being a part of the PTO! Please reach out with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling off of school due to inclement weather or other circumstances can be seen below and has been updated for this current school year,
New this year is a Chain of Communication. Please use this resource when issues come about and it helps with who should be contacted first before you jump straight to the principal or the Superintendent. This was introduced to to help everyone on how we can work together as a community to help our students be successful.
Under federal and state special education regulations, Hingham Public Schools (HPS) has a responsibility to locate, identify, refer, evaluate, and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate, public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hingham. For this purpose, we offer screenings twice per year, in November and February. Our first screening of the 2022-2023 school year will take place on Thursday, November 3rd at East Elementary School. If you would like your child screened, please call Darcy Greene, Administrative Assistant at 781-741-1570, x4967 or email email@example.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Early Childhood Coordinator Elizabeth Costanza, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past spring it became clear that establishing an aligned elementary schedule was a priority to ensure continuity across sites. This undertaking began with stakeholders throughout the district meeting and providing input relative to their experiences and offering insight into potential changes. With this input in mind, as well as time-on-learning guidelines provided by DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education), a schedule framework was developed that reflected not only time-on-learning parameters but also changes to past practices (ex. recess preceding lunch district-wide and the elimination of a second, standalone recess for Grades 3-5).
Our Grades 3-5 classrooms have adjusted to this change by providing opportunities to enjoy snack while working and embedding movement throughout their day.
Please know that building administrators are best able to field questions and concerns about this adjustment
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
Grade K - October 19 @ 5:30
Grade 1 - September 28 @ 5:30
Grade 3 - September 28 @ 5:00
Grade 4 - September 28 @ 6:00
October 2nd - Custodian Appreciation Day
October 5th - 1 / 2 Day
October 5th - Playground Clean-up - 11:30-2:30
October 28th - Boo-Bash
Administrative Assistants- Suzanne Price, Alisa Zimmerman
School Resource Officer - Officer McGillicuddy /Officer Carr
Nurse - Deb Whiting
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, Letita Reil