PCS Community Newsletter 11-3-17

created by Joanne Menard, Principal

Parent Teacher Conferences

For grades K-4, the Petersham Center School will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences in the afternoon of Thursday, November 16th (this day is an Early Release Day for students) and all day Friday, November 17th. Grades 3 and 4th will also be holding conferences on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 15th.


Grade level teachers will be reaching out to schedule your individual conference time. Please note that you will not have received the Trimester I Report Card before conferences are held, as the trimester ends on November 30th.


For grades 5 & 6, the conferences are student led. These conferences will be held in December. At a later date, grade level teachers will be reaching out to electronically schedule your individual conference.

Playground Fundraiser

Thanks to all parents, family, and friends who purchased goodies from our Fun Pasta Fundraiser. We netted $488.40! All proceeds go to our Petersham Playground Committee funds. You will be receiving your products shortly!

Presentation for 5th and 6th grades

On November 2nd, our 5th and 6th grade art classes had the unique pleasure of watching Pied Potter Hamelin in action. We are truly thankful for the grant that made this happen!

1st and 2nd Grade Halloween play

On October 31, our first and second grade students performed the play "Lost Little Witches". Fanatic job everyone! Hats off to our directors: Mrs. Hanna, Mrs. LeBlanc, and Mrs. Roy.
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Citizens of the Month

Each month, a student is chosen by their teacher for truly being the model citizen of their class. Each student is recognized by their peers at the Student Assembly and receive both a certificate and a PCS Citizen of the Month cinch bag for them to enjoy. Their picture is also posted in the cafeteria for the month.

We are very proud of all of these wonderful PCS students!

Veterans Day Celebration

On Thursday, November 9th, we warmly invite all veterans to our third annual PCS Veterans' Breakfast. The breakfast will be provided by our Frontier Girls and begin at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Our older students will have the pleasure of serving you, the veterans, and their families. Immediately after the breakfast, a short program will follow in the gym. We are honored that this year the Veterans will be performed The Missing Man Table ceremony for our students.


Hope to see you here!


Please remember that we have no school on Friday, November 10th due to Veterans' Day.

Today's Student Assembly

During assembly today, our 1st graders sang to the whole school a patriotic song and our 2nd graders all recited a patriotic poem.


Nice job ladies and gentlemen!!!!

Caught Being Good

In today's assembly, I recognized all of these students for acts of kindness that they have performed for their peers and or staff.


We appreciative all that you have done to make our school wonderful!

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MCAS results sent

Last year's MCAS results for students in grades 3-6 were mailed out this week. If you do not receive them, please give Mrs. Menard a call.


Thank you!

Halloween Safety talks

We would like to thank both Chief Cooley and Officer Kimball for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come to PCS and talk to each class about how to stay safe Trick-or-Treating. They even handed a goodie bag to each student!

We appreciate everything you do for our school!

Petersham Lions Club Halloween Party at PCS

Lock-Down Drill

On October 23rd at 10:30 a.m., PCS had an announced Lock-Down Drill. The State Police, Petersham Police, and Franklin County Sheriff's Department all helped. Mrs. Menard will work closely with all of them to make safety improvements for all. These are some students that were practicing with the Police.
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October Perfect Attendance Awards

PCS was hit hard in October with the flu etc., but we still had many students that were able to earn a Perfect Attendance Award for the month. We are so proud of all of you for coming to school each and every day ready to learn!

6th grade Perfect Attendance

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Upcoming Petersham Center School Events

-Monday, November 6th: PCS Chorus - 8:15 a.m.


-Tuesday, November 7th: DARE for 5th graders - 8:30 a.m.


-Wednesday, November 8th: Fidelity Banking for students and staff


-Thursday, November 9th: PCS Twirling - 8:00 a.m.

-Thursday, November 9th: Veterans' Day Breakfast and Program

-Thursday, November 9th: Valuing Our Children Playgroup - 10-11:30 a.m.

-Thursday, November 9th: PCS School Committee Meeting - 5:30 p.m. - Teachers' Room (across from Library)


-Friday, November 10th: NO SCHOOL - VETERANS' DAY


-Monday, November 13th: PCS Chorus - 8:15 a.m.


-Tuesday, November 14th: DARE for 5th graders - 8:30 a.m.


-Wednesday, November 15th: Fidelity Banking for students and staff


-Thursday, November 16th: PCS Twirling - 8:00 a.m.

-Thursday, November 16th: Valuing Our Children Playgroup - 10:00-11:30 a.m.

-Thursday, November 16th: Early Release for Fall Conferences at 11:30 a.m. - NO LUNCH SERVED


-Friday, November 17th: NO SCHOOL - FALL CONFERENCES FOR GRADES K-4

-Friday, November 17th: PCS Community Newsletter published

Petersham Center School

31 Spring Street

Petersham, Massachusetts 01366

978-724-3363