Hobomock Elementary School

Weekly Update- November 8, 2019

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Absence Line- Email System

Please note that the email absence notification system is back up and running. If your child will be out of school, please call the absence line that has been in place or simply email the absence to HobomockAbsence@Pembrokek12.org

Please be sure to include your child's name, grade, and reason for absence including any symptoms they are displaying. Thank you!

Before School Drop Off

Please remember that before school drop off provided by Hobomock begins no earlier than 8:00 AM. Students will still enter through the side door of the building. Students have been arriving a bit early and our staff does not arrive until 8:00 AM to monitor the children in the cafeteria. Thank you for your cooperation.

Important Dates

November 11 – NO SCHOOL! Veterans Day

November 11 – Pembroke Veteran’s Day Service (PHS) 11-12:00 pm

November 12 - HES PTO Meeting (HES Library) 7:00 pm - All caregivers are welcome to attend any PTO meeting throughout the school year. September Mtg Min available here: http://bit.ly/33fOuFF

November 13 – Mindful Morning: 2nd grade (Music Room) 7:40 am – For those previously signed up, enter through the main lobby at drop off.

November 14 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Plimoth Plantation sponsored by the HES PTO

November 18 – Mindful Morning: 3rd grade (Music Room) 7:40 am – For those previously signed up, enter through the main lobby at drop off.

November 18 - Executive Functioning and Homework Strategies-presented by Bryanna Murphy; PCMS School Psychologist (HES) 6:30 pm

November 19 - Chorus Rehearsal (HES Library) 7:15 am

November 19 – School Committee Meeting (Town Hall) 7 pm

November 20 – Term 1 grades close for K-6

November 22 – Rep. Cutler’s Greeting Card Contest entries due by 4 pm. See Below for Flyer

November 27 - Early Release Day – Dismissal will be at 12:45 pm; lunch will be served.

November 28-29 - No School – Thanksgiving Break

Holiday Greeting Card Contest- Open to Grades 1-5

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Pembroke Tree Lighting Firehouse Food Pantry Drive

November 1-27 Pembroke Tree Lighting Firehouse Food Pantry Drive – 3 Pembroke Elementary students will have the chance to win a ride on a fire truck with Santa at the 12/1 Tree Lighting on the Town Green.

To enter, please send a non-perishable food donation to school with an entry ticket (Entry Tickets found here: http://bit.ly/2zw5WbJ ) lightly taped to the item.

For more info visit, www.pembroketreelighting.com

Matthew's Reading Corner in memory of Matthew Benting.

5th Graders Had An Amazing Field Trip to The Company Theatre.

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Mindful Morning Club (kindergarten) with Dr. Penella

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Fire Safety Week

Thank you, firefighter Marc Robertson of the PFD for teaching the students about fire safety today! Lots of great questions from our learners!
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Pembroke High School Pre-Ap studio 2 students visit Third Graders at Hobomock

This week Pembroke High School Students held pumpkin painting class with Ms. Glynn's third-grade class at Hobomock. Before the students went over, the third graders wrote descriptive letters to their High school "buddy" describing what they wanted their pumpkin to look like. High school students came up with a design according to their descriptions. Such an awesome experience for everyone who participated.

Both classes were so excited to meet each other and work together....lots of smiling faces and enthusiastic artists!

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Thank you for another amazing Monster Mash!

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Pembroke High School Thespian Troupe #7127 Proudly Presents The Music Man

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Randall Auditorium, Pembroke High School, 80 Learning Lane, Pembroke, MA 02359

Tickets can be reserved for Will Call pick up at 781-293-9281 X2128

Ticket prices:

Priority Seating (must be present at 6:30 PM) $20 each

Adults $15 Students/Seniors $10

“The Music Man” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

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Health Services Update: Flu Season

Flu Season

Flu seasons are unpredictable. What is predictable is that the annual flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses, tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of flu deaths every season.
CDC recommends you receive a flu vaccine by October 31st for the best protection.

Student Services Calendar of Events


November 18, 2019: Executive Functioning and Homework Strategies-presented by Bryanna Murphy; PCMS School Psychologist

January 27, 2020: Managing Anxiety-presented by District Social Workers

March 23, 2020: Behavioral Management-Managing and Reducing Challenging Behaviors -presented by Kathleen Dorn, BCBA

May 11, 2020: How to Manage Social Conflict (including the use of the Social Thinking Curriculum)-presented by District School Psychologists

All events will take place at Hobomock Elementary School’s Library @ 6:30 pm

Dear Pembroke Public Schools Families,

During the week of January 6, 2020, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Pembroke Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview district staff and administrators and conduct onsite observations.

Parents and other individuals may call Jesee Kihiko, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (781) 338-3745 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.

Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the Pembroke Public Schools with a report with information about areas in which the Pembroke Public Schools meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the Pembroke Public Schools requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report at www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/review/cpr/reports/.


Jessica Duncanson

Director of Student Services

In Case You Missed It...

Basic Rights and Responsibilities-a Special Education Overview-presented by Jessica Duncanson, Director of Student Services was filmed and can be viewed below.
Parent's Rights and Responsibilities Presentation by Jessica Duncanson, Director of Student Services

Hobomock PTO Updates

We are heading into cold and flu season. If your child will be absent please call 781.294.2003 or email HobomockAbsence@pembrokek12.org Please include your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence including any symptoms they are displaying. Add this to your contacts now so you have it if you need it!

Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hobomock

Do your kids like holiday lights?

Our October Fundraising goal is to sell 25 tickets to the Marshfield Holiday Light Show! If we hit this goal by the end of the month, one lucky ticket holder will get their ticket refunded- a free ticket! We're truly looking forward to this event, it's the first event of its kind to come to the South Shore! Click here to buy your tickets MarshfieldLightShow/HobomockPTO

To read what happened at the latest school committee meeting click below!

Interface Referral Service

Free assistance available to all Pembroke residents to find a Mental Health Provider that will fit your needs. Call 1-888244-6843 M-F, 9-5 pm. This matching service is free and confidential.

Keep Helping All Year Long!


Get the app, snap a pic of any receipt and earn $ for Hobomock

Amazon Smile

0.05% of qualified purchases will be donated to Hobomock

Bay State Textiles

Fill the bin behind the school with bagged clothes, linens, and shoes that have lost their usefulness.

Box Tops for Education

DOWNLOAD the new app! No more clipping, just snap a pic of your grocery receipt and Hobomock gets paid.

Stop & Shop A+ - register your card today

Register your card today to earn for Hobomock!

We are always collecting metal lids from containers of frozen juice concentrate and candle stubs for the 3rd Grade Colonial Days Field Trip. You may leave any contributions in the bin in the Main Lobby.

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Community Notices

For additional information and more about other town events, check the Community Notices Virtual Backpack!

Here you will find information about upcoming town events such as youth sports, camps, town recreation, etc. We hope that this new “Community Notices” virtual backpack will help streamline communication between the community and school district.

We recommend checking the backpack weekly. If you would like to submit to the backpack you may do so through our broadcast email request form on our website.

Pembroke Youth Girls & Boys Lacrosse, grades K -8

Pembroke Youth Lacrosse - OPEN HOUSE

November 9, 2019

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Pembroke High School Turf Field

Open House for all new and returning players.

Pembroke Youth Lacrosse (Girls & Boys) - Registration is Open for the 2020 Season!


· U8: K -2nd Grade

· U10: 3rd & 4th

· U12: 5th & 6th

· U14: 7th & 8th


· 1st Grade

· 2nd Grade

· 3rd Grade

· 4th Grade

· U13: 5th & 6th Grade

· U15: 7th & 8th Grade

Please register at :


Registration will close on December 15th for Girls and January 15th for Boys.

The season will begin in late March/early April.

Spots are limited, so we encourage you to register early!

If you have any questions, please email joshuasteele@mac.com (Boys) or jen.jonsson@gmail.com (Girls)

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