News from Principal Lamothe
Hello PRS Wizards!
As colder weather is approaching you may have all noticed at this time that the speed bumps on Shirmer Rd. have been taken off the road to be able to plow. With that being said, there has been an increase in cars and busses traveling down Shirmer Rd. at a higher speed. There is a "crosswalk" there but it is not town supported and is used as a cut through for the neighborhood children. Please be cognizant while driving down Shirmer Rd. as students do cross the road using the pride "crosswalk". Thank you for keeping this in mind and helping keep all of our kids safe here at PRS.
Safety Procedures and information:
January 20th - In order to maintain a safe environment for our students, it is important that we practice our emergency response plans by practicing different types of safety drills(fire, stay in place, bus) throughout the school year. We emphasize to the students these are just drills and we practice our procedures to help keep everyone in our school safe.
Today, in collaboration with the Hingham Transportation Department , PRS students took part in a bus evacuation drill. In case of an emergency on the bus, PRS students have practiced and are ready to face the emergency with safety knowledge they learned led by their own bus driver.
Officer McGillicuddy will be presenting to our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders on Internet safety. She will discuss many issues that will help students realize the importance of proper usage of the internet and signs to look out for when things don't seem right while surfing the web.
As Valentine's Day is shortly approaching and you are wanting to do something for your child's class, please remember under the handbook it says, "In accordance with School activities and celebrations that include food, will be limited to specific curriculum based activities and special seasonal celebrations." The faculty council (this consists of a staff member from every grade including special education and specialists) decided this past week at our monthly meeting that Valentine's Day celebrations will not be considered a seasonal celebration under the policy. This helps make sure all students can participate and we don't have to worry about allergies or our diabetic students in our school community being left out.
Mrs. Dunphy's Breakfast Book Club
Open to all 4th & 5th grade students, starts March 10th, 7:30am in the PRS Cafeteria. The book that will be discussed is The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin. Copies of the book are available in the library.
Please check your child(ren)'s Schoolcafe.com account to add to or pay off the balance.
Food Services will be phasing out the sale of single use water bottles. Once the current inventory is gone we will no longer sell 8oz waters. There is a filtered water hydration station available right in the cafeteria for any student that would need water.
Time to have a little bit of fun with showing your school spirit!
Wednesday, January 25th - Color Challenge Day!
Show your spirit by wearing your assigned class color to school!
Kindergarten - Purple
1st grade - Orange
2nd grade - Yellow
3rd grade - Green
4th grade - Blue
5th grade - Red
Kindergarten - Hingham Public Schools
Topics: enrollment guidelines and timelines kindergarten program information curriculum topics Watch the full recording below: Please complete the survey to receive registration information.* *Survey will be available on January 30, 2023 Packets will be available to download online or pick up at your assigned school. To find your assigned school click here.
HHS "Program of Studies Night
Hingham High School will deliver its annual “Program of Studies Night”. After introductory remarks about course selection in the auditorium, parents will have an opportunity to meet with department directors and coordinators in the school cafeteria. Student volunteers will provide building tours for any interested parents.
Mon, Feb 13, 2023, 07:00 PM
Hingham High School, Union Street, Hingham, MA, USA
KIA Pre-Kindergarten and Spanish Immersion Pre-Kindergarten registration will open on January 23. The programs are designed for children who will be 4 by August 31, 2023. Our Pre-K programs offer a 5-day schedule from 8:30-2:00. We are excited to pilot an extended day option for our Pre-Kindergarteners that will run from 2:00 – 6:00.
For more information about our Spanish Immersion class please join us for a parent informational session on January 24th from 7:00 – 8:00 via Zoom.
We will also be hosting an Open House for families who are interested in either Pre-Kindergarten Program on February 1st from 1:00 – 2:30 at East Elementary.
For more information or to register please visit the Kids in Action Pre-Kindergarten webpage which you can reach by clicking the red bar above this description.
Social Emotional Wellness
By clicking on above "PRS PTO News" will bring you to the PTO website.
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
Administrative Assistants- Suzanne Price & Anne Bernazanni
School Resource Officer - Officer McGillicuddy /Officer Carr
Nurse - Kristin Godfrey
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, Letitia Reil