News From Principal Gregory Lamothe
Letter from Principal Lamothe
Hello PRS Wizards,
There is a lot of information in this newsletter. Please take some time to scroll through and look at the great work happening in specialists classes, the finalization of the School improvement Plan from School Council, and PTO happenings.
On a sad note for PRS but a happy note for Mrs. Whiting, I want to remind everyone Mrs. Whiting is retiring from PRS as of Monday, October 31st. At this time, I would like to welcome our new school Nurse, Mrs. Kristin Godfrey. Mrs. Godfrey has been working in the district over the past 2 years as a sub nurse and she helped fill positions during COVID. When you get a chance please stop by and say hello. We also had our 2nd fire drill of the year and the students filed out safely and in a timely manner while evacuating the building.
For those who are unaware, PRS does have a twitter handle that we try to use frequently to send out things in the moment. The twitter handle is @PRSHingham. We are working on an Instagram handle as well to try to reach more parents with daily activities happening in the school.
PRS School Improvement Plan 2022-2023
HINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS PLYMOUTH RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2022-2023 School Council Members: Gregory Lamothe, Principal Cassandra Pacella, Teacher Julianne Riley Teacher Jessica Foley, Parent Chris Christensen Parent Joan Silver, Community Representat...
October 28th - Boo BashNovember 2nd - Early Release
November 2nd, 11:30am - Fall Playground Cleanup with the Green Team
November 3rd - Wahlburgers Fundfare - proceeds benefit PRS PTO
November 7th - 9th - Fall Book Fair
- Monday 11/7 - 2:30 - 4:00
- Tuesday 11/8 - 2:30 - 4:00
- Wednesday 11/9 - 4:00 - 7:00
November 8th - Picture Retake Day
November 7th - 11th - Fruit Center School Fundraising Week
November 10th - Spirit Day - Red, white & blue for Veterans Day
November 11th - No school - Veterans Day
November 16th - Early Release Day
November 19th - PRS Road Race
November 23rd - Early Release
November 24th-25th - No school, Thanksgiving
December 7th - Early Release
Birthday Book Club
PRS Birthday Book Club is back, and we are celebrating year- round! Be on the lookout for a flyer in your child's backpack. This year, we are asking that you submit your child's payment, form, and optional picture by the return date on the flyer, instead of during their birthday month. When your child's birthday month rolls around (summer birthdays are celebrated in June with the Birthday Book Club), they will receive a note to come down to the library to select their book. They will be the first to check it out- and it will have their picture inside if you sent one! A very special way to celebrate your child's special day!
Save the date for the 23rd annual PRS PTO 5K Road Race!
Saturday, November 19, 9am start
Register by November 2 to receive a t-shirt! We are also looking for sponsors-- both businesses and families.
The PRS Road Race is just around the corner. If you own or work for a company that would like to be a sponsor and have its logo on the popular race t-shirt, please pass along this letter for sponsorship consideration. Also, if your family would like to donate and be named on the t-shirt, information on how to make a donation is in the letter.
The PRS Scholastic Book Fair is coming up on November 7-9 (M-W). Hours are: Monday, 11/7 & Tuesday, 11/8 @ 2:30-4pm, and Wednesday, 11/0 from 4-7pm, all in the PRS gym.
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
School Resource Officer - Officer McGillicuddy /Officer Carr
Nurse - Deb Whiting / 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