The Pawsome Print
May 13, 2022
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Dear Pawsome Loring Families,
I wanted to give a huge shout-out to our generous family community. After an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week full of snacks, gifts and other amazing surprises, our Parents' Night Our/Auction last Friday raised over $11,000 for our school. This money will go towards enriching our whole school community in a number of ways, supporting our teachers and staff, Creative Enrichment programming, technology, books, and so much more!
A special thank you to our Auction Planning Committee and everyone else that helped to make the night so successful! These individuals include Rachel Heckler, Melissa Perla, Anne Devine, Amy Kohen, Dana Reese, Crystal Pike, and Katie Riordan, Marc Gallagher, Brian Tartufo, Rebecca Firth, Morgan Freiman, Deb Cooley. Thank you!
I think it is safe to say that students and teachers are all very excited about our new playground. This week classes 2 at a time got to explore, learn the rules and talk about safety on our new amazing structure. We encourage families to come and spend time with their children exploring over the upcoming nights and weekends and ask that you reiterate to your children the importance of being safe as outlined in our playground expectation slides linked below.
When using the playground after school please know you are joining into a space used by our Sudbury Extended Day (SED) program until 6:00 pm.
Here are a few things to remember:
- Accompany your child to the playground area so the children are attended to during play.
- Families are welcome to join into the time when SED uses the playground.
- Please have your children come home at dismissal before returning to play. Children should not go straight to the playground at dismissal due to cars continuing to come through.
Thanks in advance for your support in helping to keep our students safe.
Take a moment to watch our New Playground Video
A Message from our Loring Librarian
Are you looking for summer reading suggestions for your Loring student(s)?
Please visit the Loring Library website for summer reading information.
Have a great summer!
Thank you again Loring for your generous Food Pantry donations this month! As a district, we were able to boost our totals by 24 boxes over last month for a total of 125 boxes.
At Loring, we collected 43 boxes this month, which was 6 boxes more than last month! Way to go Loring!
Our school community's commitment to the Food Pantry is so important as our community needs us. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the national state of food pantries which reflected what we are seeing at the Sudbury Community Food Pantry. Inflation and gas prices are hitting everyone hard, especially our lower-income people with less discretionary spending capacity. According to the US Dept. of labor, the price of food at grocery stores in March was 10% higher than a year earlier, while food prices at restaurants were 6.9% higher than in March 2021.
Thanks for your ongoing support and remember, we will be having one extra and final drive for the academic year on June 3rd.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Here are some websites that include some great books and other resources that would help support learning at home.
We are Still Looking for Lunch Room Volunteers
Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for multiple lunches on any given day, not just their child's lunch. Choose a date and time that works for you in our Signup Genius here!
Please contact Paula Saliga if you have questions about your CORI form or need to receive the training.
We're excited to have volunteers back in the school! Thanks so much for your support!
During our daily announcements, we have been practicing saying GOOD MORNING in Ukrainian and Chichewa. If you do not speak these languages, we encourage you to practice good morning at home with your child.
Ukrainian - добрий ранок (dO-bro-ho rAN-ku)
Chichewa - Moni (moh - knee)
We also highlighted these flags that are hanging in our lunchroom.
Loring Core Values
At Loring School, we are PAWSOME because we show our Core Values! These values are part of everyday life at Loring and reinforced in the classroom, at recess, and all around our school.
Students are taught the meaning of each word and how they make us better students and citizens.
Respect ~ Responsibility ~ Caring ~ Best Effort
The Loring Pledge
The Loring Pledge is said every morning during our daily announcements. Loring students embody our pledge and we hope this stays with them not only when they are at school but home as well.
I am respectful
I am responsible
I am caring and kind
I show best effort
I am part of the Pawsome Loring Community
Important Upcoming Dates - Please mark your calendars!
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Early Release, dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
Memorial Day, No School
Kindergarten Orienation (12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
Food Pantry **Last of the school year**
Loring Art Show
5th Grade Moving On (more information will be sent to 5th grade families)
Juneteenth - No School
Last day of school - Early Release, dismissal at 11:45 a.m.