Bryantville Elementary School

April 30, 2021

Important Dates for May

Next Wednesday--5/5-Early Release Day (dismissal at 12:45 PM)

May and June--MCAS Test Dates-please see the announcement below

5/31-No School-Memorial Day


School Pictures

School Pictures were taken on April 27th and 28th. A picture retake day will be announced shortly.

MCAS Testing Schedule-Grades 3-6

Below are the dates for MCAS testing at Bryantville Elementary School. Please note that the dates are tentative only and are subject to change with direction from MA-DESE.


Grade 3

May 11-ELA Test

May 25-Math Test


Grade 4

May 12-ELA Test

May 26-Math Test


Grade 5

May 13-ELA Test

May 27-Math Test

June 3-STE Test


Grade 6

May 18-ELA Test


June 2-Math Test


May 19-20-Grades 3-6 ELA Makeup Tests

Junes 3-4-Grades 3-6 Math Makeup Tests

June 8-Grade 5 STE Makeups


Cohort D Families-you will receive a separate communication regarding MCAS testing for students in our fully remote cohort. We have been notified by DESE that students in Cohort D will be able to take the test fully online from home. Please consult your child’s teacher for more information.

Mrs. Burke’s Class Garden

A big thank you to Mrs. Burke, Mrs. Solomon, and their kindergarten class for beautifying our school while learning about plants, gardening, and the weather. What a beautiful job they’ve done! We’re so proud and thankful!

Safety Reminders for Pick-Up and Drop Off

Ensuring students’ safety is our number one priority. Please remember that we have a number of students who walk to school each day. During pick-up and drop-off, please adjust your speed and provide students the time they need to move through the crosswalk.


Students have the right of way when crossing the street and all cars should come to a complete stop before exiting the Bryantville Elementary School property.

Nurse’s Update

Parents/Guardians of any student who is symptomatic or who has been identified as a close contact from any setting: school, sports, family, or community exposure, MUST speak to the school nurse and provide proper documentation PRIOR to the student returning to school. Without the school nurse's clearance, your student must remain out of school.


If your physician chooses to run both a rapid antigen test and a PCR test, your student must remain in quarantine until the PCR test confirms a negative result.

If your child has covid symptoms, please do not send your child to school and reach out to your school nurse for guidance on the next steps.

Physicals


Massachusetts General Law 105CMR200.200 requires that all students entering kindergarten and 4th grade provide the School Nurse with a current physical examination. (*It is best practice to send a copy of your child's annual physical exam and immunizations to the school nurse every year). If your child has not had a physical examination since September 1, 2019, please schedule an appointment and send in a copy of the report upon completion. Please do not hesitate to contact me so we can work together to obtain the proper documents for your child.


Thank you,


Catherine Haley RN


PTO Fundraisers and Events

Get to know the PTO!

Tracy Marino--President

Matt Kenerson --Vice President

Allison MacPhail--Treasurer

Caryn Drake- Secretary

Emmie Flaherty- Communications Coordinator


Email- ptobville@gmail.com

Teacher Appreciation

Fresh Flower Fundraiser for Teacher Appreciation Week. Please click the link below if you are interested in purchasing a flower arrangement to thank a Bryantville Staff Member.

Flower Fundraiser Flyer

PTO Nominations:

Bryantville PTO is a volunteer organization consisting of parents, teachers, and Bryantville Elementary staff. As a parent or guardian of the Bryantville Elementary School student(s), you are automatically a member of the PTO. No dues or registration is required.


Please take a moment to consider nominating parents or yourself. All nominees will be contacted to verify their interest and may decline their nomination if so inclined. PTO Officers are elected annually. Please follow the directions on the form (linked below) in order to submit a nomination.


Please see the PTO Nomination Form here



President

The President is responsible for the PTO meeting agenda and presides at all PTO meetings. The President shall serve as the chief executive officer of the organization and shall represent the organization in official dealings with third parties. He/She shall: preside at the general meetings of the membership; preside at meetings of the Executive Board; seek to ensure that the directives of the Executive Board are carried out; and be a member (ex-officio) of all committees. He/She shall perform all other duties usually pertaining to the office, including overseeing requirements for permits the organization may need to obtain. The President has signatory authority on the financial accounts of the Bryantville PTO. It is recommended that a candidate for President be a contributing member of the PTO for at least one year prior to seeking the office of President.

Vice President

The Vice President shall be responsible for providing the nomination ballot forms for the upcoming elected officers. The Vice President must be able to fill in for other duties delegated by the President, or when executive board members are not able to perform said duties.

Secretary

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the organization and perform other duties as may be delegated by the Executive Board. The Secretary shall make a full report at every general meeting of the organization and shall see to it that the board members have a copy of the monthly report.

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall be the financial officer of the organization. The Treasurer has signatory authority on the financial accounts of the Bryantville PTO. The Treasurer shall receive all monies of the organization and shall present written statements for all accounts belonging to the Bryantville PTO.

Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator shall be responsible for preparing and distributing the PTO newsletter on a weekly basis; communicating to the local media regarding PTO-sponsored events at Bryantville Elementary School; coordinating broadcast emails when necessary; updating the PTO page on social media, and updating the PTO webpage.


Please complete the nomination form and email it to Kimpodo@comcast.net by May 3, 2021.

Join the Bryantville PTO Virtual Meetings!

EVENING MEETINGS

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, @7:00PM


DAY TIME MEETINGS:

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 12:30 PM


To get the meet code email bryantvillecommunications@gmail.com or follow them on Facebook.

New Resources for Social Emotional Health and Child Well-being

HandholdMA.org provides families with tips, tools, and resources designed to help them navigate their child’s wellbeing during COVID-19 with confidence. The content, which is targeted to families with kids aged 6-12 years, was developed by a team of mental health and child development experts as well as family and community. This website can be translated into several different languages too!


Easy Ways to Support Bryantville Elementary School

Square One Art

Square One has retained last year’s student artwork and parents can go online and order their children’s artwork in various formats.

Please use this link to access your child’s artwork: square1art.com/shop.

Parents can then go to the 'Find Your Childs Art" link and enter the information there.

Box Tops News:


Bryantville needs your box tops!! Our numbers are very low this year! You can submit box tops in a couple of ways: clip and send the box tops coupons to school AND download the new Box tops app where you can scan your receipts to earn the digital boxtops! Shop online with delivery services? No problem- you can forward your receipts to the program as well! Details in the app! Receipts need to be scanned within 2 weeks. Any box tops clips you have at home please send in before February vacation so we can prepare for our spring submission. Thank you for your support!


Remember each box top (coupon or digital) is worth $0.10- they add up quickly! Last year we made over $1500 for Bryantville!!! Thanks for your help and support!

Box Tops Rewards

Remember each one is worth $0.10--they add up quickly! Please remember to cut the box tops out on the lines and, if possible, attach them to the collection sheet that can be found online. Thanks for your help and support!

Amazon Smile

Even when shopping at Amazon, you can help support Bryantville Elementary.


If you type Smile.Amazon.com in your address bar, it will take you to the simple sign up page. Once registered, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Bryantville.

1. Go to smile.amazon.com

2. In the search bar at the bottom— type Bryantville and click Search

3. In the results window select Bryantville School PTO

4. That's it! —now you are registered for Smile.Amazon.com

5. You will notice that now you are supporting Bryantville School PTO right under the Amazon search bar.


Thank you for making a difference and supporting Bryantville!

Amazon Smile

Sign up and select Bryantville Parent Teacher Organization as your charity. Amazon will remember your selection and prompt you to use this as your preferred page. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of eligible purchase right back to our school!

Baystate Textiles

Our school has a donation bin in the front parking lot. It is emptied weekly, and the PTO receives monthly rebate checks based on the weight of the donations. It is an easy way to recycle clothing, shoes, and linens.
Baystate Textiles

Our school has a donation bin in the front parking lot. It is emptied weekly, and the PTO receives monthly rebate checks based on the weight of the donations. It is an easy way to recycle clothing, shoes, and linens.

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards

Already shop at Stop &Shop? Register your card on their website and select Bryantville Elementary School. The program runs from October through March and every time you shop it equals free money for our school!
Stop & Shop A+Rewards

Already shop at Stop &Shop? Register your card on their website and select Bryantville Elementary School. The program runs from October through March and every time you shop it equals free money for our school!

Pembroke Public Library May Events

Storytime To-Go Kit: Bugs and More

Available through May or while supplies last

Storytime To-Go aims to bring the experience of Storytime to you and your child by offering opportunities for developing early literacy skills. These Kits were created for ages 2 - 5 and include activities that support five skills that build a strong foundation for a reader: reading, talking, singing, writing and playing together every day. May's Kit theme is Bugs and More! You and your child can go on a bug safari, create and name your own insect, and more while building skills and creativity. See our online event page to sign up.


Take-and-Make Craft: Stress Berry

Available through May or while supplies last


Age 6 to adults are invited to sign up for this Take-and-Make Craft to create a simple Stress Berry using balloons and water beads. There are lots of ways you can de-stress, of course—exercise, coloring, writing, listening to music—but sometimes, nothing beats a good old-fashioned stress ball. See our online event page for a list of materials needed and to sign up.


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