February 26, 2023
Notes from Principal Darling
We have been so lucky to receive the 2023 Pelham Cultural Council Grant! The grant was written with our Art Teacher, Emily Stewart to bring the TANGLEWOOD MARIONETTES PRODUCTION to Pelham Elementary School for a performance of The Dragon King on May 8th. Thanks to this grant all students will be able to create their own puppets during Art class. Thank you to the Pelham Cultural Council and Emily Stewart for this amazing opportunity! More information to come!
MCAS are coming. Please see dates below. "MCAS measure the critical skills students need for success in the 21st century: deeper understanding; knowledge application; synthesizing; and writing. Most students will take the test on a computer reflecting the digital world we live in today." Here is a link for the more information for families.
A big thank you to Heather Sampson and Lincoln Smith for the amazing Winter Concert last week! Thank you to Yasu Suzuki and Ariel Templeton for joining our concert and helping the students. Congratulations to the Orchestra and Band on their wonderful performance.
March 28 & 29 - Grade 4 ELA
March 30 & 31: Grade 3 ELA
April 4th & 6 - Grades 5 ELA MCAS
April 12 & 13 - Grades 6 ELA MCAS
April 3, 10, 14, 25 & 26 - MCAS Make-Ups
May 2nd & 3rd- Grade 4 Math MCAS
May 11 & 12- Grades 3 Math MCAS
May 16 & 17 - Grade 5 Math MCAS
May 18 & 19 -Grade 6 Math MCAS
May 15, 22, 25 & 26th - Math MCAS makeups
5th Grade Science Technology and Engineering
May 23 & 24 - MCAS grade 5 STE
May 25 & 26- Make-ups
Library Helpers Needed
Looking for a way to volunteer and help the school? Due to budget cuts two years ago, one of the part time librarians was cut from the budget. Librarian Rosalba is hoping to get some help. Helpers can reach the Librarian Rosalba Baroni-Booth directly by calling 413-362-1150 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see link below to see schedule.
SAVE THE DATE: Pelham PTO’s Spring Fair is on Saturday, April 29th
Be on the lookout for info from your PTO Room Rep on how you can help with the Raffle Baskets!
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
Still accepting donations for our First Friday Fundraiser - this month’s fundraiser supports pizza and childcare during the Principal’s Parent Forum on Wednesday, March 3rd. You can learn more about our First Friday Fundraiser and all passive fundraising efforts here.
PTO’s Treat Trolley
What is a Pelham PTO Treat Trolley: Once a month, the PTO wheels in a treat trolley for all teachers and staff. This is a fun treat for teachers and staff in the school. It’s a way to say: We see you and we appreciate you!
Thanks to 2nd Grade PTO Room Rep, Lin Tang., for organizing this month’s Treat Trolley for teachers and staff. Their theme was “Thanks for Helping Us Grow” and included plants for folks in addition to treats!
1st Grade Families: The next treat trolley is hosted by the 1st grade on March 7th. Be on the lookout for communication from Anne on how you can help/get involved.
Keep in Touch!
Join a meeting, follow us on instagram @pelhampto and learn more on our website: https://www.pelhampto.org/
February 28th: All School Meeting 10:30 (3rd grade & Kindergarten presenting)
March: Women's History Month
March 1st: Parent Forum; 5:30-7 pm
March 2nd: Read Across America Day
March 6-10 Anti Bullying Week
March 8th: Early Release Day 12:30
March 17th Irish Dance Performance 11:15 am
March 22nd: Early Release Day 12:30
March 28th & 29th: 4th MCAS
March 30th & 31st: 3rd MCAS
April 3rd: MCAS Makeups
April 4th & 6th: 5th MCAS
April 7th: Good Friday / No School
April 10th: MCAS Makeups
April 12th & 13th: 6th MCAS
April 14th: MCAS Makeups
April 17th-21st: April Break no school
April 25th & 26th: MCAS Makeups