From the principal
I hope that everyone has a restful and enjoyable February Vacation week! The students, parents, and staff have ALL been working so hard, please rest up and enjoy the time away! Happy Valentine's Day to one and all. The school will be open between 8:00 am and noon Tuesday through Friday over vacation. Please call if you need anything.
Please find some important information below regarding recent news at PCS along with upcoming events. This school year has been anything but typical, but the staff at PCS have certainly worked hard to provide high quality education for the students of Petersham Center School. A great deal of thanks also goes out to the parents who have supported their children's learning at home during a global pandemic. We are thankful for the the parents and all of their hard work!
Today was day 100!! Woot, woot!!
Thank you, Mr. O'Connor
A Few Reminders--
2. Please remember that our Kindergarten through second grade classrooms are nut free. Please refrain from sending any nut products to school for snacks or lunch. Thank you.
3. Very Important: If your child is going to be absent from in-person learning or will be unable to participate in remote learning, please call the school and notify Mrs. J in the front office. We will be calling families if their child is absent from school or is absent from the remote morning meeting. Daily attendance is marked based on students participation at morning meeting, so please call between 7:30 and 8:30am. Thank you.
Chromebook Collection and Maintenance
Important letter regarding vacation travel and COVID
Mrs. Costello's Counseling Newsletter
Notes from the Nurse...
Please see the important links below from Nurse Warburton.
IMPORTANT: If anyone from your household develops any COVID like symptoms or is exposed to anyone who tests positive for COVID, please email Nurse Warburton as soon as possible so that we can determine when your child is able to return to school. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
Lunch News from Mrs. Wallace
MCAS (Slight) Update...
ELA April 5--May 7
Math/Science April 26--May 28
**Actual testing dates for students will be set by the principal in the upcoming weeks.
The Department of Education has released some preliminary guidance on the 2021 spring MCAS. They have announced that all students in grades 3-6 will take MCAS this spring. However, they have stated that it will be an abbreviated test. They are planning to shorten the length of the test by about half the number of questions. They are still planning for us to administer the assessment during the April/May timeframe, but a schedule has been released. I will post more information when it becomes available.
From Mrs. Cass our Special Education Teacher...
Join the RCMHS/OES/PCS S.E.P.A.C. Facebook group.https://www.facebook.com/groups/RCMHS.OES.PCS.SEPAC/?ref=share
The purpose of SpedPac is to provide a voice and give support for parents of children with special needs. We work with R.C Mahar Regional, Orange Elementary School, and Petersham Center Schools to help ensure that children get the services and support they need to develop to their full potential. All parents, teachers, and community members are welcome and encouraged to participate. The more voices we have, the more we can accomplish. We need your help.
Please see some wonderful early childhood programs from our friends at Valuing Our Children...
Dates to Remember--
February 15-February 19--Winter Break, No School
March 12--Tentative Last Day of 2nd Semester