Bresnahan Weekly Wednesday
December 20, 2023
12/22 Early Release - Preschool/PreK 11:15; Kindergarten-3 Grade 11:40 (Please Plan Accordingly)
12/26-1/1 Holiday Break
1/12 No School (Staff Development)1/15 No School (Holiday)
Lost and Found Items
Lost and Found items will be donated 12/22/2023. Please check-in with your student(s) to see if they are missing any items. Parents are welcome to come check the lost and found table by entering through the Main Office at Door 1 (between the hours of 8:30-2:30).
Reading Over the Holidays!
For many of us, the holidays mean family time! In our normal busy weeks; kids at school or daycare, parents at work, homework, extracurricular activities; there is little time left over. The holiday break will hopefully be a time to reconnect, play, talk and rest as a family.
Research done by the McGovern Institute at MIT has highlighted the importance of children having conversations with caregivers in support of brain development. This video shares a short summary of the study.
Consider taking advantage of whatever opportunities you have in your holiday traditions to engage your child in conversation.
Here are some ideas to get you started~
Books - Too many to list, but here are a few favorites ~ The Giving Tree, The Book With No Pictures, The Day the Crayons Quit, The Jolly Postman
Kelly Garbarino and the Title I Literacy Teachers
Thank you to our AMAZING PTO volunteers for arranging the Cookie Swap for our staff! We are so lucky!
Spirit Wear Pickup TODAY
Spirit Wear pick-up is Dec 20th, 2-7pm, Nock Auditorium.
If you cannot make it, please make other arrangements. Our volunteers give their time to sort, pack & distribute orders. They do not have time this holiday season to arrange for extra pick-ups. Thank you!
We STILL need help staffing this event..5PM tonight especially: Sign up sheet
Our Holiday Raffle Calendar Sale runs from Nov 29-Dec 31st.
This calendar makes a great stocking stuffer and a perfect gift for a teacher, mail person, or any local friend! Tickets cost $10 each and each calendar is filled with prizes from local businesses. All proceeds go directly to the PTO. Each day from January 2nd to January 31st, 2024, we will draw one lucky winner for that day's prize. Winners will be contacted by email and announced on the PTO's Facebook page.
Coins for A Cause
Gather up your loose change! Bring your change to any branch during the month of December and the Institute for Savings will donate the coin machine fee (5% of the value of the coins) to the Newburyport PTO.
A message to our Newburyport community
As we reflect on the past year, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for each and every one of you who has played a part in supporting the Newburyport PTO and our beloved schools. Your unwavering commitment to our community has been the driving force behind the success of our events and initiatives. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your dedication, involvement, and the countless hours you've spent contributing to our school family. Your support has not only enriched the educational experience for our children but has also created lasting memories that we will cherish for years to come.
We love seeing the smiling faces of our families during our events. Your presence brings joy and a sense of togetherness that makes our community truly special. Whether it's a school event, a fundraiser, or a simple gathering, your participation makes all the difference.
Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a bright and happy New Year!