Bresnahan Weekly Wednesday
January 24, 2024
Friday, February 2nd: Kindergarten Progress Reports go home
Friday, February 9th: Early Release (please plan accordingly)
Tuesday, February 13th: Rona Leventhal, Storyteller Grade 3- PTO Enrichment
Monday, February 19th - Friday, February, 23rd: No School February Break
2024-2025 PreSchool/PreK Registration:
Priority Registration – January 15 – January 26 (school days only) between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
New Registration – February 1-29 school days only from 10:00AM - 2:00PM at the Bresnahan School Main Office (Door #1). Building is closed February 19-23 (no registration will be accepted in person).
Please note the offices will be closed from February 19 - 23 for school vacation week.
2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration:
Existing FTB PreKindergarten Families going into Kindergarten for 2024-2025, the following are the forms needed for registration (Existing Students ONLY). These items will be located on our website HERE:
NBPT Enrollment Form
Parent Questionnaire for Kindergarten
2024 STEAM EXPO - EXHIBITORS NEEDED
Do you have experience related to science, technology, engineering, art or math? Are you looking for an opportunity to share your knowledge with Bresnahan students? If so, the STEAM Expo is your chance!
The annual STEAM Expo is a one-day event during which Grades 1-3 students rotate through hands-on STEAM-themed exhibits run by volunteers from across our community including non-profits, high school students, local businesses and more.
The 2024 Bresnahan STEAM Expo will be Thursday May 23, 2024 (8-1:30). Exhibitors will run 4, 12 minute sessions per grade level. If you’d like to exhibit, please fill out this google form. If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Sokolowski (email@example.com).
Morning Arrival - Rider Line
We are seeing more families choose to ride to school with this colder weather. If you have been in the rider line lately, you may be experiencing longer wait times due to the increased numbers. Even with the increase, we are still getting kids into the building on time- and I appreciate the staff outside (braving the cold!) and the patience of the parents in the cars as we get our students safely from cars to sidewalk to Door 4.
To make the morning drop off less stressful - we can commit to the following:
If your child is able and comfortable, please have them exit the car further up on the sidewalk and walk along the sidewalk to Door 4. There are staff positioned along the sidewalk to support them *If your child has a specific need or medical need, we understand if you need to wait until Door 4. This will help in keeping our drop off line moving!
If you arrive later than 8:20 and there is not a long line of cars, please park and walk your child to be checked in through Door 1.
If there is a long line at 8:20, our staff outside will notify the front office and we will hold attendance to accommodate the large number of children who still need to enter the building. Please do not drop your child off outside without adults present and if you are the only car out there.
We prioritize safety at the Bresnahan and I believe we can all work together to make our morning go as smoothly as possible. Thank you and please reach out with any questions.
Skills for Life
We had 128 Bresnahan/Molin family members attend Ooch’s first Skill for Life last week! A reminder, there are 3 more free family sessions to go! Hope to see you there & Check out Ooch’s latest video for Bresnahan families!
Reminder About Dogs on Campus (Bresnahan Student Handbook pg. 29)
As much as we love animals, we ask that you leave your pets at home. Some students are afraid of dogs, some people have allergies to animals and not all pet owners are good about cleaning up after their pets. We want our school grounds to be accessible and clean for all students to enjoy. Thank you and please reach out with any questions.
February PTO Meeting
Thursday Feb 8th 7PM; Location TBD
Candy-Gram Fundraiser and Service Project
Back by popular demand, our highly anticipated Candy-gram fundraiser/service project is starting! This year $1 from each box sold will be donated to Community Giving Tree. Please help us spread kindness and joy to our community this Valentine's Day!
Boxes are $5 each. Orders are due Feb. 4th and will be delivered Feb. 13-14th. Boxes will be delivered to the recipient of your choice (Newburyport residents only) and Newburyport school staff members on February 13th and February 14th.
Purchase Candy-Gram boxes here: https://newburyportpto.dojiggy.io/candy-grams/Campaign/Details
Volunteer to help package and deliver here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EADA72CA0FCCE9-47365493-newburyport#/
Thank you for your support!
Mark your calendars for our first PTO Adult Social/Opportunity Night on Thursday, March 7th @ Virtue Jewelers and Charleston and Coco. Further details coming soon.
Congratulations to all winners as we wrap up the raffle drawings. Thank you to all of the local businesses that have generously donated to the PTO. Thank you also to John Ricci, our fundraising chair, for his commitment to making the drawings fun to watch. Good luck to all the contenders and happy New Year!
Winners are announced daily to our private NBPT FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/newburyportelementarypto/