North Pembroke Elementary School

November 18, 2022

Important Dates to Note

November

21 PTO Meeting 7PM

22 Grade 5 Space Camp 3:30 in Library

23 Chorus 7:40-8:30

Early Release Day. AM & full day PreK dismissal at 11. NO afternoon PreK. Grades K-6 dismissal at 1:10. Breakfast and lunch is served. Snacks not sold in Cafeteria.

1st Annual Turkey Trot

24 Thanksgiving – NO School

25 NO School

29 Grade 5 Space Camp 3:30 in Library

30 Chorus 7:40-8:30

Scenes from Spirit Week!

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Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Pembroke Public Schools recently reviewed and updated its Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan (BPIP). The PPS School Committee approved this updated BPIP at their November 15, 2022 meeting. The BPIP is a requirement of M.G.L. c 71, S370 and is modeled after the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's model plan.

Please find our updated plan:

Courtyard Help:

Do you own a landscaping company?

Would you be interested in making our large courtyard beautiful again?


Our courtyard is in desperate need of help. We are looking for landscaping companies to give us quotes on revamping it so it can once again be used as an outside classroom space.

Tasks needed: brush removal, trimming back shrubs and bringing in gravel stone to make walkways and suggestions for weed control.


If you are interested, please contact Principal Swift at Erica.Swift@pembrokek12.org to set up an appointment to view the space and discuss the project.

A HUGE thanks to Mrs. Singh for donating her time to clean out our main office courtyard!

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Turkey Trot

We are excited to host our first annual school Turkey Trot next week on Wednesday, 11/23 at 9:30am. We are looking for 20 volunteers to help supervise. Our PreK-2 students will be participating on the field. Our Grade 3-6 students will be on the roadway around the building. Volunteers will be stationed throughout to help supervise and maintain safety.

All volunteers must have a valid CORI on file with us. If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the Sign Up Genius link below and reserve your spot. If you cannot volunteer but would like to come and watch, you are welcome to join us. ALL VISITORS MUST CHECK IN AT THE FRONT OFFICE UPON ARRIVAL AND PRESENT A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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NPES Food Pantry Drive- Items due 11/29

The food pantry drive is underway. Please see the attached Food Pantry Letter as a reminder of what each grade level will be collecting.
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Mark your Calendars

Early release days with 1:10 dismissal: 9/28, 10/26, 11/23, 12/7, 12/23, 3/8, 3/22, 5/3, and tentative last day of school 6/14.


NO school on: 10/10, 11/10 & 11/11, 11/24 & 11/25, 12/26-1/2, 1/16, 2/20-2/24, 4/7, 4/17-4/21, and 5/29.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Pembroke Public Schools recently reviewed and updated its Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan (BPIP). The PPS School Committee approved this updated BPIP at their November 15, 2022 meeting. The BPIP is a requirement of M.G.L. c 71, S370 and is modeled after the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's model plan.

Please find our updated plan:

School Community News

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Congrats to Devin Bates for winning a ride to school aboard a PFD engine.

Devin's mom, little brother, and friends Jackson and Hunter got to enjoy the ride too.

Thanks PFD

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Exciting news from around our school community!

PHS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Little Shop of Horrors

This year's Musical will be here before you know it. PHS presents three performances of Little Shop of Horrors on November 18, 19, and 20. The first two shows will begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20 is a matinee beginning at 2 p.m. Mark your calendars now. More details on ticket sales to follow.

Pembroke Tree Lighting

NPES students will have a chance to win a Golden Ticket that will allow them to ride on the fire truck with Santa as he arrives at the Tree Lighting event on Sunday, Dec. 4!

The winners will get a truly unique experience - they will ride with Santa to Town Memorial Park on a fire truck with full sirens and have a front row seat as Santa throws the magical switch to light the trees in the Town Center!

The contest is open through November 30. The lucky Golden Ticket winners will be chosen by a random draw of entry tickets on December 1st at 5:30pm. Click on the flyer below for more details!

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REMINDERS

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Ice Cream

As of September 22nd, students in grades 1-6 will be able to purchase ice cream at lunch time on Thursday’s. Ice cream will cost $1. Students must have cash to pay. Ice cream cannot be charged to lunch accounts.


Please note school hours:

PreK AM 8:15-11:00

PreK PM 12:00-2:45

PreK Full Day 8:15-2:45

Student drop off begins 8:30

Kindergarten – Grade 6 8:40-3:25

Students will be marked tardy starting at 8:45

Early Release 1:10

Student Drop Off

Student drop off will begin at 8:30 at the gym lobby entrance for all students k-6.


Parent drop off is DROP & GO. Please don’t park your vehicle and walk your child to the door. Should you need before and/or after school, please contact the Joanne Nickerson at the YMCA 508-833-4796. The YMCA program will be held in the cafeteria.

Absent or Late

Should your child be out of school please call our absent line 339-244-5038 by 9:15AM and leave a detailed message including students name, grade and reason/symptoms. Nurse Leach will contact you with any questions.

Dismissal:

If you need to dismiss your child from school be sure to send a note in with your child. Note must include students first and last name, date and time of pick up. Teachers name. If for any reason your child needs to be dismissed at the end of the day, the latest they can be dismissed to the office is 2:45PM in order to facilitate parent pick up and bus dismissal. Anything after 2:45 will be normal dismissal/pick up procedure.


End of the day dismissal

PreK 2:45

Parent Pick Up 3:18


Parent pick up will take place in the front loop of the school. Be sure to pull up with your last name tag in the passenger side window.

PTO NEWS

We still need chairs for the following committees:


  • Fun Run/Boosterthon
  • Grade 5 Fundraising
  • Easy Money (Amazon, Box Tops, etc.)
  • Lip Sync
  • Recess Committee
  • Staff Breakfast Baking Committee


If interested, please email northpembrokepto@gmail.com for more information.


NPES night at the Boston Celtics has been set for Sunday, March 5. Stay tuned for more info soon.

PTO Directory

PTO google form link if you haven’t filled it out:

https://forms.gle/8Tr8hVi8v2P3zQZq6

Here is the spreadsheet with names and emails. This is a LIVE document so you may need to filter by grade when you open it so the last entries can be sorted. This is not a complete list. Many families have NOT completed this, but it is a good start. Please email or text me with any questions. My cell is (617) 645-2233 and email squatrale2@gmail.com.

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North Pembroke Elementary School's Night at the Celtics: Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks

Event Timing: Sunday, March 3rd 2023 @ 7:30pm
Event Address: TD Garden
BASELINE BALCONY: $65
Contact: joanna_binette@yahoo.com

North Pembroke has 75 tickets available for purchase. This google form will accept orders until all tickets have been sold. Once sold out the form will not accept orders. First come first served.

~IMPORTANT GRADE 6 INFO~

ATTENTION 6th GRADE PARENTS & CAREGIVERS


There are many exciting activities to be planned for our 6th graders this year as they close out their final year at NPES! The plan is to follow in the footsteps of the prior classes and keep to the same traditions including, Survivor Night, a class outing (likely Supercharged or Nova), end of year class breakfast, year books, and the class gift which is given to the school as a departing gift. Most of these events take place in the second half of the year.


What we need right now is to fundraise for these events, so that our kids can have a 6th grade experience to remember! We are reaching out to ask families to send in a contribution (whatever families can afford). This will give us a starting point and allow us to determine how much remaining will need to be raised through fundraising activities.


There are approximately 60 kids in the 6th grade and these activities cost approximately $6,000. Our goal is to raise $5,000 in total, as $1,000 was already raised last year through various fundraising activities. Suggested amounts ($25, $50, $75, $100 or more if you are able). If you are able, please contribute before November 3rd.


HOW CAN I HELP?


CHECK

Checks can be made out to NPES to be sent to your student’s teacher via sealed envelope and labeled “Class of 2023 6th Grade Events” to ensure it is applied to the proper line item by the PTO.

VENMO (QR Code Below)

  • Website: Venmo.com

  • App Store: Venmo (for both ios and droid)

  • Recipient: @northpto

  • Memo: Please comment “Class of 2023 6th Grade Events” w/payment

VOLUNTEERS

We need your help in planning and running all these fun activities for our kids, please join us on November 3rd from 7-9 pm (location TBD).



If you have any questions or if you would like to get involved, please contact any of us via email at:

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Sign up for Amazon Smile!

Sign up for Amazon Smile! Here's how to change your charity, just add North Pembroke PTO. It’s super easy!


Sign Up Here

Baystate Textiles Fundraiser

Free Money-- Bay State Textile Bin

Don't forget to drop your "edits" off at the NPES Bay State Textiles box next to the outdoor basketball court. We get $ per pound of items donated. Accepted items include clothing, footwear, accessories, and linens. DO NOT donate the following Mattresses, Mattress Pads, Foam Products, Couch Cushions, Lawn Furniture Cushions, Carpet Remnants, Rugs (larger than 2’ x 4’)

Sign Up for Box Tops!

ll you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!
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Pembroke Youth Baseball & Softball Equipment Drive

Sunday, November 20

11:30-1:00 PM


Have extra baseball or softball equipment taking up space in your house? Have the kids outgrown last years gear? PYBS is having an equipment drive this year!! Come drop off your items and we will announce a sale closer to the spring season.


We will be accepting:

Softball face gages

Batting gloves

Bags

Gloves

Helmets

Solid color pants in good condition

Cleats in good condition



Also while you’re there please stay and help us get the fields ready for their winter slumber. See you there!

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