North Pembroke Elementary School
April 9, 2021
Mark Your Calendar!
12 PTO meeting 7 PM
13 School Committee Meeting 7 PM
14 Early Release Day
19 Spring vacation starts
26 Return from spring vacation break
Early Release Day
Wednesday, April 14 is an early release day. Morning and full-day preschool will dismiss at 11. There will be NO afternoon preschool. Grades k-6 will dismiss at 1:10. Lunch will be served.
Early Release Dismissal Process
Families with last names A-K may pick up students at 1:00
Families with last names L-Z may enter the pick-up line no earlier than 1:10.
Student of the Month ~ March ~ Trustworthy
Congrats to the following students for achieving the Student of the Month award for March.
K Brody Burns, Elizabeth Doton, Kian Kane
1 Lucas Baloneque, Bentley Bruce, Brooke Peterson, Liam Quinlan
2 Taylor Blake, Lainie Mikkola, Isabelle Nunes, Molly O’Malley, Lucy Quatrale
3 Evan Alexander, Liam Coughlin, Declan Donaghey-Do, Oliver Mong
4 Violet Carson, Samantha Hunt, Hartley LaPietra, Laim O’Neill, Braelyn Weir
5 Lucy Balasco, Maddie Coughlin, Allison Foss, Lyla Kane
6 Mia Antonelli, Jonathan April, Gabe DeYoung, Jillian Fahey, Grace Kazolias, Jacamo McPhee
MCAS Schedule as of 4-6-2021
NPES Spirit Week! 4/12 through 4/16
Whether you are in school or learning remotely, join us by taking part in Spirit Week!
Monday 4/12: Hat or Crazy Hat Day!
Tuesday 4/13: Celebrate Earth Day!
Wednesday 4/14: Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars Day!
Thursday 4/15: Hawaiian Wear Day!
Friday 4/16: Pembroke Pride Day!!
Message from the Nurse
Just a friendly reminder, with the beautiful spring weather we are having, we are seeing that the ticks are out already! Please consider putting bug repellent on your child before school.
Social-Emotional Supports & Resources for Families
Social-Emotional Supports & Resources for Families
Joanna's Place is a non-profit organization serving South Shore families, dedicated to promoting resilience in children who are facing some of life's most stressful events. Joanna's Place provides free tools, support, and resources to heal, to grow, and to strengthen families. To learn more, please visit: https://www.joannasplace.org/
The Circle G Support Group provides support for children and adolescents who are facing the loss of a parent or sibling. It is offered to children ages 6-18 and their parents/caregivers. Spring 2021 Circle G Support Group launches Monday, April 12th, and will run through June 14th. To register for this free service, please visit: https://forms.gle/F8kiSJ1YoBNqv3yv9
Spring Teacher Conferences
Will be held on Thursday, April 8 & 15. Conference times are scheduled via Pick-A-Time.
Chromebook / iPad issues
Should your child experience any issues with their school device, you must contact email@example.com. Our helpdesk will then notify you of which steps to take.
A reminder that the device contract that you signed at the start of the school year outlined the cost associated with devices repairs:
Screen - $50.00
Case - $30.00 - $50.00
Keyboard repair - $40.00
Lost Charger - $30.00
Defacing with stickers or other markings - $100.00
Full device replacement - $280.00
Item Drop Off
If your child forgot something and you need to drop it off at the school, be sure to label it with their first and last name plus the teacher’s name.
Save-The-Date for Upcoming PTO Meetings
Monday, April 12th @7pm on Zoom.
Click on the link to access the meeting: https://k12-bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/83702139975
Remaining Meetings: May 10th and June 7th
WE RAISED OVER $18,000 WITH OUR WHOOO'S READING FUNDRAISER!
A huge thank you to all the families, friends, and especially our student readers who helped us smash our goals! We raised over $18,000 dollars and read over 200,000 minutes during the month of March. A special shout out to StoryBook Cove for their generous donation of gift certificates for each of our grade levels.
To wrap up our last week of the fundraiser all students who read at least 150 minutes over the last 9 days and any student who secured a new donation were entered into a raffle for one of two Kindle readers! One for PreK-2 and one for 3-6.
Congratulations to our winners!
PreK-2 winner: Fionnuala Hickey
3-6 winner: Kayden Hancock
Thank you to Mrs. Soliwoda for bringing this amazing fundraiser to the attention of the PTO and for spearheading it in the school. And a huge thank you to all the teachers and staff at North who made this fundraiser possible! Without your support every day encouraging and supporting our young readers this amazing fundraiser would not have been possible.
Pembroke Food Pantry
The PTO is excited to continue our collection drive for the Pembroke Food Pantry. Please help us collect much-needed cleaning supplies for the Pembroke Community.
We will be collecting these items throughout the month of April for the Pembroke Food Pantry.
Items to be collected include All-purpose cleaning spray, Clorox wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, toilet cleaner, laundry detergent, and sponges.
Items can be dropped off at NPES. We will have collection bins in the lobby.
We are also looking for community-building virtual events to bring everyone together. If you have any ideas or would like to help out please fill out the google sheet below.
If you are interested in volunteering for one of our new initiatives, please fill out the Google sheet.
NPES PTO Directory 2020-2021
We hope everyone had a great fall and is hanging in there with everything that is going on! Please fill out this questionnaire for EACH child to be added to the NPES school directory. We have taken out the teacher's names and are organizing the directory by grade level. If you have three kids, you will fill out three forms. This directory is great for connecting our students outside of school, to figure out parent names, and it's an easy way to be added to the PTO email group! This is optional. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. It will be a live document and can be updated at any time! After November 25th, the spreadsheet with grade-level information will be available. Thank you so much! --NPES PTO
Stop & Shop A+ Rewards
Register your Stop and Shop rewards card to help raise money for North!
Go to: https://www.stopandshop.com/aplus/register/?_requestid=2120853! You can have multiple schools on your account! Beginning July 1, 2020, visit stopandshop.com and select “SIGN IN” at the top right to log into your online account. Once logged in, you may select or modify your school choice. • If you do not have an online account, visit stopandshop.com and click “REGISTER”. Follow the prompts to create your online account. Once logged in, follow the same instructions as noted above. • You’ll need your 13-digit STOP & SHOP CARD number and the School ID number 07409. If you need assistance, call 1-877-366-2668 option 1.
Did you know that grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other family members can also register!
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!
Being a chairperson (or grab a friend and be co-chairs) is a great way to get involved with the school community. Let us know what interests you!! We are looking for chairs for the following:
Talent Show- continue the spring tradition of the NPES student talent show.
Adult Social - help keep us connected through virtual social events - all ideas welcome!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
North Pembroke PTO Board
Sarah Quatrale – President
Kristi Cullinane & Karen Kazolias Co-Vice President
Carly Levy & Nancy Stevens— Secretary
Joanna Binette- Treasurer
Tina Putnam- Communications
Pembroke Public Library April Events
Storytime To-Go Kit: Springtime
Available through April or while supplies last
Storytime To-Go aims to bring the experience of Storytime to you and your child by offering opportunities for developing early literacy skills. These Kits were created for ages 2 - 5 and include activities that support five skills that build a strong foundation for a reader: reading, talking, singing, writing, and playing together every day. April's Kit theme is SPRINGTIME. You and your child can create colorful flowers from glue and yarn, sing about raindrops, imagine your own garden, and more while building skills and creativity.
Take-and-Make Craft: Pipe Cleaner Bunnies
Available through April or while supplies last
Age 6 to adults are invited to sign up for this Take-and-Make Craft and create a family of pipe cleaner bunnies. These small rabbits can help brighten up a spring display! Craft available while supplies last.
Materials Provided (for 4 bunnies and 2 carrots): 8 pipe cleaners (varying colors), 2 orange pipe cleaners, 1 green pipe cleaner, 8 wiggle eyes, 4 medium pom-poms (tails), 4 small pom-poms (noses)
Materials Needed: glue, scissors, pen or pencil, marker, paintbrush (optional)
April StoryWalk® with Wolfboy
Saturday, April 17th - Sunday, April 25thA StoryWalk® is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time. Together you can read Wolfboy by Andy Harkness. Some pages will even have activities you can do to engage with the story! No registration required. Visit anytime during the week to enjoy the Walk; sunlight hours are recommended. If you visit when the library is open (hours below), you can visit the children's room inside to pick up a bunny craft! Social distancing and masks will be required. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Hunger Games Trivia Night
Tuesday, April 13 from 7:00-8:15 pm
Teens and adults are invited to an evening of Hunger Games trivia. Test your knowledge of the bestselling books and hit movies! Open to teens and adults. Registration required; sign up by visiting Salem Public Library's online form (click or tap linked text). The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day before the program! This program is hosted by the Salem Public Library.
Saturday, April 17 at 2:30-3:30 pm
This gender-expansive yoga event is for ages 12 - 18 and promises a welcoming space for teens anywhere along the gender spectrum to learn yoga amongst their peers, allies, and siblings in a supportive, open-hearted environment. No prior yoga experience needed but a student’s recognition, understanding, and whole-hearted support of gender diversity is a pre-requisite to join. Registration required; sign up by visiting SShAGLY's online form (click or tap linked text). Emails with session information will be sent one day before the event. This class will be taught via Zoom by Alexandra De Collibus of Sweet Pea Yoga, Southborough, MA. This program is hosted by SShAGLY.