North Pembroke Elementary School

December 3, 2021

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Spotted in the wild… some pretty incredible second grade art inspired by Henri Rousseau.

Goggle Meet with Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Charpentier

Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Charpentier would like to welcome you to a google meet with them to discuss the impact of the pandemic on student learning and to provide more insight into the work we are doing to help students meet with success this school year. If you are interested, they will be available on Wednesday, December 8 at 1:00 pm


Meeting ID

meet.google.com/ddj-gwyq-cxs

Mark Your Calendar

December

6 Report cards issued

7 School Committee Meeting

8 Early Release Day

Teacher Conferences 1:30-6:30

9 Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:30

14 Report card envelopes due back to the teacher

Early Release Day – Wednesday, December 8

Early release day – Wednesday, December 8. Full-day and morning preschool will dismiss at 11 AM. Afternoon preschool will not attend. Grades k-6 will dismiss at 1:10. Grades K-6 lunch is served. Snacks not sold in Cafeteria. No hot lunches or salads, choices of alternates only.

Pick A Time

Scheduling of parent-teacher conferences for elementary students in grades 1-6 is now open. Elementary conferences will be held on December 8th from 1:30-6:30 and on December 9th from 4:00-8:00. You will be able to choose in-person or virtual conferences. We use an online scheduler called Pick A Time for conference scheduling. Instructions for using this system are available at the link below. Google Meet links for virtual conferences will be provided on your Pick A Time schedule once you have selected your conference times.

Click here to begin scheduling your conferences.

No School Days

NO school on: 11/11, 11/25 & 11/26, 12/24-12/31, 1/17, 2/21-2/25, 4/15-4/22, and 5/30.

Watch Out Starbucks, Mrs. McCann's Kindergarten Students Have the Best Coffee Shop In Town!

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Don't forget we go outside for recess and mask breaks, dress for the weather!

Absent

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


Breakfast & Lunch Cost


Breakfast and lunch will continue to be free for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. Water can be purchased for $0.50 / $1 and snack items are $.75. Students must have money in their accounts in order to buy snacks and water. Checks made payable to Pembroke Public Lunch can be mailed to NPES or sent in with students. Money can also be uploaded to MySchoolBucks.

Important Reminders

Vaccination Information

As a reminder, please submit all vaccination information directly to your school nurse.

Staying Home If You Are Sick

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please self-isolate at home, call your school nurse and have a PCR COVID-19 Test. If your test is positive, follow the MDPH isolation protocol. Seek care from your healthcare provider as needed.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Major Symptoms

  • Fever (100.0 or greater), chills, shaking chills
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches, body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cough, such as a chronic cough)

Minor Symptoms

  • Sore throat *
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea *
  • Headache *
  • Fatigue *
  • Nasal congestion/runny nose *

* when in combination with other symptoms

*The leniency on attendance will remain effective. Students and staff are encouraged to remain home when experiencing any symptoms.

Close Contacts/Contact Tracing

Anyone who was within 6 feet of a person during the infectious period of COVID-19, INDOORS, for at least 15 minutes, is considered a close contact and is required to quarantine at home, with a few exceptions:

  • In the classroom, when both parties are wearing a mask, only those within 3 feet of the infectious person are required to strictly quarantine.
  • On the bus, if all passengers are wearing masks and the windows are open, no one is considered a close contact.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals who are asymptomatic do not have to quarantine.
  • In every case, individuals should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after an exposure.
  • Outdoor exposure is not considered “close contact”.
  • Close contacts from the classroom may attend school under the “Test and Stay” protocol.
  • If you are informed by any source (outside of school) that you were a close contact, please contact your school nurse for direction.

New “Test and Stay” Program

Unvaccinated individuals identified as a close contact may consent to participate in the Test to Stay Protocol.

What this entails:

  • Individuals would be tested each morning for five school days following the known exposure, using the Bianex Now rapid antigen test (lower anterior nasal swab).
  • Testing would be administered by our school health personnel.
  • Once the results are received (generally takes 10 minutes) students/staff would join their classroom for instruction.
  • Close contacts are advised to quarantine on weekends. By testing over a 5 day school day period, close contacts would be monitored for the full 7 days outlined in the quarantining guidelines.
  • Unvaccinated individuals that do not wish to consent would follow the regular quarantine/testing guidance.

*Per the CDC, vaccinated individuals do not need to test or quarantine.

PTO NEWS


Open PTO Position


We are currently looking to fill the position of PTO president. Please email northpembrokepto@gmail.com if you are interested.

We still have masks available.

Masks are back in stock!! $10 per mask.

Place your order here:

NPES Spiritwear


NPES Spirit Wear - We are super lucky to have partnered with Basement Broidery to show our school spirit! Click the link below to order!

PTO Meetings

Meetings will take place Mondays on the following dates at 7 pm (unless otherwise indicated):

  • January 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm
  • February 14
  • March 7
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 6

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards

Stop and 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!

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!

Chairpersons Needed!!



If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at northpembrokepto@gmail.com.


North Pembroke PTO Board

VACANT – President
Kristi Cullinane & Karen Kazolias Co-Vice President
Carly Levy (Communications) & Nancy Stevens— Co-Secretary
Joanna Binette- Treasurer