North Pembroke Elementary School

January 21, 2022

A Message from Principal Swift

Dear NPES Families,

Your students may be talking about Mrs. Salmon and Ms. Rinkus in the upcoming weeks. Mrs. Salmon and Ms. Rinkus are our Interrupted Learning Tutors. Mrs. Salmon spent several years as a teacher at North and has returned from her retirement to join us again. Many of you might remember Ms. Rinkus as she was a long-term substitute for us last year and continues to work as a substitute this year. She's worked with students at various grade levels throughout the building. They will join us for a limited time each week and work with small groups in reading or math during Titan Time. Please join me in welcoming them back to NPES.

Sincerely, Erica Swift


Grade 6 learning how to find the better buy using unit rates! Next time you are shopping, try to help your child figure out which product gives you the most bang for your buck!

The students did an amazing job at the Winter Concert!

Photo Credit- Mrs. DeCastro
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The North Pembroke Winter Concert was recorded via @PACTVMedia on 1/13/22 and will be replayed at a later date on Comcast 14 & TitanTV YouTube

Mark Your Calendar


25 School Committee Meeting

Morning Parent Drop Off Reminder!

The morning parent drop-off at the gym lobby is a drop and go. No parking.

Attendance Line 339-244-503

Should your child be late or absent, you must report it by calling 339-244-5038.

The attendance line can be called 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When calling 339-244-5038 leave a detailed message including the student's name, grade, and reason/symptoms. Nurse Leach will contact you with any questions.

Calling the attendance line should be done by 9:15 AM. P

An automated phone call will be sent to parents of elementary school students if their child is absent for the day. The calls will go out between 10:00 and 11:00 AM. This automated call will be sent even if a parent reported the child's absence to the school. If you had reported your child's absence to the school and you receive the automated absence call, you may disregard the call.

Please dress for the weather!

A reminder that even on chilly/cold days, students go outside for recess and mask breaks.

Coats, hats, gloves, and pants instead of shorts are recommended.


If you need to dismiss your child from school be sure to send a note in with your child. A note must include the student's 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 2:45 PM in order to facilitate parent pick up and bus dismissal. Anything after 2:45 will be normal dismissal/pick-up procedure.


For those of you who missed the School Safety Webinar, a copy of the recording can be found here.

Kindergarten 2022-2023

NPES has begun to collect names for the 2022-2023 school year. Letters will be mailed out at the end of February.

Preschool Timeline 2022

Preschool Timeline 2022

  • The 2022-2023 application will be posted to the website at the start of January 2022

  • The application deadline will be Monday, February 28, 2022, by 2 PM. All applications must be delivered in person to North Pembroke Elementary School.

  • The office will call to schedule a screening and email confirmation of receipt for the application.

  • Screenings will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022, or Friday, March 18, 2022, at 9, 10, or 11 am.

  • Notification letters will be mailed on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Deposits and full registration paperwork will be due by May 1, 2022.

  • The cost for the full-day preschool program is $5,500 and the cost for the half-day preschool program is $2,200. *Subject to the Pembroke School Committee

Researching healthy sources of the macronutrients! This goes along with our study of the body system.

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

No School Days

NO school on: 2/21-2/25, 4/15-4/22, 5/30 and 6/20 (new).

Vaccination Information

As a reminder, please submit all vaccination information directly to your school nurse and fill out the attestation form below.


Open PTO Position

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

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6th Grade Survivor Night has been canceled for Friday, January 28th.

North Pembroke Elementary School's Night at the Celtics

North Pembroke Elementary School's Night at the Celtics: Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Event Timing: Sunday, March 27th @6pm
Event Address: TD Garden

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. Link to form:

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!

School Council

The school council is still looking for one community member to sit on the Council! The nomination ballot can be found at the following link:

PTO Meetings

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

  • January 24 at 7:30 PM
  • February 14
  • March 7
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 6

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

North Pembroke PTO Board

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

January Library Events

Puppy Dog Tales

Thursday, January 20 from 4:15-5:00 pm

Readers of all ages may read to a certified therapy dog to develop their literacy and presentation skills as well as build confidence and self-esteem. Our dogs and trainers provide a supportive environment to practice reading aloud. This is a drop-in event.

Sing With Your Baby

Thursday, January 20 from 10:30-11:00 am

Sing with Your Baby is a participatory music program for children 0-3 and their caregivers. This program features fingerplays, singable songs, and integrated movement. Registration required; click/tap this link to sign up or call 781-293-6771.

Snowman Storytime

Wednesday, January 26 from 4:00-5:00 pm

Ages 5-8 can join Miss Cory in a snowy storytime with the book The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll. Each child will then get the same set of materials and be challenged to construct the "biggest snowman" on their own! Registration required; click/tap this link to sign up or call 781-293-6771.