News From School - November 2022

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Hi everyone,

Hi everyone,

October wrapped up with our annual Family/Teacher Conferences and I hope that you had the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher regarding their academic and social progress so far this school year. Conferences are an important component to ensure that the school and the home work together to maximize your child’s full potential.

November promises to be a busy month with several events scheduled so please be sure to check the Important Dates to Know section of this newsletter.

Halloween News: Wearing Costumes in School

Halloween - We will continue the tradition of optional costumes on 10/31. Please remember - Food, of any kind, is not allowed in classrooms due to ORR District policies.

Students that choose to participate are reminded that they must not wear a costume that interferes with their ability to sit down in the classroom and cafeteria. Any type of costume that depicts violence will not be allowed. Masks, large hats, and large headwear will not be allowed. Appropriate footwear must be brought to school for PE and recess.

Dates and Times to Know

SCHOOL HOURS: 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Your child's safety is our primary concern! Your cooperation and support with the following procedures are greatly appreciated.

ARRIVAL: Students may be dropped off between 8:15 and 8:30 am at the front door.

Please have your child exit your vehicle on the passenger side of the car.

DISMISSAL: All students being picked up at the end of the day will be dismissed from the basketball court entrance. Please use Shaw Street.

Students will be dismissed on a car-by-car basis. Students will only be allowed to enter the vehicle on the curbside of the car.

Changes in student transportation plans are strongly discouraged. Please contact the main office with any questions.


Tuesday, Nov. 1st

Family Literacy Night at Center School cafeteria at 5-7 pm.

Book fair open for sales. Pizza, water & baked goods are $1. Face painting is $1. Craft tables are free!

Tuesday, Nov. 8th

Massachusetts State Elections

Old Hammondtown School Cafeteria

Thursday, Nov. 10th

Full-Day Professional Development Day-No School

Friday, Nov. 11th

Veterans Day --No School

Thursday, November 16th

Virtual Bingo Night on ZOOM.

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Zoom link to follow.

Wednesday, Nov 23rd - Sunday, Nov. 27th

Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, Dec 13th

OHS Holiday band and chorus concert

6:30 PM

Friday, March 10th

Student/ Staff Basketball is back at OHS

Friday, June 2

OHS Field Day

Updated Student Information Using PowerSchool

Please be sure to update your students' information in PowerSchool via the link sent to you by email from Principal Coellner or the letter that was sent home on the first day of school.

OHS Student Handbook:

The OHS Student Handbook can be found by clicking on the attached link.

Student Handbook Sign-Off sheets will be available shortly and uploaded in PowerSchool.

Additional information will be sent out to you once the digital form is available.

We ask that you review the handbook with your child/children and review school expectations and procedures. Thank you.

The handbook can be found on our school webpage at :

Mattapoisett PTA


Zoom Link

November highlights:


Tuesday, November 8th.

The PTA meeting at Center School will take place at 7 pm. This will be hosted on zoom too. We look forward to seeing everyone at Center School. Some treats will be provided.

Wednesday, November Virtual Bingo

November 16th. . Check bags and emails for time and zoom links!

PTA Spirit Wear link:

Start your holiday shopping now, School Spiritwear is on sale! The sale starts today and runs through Wednesday, November 9. Items will be delivered to your children in December before the holidays.

  1. Use the online Google form (You can pay online too! This link will be available on the order form.)

Do you shop on Amazon?? If you do search on Amazon Smile for the Mattapoisett PTA. At no additional cost to you, Amazon will provide the PTA a percentage from eligible purchases. It's easy to sign up.

Volunteer opportunities:


● Oct 31-Nov 4-Center School Book Fair A SignUp Genius link will be sent for sign-up dates/times to volunteer.

● Nov 1st- Book Fair Family Literacy Night A SignUp Genius link will be sent for sign-up dates/times to volunteer. This event is from 5-7 pm.

● Assist with Arts & Humanities Committee planning. If you are interested please email us at ptamattapoisett@gmail.comAn update from earlier for the Fun Run


We raised over $22,000 dollars, and we surpassed our fundraising goal and the goal for the percentage of students registered! These school-wide goals have rewards where the date is being coordinated by the school. This fundraising event raised money from 32 states and 5 countries! Thank you all for helping our schools, the event was open for all students and we hope they all enjoyed their Grand Land Adventure glow event

Follow Us on Facebook: Mattapoisett PTA


Amazon Smile: Mattapoisett PTA

Report Card Information

Marks Close

Friday, November 18th, and Report Cards are issued on Wednesday, December 7th.

Nurses Corner

We do try to go outside each day for a recess ( weather permitting.)

November brings some cold temperatures to the area so please make sure your child has dressed appropriately.

Please do not forget to send a snack and water bottle each day.

School Breakfast and Lunch

School Meals

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has decided to extend free school meals for all students through the 2022-2023 school year! This means that breakfast and lunch will continue to be served at no cost to all students.

Please note that even though meals will be free for all, it is very important for families to still complete the household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals for the 2022-2023 school year. You can view and complete the application here: link to meal application. We strongly encourage ALL families to submit this form as it allows us to establish eligibility benefits such as waived fees for those who qualify.

Click here for Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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