Hobomock Elementary School

March 24, 2023

A note from the office

Good Afternoon,

It was great seeing so many parents and caretakers at conferences this past week! We are really rolling along now that spring has sprung! Monday marks the first day of ELA MCAS for students in grade four. Students should come to school fully rested and ready to begin testing by 8:30 AM. The complete MCAS schedule is posted in this weekly update.

-Mr. Murphy & Mrs. Cross

Student Enrichment

Today we held two enrichment sessions (K-3 and 4-6). Our guest presenter talked to students about bullying prevention and how important it is to be kind to each other.

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Mark Your Calendar

March 31- Lip Sync (PTO Event)

April 6- Pizza Bingo (PTO Event)

April 7- No School (Good Friday)

April 17-21- School Vacation Week

April 26- Kindergarten Information Night @ 6:30 (Hobomock cafeteria)

May 3- Camp Bournedale- Paperwork Night @ 6:30

Please note March 29 is NOT an early release day.


$5 per person / $20 family cap

Join us 6-8pm next Friday, March 31st - in support of our amazing KIDS and their teachers as they entertain you with great music, killer dance moves and smiles all around! You DO NOT want to miss it

If there are any parents who are available to volunteer, please reach out to Nicole MacDonald at nmbean76@gmail.com! The more the merrier (and more organized ). Ty!!!

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Camp Bournedale

We need parent chaperones to make this trip happen! If you can volunteer even for one night, please fill out the form below.


Celebrating Community

As you know, the Pembroke Public Schools continue to celebrate our community. Here is a look at some of the things happening in our school.

Thank you PTO for the fabulous lunch for our staff this week!

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Our second-grade students had an assembly earlier this week from members of the 4-H club. The students learned all about animal adaptations. The students had so much fun and had some great questions for our presenter! Thank you to our second-grade team for arranging the visit.

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Grade 5 students are feeling a bit of spring fever! They just started a seed planting project. The milk jugs help create the perfect ecosystem for plants to grow. The plants are located in the sunny area in the back of the school by the fifth-grade doors.

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Here are some very dedicated sixth-grade Patriot Project volunteers. These students helped our younger students present their projects this morning in the library.

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Breakfast & Lunch Cost

Breakfast and lunch continue to be free for all students for the 2022-2023 school year. Water and snacks can be purchased for $1. Breakfast is available for students 15 minutes prior to the start of the instructional day.

Ice Cream Tuesdays

Just a friendly reminder that every Tuesday students have an opportunity to purchase ice cream with their lunch. The cost of the treat is $1.00. Students must pay by either cash or have a positive lunch account balance. If you have any questions about your child’s lunch balance, you can check it here.

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Thinking of volunteering at Hobomock?

Please take a moment to check with the main office (781-294-0911) to see if your CORI is up to date. CORI’s are good for (3) years. Forms are available in the main office. You will need to physically bring your license to the main office for us to complete the background check. Thank you.

Student & Family Handbook

The 2022-2023 Handbook will be posted once the School Committee approves it.

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Check out our updated PTO link on our school website - and keep checking back for updates and new information as our 2022-2023 school year gets underway

You can see ways to volunteer, fill out a volunteer inquiry form, print your CORI application, see the meeting schedule and monthly agenda, as well as meeting minutes.

Volunteer Executive Board

President-Katie McPhail

Vice President-Danielle Colosimo

Secretary-Katie McGraw-Paul

Treasurer-@Tracey D’Attanasio

~Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hobomock

~Have a question? Email us: hobomock@gmail.com

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Pizza Bingo

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2023 AT 6 PM – 8 PM

Hobomock Pizza Bingo

Hobomock Elementary

Join us for a night of pizza, bingo & FUN!
$5/person or $20 max per family. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

To register, send in the form that was sent home with cash or check in an envelope.

We will have some markers but feel free to bring your own bingo daubers. If inclined, please bring a peanut-free dessert to share!

For questions, please email Jessica.VanDenToorn@gmail.com

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Red Sox Family Outing

TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2023 AT 7:10 PM

Red Sox Family Outing

Fenway Park

Join Hobomock friends, families and teachers on 5/2/23 at 7:10pm for the Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox game!

Tickets in Grandstand 2 and will be send electronically to the email you provide.
*Tickets are first come first serve. Only 200 tickets are available. Deadline to order is 4/4/23

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Earth Day

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023 AT 12 PM – 3 PM

Earth Day School Clean up

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School and playground clean up with some planting of flowers as well. Please bring your own rakes, gardening gloves, and even a wheelbarrow if you have one! Come for the whole time OR for a short while!

In case of inclement weather, this day will be rescheduled.

Small snacks / Waters Provided

For Questions, Contact KT McGraw at mcgraw.katie@gmail.com

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The PTO is currently look for support in the follow areas. Please join us tonight at 7pm in the Hobomock library if you’re interested in helping. Or email Katie at hobomock@gmail.com

  • Two Nomination committee members (tally voting if needed for 2023-2024 PTO board)
  • Spring-Parents Night out Lead
  • Spring-Penny War Coordinator
  • May-Book Fair Coordinator
  • May-Staff Appreciation Week Coordinator
  • May-Paint night co-coordinator
  • On-going-Enrichment committee members, speakers, Authors, and volunteers.
  • Spring-Work with PE teacher Ms Noons for Watussi dodge call tourney and Field Day
  • Volunteers are also needed for the following events:
  • Donations for Teacher conferences 3/22
  • Lip Sync 3/31
  • Pizza Bingo 4/6
  • 6th grade parents for Camp Bourndale overnight chaperones 5/15-19
  • Book fair 5/22-26
  • Art Show, paint night & more 5/25
  • Spring-Painting outside blacktop (sensory paths, four square, hopscotch, USA map)


Shop Online!

Hobomock Spirit Wear is now available; our online store will be open year round! Many clothing and design options to create what you like. There are several general Pembroke choices too, perfect for older kids and parents. All items ship directly to you; we will have specials posted throughout the year. Happy Shopping.
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Volunteer with the PTO!

Complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form. The PTO is strictly volunteer run. The more volunteers, the better experiences our students have. We are looking forward to an amazing school year and the many events the PTO plans and supports. PTO is a GREAT way to get involved in our community, support our kids, and meet new people! Whether you have an afternoon, evening, or a little more time to volunteer; we value your efforts! Thank you.

Keep helping all year long!

As a new board during the 2021-2022 year, we learned a lot and had a great year bringing back a lot of fun events, activities and fundraisers. We’re looking forward to an even more amazing 2022-2023 school year. We already have many events planned and would love to have more parents involved. It’s always good to see some fresh faces and get new ideas. Grab a friend and attend a meeting or reach out to volunteer. Whether it’s for an hour or if you want to coordinate an event, no amount of time is too small. The PTO is strictly volunteer based, so the more help we have, the better experience we can provide our children!

Box Tops

Download the App, take a picture of your receipts and raise money for Hobomock! It’s that easy! Remember each Box Top is worth $0.10 and they add up quickly!
How to Scan with the Box Tops Mobile App

Bay State Textiles

Our school has a donation bin in the back parking lot. It is emptied weekly, and the PTO receives monthly rebate checks based on the weight of the donations. It is an easy way to recycle clothing, shoes, and linens. Clean out your closets and help our school at the same time!

Amazon Smile

To sign up, visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and select the Hobomock PTO as your charity. Amazon will remember your selection so it’s a one & done sign up. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the eligible purchases right back to our school! You don’t even have to be a Hobomock parent to sign up, invite grandparents and friends too. It doesn’t cost any money; Amazon pays!
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Pembroke Youth Lacrosse

The sessions starts 4/25 at the high school. It's 5:45 - 6:45 pm for 6 weeks. Sticks and smiles are all they need for Pembroke Titans Youth Lacrosse powered by Scoops!

Base Cost: $100.00

Opened: 03/01/2023
Closes: 04/19/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls

Residents of: 02359

In Grades: K to 1 for 2022-23 School year

Pembroke Boys Basketball Camp

If you have a son going into the 4th-9th grade next year and are looking for something fun for him to do this summer make sure to check out the Pembroke High School Boy’s Basketball Academy. Coach V is great, he’s sure to have a blast! June 26-30 (4th-6th grade), July 10-14 (7th-9th grade) from 9am - 2pm. Make sure to print out the form and send with check
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