Pelham Newsletter

From the desk of Principal Micki Darling

Front Office Updates

Thank you to all who joined us for Open House. Thank you to all staff for making Open House such a success. This week we have Caregiver/Teacher Conferences. Please remember Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are early dismissals. School will end at 12:30. If you have not already signed up for your conference, please reach out to your student's teacher.


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Pelham PTO Corner

Let's Support Pelham's Physical Education Department!

  • We're inspired by how many miles our community is logging, let's keep the physical activity going by showing our Pelham Pride!
  • Be on the lookout for a flyer coming home with details on how to purchase a Pelham Elementary Phys. Ed. Dept. t-shirt.
  • Proceeds will support Pelham's Phys. Ed. Dept. and Field Day.

Trunk or Treat Trot: We did it!

  • We logged over 1,250 miles as a community and we will receive a $1,250 gift from the Howard E. Stark Charitable Foundation.

  • Many Thanks to Mr. A. for helping all students earn their 1 Mile Prize and receiving a matching gift of $250 for in-school student miles. Did you hear that Mr. A. also promised students to dye his hair if we hit our goal? Spooky!

  • Though we hit our goal, Students can log miles towards the 5 & 12 mile prizes through Saturday 10/23

  • 1 miles prizes were sent home in folders, 5 & 12 mile prizes will be given out at the PTO table during Trunk or Treat

A Spooky Night! DATE CHANGE

  • Trunk or Treat is on Saturday, October 30th, from 4-5:30pm: check out our flyer here or below for more information!
  • Email if you’d like to host a trunk.

Congratulations Second Grade on the AMAZING Supply Drive

To help Afghan refugee families in Western Mass the Second Grade collected house hold items. Supply drive is being done in coordination with the Welcome Home Refugee Resettlement Program. You can find them online at

Thank you for helping the Second Grade welcome families and ease their transition to a new home.


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Monday 10/25: Comfy Clothes day (pjs, sweats, athleisure wear)

Tuesday 10/26: Wacky Hat or Hair day

Wednesday 10/27: School Spirit day-Wear your Pelham attire

Thursday 10/28: Favorite color day

Friday 10/29: Dress Up day- Get creative dress in any creative way that you feel comfortable and is school appropriate!

All School Read Aloud

October is LGBQ History & Disability Awareness Month. We will be reading Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayor.


Friday October 22nd

Forms were sent home. Please reach out if you did not receive a picture day form.

Location: Gym. Bring your SMILE!

To order online, click here.

Amherst Education Foundation's 27th Annual Trivia Bee

Join us on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30pm for our 27th Annual Trivia Bee hosted by State Representative Mindy Domb and Tony Maroulis! It will be a fun night for you to gather around the laptop and play some trivia with your family, friends, and the Amherst community. We will also be holding a raffle full of great prizes! The Trivia Bee is our largest fundraiser of the year and we look forward to seeing you there! Sign up to play and purchase raffle tickets at

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Important Dates

For Full District Calendar: click here.

Upcoming Dates:

October 20th: Early Release (12:30 dismissal)

October 20th: School Committee Meeting 6:30

October 21st & 22nd: Elementary Early Release (12:30) - Parent Conferences

October 22nd: School Pictures

October 27th: All School Meeting

October 29th: School Spirit Day

November 2nd: Curriculum Day (No School)

November 11th: Veterans Day (No School)

November 24-26th: Thanksgiving Break (No School)