PHT Paws-itively News

May 16th, 2022

Principal's Thoughts

Dear Page Hilltop Families:


We hope you are enjoying this streak of warm weather Are you planning to come to the JANIS BRESNAHAN RUN and community event tomorrow? It's going to be a beautiful day and a great event.


It's not too late to sign up. Registration is on-site at 10:00 (or you may continue to register online).

Let's get a large group of PH walkers for the 2-mile event - or you can choose to go for the 5K.

Enjoy each other's company, listen to some music, and eat some food.


Thanks, as always, for sharing your children with us!


Fred Deppe, Principal

Matt Lutinski, Assistant Principal

UPCOMING MAY DATES TO REMEMBER

  • May 16th & May 17th -- 4th Grade Nature's Classroom
  • May 16th -- 5th Grade Math MCAS Session 1
  • May 17th -- 3rd Grade Math MCAS Session 1
  • May 18th -- 5th Grade Math MCAS Session 2
  • May 19th -- 3rd Grade Math MCAS Session 2
  • May 23rd -- 5th Grade MCAS STE Session 1
  • May 25th -- 5th Grade MCAS STE Session 2
  • May 25th - Page Hilltop PTO Day Wendy's
  • May 27th - Spirit Day: Wear "Red / White / Blue"
  • May 27th -- Memorial Day Ceremony @ 9:15am
  • May 30th - No School (Holiday)

MAY LUNCH MENU

CLICK HERE to see the May lunch menu.

MAY SPIRIT DAYS

Friday, May 27th -- Red, White, & Blue Day to celebrate Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM - Looking for military personnel

We are still looking for confirmation from any and all military veterans who would like to join us for our annual Memorial Day program. This program will be held on Friday, May 27th @ 9:15 am. If you have not already done so, please complete this GOOGLE FORM to confirm your participation. You may also send an email to Mr. Deppe (fdeppe@asrsd.org) or call Gail J. at 978-772-8600 x1401. When confirming your attendance for our special program, please let us know if you would like to stay for our military brunch immediately following the program.

FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL

On Thursday, June 16th we will close out our school year in exciting fashion with a "Family Fun Festival" from 5:30 - 8:30. This will be held outside, at the Page Hilltop entrance.


We will begin with a family picnic.


This will be followed by music for dancing and fun games,


There will also be a bake sale going on and an ice cream social.


All preschool-grade 5 students and families are welcome to attend.


There is no charge, except for a $3.00 cost for the ice cream and, if you choose, bake sale goodies.


Ice Cream Social forms will be sent home so that we can plan appropriately for the amount of ice cream toppings needed.


Mark your calendars - it will be a fun time

THANK YOU FIRST RESPONDERS

Members of our Panther Power student leadership team took a walking trip to the Ayer Police & Fire stations recently. They presented "kindness cards" to all of the APD & AFD personnel, in appreciation of all they do as first responders.

MCAS & GARDENING = BUSY DAY

After completing a day of MCAS math, some fourth graders headed to our "Kindness Garden" for some fresh air and gardening work.

CAR WASH

On Saturday, June 4th (8:30 - 12:00) members of our Panther Power student leadership group will be hosting a fundraising car cash at Archer's Mobil across from the fire station. Bring your dirty cars, trucks & motorcycles, and let our enthusiastic students clean them up for you!

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

EL Teacher Mrs. Hoeske working with some of her students.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Marshall & Mrs. Kudtarkar working with grade 2 students.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Gruskowski's second graders are "making it rain KINDNESS".

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Dr. Lance: In this lesson, students made a model of the earth and 4 different stars, one of which was the Sun. They had to make a scaled model coming up with a measurement to represent light-years. Using a table that provided the distance of the stars from the earth in light-years, they used marshmallows and toothpicks to create their model. They realized just how close the sun is to Earth compared to other stars!

FIELD DAY

Our always fun-filled field day will return on Monday, June 6th!


  • All K - 2 students will participate in field day events from 9:00 - 1:00 (including lunch)
  • All 3 - 5 students will participate in field day events from 11:00 - 3:00 (including lunch)


We need VOLUNTEERS to help make this event successful. You may choose to sign up for either the morning session, afternoon session, or entire day.


We will provide you with lunch and guarantee an exciting and rewarding day.


Check your calendar and markdown this date.


Volunteer sign-up forms will be coming home this week.

LITTLE BEE BOOKSHOP features JOSH FUNK STREGA MAMA

Our good friend, Deb from Little Bee Bookshop, wanted you to know of an upcoming literacy activity for young readers. Please read the attached notice. There are a limited number of spaces available for this event so, if interested , you should register asap.

Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony

Tuesday, June 14th, 10am

141 Washington Street

Ayer, MA

Please save the date and watch for additional information.

SPRING CHORUS CONCERT

Wednesday, June 8th, 6pm

115 Washington Street

Ayer, MA

Our spring chorus concert will be held on Wednesday, June 8th. We will be holding an outdoor concert again but can guarantee you that the weather will be a little warmer than the winter concert.

SPRING MCAS DATES






MATH MCAS:

  • Grade 5: May 16 & 18
  • Grade 3: May 17 & 19



STE MCAS (5th-Grade Only)


  • Grade 5: May 23 & 25

INCOMING PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

Preschool and Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Check out our website -- CLICK HERE


Preschool Registration Slide Deck -- CLICK HERE

Preschool Registration Packet -- CLICK HERE


Kindergarten Registration Slide Deck -- CLICK HERE

Kindergarten Registration Packet -- CLICK HERE

PTO UPDATES

Upcoming PTO activities / events: Spirit Wear Sale, Cards for a Cause, Wendy's Night


PTO Website -- LINK

PTO Facebook Page -- Link



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BOX TOPS
YES, Page Hilltop can still earn with Box Tops!
Here is a video on how to Scan with the Box Tops Mobile App YOUTUBE BOXTOP


SCRIPS YEAR ROUND
The PHT PTO scrip program is a simple and effective fundraising program.
Please email Amanda Lewis at alewis@asrsd.org with any questions regarding the Scrip Program.
Go to: https://www.shopwithscrip.com/how-to-enroll and click Join Your Existing Program
1. Enter the Enrollment Code: 298736BL13535
2.
Complete the Family Registration page
3. Start Shopping!