News from Principal Lamothe
Hello PRS Wizards!
This week we had so many exciting things happening at PRS from Valentine's day celebrations to class shares in 4th and 5th grade. It was so nice to be able to welcome so many families into the building and see the exciting and hard work our little wizards have been doing.
As you take this next week away from school please enjoy yourselves and your time with family. This will be a nice way to relax before MCAS season is soon upon us for some of our students and families.
Families, please note that we have updated our elementary handbook to include language about disciplinary due process as well as specific protocols and procedures related to discipline of students with disabilities.
Our elementary handbook is linked here. The updates made are reflected in the handbook from pages 16 to 23.
Please reach out if you have questions or concerns.
👍 Thank You ! ! 👍
- To our Staff Appreciation Committee for your coffee and tea provided to staff it really brightened their day
- To our Activities/Spirit Committee who rand a very successful BINGO Night where fun was had by everyone
- To our 5th Grade committee for helping raise funds for the 5th grade through the selling of pizza and ice-cream as well as Valentines day at the Senior Center
- To all the parents who held signs of support for our teacher before all school meeting, the Love was felt by all in the building
Elected Officials to Host 'Office Hours' for Feedback on Proposed Budget Override
Select Board member Liz Klein and School Committee Vice Chair Nes Correnti will be hosting joint office hours, making themselves available for community members to discuss and provide feedback on the budget proposal for this spring’s Town Meeting.
When: Wednesday, March 1 from 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: East Hearing Room, located on the third floor of Hingham Town Hall, 210 Central St.
See link for more information.
Calling all inventors… CAMP INVENTION Returns!!
We are bringing Camp Invention back to Foster School this summer, the week of July 10th through the 14th. From 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM students entering grades two through five will have the opportunity to participate in this national program. Inquiry-based, hands-on activities focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The price for the week is $335. This will be our 11th summer hosting camp at Foster School, and every year it gets better!
This summer we will be offering the WONDER™ Program - you can learn more about the program and register for camp at fosterinvents.weebly.com **REGISTRATION OPENS Wed, March 1st at 8pm. Reach out to camp director, Michelle Katnani at email@example.com, with any questions. We can’t wait to see you at Camp Invention 2023!!
Elementary Cyber Safety and Wellness Forum
As adults we are navigating uncharted territory when it comes to raising children in the digital age. Join us for this free event to learn more about online safety, cyberbullying, and the risks for kids engaged in social media.
- Create a culture of online safety at home, learn the lingo on how to talk to each other about cyber safety and agree on rules and routines.
- Learn about today’s most popular apps through the eyes of your kids and gaming pitfalls.
WHAT’S YOUR CHILD’S DIGITAL FOOTPRINT?
- Help protect you children’s online reputation and identity now and in the future.
- The “WHY” behind social media usage and what restorative practices being used in the classroom to try to help and combat it. How TOOLBOX is being used to help with our social emotional curriculum.
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023, 06:30 PM
HINGHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, Main Street, Hingham, MA, USA
Mrs. Dunphy's Breakfast Book Club
Open to all 4th & 5th grade students, starts March 10th, 7:30am in the PRS Cafeteria. The book that will be discussed is The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin. Copies of the book are available in the library.
Please check your child(ren)'s Schoolcafe.com account to add to or pay off the balance.
Food Services will be phasing out the sale of single use water bottles. Once the current inventory is gone we will no longer sell 8oz waters. There is a filtered water hydration station available right in the cafeteria for any student that would need water.
NO LUNCHES THIS WEEK
Kindergarten Registration Packets now Available!
Kindergarten - Hingham Public Schools
Topics: enrollment guidelines and timelines kindergarten program information curriculum topics Watch the full recording below: Please complete the survey to receive registration information.* *Survey will be available on January 30, 2023 Packets will be available to download online or pick up at your assigned school. To find your assigned school click here.
5th Grade to 6th Grade Parent Info Night
More information to come.
Thursday, Apr 27, 2023, 07:00 PM
Hingham Middle School, Main Street, Hingham, MA, USA
By clicking on above "PRS PTO News" will bring you to the PTO website.
PRS Spring Book Fair!
Mark your calendars for the return of the PRS Spring Book Fair!
February 28 - March 2
Join us in the PRS gym from 2:30-4:00 pm on Tuesday, 11:30 am-2 pm on the half-day Wednesday, and from 4-7pm on Thursday. We look forward to seeing you all, and your children, there! Help your child celebrate Read Across America week by fostering their love of reading and supporting PRS!
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023, 02:30 PM
SCHOOL SUPPLIES - You can order online through Yubbler or purchase on your own. Choose your incoming grade level supply list here
1000 BOOK CLUB - This is a great program for preschool and kindergarten students to check out book bags and read with families!
LOOKING FOR AFTERSCHOOL CARE?
Kids in Action (KIA) Before and After-School Programs are for Hingham students in grades K-5. Our curriculum focuses on social and emotional development with support in academic skills through play and guidance.https://hinghamschools.org/academic-programs/kids-in-action9/
FREE LUNCH FOR ALL - This year, due to Federal Assistance, lunch will be served free of charge. This year, there will also be a breakfast program ( also peanut/tree nut free) for students who wish to partake in that. There will be one “grab and go breakfast” offering daily.
VOLUNTEERS - We are happy to have parent volunteers in our school again! As we enter a new school year, all volunteers in the schools (classroom volunteers, field trip chaperones, etc.) will require a new CORI check. Forms can be found in the main office or here
Administrative Assistants- Suzanne Price & Anne Bernazanni
School Resource Officer - Officer McGillicuddy /Officer Carr
Nurse - Kristin Godfrey
K - Amy Maescher, Kim O'Brien, Julianne Riley
1st - Nancy Bucey, Katie Burritt, Janette Harrington
2nd - Cyndi Bonani, Krystal Bilodeau, Michelle Shapiro
3rd - Laura Falvey, Meagan Ottatti, Shawna Reames
4th - Kara Kremer, Maura Talbot, Susan Willison
5th - Julie Harrington, Joan Kilban, Meryl Vella, Shannon Wragg
Art - Alice Caldwell
Computer Science - Rebekah Stahl-Bryant
Library - Mary Dunphy
Music - Dorothy Turner
Phys.Ed.- Mikayla Pagnini
Spanish - Kendelle Ingram
Teachers - Colin Butler, Meaghan Gaven, Elizabeth Rubertone, Cassie Pacella, Lauren Smith
School Psychologist- Dr. Brett Bolger
Administrative Assistant - Susan Carey
Adjustment Counselor - A.C. Decker
School Guidance Counselor - Carolyn St. Laurence
Literacy Specialists - Kati Osterman (K-2nd) and Jennifer Madden (3rd-5th)
Literacy Interventionists - Wendy Kirk and Nicole O'Brien
Math Specialist - Jessica Kitchen
Math Interventionists- Christine Lotano, Letitia Reil