Peterborough Elementary School

Principal's newsletter April 8, 2022

Dear Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you well. I am thrilled that April is here! Spring time means warmer weather is approaching and the Red Sox season is upon us! Our students have been outside again, playing soccer, having lunch, and digging in dirt!

Spring also means that the ticks are out. We have spotted some on students and staff already. Please make sure to check your child each day.

Additionally, now that the spring trimester has started, our staff met in data teams to review student learning in reading and math. I am impressed with the level of discussion and responses to instruction to improve student learning. Please know that our staff know your children well and work collaboratively to meet their learning needs. If you have questions about how your children are doing, or how you can help them be successful, please reach out to your child's teacher or to me or Ms. Lee.

This week has been Library Appreciation Week, we are lucky to have Mrs. Murray at PES, and the students and staff let her know with flowers and cards. Thank you Mrs. Murray for all you do!

Have a nice weekend,

Larry Pimental

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Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!

Wednesday, April 6th was Paraprofessional Appreciation Day! PES is fortunate to have fifteen highly qualified paraprofessionals working with our students each day. Their job is to support their students and give them the guidance they need to be successful. Our wonderful Sunshine Committee and PTO partnered to provide a luncheon in their honor. We are so lucky to have great paraprofessionals at PES including Laura Arcone, Ally Beckman, Cathy Carabello, Cindy Durham, Laurie Gillespie, Emily Hartnett, Kyleigh Joseph, Cindy Lautner, Caitlin McPherson, Karen Plourde, Caitlin Stevens, Jake Terry, Sarah Tuxbury, Nicole Wilson, and Clare Varga. Thank you for all you do!
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We Need Your Help!

An essential part of our work at PES is to engage our family and community members in conversations around school improvement- what works, what doesn't and how to make our programs the most effective for our students.

We are planning to meet as a stakeholder group (families and community members) to review our current schoolwide plan, and we would like to ask you to be part of this discussion. We plan to have a few focus areas and would appreciate your participation and input. All the decisions we make together will help us to better plan how we use our Title I federal grant dollars more effectively.

I know we are all busy, and finding common time is a challenge, but your input is important to us. We are hoping to meet with parents/community members on Friday, April 22nd at 9:15AM in the PES cafeteria. I am hoping that you will consider joining us. Please RSVP me if you can and will attend.

Spring Break, April 25-29- No School

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming...May 2nd through May 6th.

Attention 3rd and 4th Graders!

The German Club of ConVal High School is proud to offer “Deutsch für Kinder” (German for Kids) to fourth graders in P.E.S. (3rd graders after all 4th have opted in). We will be teaching basic German through fun and hands-on activities. The class will be for 30 minutes after school.

The 3 Monday sessions will be: May 3, May 10, and May 17.

In addition to teaching German, we would also like to promote awareness of German culture and traditions in our community. First 25 students accepted.

Some important information:

  • Children will need to be picked up at the latest by 4:15 pm. ConVal students need to be back to ConVal in time to catch the late bus at 4:20 pm.

  • There will be at least 1 adult supervising during all of the sessions, as well as several club members.

  • “Deutsch für Kinder” will be held in library.

  • There is a cost of $5.00 total for all three sessions.

If you are interested, a permission slip is required and can be found below.

Camps, sports, events and more...

There are a lot of things happening this spring and into the summer around town....summer camp, baseball, lacrosse, softball, singing, parent events, bird watching, and more.

Please check out all the fliers below!

New link this year!

PES breakfast/lunch menus: