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Pierce Newsletter ~ November 12, 2022 ~

Principal's Message

Dear Pierce Families,

Thank you to all the Veterans for your bravery. We thank you for your service and for protecting our freedoms.

There have been many community events this month at Pierce. We kicked off October with our Dash for a Playground event, which was a huge success. Nearly $2,000 raised! Above and beyond money raised, this was a wonderful gathering of community members on a beautiful fall day. Following the event we had our annual Halloween Parade that next week. Community events continued this week as well.

Community Supper

Italian night was a huge success. The PTO and Pierce staff sponsored the Community Support this past week. We had nearly 150 community members attend. It was truly a heartwarming to see all of the people gather together for a shared meal.

Francestown Veterans Day Parade and Luncheon

Staff from both FES and Pierce, as well as students from GBS gathered to help serve lunch to Veterans following the parade at the Town Hall in Francestown . Many students from both schools who participate in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H were in the parade as well.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to the main office if you need assistance in any way this holiday season.

Special: Library

Warmest regards,

Beth Gibney — Principal

Bear Den News - Upcoming Events


11/14/22 - SPECIAL OF THE WEEK - Library

11/15/22 - Picture retakes

11/18/22 - Assembly 1st and 4th grade presenting

11/22/22 - Black Bear Day Afternoon

11/23/22 - 11/25/22 - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK

Veterans Day Parade and Luncheon

Reading Buddies with Grade 1 and Grade 3

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Art to Remember

Hi families and friends,

Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. There are over 60 products and many are less than $15. These make great gifts and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. Click on the link below and enter the online order code shown on your child's order form or to search for your child's artwork. Then, have fun shopping!

Turkey Raffle

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Pierce PTO Sponsors Turkey Raffle

The Pierce PTO is sponsoring a farm fresh turkey raffle for Thanksgiving. The L&L Farm in Deering NH has donated two 15+ lbs. turkeys. Tickets will be sold for $10 each and will first be available for purchase at the Dash for a Playground event this Saturday. Tickets will be sold up until the raffle pull just before Thanksgiving (date to be announced) through the QR code or in person at the school. Two winners will be chosen the day of the raffle pull.

S.E.L.- Behavioral Support - Corner

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Hello everyone! This week is extra special, as it's the kick-off to National School Psychology Week, where we bring awareness to all the wonderful supporters of children's mental health, and THANK YOU for all you do to support these amazing children as well!

Resource of the Week:

  • Good Inside Podcast - This is a great free podcast by Dr. Becky Kennedy, a clinical psychologist and parent herself, that talks all about how to believe in yourself as a parent - try some of the tips she provides, and try to remember that in those challenging moments, your kids are trying to communicate something with you, and we just need to teach them how to better understand why we need to listen. Dr. Becky has her own instagram, book, and website full of (sadly not free) webinars as well! (Such a great resource, I'm sharing it again!)

Article of the Week:

  • Rise & Shine: Establishing a Stress-Free Morning Routine with Kids - Notice the article says "with" rather than "for." It is key to involve our kids in the process of developing an optimal morning routine. Routines are predictable and helpful to ensure success, plus they make our lives so much easier toward getting everyone out the door on time! Take some time this week to think about your morning routine, talk about what can be done the night before to make the morning easier, and give it a try! Even a small change can make a big difference and enable you to even enjoy some of that time in the morning before you part with your kid(s) for the day.

Family Activity:

  • In honor of school psychology week, here are some coloring pages! Notice that each piece can be decorated, but when put together, the piece is even more beautiful! It's suggested that each member of the family color one part and then assemble together - illustrating that each member of our families is unique, and that when a family comes together, something even more special is shone!

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First Podcast next week! - PODCAST

Bear Den Broadcast

We are excited to announce the first ever Pierce PODCAST! Where you will get a window into learning from the students' point of view.
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