Bresnahan Weekly Wednesday
November 29, 2023
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Bresnahan School 12/4-12/8!
The Scholastic Book Fair will visit the Bresnahan in the first week of December (12/4-12/8). This is an exciting literacy event for our school and is a great fundraiser for the school library!
All classes in grades 1-3 will have a chance to visit the book fair during the school day. Students in preK and K will not visit the book fair during the school day. All students (including preK and K) are invited to visit during the after school family shopping hours.
Click below to find out more details:
Volunteers needed! Sign Up Genius
Forms of payment: cash, check or Scholastic e-Wallett (Credit cards are also accepted during family shopping hours.)
We look forward to this exciting literacy tradition! Please email Mrs. Ames if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donate to the NPS Food Drive!
Parent Notice about PRIME Energy Drinks
We are noticing more students are bringing in the Prime brand drinks. There are two types of Prime drinks: Prime Energy and Prime Hydration. We wanted everyone to be aware that Prime Energy has a significant amount of caffeine. It has 200mg of caffeine in 12 oz, which is 6 times the amount of caffeine of a 12 oz can of Coca-Cola. Prime Energy drinks have a warning label that this drink is not recommended for children under 18, pregnant women or women who are nursing, or people that are sensitive to caffeine.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children and teenagers avoid drinking energy drinks that contain caffeine or other stimulants due to caffeine links to behavior problems, mood disturbances, and poor sleep quality. The AAP promotes water, not sports or energy drinks, as the principal source of hydration for children and adolescents
Prime Energy is sold in cans and Prime Hydration is sold in plastic bottles and powdered formulas.
Please see the link for hydration recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The school offers milk at breakfast and lunch and there is a water refill station in the cafeteria.
Hour of Code
Next week all students will be participating in the world wide event the Hour of Code for Computer Science Education Week December 4-10. This week in STEM students in grades 1-3 will be learning what code/computer programming is and get instructions on how they will be participating in the event. Next week K students will be coding with the BeeBots and students in grades 1-3 will be using the online resource Hourofcode.org to practice computer programming. Here is an online resource that you can log on to at home: https://hourofcode.com/us/learn
At the end of the week,each student will receive a certificate for participating in this global event.
Students in Grade 2 are gluing the green after arranging the triangle shape for an evergreen tree!
Spirit Wear Sale
The Newburyport PTO Winter Spirit Wear Sale is OPEN just in time for holiday gift giving. All your favorites plus several new items, including golf umbrellas and shirts, blankets, a variety of T-shirt styles in super-soft fabrics AND MORE!
Sale ends Dec. 3rd at 11:59pm.
*Add "Delivery Fee" to your cart and a member of the PTO team will deliver your order to your home (local deliveries only) for $10. Or pick up your order 12/20 2-7pm at the Nock Auditorium. Show your Newburyport Clipper spirit and support your Newburyport PTO!
Coins for A Cause
Gather up your loose change! Bring your change to any branch during the month of December and the Institute for Savings will donate the coin machine fee (5% of the value of the coins) to the Newburyport PTO.
Family Hot Cocoa Stand:
Sunday, December 10th 11AM-2PM Volunteer Sign up
We are inviting families to "run" the hot cocoa stand on Sunday, December 10th at Santa’s Workshop downtown at Patrick Tracey Square (by NU Kitchen). We will have a decorated hot cocoa stand with all the supplies prepared (and someone on hand for hot cocoa refills etc), we just need families to pour and pass out the hot cocoa, collect