Pomperaug Elementary School

PES Newsletter 9/3/21

MESSAGE FROM MRS. FURMAN


This was a week of firsts. We had a fabulous first day and week of school, our first delay, and our first postponed picnic.


Please know we have been working with the bus company to get the buses to PES on time. We will continue to send emails with bus departure times until the buses are on time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Please remember student drop off is from 8:50-9:00 AM, pick up is at 3:20, and call the nurse if your child will be absent from school.


Our PES School Picnic has been rescheduled for Monday, September 20th from 4:30-6:30PM. You can walkthrough the building and most teachers will be at the picnic to greet you!


It has been wonderful meeting all the PES students! I can't wait to get to know them better.


Happy Labor Day and, if you celebrate, Happy Rosh Hashanah! Our next school day is Wednesday, September 8th. Enjoy the long weekend!


Sincerely,

Stephanie Furman

Principal

sfurman@region15.org

MRS. FURMAN READS

I am going into each classroom and reading the book, The Day You Begin. I thought it would be a great way to get to know your child(ren). We have been sharing what we have in common and also what makes us fabulously different.


It is always the best part of my day! I hope your child(ren) are enjoying it too!

IMPORTANT DATES

September 6th - School Closed in observance of Labor Day.

September 7th - School Closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah.

September. 9th - School Spirit Day - NFL Kick-off Day. Students can wear their favorite football jersey or PES colors (blue & white) and consider donating PB&J for the food pantry.

September 10th-PTO meeting at 9:30AM. Please bring a driver's license to sign in at the office before you proceed to the cafeteria.

September 14th - Open House (5:45-8:00 PM) - Teachers welcome families virtually.

  • 5:45-6:45 PM for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades.

  • 7:00-8:00 PM for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades.

September 16th - School Closed in observance of Yom Kippur.

September 20th - Back-to-School Picnic 4:30-6:30PM.

School Spirit Days at PES


Feel free to dress according to the themes below.
You can always wear PES School Spiritwear on these days too!

Don’t forget to bring your PB&J to school on these days!

There may be other POP UP spirit days throughout the year but those will be communicated through your classroom teacher.


9/9 NFL Kick Off Day
10/1 Crazy Sock Day
11/12 Camo Day
12/10 Dress Up Day
1/28 Tacky Day - forgo all fashion rules for this crazy day

2/25 PJDay

3/25 Crazy Hair Day

4/29 Tie Dye Day

5/27 Hawaii Day

THIS WEEK IN MATH

This week our math coach collaborated with several grade 3 and 4 teachers in a community building activity to encourage mathematical discourse, set the stage for creating group work norms, and explore the importance of looking for patterns. Students supported each other, asked questions and shared ideas, worked to encourage each member of the group to have individual contributions to a collaborative effort, and revelled in the joy of mathematics!

Family Friendly Job Opportunities Available! Join the Region 15 team!


Additional information and application can be found here:

https://www.region15.org/district-offices/human-resources

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL DISMISSAL MANAGER APP


  • IMPORTANT: Returning parents need to UNINSTALL last year’s App before installing the new App.


  • ALL parents: You will need to add the SDM App-CLICK HERE to INSTALL to a smartphone, tablet, or web browser via the link included in this sentence. The app is compatible with Android and Apple devices.


  • For new families an email with your usernames and password was sent. Families who have a login from last year, you will keep your same login information. SDM sends an email out to each family so if you already have a login your credentials will be blank when the email comes.


  • IMPORTANT: All students will be defaulted to their bus. Please note: If your child will not be taking the bus you will need to log into SDM and make a change. For example, if you are going to pick up your child, you need to log in and make that change, otherwise they will board their bus home.


  • School Dismissal Manager has started.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT PES?

There are many ways to learn about the exciting things happening here at PES!

SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY

While we anticipate many mitigation strategies to carry over from last year (e.g. mask wearing, hand hygiene, physical distancing), we will continue to follow the guidance of local and state health officials with respect to keeping our school community safe.

Be on the lookout for detailed updates from Superintendent Smith as we approach the start of the new school year.

A NOTE FROM NURSE CRONIN

Medication may only be administered in school with the written order of a physician or dentist, and written authorization of the parent/guardian. Medication orders are needed for all medications and must be must be renewed each year. Medication must be brought to school by a parent in the original container. Students are not permitted to transport medication. Please email Mrs. Cronin (rcronin@region15.org) to arrange drop off for medication before the first day of school.

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

The following information will help ensure a safe and efficient process for student arrival and dismissal.

  • Arrival of Bus Riders - Bus drop off begins at 8:50 AM. Staff members will be waiting to greet your child(ren) as they exit the bus in the front of the school.

  • Arrival of Car Riders - Car rider drop-off begins at 8:50 AM.

    • Please do not enter the Bus Line at any time.

    • Staff members will be waiting to greet your child as s/he exits the car.

    • The parent drop-off/ pick-up lane is on the side of the building. Parents should enter through the main driveway.

    • The drop-off/ pick-up lane can accommodate up to four cars at a time.

    • Students should exit and enter from the right/passenger side of the vehicle. Parents should not get out of the car except if necessary to assist their child(ren).

    • Students who are dropped off will enter the school building through the cafeteria doors.

    • Students who are being picked-up will exit through the cafeteria doors.

    • DO NOT pull around a car in the drop-off/ pick-up line, wait for the cars in front of you to pull away.

  • Dismissal will begin at 3:20
  • Please see information above on School Dismissal Manager and download the App.