North Scituate Elementary School

June Newsletter 2020

A note from Mrs. Soccio

I want to thank each and every family for your support and commitment to learning during this unprecedented time. While the year started off like any other, it ended in a challenging way. The North Scituate Faculty & Staff thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigated through distance learning. Everyone has worked very hard to ensure each student is successful in his or her learning. Our efforts to engage students through car parades, bitmojis, yard signs, Spirit Days, and more have been met with great appreciation from families.


Mr. Ceprano has organized a virtual field day on Monday, June 8th. There will be no classroom assignments. Please look for an email with specifics for this fun day.


Student material/belongings pick up will take place on Monday, June 15th from 12-3 pm. This pick up will be organized much like the first one with the addition of required face covering and recording who enters the building. Only one adult is to enter the building for materials. More details will be sent out in the next week or so. Teachers will be lined up by the lower parking lot to wave to students as they drive by to get materials and leave. You will receive an email with more specifics.


Reminder: Report cards will be emailed to families on the last day of school (6/15). It will be emailed to the primary email address on our Alert Notification System.


Our Summer Reading Challenge will be in your End-of-Year Pick Up Bag to complete over the summer. Mrs. Gould's newsletter has links to digital copies. Email Mrs. Soccio or Mrs. Gould with questions or difficulties. I can't wait to hear about all the books you read and the places you read them!


Our school office will be closed during the month of July. If you need immediate assistance during this time, please e-mail me at kaitlin.soccio@scituateschoolsri.net or call the school department office at (401)647-4100. We will re-open in August.


A reminder that our last day of school is Monday, June 15th.


Do not hesitate to reach out over the summer with questions or concerns.

Have a relaxing and fun summer!


Warm Regards,

Kaitlin M. Soccio, Principal

Kaitlin.Soccio@ScituateSchoolsRI.net

Virtual Art Show

Huge thank you to our art teacher, Miss Tourgee, for taking the time to put together a virtual slide show. She didn't want students to miss out on sharing their work with family. The students have worked hard all year on many pieces of art work. Enjoy this digital show at your leisure. Well done, boys and girls!
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Distance Learning Positive Office Referrals

Students will receive an email with their referral and a personal video from Mrs. Soccio reading their positive office referral.


Week of 4/27: Abby Stockwell, Austin Gadoury, Austin MacDermott, Callie Schwartz, Charlotte Snow, Christian Parascandolo, Cody Deware, Cole Munns, Emily Camp, Ethan Neirinckx, Fallon Green, Gabby DeFusco, Harry Nevers, Henry Lotter, Hunter Chen, Jaxson Menard, Keoni DeLaRosa, Logan Conde, Makayla Ross, Mia Duhamel, Michael Cavanagh, Michael Petrarca, Mila Bianchi, Moria Wilkie, Rosalie Zapata, Sam Chisholm, Sara Swan, Tessa Bargnesi, Trent Testa, and Ty-Anthony DeChristofaro


Week of 5/4: Bridgette Farina, Caiden Reikhrud, Giada Zolkos, Logan Gunderman, and Oliver Holmes


Week of 5/11: Alexis Trazi, Connor Chen, Joey Bianco, Maddy Melia, Sophia Morgan, and Tessa Bargnesi


Week of 5/18: Will Warner & Charlotte Vangel


Week of 5/25: Abby Stockwell

Special Delivery to Our Students

Huge thank you to our teachers for delivering these "surprises" to students all over town. I enjoyed seeing the smiles in all of these pictures. I would like to thank our PTO for funding this event for our students.
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Teacher Bitmoji Adventures

Every North Scituate School student was emailed a bitmoji of his or her teacher with a note. Students were asked to bring their teachers with them on adventures at home. Here are some of the pictures that families shared. Thank you, boys and girls, for letting your teachers join in on your activities. We miss you!
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Virtual Spirit Week 5/4-5/8

Thank you to our families who emailed pictures throughout the week. Here are some snapshots from Tie Dye Day and First Responders Day.
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Pre-K Program at Clayville

We are currently looking for peers for our preschool program located at Clayville Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year. To be eligible families must live in Scituate. Children ages three to five are eligible. Preference is given to children that are four. If you are interested in having your child participate in the program, please contact Child Outreach at 647-7560 or by email at nwrcoscreen@gmail.com to receive an application. Applications are due by Friday May 29, 2020.

Distance Learning Snapshots

Kindergarten

I enjoyed joining Mrs. Farrar's class for some word problem work. Students took turns reading the problems, locating key words, and using math vocabulary. Well done, Kindergarten!
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Students in Mrs. Guernon's class enjoy a weekly snack time with Mrs. Grissom. Students get to chat with her about their day, see classmates, and get focused for the day. They are so happy to see one another!
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Grade 1

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Grade 2

Our second graders have been working very hard throughout distance learning. I enjoyed watching them work in small groups with Mrs. Bettez and Mrs. O'Grady in reading and math. I was impressed with student engagement level and the productivity during the session. It was evident that virtual routines and expectations have been established. Well done, Second Grade!
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Our second graders have been working on a Community Helpers unit through the American Reading Company curriculum. Each student is tasked with selecting an occupation they are interested in and researching it. Charlotte wants to be a chef. Below, Mrs. Gould, school reading specialist, organized a Google Meet interview with a REAL chef, Jim Davis. Charlotte had prepared questions and Mrs. Gould supported in note taking and facilitating discussion. This was a great experience for Charlotte.
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Grade 3

Mrs. DiLuglio's students are preparing for an assessment on Scituate History. Mrs. DiLuglio is using Kahoot and Jeopardy to engage students in a review prior to assessment. How fun is this!
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Got your shovel, seeds, and gloves? Then you are ready to join Mrs. DiLuglio's gardening lesson for third grade's science unit. Huge thank you to our families for supporting your children through these lessons. Looking forward to seeing all of your plants grow!
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Many exciting things happen in grade 3! Students are using Zoom for small group reading work and writing conferences. Mrs. DiLuglio meets with students individually to review their writing pieces and support students through the revision process. The bottom two pictures are from two "Star of the Week" students in 3D!
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Grade 4

Grade 4 students share their Animal Research Projects. Their projects were amazing and so were their tech skills! Students presented their own projects in Google Meet! Way to go, Mrs. Scuccess' class.
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Mrs. Scucces created a digital choice board for students once their work is complete. Students have been actively engaging in and completing their assignments. Way to go, 4th graders!
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Bitmoji Google Classroom Fun

Some teachers have created bitmoji Google Classrooms to continue to engage students in distance learning. Mrs. Bettez's second graders are working on a community helpers unit. Each day she dresses as a different occupation. Mrs. Scucces uses her platform for announcements and daily schedules.
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A Note from the School Nurse

Dear Parents,


Happy June Everyone! I hope you and your families are well! As this unprecedented school year comes to a close, I wanted to remind you about a few health related, end of year procedures and required paperwork for the beginning of school in the fall.


  • If your child has had medication in school this year, I will call to remind you that the medication will be packed up and ready for pick up with your child's other personal belongings on June 15th.

  • A yellow dental card will be sent home with your child’s personal belongings. Please save the card and bring it to your child’s next dental appointment and then return the card to school before next February.

  • If your child has a physical exam during the summer, or any other time of the year, please send a copy into school, so that your child’s medical record can be updated with the new information.

  • Each school year, a new order from your child’s health care provider is required in order for prescription and non-prescription medication to be dispensed by the school nurse/teacher.

  • If your child has asthma, and takes medication, here is a link to an Asthma Action Plan, https://health.ri.gov/publications/actionplans/Asthma.pdf . This should be taken to your child’s pediatrician or Asthma and Allergy physician and completed before school starts in the fall, so their asthma may be appropriately treated while at school.


Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns about any health related issues that may impact your child in school this coming fall. I will always be available by email, colleen.mccann@scituateschoolsri.net


Mark your calendars for our Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic, which will be held at North

Scituate School cafeteria on Monday, October 5, 2020, from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Vaccines are available for students and their family members over the age of 3 years.


With COVID-19 still very much an ongoing health issue, I wanted to share with you again, the American Academy of Pediatrics parent website, www.healthychildren.org which has some wonderful informational articles regarding COVID-19, such as Parenting During a Pandemic and Masks for Kids, you might find helpful and informative. HealthyChildren.org - From the American Academy of Pediatrics


It is that time of year when ticks are everywhere. Here is a link to the RI Department of Health informational page on prevention of Tick-borne Illness. https://health.ri.gov/disease/carriers/ticks/


June is National Safety Month, so be careful out there and have a wonderful safe, happy and healthy summer vacation! Here is an article about water safety, to make sure you and your family will be safe at the beach and pool this summer.

Swim Safety Tips


Warmest Wishes for a Wonderful Summer!

Mrs. McCann

PTO News

Our PTO Board is looking for a Treasurer for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested, please email NorthScituatePTO@gmail.com


Don't forget to use the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program- click here for more information.

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Scituate School Committee Update

The Scituate School Committee's next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd virtually. All members of the school community are encouraged to tune in. A link to participate in the meeting will be available in the coming days on the district website. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. and can also be streamed at http://www.clerkbase.com/ScituateSDStreamPage.htm.

Important Dates

06/01: No School- Professional Development Day

06/08: Virtual Field Day (ALL DAY)

06/11: Kindergarten Zoom Celebration 9:30AM

06/12: 5th Grade Zoom Celebration 9:30AM

06/15: End -of -Year Parent Pickup- 12pm-3pm, email to come for specifics

06/15: Last Day of School

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