Pleasant Street School News
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Winter Storm Brings Wonder and Woes!
As children return to school next week please make sure they have sufficient warm weather clothing. In order to be out in the snow-children need warm gloves/mittens, boots, snow pants, a hat, and a winter jacket. Please label your children's clothes! We want to minimize lost or mistaken items. Children also need sneakers or shoes to change into for being inside. Thank you.
It's time to turn in your family literacy challenge forms!
Family Literacy challenge form:
Reading Museum Celebrations!
Kindergartner Evie made a lovely reading museum project- focused on the non-fiction topic of going to the dentist.
Second grader Bernie made an adorable diorama project on Sponge Bob Square pants. Sponge Bob was made out of a sponge, of course!
Second grader Nathan made a "Crystal Skull" for his reading museum project based on the Indiana Jones series. The picture doesn't capture the fine detail work he made on the face and mouth.
Second grader Allison based her project on the story of Chester. She made Chester's house and then made a smaller house for the mouse character within the story.
The "Crystal Skull"
Indiana Jones inspired reading museum project.
First grader Jayden made a wonderful poster inspired by a book on bugs that he read. Nice work Jayden!
Athol Savings Bank, Save$um School Banking Program
The Save$um Banking Program is an inter-active, hands-on-educational program designed specifically to educate children on the importance of saving money, being self-disciplined, and knowing the self-satisfaction in watching their money grow. Pauline Tatro, Branch Supervisor of the Main Office of Athol Savings Bank, supervises the school program with the assistance of parent volunteers. Parent volunteers assist the bank staff in overseeing the banking day session and helping to facilitate the educational process of the program.
Students at the school completed job applications for student teller positions. They were interviewed and selected by Athol Savings Bank personnel. On banking day, the student tellers, working in pairs, count the money in the deposits and record the transactions. Chosen to be student tellers are Kyle B., Lucas G., Briana, and Sarah.
The purpose of the Save$um Banking Program is to teach the students the importance of systematic savings. As an incentive to encourage the students to save, Athol Savings Bank donates $2 to every student account opened and an additional $5 after 25 deposits are made. At the end of each school year the student tellers attend a fantastic field trip sponsored by Athol Savings Bank. Over the years the students have visited places like Patriot’s Place and Fenway Park.
Building our Mathematical Thinking!
Elementary Guidance in Action and School Expectations of Respect
- respect for self
- respect for others, and
- respect for property
Children benefit when their families reinforce and remind them of these expectations of respect as well. Attached please find our all school teaching matrix and what that looks like across school environments. We ask that families have conversations at home about respectful behavior. Thank you for your support.
Mrs. Schwab our guidance counselor met with families during parent/teacher conferences and set up a resource table with information and community based supports.
Be A Wise Owl
Good guidance for all of us to follow.
Teaching Calm Down Skills
Mrs. Schwab's bulletin board filled with student work on how to calm down when you are upset or angry.
See you at our Winter Concert on Dec. 10th!
Community Events & Postings
Do you have news to share or want to inform members of our school community about family friendly events in our area? If, so please email or forward a flyer or link. Thank you :)
Theatre at the Mount:
Mount Wachusett Community College is performing Annie. They are also doing what is being described as a special "sensory friendly" production for those with sensory input disorders including autism. Please see the link below for upcoming show times and dates.
For other local events, happenings, and resources in this area... you can also check the North Quabbin Community Coalition website below:
Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!
Upcoming Events and Dates
- Dec. 1-PTO Meeting- 6:00-7:00 pm, all are welcome
- Dec. 3- district half day, noon dismissal, lunch is served
- Dec. 9- Picture retake day
- Dec. 10-Winter concert, 6 pm, Athol High School Auditorium
- Dec. 11- SNAP-PAC meeting- 9:30-10:30- Pleasant Street School
- Dec. 19, Save the Date! 4th Annual, Make & Take Holiday Craft Night, 6-8 pm
- Dec. 22- Jan. 2, winter recess, no school
- Jan. 5, school resumes, welcome back!