Studley Star

January 9, 2023

Upcoming Dates

January

10 - ELC Open House

12 - Luau Day - See lunch options below.

13 - Early Release - Dismissal at 12:25PM

16 - No School

18 - PTO Meeting


February

1 - Grade 2 Swim Program Starts

10 - Grade 4 Performance at the Providence Bruins

15 - PTO Meeting

17 - Early Release - Dismissal at 12:25PM

20 - 24 School Break


March

2 - Kindergarten Information Night for Incoming K students

15 - PTO Meeting

Week of 18th - Book Fair

24 - Early Release - Dismissal at 12:25PM

School Hours 2022-2023

  • Arrival begins at: 8:30 AM
  • School Day: 8:45 AM – 3:25 PM
  • Dismissal is at 3:25 PM
  • Early Release Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Attendance Calls

Starting on Monday, January 9, Attleboro Public Schools will adjust the way attendance alerts are sent to a student’s contacts. Moving forward, the primary contact for any student who is marked absent will be sent a text and phone message, regardless if you have already notified the school.


If your child is absent and you do not receive a message from the school, please reach out to the main office to confirm your mobile number is correct in our database. Alternatively, families may complete the “APS Student Contact Update” workflow in Aspen. Instructions on how to complete this workflow can be found here: https://5il.co/1ldxt

Early Learning Center - Open House

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Luau Lunch - January 12th

On January 12th, the cafeteria will be serving a Luau themed lunch. Students are encouraged to wear luau themed clothes to make the day fun!


From Whitsons:

The flier below has the hot options for that day. The cold option for the day will be Chicken Caesar Salad. There will be prizes for lucky tray day. We want to have a lot of fun and make it a fun day for the students.

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Welcome Center Information

Did you know that the APS Welcome Center is open and continues to serve all APS families, students, and staff?

The Welcome Center is here to:

  • Offer support for families to complete district tasks, included but not limited to New Student Registration, Transportation, Food Services, “how-to” tutorials, translations and interpreting

  • Strengthen relationships between APS and the Attleboro community by:

    • Connecting families and staff to local resources and supporting this access

    • Providing referrals to local support agencies

    • Sharing information on behalf of and about community organizations through community fliers and the Welcome Center webpage

  • Within the Welcome Center you can find:

    • Staff ready to assist with district tasks, clarification of APS information, connections to local resources

    • Computers with internet access for APS families and students, hotspots available for loan to APS families

    • Information detailing local resources, programs, and events

    • Access to translations and interpreters

  • Contact the Welcome Center:

    • If you, a student, or a family is in need of resources or assistance understanding district information or systems

    • If you would like to connect with a community resource or organization

    • If you would like to make a suggestion

    • Get in touch at: welcome@attleboroschools.com


Did you know that each school building has a Community Resource and Support Liaison?

The building-based Community Resource and Support Liaison serves as the primary point of contact for students, families, and staff in need of community resources for each school building. Formerly the MV Liaison, this newly expanded role not only supports McKinney Vento/Homeless families and Foster Care students within each building, but is here to support all families in need. This individual is the point-person for everyone in your school community to access Welcome Center resources and community agencies and supports. If you’d like to learn more, please contact the Welcome Center or our Community Resource and Support Liaison, Gertrudis Thompson. Her email is gthompson@attleboroschools.com

MCAS Dates

Please keep in mind the upcoming MCAS dates for grades 3 and 4. We ask that you make ALL efforts to have your students in school on time on these dates. This means avoiding scheduling appointments, trips, etc. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.


Grade 3 and 4 MCAS Dates:


  • April 3rd, 4th - Grade 4 ELA
  • April 5th, 6th - Grade 3 ELA


  • May 8th, 9th - Grade 4 Math
  • May 10th, 11th - Grade 3 Math

Message from the Nurse

The winter months are upon us and with that comes cold and flu season. In order to prevent the spread of illness in our school, I would like to review the health policies regarding communicable diseases and illness.


  • Fever: Your child should stay home for full 24 hours after the fever has resolved and no fever reducing medication has been given in that 24-hour span of time.
  • Diarrhea: Your child should stay home until there is no more diarrhea for 24 hours.
  • Vomiting: Your child should stay home until vomiting has stopped for 24 hours.
  • Cold Symptoms: Frequent cough, runny nose, sneezing (not necessarily associated with a fever)-use best judgement when sending your child to school.
  • Contagious illnesses: (strep throat, conjunctivitis) Your child needs to have taken at least 24 hours of prescribed medication before coming back to school.
  • COVID symptoms: please use an at home test. If positive, please contact the health office for guidance for return to school.


Ways to reduce spread of illness:

  • Stay up to date on vaccinations.
  • Frequent and thorough hand washing
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • Cover coughs and sneezes by coughing or sneezing into your elbow or a tissue if available
  • Wear a mask
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home if you are ill
  • Avoid people who are ill
  • Avoid crowded places


We could always use clothing donations! The following items are always welcome and appreciated:

  • Pants---sweatpants or elastic waist pants are preferred because they can fit many sizes and body types.
  • New unused underwear (especially boys) any sizes
  • Winter Jackets


**If your child needed to borrow an item, please wash and return (besides underwear-you can keep those) as soon possible so they are available for other students to use. Thank you!


Screenings:

We have begun state required vision, hearing, height and weight screenings for all students. Specific information can be found here https://www.attleboroschools.com/page/health-screenings. These will continue through the winter months until all grade levels are completed. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Staff Spotlight

We all like a little spotlight once in a while.... If you or your child would like to spotlight a staff member, please fill out this form. Your comments will be shared with the staff to brighten their spirits by showing them just how much they mean to you.


Staff Spotlights (google.com)

Family and Community Resource Guide

The APS Welcome Center is happy to share the Family and Community Resource Guide. This guide is for the APS Community, including families, students, and staff, to access local resources and support. You can access the guide by visiting the Welcome Center webpage

Community Flier Summary

All APS Community Fliers can be found within the Welcome Center website. To view this week’s fliers, including information from throughout Attleboro please visit the Welcome Center webpage or click here for current fliers.