PHT Paws-itively News

Week of October 16th, 2022

Principal's Thoughts

Dear Page Hilltop Families:


As we are heading into the fall season, we will have more fun school community events for our PH families to be involved in:


  • Literacy Live Parade on October 31st (2:00 pm) outside the school
  • Dance for Kindness on November 13th (1:00 pm) downtown Ayer
  • Veterans Day program on November 10th (9:30 am) in the HS auditorium
  • Turkey Trot on November 23rd (9:30 am) on the high school track



We can understand that you may not be able to attend every event due to work commitments and a daily schedule. We just want all of our parents to know that you are an important member of our school community and are always welcome!


Thanks, as always, for sharing your children with us!


Fred Deppe, Principal

Matt Lutinski, Assistant Principal

OCTOBER DATES TO REMEMBER:

October 19th -- 1/2 Day (Preschool-12)

October 21st -- PINK DAY - wear pink to show support for "Breast Cancer Awareness Month"

October 24th -- Progress Reports

October 31st -- "Literacy Live" Parade at 2:00

OCTOBER 2022 LUNCH MENU

LUNCH MENU -- CLICK HERE

BREAKFAST MENU -- CLICK HERE

RESPONSE REQUIRED -- 2022/2023 STUDENT HANDBOOK

Attention Parents and Guardians: All families must review the 2022/2023 Student Handbook. After careful review, families must acknowledge understanding by completing this GOOGLE FORM to "sign" off. This must be completed by, Friday, October 21st.



OPEN POSITION - LUNCH / RECESS MONITOR

We will have an opening for a lunch monitor as of November 1st. This person would work at school from 10:30 - 1:30, on a daily basis, providing supervision & support for students during lunch/recess sessions. If interested, please contact Fred Deppe at: fdeppe@asrsd.org

SUBSTITUTES WANTED

If you are interested in a possible position as a Teacher / Paraprofessional Substitute, please contact either Mr. Deppe (fdeppe@asrsd.org) or Mr. Lutinski (mlutinski@asrsd.org) for more information:

CAFETERIA SUBSTITUTES

If you might be interested in being a cafeteria staff substitute, please contact Tom Houle, Food Services Director, at thoule@asrsd.org

PAGE HILLTOP PUMPKIN PATCH

We invite all of our PH families to create a special pumpkin (carved or painted) to bring to school and put on display in our very own pumpkin patch. You may send in your pumpkins anytime during the week of October 24 - 28.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Elliott's Class: Students in first grade practice their turn and talk as they start their literacy block on Wednesday.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Godin's Class: Students in fifth-grade work on Mystery Science as they conduct a chemical reactions experiment.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Daul's Class: Students in Kindergarten take a break to get their wiggles out. Students love their Go Noodle "Brain Breaks".

FIRE SAFETY WEEK 1

Students were able to work with Ayer Firefighters during health class this week to learn all about fire safety. All students left with some additional knowledge about how to be safe and also some really fun firefighter hats. Thank you Ayer Fire Department for working with Mrs. Robbins each year to bring this program to Page Hilltop.

GOLDEN PAWS POPCORN PARTY

Mrs. Gear's 4th-grade class was the winner of our monthly "Golden PAWS" award. Every day, students from each homeroom submit copies of their earned PAWS tickets to the front office. At the end of each month, we draw one lucky class to be the monthly "Golden PAWS" winner at our Student of the Month ceremony. September, Mrs. Gear's homeroom was our lucky homeroom. On Friday, they earned a popcorn party sponsored by O'Neil Cinemas in Littleton, MA.

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

Our annual Veterans Day program will be held on Thursday, November 10th, beginning at 9:30. It will be held in the high school auditorium. This is always one of out most special and memorable school community events. We hope that many of our military veterans will be able to attend so that we may honor you.


At this time, we ask that veterans confirm their attendance by:

  • sending a note to the Page Hilltop School office
  • sending an email to: gjanuskiewicz@asrsd.org
  • calling our office at: 978-772-8699 x 1401

SNACK PACK PROGRAM

Our Weekend Snack Pack Program began this past week and snack bags were distributed to all students enrolled in the program. This program will continue throughout the school year. Parents may enroll their children in the program at any time using this Google Form. Call the Page Hilltop office (978-772-8600 x1401) for more information.

ALMOST TIME FOR TURKEYS TO STRUT & GOBBLE

Our annual Turkey Trot will be held on Wednesday, November 23rd at 9:30 am. This year's Trot will be held on our amazing new high school track. All Page Hilltop families are welcome to join us for this fun event!

IT'S TIME TO DANCE, LAUGH, SMILE & SPREAD KINDNESS

Registration for the 10th Annual Dance for Kindness is now open and we look forward to having you join us for the event on Sunday, November 13th @ 1:00pm. The dance will take place downtown, right on Main Street. Our local police & fire departments will be supporting us and closing down a section of Main Street.


Important things for you to know:


  • This is not a dance competition. It is a time to come together and spread kindness.
  • You may register at the link below. The cost is only $10.00. However, if you can not afford to pay at this time, you may still join us AT NO COST.
  • The Dance for Kindness is open to all students, family, friends, and community members.
  • There will be a live DJ and refreshments for all participants.
  • As soon as you register, you will be connected to videos of the dance so that you can
  • practice at home.
  • We will be holding some dance practice sessions, after school, with some experienced dancers leading the sessions.


We hope you will join us for this day of community and kindness!!


TO REGISTER, go to: DANCEFORKINDNESS.COM/REGISTER


For more information: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu-LD_WMUWM

PTO UPDATES

Next Meeting - Thursday, November 3rd @ 7:00 pm.


PTO Website -- LINK

PTO Facebook Page -- Link



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