The Pawsome Print

September 17, 2021

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Dear Pawsome Loring Families,

Over the last few days, Mr. Gaita and I visited classrooms to share some books and check in with students. I shared a new book that I found this summer, "What the Road Said" by Cleo Wade with students in third, fourth, and fifth grade. Mr. Gaita visited students in kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms to share, "What Do You Do with an Idea?", "This School Year Will Be The Best!" or "A Fine, Fine School". We look forward to visiting more classrooms and getting to know all of our students really well this year!


Next week will be our first FULL week of school! Please make sure your children get a good night's sleep each night to have enough energy for a full week of learning and fun!

Hispanic Heritage Month

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Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by appreciating the community’s history, heritage, and contributions of the ancestors of American citizens who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South and Central America.


At Loring School, we will be learning about some very important people, events, and histories during the morning announcements, during Spanish classes, and at other times throughout the school day. Senora Holman has created a bulletin for our hallway (see above) and she will also be teaching about notable Hispanic people, countries, and events during Spanish classes. Also, our generous PTO purchased some books and Amy Stout has identified books we have in our library to help support our learning.


Here are a few websites that can help you support learning at home. If you have resources or books that would enhance our school's learning, please let us know.


https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/


https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a37168158/hispanic-heritage-month-facts/

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Coffee with the Principals!

Please join us for our first Principals' Coffee on Friday, October 8 from 8:00-8:30 a.m. under the tents. This will be a chance to say hello in person and to talk about our Pawsome Loring School.


Please bring your coffee mug and we will have coffee!

Staying in the Know!

At Loring School, we know that communication is important and we strive to provide enough information and in a variety of ways to meet the needs of all families.


Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey about our school communication. Thanks in advance for your time.

Virtual Back to School Night

Sudbury elementary schools will host virtual Back to School Nights, scheduled by grade across the district. Classroom teachers will send out google meet links to families on Friday, September 24th. You will need this link to join the classroom session. Please be prompt as teachers will need to admit you and once the presentation has started, that will become tricky.


An overview including a complete live schedule and links to asynchronous presentations will be sent out on Tuesday, September 28 at 5 p.m. and will be posted on our school website.


Please note, you will need a Google account to join a Google Meet session. If you do not have a Google account, you should use your child's Google account to join Meet sessions or create one before the Back to School session.


Tuesday, September 28

5:15-5:55 — Pre-Kindergarten

6:00-6:40 — Kindergarten

6:45-7:25 — Grade 1

7:30-8:15 — Grade 2


Wednesday, September 29

6:00-6:40 — Grade 3

6:45-7:25 — Grade 4

7:30-8:15 — Grade 5

A Note From the Art Room

Welcome Back! I am so excited to be back at Loring this year and working with your wonderful children! I wanted to make you all aware of my Loring Visual Arts website:


https://loringartroom.weebly.com/


I will update this site throughout the year with monthly bulletin board displays, grade level project highlights, featured student artists and more... Please pop in and take a look at our *NEW* September Community Bulletin Board Project!


~Mrs. Danielson


Webinar: Why & How to Talk to Kids about Microaggressions

I wanted to share the recording from the webinar I mentioned in my last newsletter.


As I have shared in previous newsletters, EmbraceRace is a great organization that provides many resources for parents, grandparents, or caregivers of young children.

Mask Reminder

Please talk to your child this weekend and remind them about the importance of wearing masks in the school building and that masks must cover the nose and mouth. All students and staff must follow this protocol.


Please send in extra masks for your child to have and keep in their backpack in case their mask gets wet or dirty. If you need masks for your child, please let us know and some can be provided.

Car Drop Off on Neighboring Roads

The school and police department are receiving concerns about families using roads near the school to drop off students instead of using the car drop-off and pick-up lines. Using these roads can become a safety concern. Please be mindful of the children and families that live on these roads and the many families walking to and from school.

We Need Help!

We are still looking for a crossing guard. Our fabulous night custodian Susie has been coming in to help us out but we really need to hire someone permanently. Please spread the word!
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Lunch Menu Updates

Due to supplier issues, the September lunch menu has been updated. Please download and print the new copies and and discard any you have from the previous newsletter.

Breakfast/Snack

If you would like your child to receive breakfast in the cafeteria (7:35 - 8:45 a.m.) or have a breakfast snack delivered to the classroom to each during the class snack time, you must sign up using this link. Please contact loring_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us with any questions.
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School Picture Day

School Picture day is Monday, September 27. This year orders can be placed online by clicking here. If you would like a paper copy of the order form please email loring_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us and we will send one home with your child. Scholarships are available. Please reach out to Karen_blumberg@sudbury.k12.ma.us to request a scholarship.

Dismissal Changes and Reporting an Absence

To change your child's dismissal during the day, please email loring_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us or call 978-579-0870. It is important to let the office know of dismissal changes by 1:00 p.m. each day.


If your child will be out of school, please call the absence line at 978-579-0870 and press 1 by 7:30 a.m. Your message should include your child's name, teacher, and the reason for the absence. If you do not call by 7:55 a.m. we will start calling the numbers we have on file. If we can't reach someone by 9:00 a.m., we will need to have the Sudbury police do a well-check.

Important Websites

Please bookmark our websites. These websites will provide useful information you may need as we start the year.


Loring School

SPS

PTO

Loring Core Values


At Loring School, we are PAWSOME because we show our Core Values! These values are part of everyday life at Loring and reinforced in the classroom, on the playground and all around school. Students are taught the meaning of each word and how they make us better students and citizens.


Respect ~ Responsibility ~ Caring ~ Best Effort

The Loring Pledge

The Loring Pledge is said every morning during announcements. Loring students embody our pledge and we hope this stays with them not only when they are at school but home as well.


I am respectful


I am responsible


I am caring and kind


I show best effort


I am part of the Pawsome Loring Community

Important Upcoming Dates - Please mark your calendars!

September 15-October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month


September 24

Food Pantry


September 25

Leopard Fest


September 27

School Pictures


September 28

Virtual Back to School (grades k-2)


September 29

Virtual Back to School (grades 3-5)


October 6

PTO Meeting


October 8

Principals' Coffee