November 15, 2023
In early October, I shared with you our first extended Social Emotional Learning lesson. Below are links to our second lesson. The goal of the second lesson, which has been adjusted to meet the developmental ages of the students, is a basic introduction to self and social awareness and the concept of community and belonging. Students will use literature and stories to expand their understanding of these concepts. The links below are for your reference and so that you can support conversations at home if you choose to.
FK - Everyone's a HelperHOD - Everyone's a Helper
If you have any questions, please reach out to me -
Victoria M. Saldana
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Norfolk Public Schools
508-528-1225 ext. 1815
Season of Giving
The Norfolk Public School District will help support families in need of gift giving assistance within our community. The programs at both schools embody the caring community spirit of Norfolk as families come together to help others have a memorable winter season. We encourage families in need of gift giving assistance to reach out to our adjustment counselors. All requests will be kept confidential.
Please see the attached letters below if you would like to participate or if you are in need of gift giving assistance.
On Friday, December 1, 2023 student report cards will be sent home electrically and parent-
teacher conferences will be held on December 5th and 7th.
Please use the following links for more information.
A Very Grinchy Santa Breakfast
Want to add-on a Paint Your Own Cookie from Mama Barba Bakes?
Add them to your cart at check out for $8 each, and so delicious!
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: A Very Grinchy Santa Breakfast Tickets here!
1. *Last Call* Family Bingo
Date: November 17th
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: HOD Gymnasium
Get ready to shout ‘Bingo!’ and create unforgettable family memories during a thrilling night of fun, laughter, and friendly competition for all ages! Space is limited to make sure to secure your spot!
Attendee sign-up: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/norfolkmapto/bingo1
If you would like to volunteer, please add your name to our volunteer sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A49A5AA2BA0FC1-45316028-bingo#/
3. Family Heritage Night
Date: January 26th
Time: 6-8 PM
Join us at Family Heritage Night to share and learn about the unique cultural backgrounds that make our school a vibrant tapestry of traditions.
If you are interested in leading a “heritage station” please sign up HERE.
Please Note: We are currently looking for families who would like to host a heritage station at Family Heritage Night. *The registration link to attend the event will be forthcoming!
For more information about our upcoming events,
please see the events page on the Norfolk PTO website!
Wait until 8th
The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together locally
to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade.
Smartphones are widespread in elementary and middle school because of unrealistic social pressure and expectations to have one, but it doesn’t need to be that way. By banding together, this will decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over kids having a smartphone.
Health and Wellness
The November Family Wellness News includes:
- Important update related to Interface Referral Services
- Groups being offered at area agencies
- Digital Wellness- summary of WEST sponsored event in Wrentham, and other digital wellness resources
- Recording of How to Talk with Children About Traumatic Events Happening in Israel & Gaza, offered by Mindwise Innovations.
- Benefits of Kindness
- How to Take the Stress Out of Family Gatherings
Bren Bataclan-Inspired Paintings
Laura Mellick's Freeman Kennedy students have created these amazing paintings based on Bren Bataclan's artwork. Bren is the artist who painted the mural in the cafeteria. The students really enjoy seeing all of their artwork displayed throughout the hallways and the students enjoy.
Artsonia Showcases of Bren Bataclan-Inspired Paintings 2023
NPS Employment Opportunities
Please click on Employment Opportunities to join our team!
We are always in need of:
- ABA RBT Technicians
- Instructional Assistants - Special Ed
- Substitute Nurses (RN)
- Substitute Teachers
- Food Service Assistants
- Lunch Monitors