Pembroke Community Middle School

June 10, 2022

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June 13: G8 extended field trip to Camp Bournedale (9am-7pm)

June 14 & 15: G8 Spanish Final

June 14: Last day of late buses

June 14: G7 extended field trip to Camp Bournedale (9am-7pm)

June 15: PCMS Outdoor Spring Concert (6:30pm in front of building)

June 16: G8 field/carnival day

June 16: G8 Harbor Cruise/Dinner

  • (6:30-9:30); parent drop off/pick up at Hingham Ferry Station

June 17: G7 field/carnival day

June 20: NO SCHOOL; Juneteenth

June 22: Last day of school (ERD: 10:55 dismissal)


Monday, June 13

1. Main Meal - Mozzarella Sticks 2. Chicken Sandwich 3. Salad Bar 4. Yogurt Parfait

Tuesday, June 14

1. Main Meal - Waffle n' Chicken Sausage Sandwich' 2. Chicken Sandwich 3. Salad Bar 4. Yogurt Parfait

Wednesday, June 15

1. Main Meal - BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich 2. Chicken Sandwich

3. Salad Bar

Thursday, June 16

1. Main Meal - Cheeseburger or Hamburger 2. Chicken Sandwich

3. Salad Bar

Friday, June 17

1. Main Meal - Cheese Pizza 2. Chicken Sandwich 3. Salad Bar

Tuesday, June 20

1. Main Meal - Chicken Tenders with potato chips 2. Chicken Sandwich 3. Salad Bar


Juneteenth will be celebrated on June 20, 2022. There will be no school on that day. Juneteenth takes place annually on June 19 to commemorate the day in 1865 when federal orders read in Galveston, Texas, stated that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. This was an important day in history and for the fight to end American slavery, and it is honored across the country as a federal holiday.


Get ready PCMS, the yearbooks are coming. Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year. If you forgot or were unable to order a yearbook previously, there will be a SMALL number of yearbooks available for sale on a first come first serve basis. Checks should be made payable to Pembroke Public Schools in the amount of $30.00. Please see Mrs. Alfano with questions.

Important Information: CAMP BOURNEDALE

  • 8th graders who signed up will attend Camp Bournedale on Monday, June 13.

  • 7th graders who signed up will attend Camp Bournedale on Tuesday, June 14.

    • Permission slips and payment should already be submitted.

    • There will be a PCMS schedule of activities for students not attending Camp Bournedale.

Students will attend classes until 8:40. An announcement will be made when students attending Camp Bournedale should head to the cafeteria. Students that are not attending Camp Bournedale will report to the library.

  • Students should apply sunscreen and bug spray BEFORE they leave the house in the morning. They should not bring these items with them.

  • Buses leave promptly at 9:00AM from PCMS.

  • No school items will be needed for this trip.

  • No electronics are allowed on the bus or at Bournedale. No cell phones or computers.

  • Students should bring a change of clothes, a pair of old sneakers or boots and a refillable water bottle in a backpack. Hats are also encouraged.

  • There is no outside food allowed on the bus or at camp. Students will be provided lunch and dinner at Camp Bournedale. Food is served family style and there will be a range of food options.

  • Please email the school if you plan to pick up your child early, so we can make the camp aware.

  • Buses will arrive back at PCMS around 7:30PM


Destination: 8th Grade Dance/Cruise out of Hingham Shipyard

Date: June 16, 2022

Boat Depart Time: 6:30 PM (Student Arrival 6:00 PM)

Students should be dropped off by 6 PM to (this is the address you should put in GPS):

South Shore Lobster Company

44 Shipyard Drive

Hingham 02043

Parent Pick-up/Return Time: 9:30 PM

Cost: $25 (Cash or checks made payable to PCMS PTO)

Important Info:

  • Tickets will be sold during lunchtime starting Monday, June 13th through Thursday, June 16th (day of cruise)

  • Permission slip (a copy was given to your child) needs to be completed, signed, and returned before your child purchases their ticket.

  • Students are encouraged to come dressed in comfortable attire. (Girls typically wear sundresses, jeans, shorts/Boys typically wear khaki shorts, jeans, golf shirt)

  • Students are not allowed to carry anything on the boat with them (No backpacks, drink containers, etc.)

  • Students will need their ticket when they arrive for the Dance Cruise.

SPIRIT DAY: Wear Purple or Pink!

On Wednesday, June the 15th there will be a spirit day where you can show your support and love to Cancer patients and doctors by wearing purple which represents all types of cancer and if you don't have purple, wear pink which represents breast cancer.

As part of this Term 4 Service Learning project, Thomas McAuliffe, Keith Wright and Cooper McCall have researched cancer facts which will be read throughout the week. Here is Monday’s announcement: “Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of cancer. Smoking tobacco accounts for 30% of all cancer deaths and 80% of all lung cancer deaths. Encourage your loved ones to quit smoking.”


The Color Guard for the marching band is seeking members for next year. This is an extracurricular group of students who use multiple flags in the marching band but do not take the band class during the school day. You must be able to be at Marching Band Camp at PHS the week of August 8 - 12. The sign up and information is on the bulletin board in the music hallway at PHS but you can also just email Mr. Glass. We currently have 10 student members so far for next year and are hoping to add a few more. No experience is necessary. If you want to learn a bit more, we have a night coming up to meet our members and try out spinning flags. This meet and greet will be on Tuesday, June 14 6-8:30pm in the PHS Gym. Please contact Mr. Glass at or next year's Color Guard Senior Captains Holly Beaudoin or Marisa Avedissian with any questions.

Do you play the piano? Mallet instruments are set up just like a piano. We are looking for two more mallet players to come to band camp August 8 - 12 to play the marimba.

The PHS music department will be offering a performing field trip April of 2023.

The PHS Music Department is planning a performing field trip experience to Disney World and Universal Orlando for our ensemble music students April 12 - 16, 2023!

This email is intended for students who are enrolled in the following courses next school year (2022 - 2023) and their caregiver(s):

  • Ninth Grade Band
  • Concert Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Honors Wind Ensemble
  • Honors Chamber Singers

Students must be enrolled in one or more of these courses to register to come on the optional trip experience.

We invite students and their caregivers to watch the Disney informational video presented by Gwynne Chapman, Director of Fine & Performing Arts, and Judy Chipman and JoAnn East of Bob Rogers Travel, to hear specific details about the trip. Supporting documentation with proposed trip details, pricing, and trip insurance is also included.

To register for the trip, please refer to the "BRT Payments Form" attachment.

The deadline is June 30, 2022 with the initial deposit of $250.00 due on July 14, 2022.

Caregivers - We will need 10-15 chaperones for this large trip. If you interested in being a chaperone please fill out the Disney Chaperone Sign-Up Form

For more information review the newsletter sent to families earlier this week!

2022-2023 Calendar

The 2022-2023 calendar is posted on our website-
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PHS Senior Walk

Here is the video from the Senior Walk!
PHS Senior Walkthrough 2022
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Thank you PTO!

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We had a wonderful dinner celebrating our parent volunteers for all their support this year. Thank you! Thank you!

And thanks to Mrs. Maggie Glynn for the beautiful table decorations- as always she did an amazing job!

Check out the Arts Festival Photos below and more on our Facebook page!

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Congratulations to the PCMS Band for an outstanding performance at the Music in the Parks competition on Saturday, May 21. The PCMS Band won first place with a Superior rating! Together with the PHS Band, they also earned the "Esprit de Corps" award for their exemplary behavior and spirit at the competition.

Mr. Hovey was beaming with pride when showing off the trophy the band students won! Bravo to our students and to Mr. Hovey!

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Say hello to your 2022/2023 board members!

Tracy Marino - President

Matt Kenerson - Vice President

Keri McCall - Secretary

Stephanie Zdenek - Treasurer

Sub Committees-

Caryn Drake - Hospitality

Open - Fundraising

A big thank you to our current members, Melissa Donahue, Sarah Rizzitano and Kelly Christie. We are so grateful for everything you have contributed to the school and PTO

PHS Girls Field Hockey Clinic

PHS Girls Field Hockey Clinic- NEW DATES!

August 1 and August 2

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pembroke High School Turf Field

$125 per player

All proceeds benefit the PHS Girls Field Hockey Team.

Join the PHS Girls Field Hockey Team and Coaches for a fun filled clinic learning the skills and rules to play field hockey.

For additional information contact

Barbara Gallagher

Cell Phone: 781-724-8066


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Students have been reminded about cell phones being put away and out of sight. There is no cell phone use during the school day. If students need to get in contact with their parents, they should ask their teacher for permission or come to the office to use the phone. Students caught using their cell phones will have to turn them into the office for pick up at the end of the school day.


Parents will be automatically notified if their child is marked absent during Titan Homeroom (7:20-7:30 am). Parents are encouraged to call the school to make us aware if your child will be absent. Even if a parent calls the school to report an absence, parents will still receive an automated absence call later that morning (parents can just disregard the call).

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We have a rich counseling staff at PCMS. From guidance counselors to school psychologists to school social workers, the staff is here to provide guidance and support to our students and their families. In addition to teaching relevant topics in the 21st Century Skills class (guidance counselors), counselors can meet with students to support their organizational, academic, or social-emotional needs.

Ms. Danielle McLean (G7 guidance counselor). Ms. McLean will follow her students through the 2 years they will be at PCMS. She can be reached at

Mrs. Erin Goitia (G8 guidance counselor). Mrs. Goitia has been with her current students since they entered PCMS. She will support her current students as they consider and prepare for the transition to high school. Next year, she will be the guidance counselor for our new 7th graders. She can be reached at

Mrs. Bryanna Kerr (school psychologist). Mrs. Kerr supports students individually and in small groups. In addition, she is an important member of the special education department, as she is primarily responsible for psychological assessments during special education evaluations. She can be reached at

Ms. Julie Cotillo (school psychology intern). Ms. Cotillo is a full-time school psychology intern. She is completing her 3rd year of graduate work at Tufts University. Ms. Cotillo sees students individually and in small groups. Like Mrs. Kerr, she conducts psychological assessments for special education evaluations. Mrs. Kerr is her site-based supervisor.

Mrs. Ellen Jones (school social worker). Mrs. Jones supports students individually and in small groups. She works part-time at PCMS. Outside of that role, she also supervises Boston College graduate-level social workers at the various sites where they are interning. She can be reached at

Mrs. Kerrie Hamill-O’Neil (school social worker). Mrs. O’Neil supports students individually and in small groups. She works part-time at PCMS. Today is her first day here! Outside of that role, she counsels students in private practice and through contracts with other schools. She can be reached at

If you have any concerns or questions, we encourage you to use our counseling staff as a resource. The Plymouth Family Resource Center is a local agency that offers a range of services for local families. Additionally, Massachusetts has a central call center to direct residents to a range of organizations and resources within the state that may be helpful:

Earlier this year, students learned about media use and the positives and negatives that may come along with it. This article reviews how to set up parental controls and goes over some of the more popular social media apps:

Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls


Clubs are free for students and most meet weekly. Students with a bus pass have the option of riding the after-school bus home. No club sign-ups are necessary. Students interested in attending a club just show on the designated days.


(Mondays) Art Club is where students get to design and create their own artwork in a supportive, fun, and creative environment. Art club is an open studio format where students work on independent and collaborative projects enjoying a variety of art experiences.


(Mondays- October 4th start date) Best Buddies Middle Schools pairs students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with middle school students without intellectual and developmental disabilities. In today’s middle schools, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities often enter the same building and walk the same hallways as their peers, but they are left out of social activities. Best Buddies ambitiously envisions a world where people with intellectual disabilities are so successfully integrated into our schools, our workplaces, and our general communities that our current efforts and services will be unnecessary.


(Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays) providing students with a quiet space to complete homework and get extra help. This Monday, students will have the option of making cards for students with cancer, in support of the Go Gold Fundraiser that is just wrapping up.

GSA [Gender Sexuality Awareness Club]:

(Tuesdays) GSA is a safe place for all students to talk about gender and sexual identity. The club will have fun activities each week and will serve as a space for communication and discussion. The GSA welcomes ALL students regardless of gender, sexual identity, and sexual orientation.


(Tuesdays) Jazz Club is for instrumental music students who want to learn how to play jazz and rock music. Students will rehearse weekly to prepare music for school concerts and other events in the community.


(beginning in mid-November): Students work together to plan school-wide events (like Spirit Days) as well as organize projects to help our community.


(Thursdays) The purpose of the Spanish Club is to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in extending their learning about the Spanish language and culture. Topics will range from music to food, to understanding celebrations, traditions, and special holidays. We will learn about these topics in the context of the specific countries of Latin America or Spain. All students are encouraged to participate even if they are not currently enrolled in Spanish class.

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