Peter Noyes Friday Flyers
Week Ending September 15th
September 20 - Open House 6:15 PM - see details below!
September 22.....Welcome Back Picnic 5:00-6:30 PM
September 25 .....No School- Yom Kippur
September 29.....Food Pantry Collection
October 2.........Picture Day
October 4.......PTO Meeting 7:00 PM
October 9.....No School - Indigenous People's Day
October 16......Raindate for Picture Day
October 18.....Early Release Day Dismissal 11:45 AM
October 21......Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat 3:00-5:00 PM
From The Desk of Annette Doyle
Dear Noyes Families,
Happy Week 3! These are a few repeat, but still timely, topics, so if you have already read them, you can enjoy the week off from Friday Flyers.
Open House Night – Wednesday, September 20, 6:15-8:10 p.m.
Please mark your calendars and book your babysitters for this not-to-be-missed event! Teachers are eager to share all about the curriculum and special events happening in their classrooms and in their grade levels. This is a “parents/guardians only” event. We hope you will join us!
School Council Parent Openings – We Need YOU!!
Like all Massachusetts public schools, Peter Noyes has a School Council, which serves as an advisory body to the principal. The main topics involve the School Improvement Plan goals and school budget; additional issues are discussed depending on the needs during the school year. There are three elected parents and two elected teachers who serve on the Council with the principal and assistant principal. At this time, we have THREE parent openings. We meet monthly, on Mondays from 2:40-3:40 p.m. If you have questions about this important elected post, please reach out to me. To run for this position, please email PeterNoyesPTO@gmail.com with a short, one-paragraph biography including why you’d like to serve in this capacity. This information will be shared electronically with the Peter Noyes parents. Parents will be invited to vote electronically in the coming weeks (if we have more than three parents who have expressed interest in running). All submissions are due by September 22, 2023.
Noyes Back-to-School Picnic – Friday, September 22, 5-6:30 p.m.
Speaking of exciting events, don’t forget the PTO School Picnic is Friday, September 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Noyes. There will be food trucks and music! The food trucks will be located on the basketball court. You are welcome to bring your own food if you prefer. For extra comfort, bring lawn chairs and/or picnic blankets. This is an outdoor event on our Noyes playground and fields. Have fun and connect with Noyes families!
Parent Volunteers Important Information
Thank you to our parents/guardians who will be helping out at lunch and recess and in other areas of the school this year. You are so appreciated!! In order to volunteer in any capacity, you must have an updated CORI check (criminal records check), sign a confidentiality agreement, and participate in online volunteer training first. If you do not have an updated CORI (needed every 3 years), you can submit a CORI form and show your driver’s license in the main office on Open House night. If you’re not sure if your CORI check is current, please email Karen Velonis and inquire about it.
We hope you and your family have a spectacular weekend.
From The Desk Of Mrs. Bradford - School Nurse
It’s been a pleasure to see students enjoying their return to school this month, catching up with old friends and making new ones. I wanted to remind families about our illness guidelines as well as the COVID-19 guidelines that have not changed since August of 2022. We are already seeing cases of gastrointestinal illness, strep throat and yes, a few cases of COVID. As we were seeing last year, COVID seems to be spreading within families. If your child presents with symptoms it is still recommended that you test them, and if they are positive, they will need to isolate for 5 days before returning to school. If they have a negative antigen test on day 6, they do not need to wear a mask through day 10.
SPS Illness Guidelines:
The school environment is an excellent medium for the rapid spread of illness. If you know or suspect your child is ill, please keep them home. Fever (over 100.4*), gastrointestinal illness with nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, active cold symptoms, coughing that is distracting to the child and others, untreated conjunctivitis or strep throat, and unexplained rash are some reasons to keep your child home. Children can return to school when they have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications, 24-48 after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea and able to tolerate at least a bland diet after gastrointestinal illness, have taken antibiotics for 24 hours for a bacterial infection (strep throat, conjunctivitis), and are experiencing mild cold and cough symptoms. If you have any questions about when it is appropriate to keep your child home, please feel free to contact your school nurse. Together, we can determine the best action for your child's symptoms.
Peter Noyes - Annual Pottery Auction - A fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
On display in the showcase in the Peter Noyes hallway, are one of a kind, hand-thrown planters by Mr. Caravaggio. The planters were created last year during the pottery wheel demonstrations conducted for the Peter Noyes students.
The proceeds from the auction will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.
All planters are numbered and corresponding bid sheets will be on the clipboards next to the showcase. Bids will be accepted until 8:15 p.m. on Noyes Open House Night on Wednesday, Sept. 20th. Checks can be made payable to “St. Jude Children’s Hospital."
Thanks for your support.
We are looking for library volunteers to shelve books in our library. Classes with an adult volunteer are able to check out one extra book. Training is mandatory and I will be setting up sessions soon. If you are interested, please reach out by the end of September to our librarian, Barbara Gogan, via email at: email@example.com or stop by the library during Open House.
Car Pick-Up 101
- Have your car placard on the passenger side dashboard visible to all staff.
- Please turn your hazard lights on as you enter the blacktop and then turn them off once you have your children in the car and are ready to go.
- We load the outside lane for pickup first (lane 2). Please follow the instruction of the staff member at the gate.
- Please do not get in line before 2:12 PM.
Peter Noyes Picture Day is Monday, October 2nd. Please check your child's blue folder for an order form OR you may register online.
If you have a financial concern, please reach out to Mrs. Doyle for assistance.