Perkins School News September 2018

Monthly News for Parents

Message From Mrs. Achille

Dear Perkins School Families,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! I hope you enjoyed a summer filled with fun and exciting memories with family and friends. We are thrilled to welcome all of you back to a new school year of learning and growing.

Personally, I am grateful to continue this journey with you. Over the past year, I have enjoyed interacting with many of you and your children, and look forward to continue building a strong relationship with you in the upcoming year. As we enter this new school year, I want to let you know that our staff will be engaging in conversations around the 7 Habits of Happy Kids aimed at building a community culture and strong environment of social and emotional wellness within our school. We will also continue to implement programs and practices that build and challenge our students in their academic abilities. Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels to set goals for growth and improvement.

I want to personally invite you to attend our Perkins School Open House on Tuesday, September 25th from 6-7 PM. This will be a great time to meet your child’s teacher, tour the school and learn about our expectations for students at planned sessions for all parents to attend that evening. I hope that you will find our website and this monthly newsletter helpful and informative. Dates for all events are included in the newsletter and on our website.

Once again, welcome back. Let’s make it another great year, working together for our students at Perkins School!


Susan Achille ~ Perkins School Principal

Important Dates


-BOE Meeting


-Bus Safety Drills


-PTA Meeting 6:00 PM


-Ice Cream with the Principal


-Open House at Perkins School 6:00 PM


-Monthly Assembly 9:15


-BOE Meeting


No School UPK-12


-No School

A Note from the Nurse

Please call the school nurse, Mrs. Bouwens at 315-332-3312 when your child will be absent from school. A call from the school nurse will be made if unaware of the days absence.

This absence will need to be followed up with a note or an email to the nurse. The notes are needed to be entered into the computer system as legal or illegal absences. A legal absence is an illness, medical appointment, death in the family, court appearances or religious observances. Illegal absences are vacations or missed bus.

Health office is looking for pants. Any sizes from 3T – 12. We especially need 5 and 6 in girls or boys.

I appreciate all the donations already given to the closet. We have had a lot of pants go out with not many in return.

If you clean out closets or know someone that has kids that have outgrown clothes or hit rummage sales see if they have any pants we can use.

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Staff Spotlight

Mrs. Sue Moak – Physical Education Teacher

Ever since Mrs. Moak was 10 years old, her dream was to be a physical education teacher. Her 5th grade PE teacher was her inspiration. He made learning sports skills and being physically active fun, exciting and enjoyable.

Mrs. Moak grew up in Delmar, New York, a suburb of Albany. Upon graduating from high school, her dream of being a physical education teacher was put on hold, but NEVER forgotten. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Business, got married to her high school sweetheart, and moved to Rochester, taking on various administrative assistant jobs. Fast-forward 14 years, Mrs. Moak realized that being an administrative assistant was not her dream career. Sitting behind a desk all day was not for her. When her two boys were young, she loved coaching their summer soccer teams, but this wasn’t enough. She longed to be in a gym, teaching children. Four years later Mrs. Moak achieved her dream of becoming a PE teacher (going back to college was a birthday present from her husband). She was hired by Newark to teach at Perkins School after graduating from SUNY Brockport. This will be her 18th year teaching . . . . the best job ever!

Mrs. Moak has two adult sons; Allen, who is married and living in Delaware, and Andrew, who lives in Rochester. Mrs. Moak and her husband live in Palmyra.

Outside of school, she enjoys running, reading, baking, kayaking, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Some of Mrs. Moak’s Favorite Things:

Foods: Anything Italian and Chocolate

Restaurant: Flaherty’s

TV Shows: NCIS and Big Bang Theory

Sports: Curling and Football

Subject: Physical Education (of course!)

Season: Fall and Winter

Books: Historical Fiction – Maggie Hope and Maisie Dobbs book series

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Perkins Elementary School

For additional information and photos of events and happenings check out the Perkins School web page at and Perkins School on Twitter by going to @Newark_PS