Something to Yelle About

The Weekly Newsletter for the Henri A. Yelle Elementary

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We're Excited!

Yelle Newsletter for January 14th!

Hello from the Yelle.

Our first full week of 2022 went splendidly this week!

And with that, please remember that Monday, January 17, is Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Remembrance with No School for the whole district. Enjoy the long weekend; stay warm and Go Pats!

As I try to do each week, I use the big picture above to tell the story of the week in a gallery of pictures of us here at the Yelle.

The top left picture is of Slam Dunk Danny and Famous Seamus getting into each and every class every morning to discuss the trait of the day as well as get our students pumped for Boosterthon. As mentioned below and in the daily emails, we cannot thank you enough for the support you have shown so far. The top right corner picture is of some 5th Grade students and their presentations. We love when students are excited for their learning. The middle left is of some 4th Grade students working on a Science experiment/experience/exploration together. The middle right picture is of some 5th Grade students rocking out to some "old school" board games during Indoor Recess. The bottom left has our students sketching their learning. The bottom right shows our students' enthusiasm to display and present their learning on a #GeniusHour project.

The pictures above and the others from Twitter below really do relay a story of the amazing accomplishments our students and teachers have been able to achieve just this week. Please check them out below and all over our Twitter feed to help to tell the amazing story we are writing this year.

This Newsletter is mostly filled with Boosterthon info! Famous Seamus and Slam Dunk Danny have been incredible in building excitement for our Glow Run come Thursday, January 20th! Please check out the rest of the Newsletter for some important information including ... our upcoming calendar events, news from the PTO, a special Tech Event for families, Free Virtual Tutoring, maybe a pig kissing video or two, and more ...

Please check it out.

Thanks again; stay safe and well; have a wonderful long, holiday weekend,


Martin R. Geoghegan


Henri A. Yelle Elementary School

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Up-Coming Important Calendar Days for the Yelle

Monday, January 17 – MLK Day – No School

Monday, January 10 through Thursday, January 20 – Boosterthon

Thursday, January 20 – FunRun Day (schedule TBA)

Friday, January 28 - District-Wide Half-Day PD Day (Yelle Dismissal at 11:40AM)

Please Stay Safe and Well!

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Boosterthon Is On!

Welcome back HAY families!

We are less than one week away from our HAY Boosterthon Glow Run and our students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.

You can still donate or just register at , and you can support our school in 3 steps:

1. REGISTER your student(s) on today. It takes 30 seconds!
2. SHARE with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on (Facebook, Text Message or Email). Students can earn rewards just for sharing from .
3. GIVE a donation if you are able to give.

Every share and donation makes a difference! And, don’t forget…

• All students get to participate in the Glow Fun Run day, regardless of financial participation!
• Students are experiencing an incredible character development program each day. They’ll be learning about the importance of Curiosity, Confidence, Humility, Practice and Endurance by following along with Sports City Worldwide! Check out the trailer here:

Thank you for supporting our school - we are always so grateful for our amazing #HAYNation!

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Boosterthon is Here! The Big Day is Next Week!

The students are getting excited that the 2022 HAY Glow Run is next Thursday!!

This is your child’s biggest fundraiser of the year. We hope to reach our goal of raising $15,000 and we can only do this with your help!

Funds raised during this event are used throughout the school year to fund school activities such as Field Day, 5th Grade Yearbooks, new outdoor recess equipment, Trunk or Treat, Valentine’s Bingo, Winter Craft, Teacher classroom requests/supplies, Teacher Appreciation Day and so much more!

We also have another goal of having every student register for the Glow Run, which is free!

To register log on to

Also, don’t forget to share your donation link with extended family, friends and neighbors.

Thank you so much for helping in supporting our school!

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And If We Hit Our Goal ...

It sure would be fun if we reach our $15,000 goal to have Mr. Geoghegan and Mr. Bielawa have to…..we will keep that a secret a little longer!!

Remember last year they both kissed a pig! 💋

Kissing The Pig
Kissing The Pig For Real

Thank You Altitude Trampoline Park!

A special thank you to Altitude Trampoline Park of No. Attleboro and General Manager Victor Rodriguez for donating prizes to our Glow Run!

The students with the highest donation (dollar) amount will receive:

1st place: 2 hour long party for 10

2nd place: $100 gift card to Altitude

3rd place: $50 gift card to Altitude

Such awesome prizes and super generous gifts; thank you Altitude!

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Mark Your Calendar

Save The Date:

Wednesday, January 19th - PTO Meeting

Please come join the PTO for the first meeting of the new year from 6-7 pm in the HAY Library.

Meeting will be available via Zoom too.

NPS Digital Safety Night for Families

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On Tuesday, Jan. 25th at 7pm, the Norton Public Schools Tech Department and NPS SROs will be hosting an info session for parents/guardians/adults on digital safety.

The attached flyer has more information and the webinar link.

NPS Virtual Tutoring Grades 1-8 Acceleration Program

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Dear NPS Families:

There is a new virtual tutoring acceleration program that is available to students in grades 1-8 at no cost.

We have highly-qualified teachers available and ready to provide this extra support in English Language Arts/ Literacy and Mathematics/ Numeracy. The virtual tutoring acceleration program runs Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Students may receive up to two 45 minute sessions per week.

Please sign in and book a tutoring session.

They may do so by accessing GoSchoolBox via their Classlink.

I strongly believe that this program is an important asset to our students' education as we continue to go through challenging times.

I have attached a poster for the program above and here: NPS Acceleration Program (2).pdf

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

With gratitude,

Mia Correia (she/her/hers)

Virtual Tutoring Coordinator (Grades 1-8)

Norton Public Schools

Just a Twitter Taste ...

Please see more great Tweets like these by going to Twitter either at #HAYNation or @HAYSchoolNorton -- Make sure you Follow Us and Tag Us in any Tweets you want us to see!
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News from Norton SEPAC

Please check out Norton SEPAC's monthly Newsletter here.

The Norton SEPAC's mission:

Our Mission:

We are here to promote and support an innovative educational environment where children with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities and a school and community environment where all children are encouraged to reach their full potential.

We are here to promote a network for parents/guardians of children with disabilities and provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concern regarding our children.

We are here to promote communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, respect, acceptance, and inclusion of children with disabilities.

We are here to promote collaboration with the school community to continually improve the educational opportunities available within our schools that promote improved educational outcomes for children with disabilities.

The Norton SEPAC has started a recognition program to honor teachers across the district. Each month a new teacher from each school will be recognized. Look for next month's winner soon to be announced.

Norton SEPAC website.