PHT Paws-itively News

May 31st, 2022

Principal's Thoughts

Dear Page Hilltop Families:


We hope this finds you in the midst of a relaxing and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. We were very pleased to have been able to host our annual Memorial Day program before sending students home for the weekend. The VERY BEST part of this year's program was that we were able to host a "live" show with many of our families in attendance for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.


We gathered outside the PH entrance as we welcomed our veterans with a little parade. Everything looked very festive thanks to a group of 5th-grade helpers who stayed after school to decorate on Thursday.


Our parade led off with our friends from the Westford Firefighters Pipes & Drum, followed by a color guard from the 25th Marine Regiment, Page Hilltop flag & banner bearers, and marching veterans.


We were pleased to have Superintendent Adam Renda in attendance, along with several ASRSD Leaders as well as APD Chief Brian Gill, Deputy Chief Jen Bigelow, Ayer Town Administrator Robert Pontbriand, and business leader and PH supporter, John Gervais.


As always, the best part of our program was our students! They sang songs, paraded with flags, and shared some memorable readings. All in attendance can attest to the fact that Page Hilltop has many outstanding students! Throughout the program, the student & adult audience members were both respectful and cheerful.


We would also like to recognize three high school students (former PH students) who joined us to sing the anthem and play TAPs: Annika Farley, Riley Adamson & Mason Pyatt.

It was an amazing morning and a memorable way to begin our Friday.



Thanks, as always, for sharing your children with us!


Fred Deppe, Principal

Matt Lutinski, Assistant Principal

Memorial Day Observances PHT 2022

UPCOMING MAY DATES TO REMEMBER

  • May 30th -- No School (Holiday)
  • May 31st --- ELL Family Dinner @ 5:00 (ASRMS)
  • June 3rd -- ASRHS Graduation
  • June 6th -- Field Day
  • June 9th -- Welcome to Kindergarten Event @ 9:30
  • June 10th -- 3rd Grade Plimoth Plantation Field Trip
  • June 13th -- 5th Grade Max's Golf Field Trip
  • June 14th -- 5th Grade Moving-Up Day @ 10:00 (ASRHS)
  • June 16th -- Family Fun Night @ 5:30
  • June 17th -- 1/2 Day -- Last Day of School

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. France's class planted carrots and sunflowers in the garden with Mrs. Perwak.
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CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Ms. Fitzgerald's class designed the America Flag in honor of Memorial Day.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. France's class enjoyed a read-aloud from Debra Rivera, owner of the Little Bee Bookstore in downtown Ayer, MA.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

This week, Mrs. Godin's classes looked at the distance of the planets from the sun. Mrs. Godin's students then looked at their age and weight on the other planets.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Reilly's 2nd graders hosted a Historical Wax Museum for all of their friends! It was a great and informative presentation.

STAFFING OPTIONS FOR 2022 - 2023

We are currently accepting applications, for the 2022 -2023 school year, for substitute teachers/paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, and substitute custodians. Please contact our office for additional information or take a look at our postings on SchoolSpring.

ANDROMEDA ONE SUMMER STEM PROGRAM

Pamela Clemence, FIRST Robotics coordinator for the Andromeda One Summer Stem Program, has informed us that the registration process has been outstanding and the program has reached its max of 50 students for this summer.

PTO Cards for a Cause Fundraiser

Why Cards for a Cause?

  • THEY SAVE MONEY!


You get the box of at least 30 cards for $30 – JUST $1 PER CARD (or less), with coordinating envelopes!


CARDS ON HAND!

No extra trip to the store to pick up a card. You can choose a box or two that best fits your needs and have them on hand.


THEY’RE USEFUL!

The cards come in a decorated box with a magnetic closure - perfect for storage long after the cards are gone.


Click on the options at this LINK to learn more about each box option and the types of cards included in each box.


**All orders will ship to Page Hilltop for pick-up at the school. We cannot ship cards to separate locations.**


ORDER DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 19TH

FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL

On Thursday, June 16th we will close out our school year in exciting fashion with a "Family Fun Festival" from 5:30 - 8:30. This will be held outside, at the Page Hilltop entrance. There will be music, face-painting, bake sale and lots of fun!


Ice Cream Social forms have been sent home so that we can plan appropriately for the amount of ice cream & toppings needed. The cost is $3.00 per sundae.

Mark your calendars - it will be a fun time. We hope that you will join us!

CAR WASH

On Saturday, June 4th (8:00 - 12:00) members of our Panther Power student leadership group will be hosting a fundraising car cash at Archer's Mobil across from the fire station. Bring your dirty cars, trucks & motorcycles, and let our enthusiastic students clean them up for you! The cost is only $5.00 - for all size vehicles - no matter how dirty they may be.

FIELD DAY

Our always fun-filled field day will return on Monday, June 6th!



  • All K - 2 students will participate in field day events from 9:00 - 1:00 (including lunch)
  • All 3 - 5 students will participate in field day events from 11:00 - 3:00 (including lunch)



We need VOLUNTEERS to help make this event successful. You may choose to sign up for either the morning session, afternoon session, or entire day.


WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR MORE VOLUNTEER HELPERS! I guarantee you a good time! Contact the school office if interested @ 978-772-8600 x1401

All volunteers must have a current CORI on file. You may check with our office staff if you are unsure as to the status of your CORI.

INCOMING PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

Preschool and Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Check out our website -- CLICK HERE


Preschool Registration Slide Deck -- CLICK HERE

Preschool Registration Packet -- CLICK HERE


Kindergarten Registration Slide Deck -- CLICK HERE

Kindergarten Registration Packet -- CLICK HERE

PTO UPDATES

Upcoming PTO activities / events: Spirit Wear Sale, Cards for a Cause, Wendy's Night


PTO Website -- LINK

PTO Facebook Page -- Link



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BOX TOPS
YES, Page Hilltop can still earn with Box Tops!
Here is a video on how to Scan with the Box Tops Mobile App YOUTUBE BOXTOP


SCRIPS YEAR ROUND
The PHT PTO scrip program is a simple and effective fundraising program.
Please email Amanda Lewis at alewis@asrsd.org with any questions regarding the Scrip Program.
Go to: https://www.shopwithscrip.com/how-to-enroll and click Join Your Existing Program
1. Enter the Enrollment Code: 298736BL13535
2.
Complete the Family Registration page
3. Start Shopping!