North Scituate Elementary School

May Newsletter 2020

A note from Mrs.Soccio

As you know, Distance Learning in RI will continue through the rest of this school year. We understand this is not ideal, but we will continue to work together. Our school has "surprises" planned for students in an effort to make the best out of these unprecedented times. You can view RIDE's May 2020 calendar here for professional development days and a vacation day. Our last day of school is Monday, June 15th. Click here to view the June 2020 calendar for one professional development day.

Unfortunately, all end of the year events, such as Girls and Boys Event have been cancelled cannot be rescheduled given the social distancing guidelines.Please see the PTO section below with a link to obtain a refund.

However, we also recognize that our kindergarten and fifth grade celebrations are special for North Scituate families and cannot be made up at a different time. With the help of our PTO, our teachers are planning special ways to recognize our kindergarten and fifth grade students. Information regarding these virtual events will be communicated in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Thank you, families, for completing the Family Distance Learning Survey. We appreciate your feedback, and results will be used to improve our plans in future weeks. Teachers are working hard to meet the needs of each family to ensure all students are making progress. We appreciate your partnership in making distance learning a success.

Our SurveyWorks response rates were great this year with a family response rate of 62%! Our student and staff response rates were 98% and 100%. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey and provide us with feedback to improve teaching and learning at North Scituate. The results will be available in the fall, and we will convene a group to review the data and create a plan of improvement.

Lastly, I want to remind all families that we have many supports available for both academic and social emotional needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any suggestions, questions or concerns.

Warm Regards,

Kaitlin M. Soccio, Principal

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Distance Learning Positive Office Referrals

Students will receive an email with their referral and a personal video from Mrs. Soccio reading their positive office referral.

Week of 4/20:

Addison Greenough (2O), Dominic Salerno (2O), Elin Dutra (2O), Liliana Bradford (2O), Mackenna Lyons (2O), Noelle Sutter (2O), Ryder D'Andrea (2O), Randy Woodhead (2O), Collin Wilson (3M), Leah Stockwell (3D), Ed Stein (3D), Tyler Gerbi (5G)

NSES Car Parade

Our teachers had an AMAZING time driving through Scituate to visit students. Thank you to our students and families for standing out in the cold waiting for us with smiles, signs, and waves. We miss you all so much. Thank you to SRO Parenti, Scituate Police Department, and North Scituate Fire for their support in a successful town event. Thank you, teachers, for joining in on the fun and spreading cheer throughout town.
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Virtual Spirit Week 4/13-17

Thank you to our families who emailed pictures throughout the week. Here are some snapshots from Pajama Day, Sports Day, Crazy Hair Day, and Beach Day.
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Feinstein Challenge

Feinstein Junior Scholars

Let’s Show Our Support for First Responders!

Create a poster and place it in a window for all to see as they pass by your home. Your poster should include the name of our school and a huge thank you to all of those people in our community keeping us safe! All participating schools will earn a portion of a $30,000 fund from The Feinstein Foundation.

Please take a picture of your poster in your window and email it to:

(We will forward all pictures to The Feinstein Foundation.)

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Attendance Matters!

Just a reminder that attendance matters during Distance Learning. Each day counts as a full day of school. Mrs. Pagliarini will be calling any family who does not submit attendance each day. Students should also be submitting work daily to ensure they are fully present for the day.

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Parents: Please email the classroom teacher by 9:30 a.m. or follow the teacher's process.

Fourth and Fifth Grade Students: Please fill out and submit the Google form for your attendance by 9:30 a.m.

Pre-K Program at Clayville

We are currently looking for peers for our preschool program located at Clayville Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year. To be eligible families must live in Scituate. Children ages three to five are eligible. Preference is given to children that are four. If you are interested in having your child participate in the program, please contact Child Outreach at 647-7560 or by email at to receive an application. Applications are due by Friday May 29, 2020.

Distance Learning Snapshots

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Kindergarten students, Colton and Marina, are enjoying using Zoom to learn and communicate with their class. Colton looks very organized with his list of assignments for the day on a white board. Way to be prepared, Colton. Marina has her work next to her and is raising her hand to participate in a lesson. The Werchadlo twins, Sylvia and Samuel, took their work outside for the afternoon. Continue to work hard and do your best!
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Grade 1

Mrs. Fraser's class is using Zoom for their morning meeting. During this time, student teacher Ms. Keedy walks students through completing the number of the day. The students were very cooperative, waited their turn, answered questions and used signals to communicate their answers with all (thumbs up/thumbs down). As I was leaving their meeting, Mrs. Fraser was going to read a chapter of Charlotte's Web to her class. The students were very excited.
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Grade 2

Mrs. O'Grady is working with a small group using Zoom for their reading work. She is launching her lesson by reading a story with her students.
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Big sister Bridgette teaches little sister Audrey how to make arrays using coins!
Paying it forward with new learning!
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Grade 3

Miss Miguel uses Zoom features to watch interesting sports videos with students to kick off ARC Unit 4 - Sports and Society. They will be researching sports topics, the history of those sports, and their impact on society. Students will work collaboratively to build a KWL chart around specific sports.
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Mrs. DiLuglio's class has many things to celebrate. First, this class met their goal of 100% of students completing Zearn math mission 5. Second, here is a Zoom meeting with 100% attendance. Third, the first Star of the Week was awarded to Gene O'Connor. Way to go, Mrs. DiLuglio's class!
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Grade 4

Grade 4 students continue their work with biographies. We are working on Close Reading strategies with read alouds and leveled books. Students engage in conversation during our Google Meets and continue independent work with the use of graphic organizers. Some of our favorite sites are Kidsa-z, Epic, and Readworks!
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Fractions continue in Grade 4. We have completed 1/2 of Module 5. Students and I work together in our Google Meets. Some of our practice sites are Xtramath, Prodigy, and Edulastic.
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Miss Augustine's class worked through math problems involving changing improper fractions to mixed numbers, using number bonds to subtract fractions, and adding fractions with different denominators. Students were engaged and followed along with their teacher. Students were eager to share their answers and explain how they solved the problems.
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Grade 5

Students in Mrs. Pontarelli's class worked on building a biocube for science from home. Creativity was necessary as students had to use whatever materials they had at home to complete this assignment. Well done!
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Art with Ms. Tourgee

Be sure to check out this link of artwork from April. The students have done amazing work with the support of Ms. Tourgee and their families. Well done, boys and girls. I am very impressed!
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A Note from the School Psychologist

The Well-Being Calendar is a 4 week calendar that encourages you to choose and act on one Action Card a day that positively benefits yourself as well as others. I would encourage you to hang it in a place where you will see it daily. Each day choose an activity and then place it on the calendar when you are finished. At the end of the month, you will have a whole month of positive deeds that will make you and others around you feel good. Use this link for the full PDF and printable documents.You can email me ( and tell me about the different activities you have done. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Take care and stay connected!

Mrs. Schiappa
School Psychologist

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PTO News

Girls' & Boys' Event refund form to be completed by families. Click here.

PTO Board Nominations 2020-2021 SY: Click here

Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program- click here for more information.

Please email with any questions.

Scituate School Committee Update

The Scituate School Committee's next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 5th virtually. All members of the school community are encouraged to tune in. A link to participate in the meeting will be available in the coming days on the district website. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. and can also be streamed at

Important Dates

05/05: School Committee Meeting

05/06: No School- Professional Development Day

05/15: No School- Vacation Day

05/20: No School- Professional Development Day

05/24-06/06: Scholastic Book Fair (Online)

06/01: No School- Professional Development Day

06/15: Last Day of School