Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - March 1, 2019
First Annual Gala Fundraiser
Science, Technology & Engineering
Student-driven investigation and design
Visual and Performing Arts
Guidance and Student Services
If you are going to college after graduation, you should plan to attend MEFA's "After the Acceptance Seminar" on Monday, March 25th. An experienced MEFA representative will provide an overview of the college payment process, including the details of financial aid award letters, using payment plans, different financing options, and how to minimize debt. The seminar is scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Plymouth North High School. We hope to see you there.
Busy and fun Month at PECC
Read Across America
FFES had an exciting week celebrating “Read Across America.” NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading the week of the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. We enjoyed Spirit Days, based on our favorite Dr. Seuss books (can you guess the days from the pictures?) and many wonderful, guest, community readers. We even made Channel 4 WBZ news!
Kindergarten students R.O.A.R.!
Also, they may just be in kindergarten, but they know how to “R.O.A.R.!” Kindergarten students at FFES filled their grade level cauldron with coins earned by demonstrating Respect, Ownership, Accountability, and Responsibility. They celebrated with popsicles and p.j.’s, what could be better?!
Hoping for a snow day!
Cat and Dog toy Service Project
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Ms. Strauss’ 4th grade class decided to do a service project. Students made dog and cat toys for animal shelters and dog pounds. Students made sure to use safe materials when making the toys so that the animals don’t get hurt or injured while playing with them. Ms. Strauss' class also made sure that the toys were well engineered so they would not break. After the toys were completed, the class brought them to the Cat Clinic next to NMES as a donation.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Celebrating Read Across America
This week, West Elementary School will be participating in our 2nd Annual “March Madness: Tournament of Picture Books!” The program will feature a bracket-style knockout tournament that pairs picture books in one-on-one matchups. The winner of each matchup will be decided by student and staff votes. After each round of voting the bracket will be updated and the next round of voting will begin. The “Sweet 16” titles are displayed on the bulletin board below! Have you read these books? Maybe you can predict the winner!
Heart Healthy Day
Support Emma and Project 351!
PSMS Art at Big Al's in Manomet
Throughout the month of March, select PSMS students will have their artwork on display at Big Al’s Restaurant in Manomet. This is the beginning of a school outreach effort to collaborate with local vendors and community partners. At the end of the month, current pieces will be replaced by the work of other students. Thank you to Mrs. Rioux for coordinating this initiative.
Students in grade 6 science classes are learning about how different species have evolved over time. Working in teams, these budding biologists are creating visual displays to represent what they have learned about various biological adaptations and why they likely occurred.
Winter Won't Last Forever Craft Fair
(The Craft Fair has been RESCHEDULED for SUNDAY, March 3rd)
This SUNDAY the members of Student Council are hosting a Craft Fair. There are 98 crafters and vendors participating and we are anticipating a great event! Please see the attached flyer and feel free to spread the word to friends and family. This directly supports our students and school community as well as our local businesses. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on SUNDAY.
Congratulations PNHS Math Team!
The Division Title is only one indicator of a successful season for the PNHS Math Team. Plymouth North was undefeated in Division 6 this year and has been undefeated for the past few years. However, every meet continues to be highly competitive and challenging. The top 10 schools out of 38 participating schools of the Southeastern Massachusetts Mathematics League (SMML) go on to the play-offs for the League Title. PNHS ranked #8 and is honored to be going to the play-offs on March 7th at Bridgewater Raynham High School.
Special recognition to this season’s high scorers: Jeff Yang (junior), Nicole Cayting (junior co-president), Lydon Taylor (senior), Adam Capozzi (sophomore) and Matt Jenkins (senior co-president). Coach Melanie Dolloff is quick to remind the team of each member’s contribution to and support of the team’s success.
Left back row (Coach Melanie Dolloff, Adam Capozzi, Kolbe Shannon, Lydon Taylor, Jeff Rodden, Cory Piantoni, Abby Egan, Nicole Cayting, Molly Ross; Front left: Matt Jenkins, Celina Ohiwa , and Jeff Yang. (Missing: Nick Bodie and Brendan Joyce)