Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - September 6, 2019
Welcome back to school!
Taking the World by Storm
Wishing our students, staff, and families a fantastic 2019-2020 school year!
Global Learning Program
We're looking for host families to take part in our global learning exchange program! We are preparing to welcome students from Collegio San Carlo in Milan, Italy for short immersion visits this October and November.
The goal of the program is for students and families to engage in a one-to-one exchange model - to have the same families reciprocate hosting on each side. In spring 2020, Plymouth students will have the opportunity to study in Milan.
The opportunity is currently available to PPS 8th grade students and 10th & 11th grade students. Fill out the form at bitly.com/PPSstudyItaly to receive more information. *Exchange details and application will be sent via email early next week to those who are interested.*
How Do You "Bounce Back"?
Looking for more information on resiliency?
Check out the American Psychological Association's Road to Resilience resource online! https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience
Science, Technology & Engineering
Blake Planetarium Events
Our first program of the new school year is this Friday, September 6 at 7:00 pm. It is our very popular First Fridays at Blake. This is a live planetarium program hosted by the very knowledgeable Steve Davies, which focuses on the current night sky. We hope to see you there!
Other programs include:
Wednesday, September 11 - From Earth to the Universe
Wednesday, September 18 - Distant Worlds, Alien Life
Friday, October 4 - First Fridays at Blake
Wednesday, October 16 - The Hidden Universe
Tuesday, October 22 - An Earth Celebration During MA STEM Week (FREE)
Tuesday, October 29 - Halloween: Celestial Origins
All ages are welcome and parking is always free. Tickets are available through Eventbrite at bitly.com/BLAKEPLANET.
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Visual and Performing Arts
Imagination Movers Returns to Plymouth!
A great time for the whole family AND an awesome way to help out the Plymouth Music Programs as well!
PBIS & Responsive Classroom
Calm down bottles help young children relax and soothe themselves by focusing on the motion happening inside the calm down bottle. They are an effective and easy way to help children focus on deep breaths and relaxing.
First Library Book of the Year!
Special Welcome Messages!
“Only One You”
The students then got a chance to design a rock (much like the illustrations in this book).
“There is only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place!” -Linda Kranz, Only One You
SES Cub Coins
6th Graders Making New Friends
Mrs. Prescott Makes Reading Enjoyable
A Snapshot of Bolivian Culture
Academic Excellence at Plymouth North High School
In November, our students personally wrote over a thousand “shout outs” for staff members at North because of the positive impact they’ve had on them and their learning. In February, our teachers returned the recognition, celebrating “Effort February” by nominating students for recognition based on the three categories of “Academic Enthusiasm”, “Grit” and being a “Classroom Team Player”. We selected just a few of these November “shout outs to staff” and “Effort February” recognitions to herald the Academic success and hard work that we have across the diverse students and staff in our building!