The Penguin Post
Benjamin Phelps School - January 2022 Newsletter
"Future Day" at Phelps
Students really got into "Future Day" at Phelps. Students came as firefighters, police officers, film directors, fashion designers, scientists, nurses, surgeons, gymnasts, artists, hairdressers, athletes, and much, much more!
Upcoming PBIS Events
Kids Heart Challenge
Here is the link to sign up for the Kids Heart Challenge for Phelps. It's fun and easy and just for registering, you receive a free Heart Hero wristband. There is an option to donate to the American Heart Association, but it is not required.
If you would like to send students to school with an extra set of hats and gloves to keep in school, students can store them in their cubbies.
The Love You A Lot-O-Gram is Back!!!
Just a reminder - these are only to be sent by an adult to a student at school, not from student to student.
Orders are due by Monday, February 7.
Kindergarten Inquiry for Fall 2022
For students that test positive, self-isolation for COVID-19 positive cases is a minimum of 5 days after symptom onset or after positive PCR or antigen test, if asymptomatic. Students may return to school after 5 days (return day 6) and once they have:
- Been without fever for 24 hours (and without taking fever-reducing medications); and experience improvement in other symptoms.
- Following the 5-day isolation period, students must mask for 5 additional days when around others.
- Return to school should be based on time and symptom resolution.
Updated flowcharts from DESE can be found at https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop/flowcharts.pdf.
Please reach out to our school nurse if you have any questions regarding symptoms or to notify if a student or family member tests positive or if the student was a close contact outside of school.
Food for Celebrations
From the PTO
Pasta orders are due by Monday, January 24th to support the 4th grade class! Orders can be placed at www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/phelps-pto.
Buy your raffle tickets to WIN a 50" TV! Flyers will go home on Monday, January 24. The drawing will be on February 2nd and all proceeds will go to the 4th grade class!
Phelps PTO will be looking for a new Secretary and Treasurer for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested, please email Krista at email@example.com.
The next PTO meeting will be on February 8th at 6:00 p.m.
Upcoming PTO Events...
Thanks for Reading!!!!
Mr. Villamaino & Mrs. Ludkiewicz