The Pawsome Print

August 20, 2021

Dear Pawsome Loring Families,

I hope you are doing well. We are excited to welcome students back into the building on September 1, 2021 for students in grades 1-6 and September 8, 2021 for our kindergarten students. We will be holding individual kindergarten visits on September 1, 2, and 3. If you haven't received information about your kindergarten visit, please contact the front office at loring_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us.

Crossing Guard

We are still looking to hire a crossing guard for the path in front of our school. The position is 7:30- 8:00 a.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m. (11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. on early release days). If you know of someone that may be interested in this role, please have them reach out to Sara Harvey or David Gaita.


This could be a great opportunity to get some fresh air while seeing the smiling faces of our fabulous students each morning and afternoon!

Class Placement Information

Teacher placement was released in the Aspen Family Portal on Monday, August 16th for students that attended Loring last year.


Teacher placement for incoming kindergarten students and students that are new to Loring was mailed to families and not in Aspen. If you did not receive a mailing from the school with placement, please reach out to Tara DiBona in our front office and she can help you tara_dibona@sudbury.k12.ma.us.


The district sets up Aspen Family Portal accounts for new families (Kindergarten and new-to-Sudbury) each Fall. Families of new students will receive the Aspen Family Portal login information in the mail by the end of September.

Back To School Packets - Please Fill Them Out

Back to School Packet are live and should be filled out by families for each student that attended SPS last year. If your child is entering kindergarten or new to Sudbury, you have completed these forms during registration and do not need to complete the Back to School Packet until next year.


If you have not completed your Back to School Packet, please click here.

A Message from our Pawsome Librarian

Dear Families,


I'm looking forward to a great year! Please consult the Loring Library website for library-related information, including a welcome letter and Fall Book Fair dates.


Feel free to contact me anytime,

Amy Stout

Librarian

amy_stout@sudbury.k12.ma.us

Loring Library website

Dismissal Changes

Again this year, we will not be using paper dismissal notes. Instead of sending a note in with your child, please use this email address loring_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us to let the office know of dismissal changes prior to 1pm.


An email to the teacher is always welcome but it should not be the primary way to change your child's dismissal. A morning reminder to your child about their dismissal change is always helpful.


You can also call the absence line at 978-579-0870 and press 1 to report the absence giving a specific reason.

Preparing Your Child for School Lunch

As we prepare for the school year, it will be important for students to know how to open the things you send in for lunch. Teachers will be here to help but we will be trying to minimize the need for close contact during lunchtime as students will be eating and masks will be off. Thanks for your support in this area.

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A Pawsome Welcome

We are excited to share the new educators we have hired to join our school community.


Nicole Poutasse - School Support Specialist

Ms. Poutasse will be joining our community as the School Support Specialist. This is a brand new and exciting role at Loring! Before coming to Loring, Nicole taught kindergarten at the County Elementary School in Weston, MA. Nicole has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Plymouth State and a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Literacy and a Reading Specialist License from Lesley University.


Paula Saliga - School Secretary

We are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Saliga back to Loring School in her new role as our School Secretary. Mrs. Saliga joined us last year as our Health Office Assistant working with our nurse and front office as we navigated the COVID protocols and guidelines all year. Mrs. Saliga loved working at Loring and was excited to join us in her new role.


Michelle Titus - Kindergarten Assistant

Mrs. Titus has been our fabulous Library Assistant for many years and before that was a Loring parent and an active member of our PTO. We are excited to have her join us again as a Kindergarten Assistant this year. Before coming to Loring, Mrs. Titua was a classroom teacher and brings a love of literacy and teaching skills to her new role.


Jordan Vetstein - Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Jordan Vetstein will be joining our kindergarten team and Loring community. Ms. Vetstein earned a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education from UMass Amherst and a Master of Education in Language and Literacy from Lesley University. Prior to Loring School, Ms. Vetstein taught kindergarten at the Martha Jones Elementary School in Westwood, MA. Ms. Vetstein and Mrs. Titus will be working together this year.


Julia Pelletier - School Psychologist

Ms. Pelletier will be joining our Loring team as our School Psychologist. Ms. Pelletier has recently relocated to Massachusetts from Connecticut where she was a school psychologist at the West Bristol Elementary School in Bristol, CT. Ms. Pelletier earned a Bachelors of Arts with a major in Psychology and Child Study from Saint Joseph College and a Master of Science degree with a major in School Psychology from the University of Hartford. Ms. Pelletier joins us with many areas of expertise that will fit nicely into the work we do at Loring.


Mackenzie Owades - Occupational Therapist

Ms. Owades is joining Loring as our new Occupational Therapist. Last year she worked with TeleTeachers providing remote occupational therapy services to students aged 3-13 in a public-school setting. Prior to that, she worked at Walker, Inc. as an Occupational Therapist. Ms. Owades earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and a Minor in Management from Clark University. She also earned a Master of Science degree with a major in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. Ms. Owades' experiences will be a great addition to our Loring team.


Susan Venturoso - Physical Therapist

Dr. Venturoso is joining us as our new Physical Therapist. She will be working at Loring and at the Haynes School. Dr. Venturoso was a physical therapist in the Chelsea Public Schools since 2016. Prior to her time in Chelsea, Dr. Venturoso worked in skilled nursing and rehabilitation in Cambridge. Dr. Venturoso is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and holds an undergraduate degree in exercise science from the University of Evansville, and a doctorate of physical therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She brings a lot of skills that will be a great fit for Sudbury Public Schools.


Michael Kinsella - 5th Grade Long Term Substitute Teacher

Mr. Kinsella is joining our Loring 5th grade team while Mrs. Baker is on maternity leave. Before Loring, Mr. Kinsella taught 4th grade in Wayland and Clinton and was a technology teacher in Townsend, MA. He was also a building substitute teacher and covered fifth grade regularly. We are happy to have Mr. Kinsella with us while Mrs. Baker is home with her baby son.



Building Support Teachers

We are thrilled to welcome back four educators in the role of Building Support Teachers. These individuals will be the teachers in classrooms when educators need to be out of the building or in meetings during the school day.

  • Anne Childs

  • Stacey McCune

  • Sarah Riordan

  • Bridget Faria


Lunch/Recess Teachers

We have three Lunch/Recess Teachers this year. Ms. Avila has been in this role for several years and Ms. Welch and Mrs. Sawin are joining us in this role. Ms. Welch was one of our building support teachers and also a Loring parent last year and Mrs. Sawin is a Loring parent and also has volunteered in many roles over the years.

Important Websites

Please bookmark our websites. These websites will provide useful information you may need as we start the year.


Loring School

SPS

PTO

Loring Core Values


At Loring School, we are PAWSOME because we show our Core Values! These values are part of everyday life at Loring and reinforced in the classroom, on the playground and all around school. Students are taught the meaning of each word and how they make us better students and citizens.


Respect ~ Responsibility ~ Caring ~ Best Effort

The Loring Pledge

The Loring Pledge is said every morning during announcements. Loring students embody our pledge and we hope this stays with them not only when they are at school but home as well.


I am respectful


I am responsible


I am caring and kind


I show best effort


I am part of the Pawsome Loring Community

Important Upcoming Dates - Please mark your calendars!

August 26, 11:00 a.m.

New to Sudbury Family Orientation


August 30, 7 p.m.

Anxiety/Executive Functioning Presentation: Dr. David Godhealth (more information coming from the district soon)


September 1

First Day of School (grades 1-5)


September 1, 2, 3

Kindergarten Visit Days (by appointment)


September 6

Labor Day - No School


September 7

Rosh Hashanah - No School


September 27

School Pictures

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