Page Hilltop Paws-itively News
January 3rd, 2022
From time to time you may also receive additional notices, regarding important news updates, events, and activities that were not included in this weekly newsletter. It is important that parents/guardians take time, on a daily basis, to ask your children about their school day and whether they have important papers, in their backpacks, for you to see.
We welcome your input on ways that this newsletter can be more helpful to you. Page Hilltop is OUR school community!
Thank you for sharing your children with us!!
Fred Deppe, Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext 1400
Matt Lutinski, Assistant Principal, email@example.com, ext 1426
ASRSD 2021 - 2022 School Calendar (revised - December 15th, 2021)
Revisions include additional early release days on the following dates...
- Wednesday, January 12th
- Wednesday, February 9th
- Wednesday, March 9th
- Wednesday, April 13th
- Wednesday, May 11th
**Early Release Days -- Dismissal @ 1:45 -- Lunch is Served**
JANUARY DATES TO REMEMBER
- Monday, January 3rd -- Welcome Back from Winter Break!
- Thursday, January 6th -- PTO Meeting via ZOOM
- Wednesday, January 12th -- Early Release -- Dismissal @ 1:45 -- LUNCH WILL BE SERVED
- Friday, January 14th -- Page Hilltop / ASRSD Spirit Day - Wear your "Maroon and White"
- Monday, January 17th -- MLK Day -- No School
- Friday, January 21st -- 1/2 Day -- Dismissal @ 12:15 -- NO LUNCH SERVED
January's Lunch Menu
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Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
If you are a resident of Ayer, Devens, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Littleton or Shirley and hunger is affecting your family, Loaves & Fishes can help! The staff and volunteers of Loaves & Fishes are dedicated to helping our neighbors in need in a way that promotes dignity, respect, and honors your confidentiality. Many clients report the kindness they receive from our volunteers is just as valuable as the nourishment they get from the groceries.
Before and Afterschool Extra Help Sessions
As part of our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) & Positive Behavior Incentives program, we continue to promote our PAWS program. Our ultimate goal is to have every student coming to school, ready to learn in a safe and respectful environment built upon a foundation of positive community culture & climate.
The “PAWS POWER” form can be presented to ANY student by ANY staff member at ANY time. If your child happens to bring one home, please celebrate with them! I am sure you will be as proud of them as we are here at PH.
Students receiving a PAWS POWER tickets will receive two copies. One copy is to bring home to celebrate with family members. The 2nd copy should be kept in the student's desk, in a folder or in their backpack.
When a student has earned 10 PAWS POWER tickets, they may contact Mr. Lutinski or Mr. Deppe. The student may then select one of the following "rewards":
Prize from our School Store
Lunch for themselves, and two friends, with Mr. Deppe
Lunch for themselves, and two friends, with Mr. Lutinski
Lunch for themselves, and two friends, with Officer Bigelow
Students may continue to earn PAWS tickets and Prizes all year long.
JANUARY PTO MEETING
PTO Website -- LINK
PTO Facebook Page -- Link
Join via ZOOM...
Meeting ID: 823 8291 6994
- On a 2-hour delay -- school opens at 10:25 -- NO breakfast -- bus riders will be picked-up 2 hours after your "normal" time.
STUDENT DROP-OFF & PICK-UP PROCEDURES
Please take note of the following reminders:
- Parents may not leave vehicles idling for more than a few minutes while sitting in line, waiting for drop-off or pick-up. We understand that this might be a common practice during cold weather.
- During morning drop-off, private vehicles are not allowed to pass other vehicles OR make a U-turn during drop-off.
- Please adhere to slow speed zones during drop-off or pick-up
- When picking up, please keep your "name card" visible at all times. Do not take it down until after the staff has checked in with you.
We really appreciate all your support of our "PM Parent Pick-up Procedures" and following the traffic patterns each afternoon so as to ensure a safe and efficient student pick-up process.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation so that we may keep everyone safe!
Attendance Line at Page Hilltop -- dial 978-772-8600, listen to the prompts to select "Page Hilltop" and press "3" for the attendance line.
In addition to our outstanding teachers, we have a "Student Support Group" at Page Hilltop. Please feel free to reach out to any of these people:
Fred Deppe, Principal - 978-772-8600 x1400 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Lutinski, Assistant Principal - 978-772-8600 x1426 email@example.com
Rachel Savoie, School Counselor - 978-772-8600 x1424 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Alquist, School Counselor - 978-772-8600 x1489 email@example.com
Tiffany Naughton, School Nurse - 978-772-8600 x1406 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashleigh Barter, School Nurse - 978-772-8600 x1466 email@example.com
Danielle Moran, Social Worker - 978-772-8600 x1519 firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer Jen Bigelow, SRO - 978-772-8600 x1337 email@example.com
"SEAWORLD NORTH" located at Page Hilltop School
HIGH SCHOOL COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
GRADE 5 meets the BEATLES!
Students warm up before their first-ever outdoor concert!
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Thank you to Mrs. Reeves, her family, and our PTO for organizing our Hot Chocolate stand for attendees.
Mrs. Godin's 5th-Grade Science Class:Mrs. Godin's 5th-graders conduct holiday-themed science activities before winter break. Experiments included "Santa's Toothpaste", "Dissolving Candy Canes", and several others. Nice job Mrs. Godin and students!
Mrs. Reilly's 2nd-Grade Class:
Mrs. Reilly's 2nd-grade class had some fun before winter break using "snow" (shaving cream) to draw some holiday-themed images on their desks.
Which liquid dissolved the candy cane the fastest -- oil, water, or rubbing alcohol?
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Mrs. Reilly's class creating some holiday-themed images on their desks.
GREAT PAPER CHAIN CHALLENGE
JANUARY 2022 - Start of a New Year - a time for setting Goals and Resolutions
We are encouraging all PH students to set a "School Goal" for the year 2022. This is something that they hope to achieve between now and the end of the current school year. We ask parents to have a conversation with your child, explore options, and then determine an appropriate goal.
Students should write their goal on a 3x5 index card or piece of paper. They should include their name, grade and a statement: "My goal is ............................"
Parents may also decide to include a family goal along with the individual student goals.
All goal cards should be sent to the school office. We will be posting them all on a large display board so that they can be shared with all members of our school community. We can then celebrate and encourage each other in the achievement of our goals.