North Pembroke Elementary School

Weekly Update-November 15 , 2019

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Mark your calendar


18 Friday Specialist

20 Grades Close

Chorus Practice 7:45

21 Student Council 7:45

Conference slips are due



Kids go out for recess most days…. Be sure they dress warmly. Hats, gloves, and coats are recommended.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, December 4 from 1:30-6:30 and December 5 from 4:30-8:30. Sign up sheets went home in back packs 11/7. Each child needs to return a slip to their teacher to help facilitate scheduling and please keep in mind it is one 15 minute conference per child.

Report Cards

Grades will close on Wednesday, November 20. Reports will go home at the start of December and conferences will be held on December 4 and 5. More info to come.

Pembroke Tree Lighting Committee

Pembroke Tree Lighting Committee is collecting non-perishable items for the town food pantries. Be sure that each donated item has the Golden Ticket Drawing tag attached to it. One winner from NPES will ride the fire truck at the celebration.

Lost and Found is piling up. Be sure to check it out when visiting for conferences. All unclaimed items will be donated on 12/6.

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October Students of the Month

A big congrats to all our October Student of the Month recipients:

K = Serena O'Neill, Thomas Levy, Poppy Hannon, Avery Foley

1 = Hannah McMillan, Layla Moughaizel, Nora Lima, Matthew Foss, Riley Pollard

2 = Josh Faisal, Joe Medico, Zac Bonomi, Danny Finn

3 = Tristan Donaghey-Do, Christopher Gassiraro, Alexis Levy, Charlie Jarrett

4 = Luke Williams, Lucy Balasco, Mckenzie Mikkola, Lola Evans

5 = Gabe DeYoung, Jonathan April, Sadie Quatrale, Mia Antonelli, Isabella Boisvert

6 = Jacy Thompson, Lorenzo Ferraro, Kaitlyn Baio, Alissa Marcella

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Congratulations Mrs. Badeau

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What are bucket fillers?

When we kicked off the 2019 school year, the theme of the day was "Bucket Filling". The theory behind bucket filling is that each of us has an invisible dipper that we can either use to fill other people's buckets with positive emotions by saying or doing positive things. Having a full bucket increases a positive outlook, and we make the choice every day to fill one another's buckets or drop from them. These choices profoundly affect our productivity, our health, happiness, and ultimately our relationships.

We have "Bucket Filler" buckets in every building with compliment cards. These positive messages are shared and celebrated each week. Over 85 messages have been submitted by staff this year.

This week we celebrated some of the teachers at North and filled their "buckets" with positive messages.

Pembroke High School Thespian Troupe #7127 Proudly Presents The Music Man

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Randall Auditorium, Pembroke High School, 80 Learning Lane, Pembroke, MA 02359

Tickets can be reserved for Will Call pick up at 781-293-9281 X2128

Ticket prices:

Priority Seating (must be present at 6:30 PM) $20 each

Adults $15 Students/Seniors $10

“The Music Man” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

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Attention Grade 6 Parents

Camp Bournedale has been set for the week of May 11. The cost per student will be $370. More details to come.

ERD on the following dates

11/27, 12/4, 3/18, 4/1, 5/6, 6/12. Dismissal is at 1:10. Lunch is served for grades 5-6. No breakfast or snack services provided. Morning and full-day preschool will dismiss at 11 and no afternoon preschool.


You must have a valid CORI on file with PPS in order to volunteer at NPES. CORI’s are valid for 3 years and it takes 2-3 weeks for processing.

The Office of Student Services

A Calendar of Events 2019-2020

November 18, 2019: Executive Functioning and Homework Strategies-presented by Bryanna Murphy; PCMS School Psychologist

January 27, 2020: Managing Anxiety-presented by District Social Workers

March 23, 2020: Behavioral Management-Managing and Reducing Challenging Behaviors -presented by Kathleen Dorn, BCBA

May 11, 2020: How to Manage Social Conflict (including the use of the Social Thinking Curriculum)-presented by District School Psychologists

All events will take place at Hobomock Elementary School’s Library at 6:30 pm.

Dear Pembroke Public Schools Families,

During the week of January 6, 2020, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Pembroke Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview district staff and administrators and conduct onsite observations.

Parents and other individuals may call Jesee Kihiko, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (781) 338-3745 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.

Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the Pembroke Public Schools with a report with information about areas in which the Pembroke Public Schools meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the Pembroke Public Schools requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report at


Jessica Duncanson

Director of Student Services

In Case You Missed It...

Basic Rights and Responsibilities-a Special Education Overview-presented by Jessica Duncanson, Director of Student Services was filmed and can be viewed below.
Parent's Rights and Responsibilities Presentation by Jessica Duncanson, Director of Student Services


Thank you so much to all the parents who came out on Tuesday night and braved the cold for our last PTO meeting of 2019! We added a line item starting in 2020-2021 allotting $1,000 for 6th grade activities, learned about the Easy money opportunities thanks to Carly Levy, hammered out the Event calendar, discussed ways of promoting the family directory so more parents fill it out, learned about Principal Nali’s student of the month breakfast, and a bunch of other things! Thank you to Allison Joubert for stepping in as secretary! Thank you all again!

Save the dates:

· Our next PTO meeting is on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 pm

· Monday, December 9th- Celtics game-SOLD OUT

· Thursday, February 27th-Bruins game-Flyers will be going out in backpacks soon!

Baystate Textiles

Don't forget to drop off your used textiles to help NPES earn money! The bins are located behind the school next to the basketball courts.

Box Tops for Education

Last week in your child’s backpack, you should have received a handout on box tops. For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy. As you may or may not know, box tops have gone digital! So, there are two ways that you can help support the school through the box tops program:

1. Bring in your clipped box tops. The old box tops image has a purple folder with Box Tops and a pencil that says education over it. There should a date of expiration as well. Bring these in either in a bag with your child's teacher name or taped to the handout. These are due 10/21 for the fall submission.

2. Scan your receipts. Download the new app and scan your receipts. This is the box top image that says 'no more clipping.' Alternatively, send in your receipts and we will scan them! Just let us know what teacher to credit the box tops to. Scanned receipts can be brought in at any time, but they have to be scanned within 14 days of purchase.

Any questions, please email:

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Please sign up for the student directory if you want to be included in grade specific activities such as birthday parties and/or playdates. Here is the link:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


North Pembroke PTO Board

Sarah Quatrale – President

Kristi Cullinane & Karen Kazolias Co-Vice President

Margie Baker— Secretary

Joanna Binette- Treasurer

Tina Putnam- Communications

Community Notices Virtual Backpack

For additional information and more about other town events, check the Community Notices Virtual Backpack!

Here you will find information about upcoming town events such as youth sports, camps, town recreation, etc. We hope that this new Community Notices” virtual backpack will help streamline communication between the community and school district.

We recommend checking the backpack weekly. If you would like to submit to the backpack you may do so through our broadcast email request form on our website.

Holiday Greeting Card Contest

Entries are due by November 22 at 4 PM.–Flyer:

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