Letter from Principal Lamothe
Hello PRS Wizards,
As we have been able to tackle and look at data across the board for our students. PRS did well for our MCAS results. If we think about learning loss over the past couple of years our students have really rebounded quite well in most areas but as we know there is always room for growth. Last years data is the "new" bar for accountability. We set the bar high compared to the state as you will see in some graphics below but we do have some room for improvement. The one thing I know as well as the whole PRS staff knows is that, every child can achieve and grow and we will help get every child where they need to be with the supports we can offer and provide to them. I placed pictures in for state comparision so you can see the visual of PRS vs. the state. Please take the time to review this and you can also see more of the data on DESE's website.
There is also a form to be filled out by families only if you want to opt out of free covid tests for December break so please make sure to read the full newsletter.
Third Grade Data 2022 - 4th graders now.
Fourth Grade Data 2022 - 5th graders now.
Fifth Grade Data 2022 - 6th graders now. (I felt still important to see)
Opt-out of free COVID tests
Thanks to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), The Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Public Health, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has provided at-home COVID-19 tests at no cost to school districts. These tests are intended for use by students and staff to support the return to school process after Thanksgiving and Winter breaks.
We are able to provide every student with two tests. It is recommended tests be used no sooner than 24 hours prior to returning to school after these holiday breaks. The tests are Flow Flex (single kits) which expire on January 20,2023. We will send these home via backpack with students on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Testing is only a recommendation and meant as an option for families to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We ask that families continue to follow COVID guidelines from the state to ensure the safety and wellness of our school community.
To keep things streamlined, each student will receive two test kits unless you opt-out using the form below. Please make sure you fill the form out for each child you have in the building
Please use the following form or the form below only if you wish to opt-out of receiving the tests by Monday, November 21.
Please check your child(ren)'s Schoolcafe.com account
As you know, breakfast and lunch are served free of charge, but as mentioned in previous communications, ala carte items such as water and milk are not free of charge. Some students have IOUs on their accounts because of this. Thank you for clearing those up. It is also a great chance to check to see what your child is buying/eating in the café
PRS Winter 5th Grade Winter Concert
Fri, Dec 16, 2022, 09:15 AM
200 High Street, Hingham, MA, USA
December 7th - Early Release
December 7th - Holiday Shopping Spree
December 9th - 10:00 - Nutcracker for K-5 in cafe
December 16th -9:15 AM - PRS Winter Concert - Cafeteria
December 23rd - last day before winter break
December 24th - January 2nd - Winter Break
January 3rd - Students return back to school
PRS Road Race / 5K
Sat, Nov 19, 2022, 09:00 AM
200 High Street, Hingham, MA, USA
SCHOOL SUPPLIES - You can order online through Yubbler or purchase on your own. Choose your incoming grade level supply list here
1000 BOOK CLUB - This is a great program for preschool and kindergarten students to check out book bags and read with families!
LOOKING FOR AFTERSCHOOL CARE?
Kids in Action (KIA) Before and After-School Programs are for Hingham students in grades K-5. Our curriculum focuses on social and emotional development with support in academic skills through play and guidance.https://hinghamschools.org/academic-programs/kids-in-action9/
FREE LUNCH FOR ALL - This year, due to Federal Assistance, lunch will be served free of charge. This year, there will also be a breakfast program ( also peanut/tree nut free) for students who wish to partake in that. There will be one “grab and go breakfast” offering daily. Bottles of water are not free and cost $1.00.
VOLUNTEERS - We are happy to have parent volunteers in our school again! As we enter a new school year, all volunteers in the schools (classroom volunteers, field trip chaperones, etc.) will require a new CORI check. Forms can be found in the main office or here
Administrative Assistants- Suzanne Price, Alisa Zimmerman
School Resource Officer - Officer McGillicuddy /Officer Carr
Nurse - Kristin Godfrey
K - Amy Maescher, Kim O'Brien, Julianne Riley
1st - Nancy Bucey, Katie Burritt, Janette Harrington
2nd - Cyndi Bonani, Krystal Bilodeau, Michelle Shapiro
3rd - Laura Falvey, Meagan Ottatti, Shawna Reames
4th - Kara Kremer, Maura Talbot, Susan Willison
5th - Julie Harrington, Joan Kilban, Meryl Vella, Shannon Wragg
Art - Alice Caldwell
Computer Science - Rebekah Stahl-Bryant
Library - Mary Dunphy
Music - Dorothy Turner
Phys.Ed.- Mikayla Pagnini
Spanish - Kendelle Ingram
Teachers - Colin Butler, Meaghan Gaven, Elizabeth Rubertone, Cassie Pacella, Lauren Smith
School Psychologist- Dr. Brett Bolger
Administrative Assistant - Susan Carey
Adjustment Counselor - A.C. Decker
School Guidance Counselor - Carolyn St. Laurence
Literacy Specialists - Kati Osterman (K-2nd) and Jennifer Madden (3rd-5th)
Literacy Interventionists - Wendy Kirk and Nicole O'Brien
Math Specialist - Jessica Kitchen
Math Interventionists- Christine Lotano, Letitia Reil