Bresnahan Weekly Wednesday
January 3rd, 2024
Welcome Back & Happy New Year!
- Friday, January 12th: No School for Students (Staff Professional Development Day)
- Monday, January 15th: No School (Martin Luther King, Jr Day)
- Tuesday, January 23rd, 7 pm: Preschool Information Night
For our second graders, reading Squirrel's New Year's Resolution was a great way to kick off the New Year, and show that by simply helping others we can show others we care/complete a goal. They are working hard using this text in reading and writing all week. Thank you to the Elks Lodge of Newburyport for the book donations - we are so grateful!
Brett Outchcunis "Skills for Life" Series is Coming to the Bres!
Brett Outchcunis [ooch-KEW-nis] is a professional personality and life coach for kids. "Ooch," as kids affectionately call him, specializes in quickly and deeply connecting with children on a level rarely accessed by other performers. His assembly programs cater to elementary and middle school students and focus on making positive life choices for a healthy state of mind and spirit.
His "Skills for Life" programs are designed to give students tools and techniques for navigating everyday life that are easy to use and remember... for a lifetime. Each show focuses on a specific life-skill that will be useful immediately, regardless of age.
Through the use of comedy, story-telling, creative moments, music and yo-yo antics (he’s been a professional YO YO guy for years), Ooch is able to connect quickly and deeply with his audiences. He uses this light-hearted combination of skills to deliver messages and techniques that give his audiences, "Skills FOR LIFE" and memories for a lifetime!
Ooch will be joining students in school on January 9th and presenting his Kinds of Kindness show!
Then families are invited to the Family Night Series: Wednesdays Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 from 6-7pm at the Nock Auditorium. This series is free thanks to Newburyport Rec and Youth Services (formerly NYS) Kids and families who attend most of the sessions are invited to a pizza party and YoYo lesson with Ooch before the last night at 5pm.
How to Make a Mistake
Secrets to Being Social
Find your Super Power
The Perfectly Imperfect Show
Newburyport Rec and Youth Services believes that all families can benefit from a fun, active evening together. Ooch’s style will have the kids moving and parents laughing. And it gives you so much to talk about at home. All of our children struggle in one area or another. Maybe your child struggles socially or is a perfectionist? Ooch's "Skills for Life" programming fills in these gaps with energetic examples and real life tools.
Our Winter Session of Clipper Courses begins next week (January 8th)! If your child is attending a Clipper Course please see below!
Please adjust your SDM to reflect “Clipper Course” on the day your child is attending an afternoon course.
Pick-up for afternoon courses: Parents should be ready to pick up at Door 1 at 3:50. Please do not be late.
Drop off for morning courses: Parents should drop students off at Door 2 at 7:20.
There will not be a nurse in the building during Clipper Courses.
To ensure the safety of all students during Clipper Courses, food will not be allowed.
Holiday Raffle Calendar
Thank you for supporting the PTO Holiday Raffle Calendar fundraiser! We raised $3,645 and could not have done it without all of you! Stay tuned for daily drawings of prizes which will be announced on our Facebook page in the evenings. Good luck to all the contenders and happy New Year! You can find our PTO Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/newburyportPTO
Happy New Year from the Newburyport PTO!