PCS Community Newsletter 1-12-18

created by Joanne Menard, Principal

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Monday, January 15th - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday, January 25th - Early Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. for PD - NO LUNCH SERVED

Recess Fun at PCS

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Geo Bee Final

All are welcome to cheer on our ten finalists in the PCS Geo Bee Final. It will be held on Monday, January 22nd beginning at 1:15 p.m. in the gym.

6th grade Lions Club Peace Poster Entries

Our very own Mrs. Regan represented the Petersham Lions Club today in the Student Assembly. She recognized: all the 6th grade students who entered the contest, the award winner, honorable mentions, and Mrs. Ruggles for her continued support.

5th grade Presentations

At the Student Assembly today, 5th grade students told the rest of the school interesting facts that they discovered regarding various animals.
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December's Citizens of the Month

Due to many illnesses, pictures of our K-6 Citizens of the Month will be seen in the next Community Newsletter.

December's Student Caught Being Good

We are so proud of these students who were "Caught Being Good" during the month of December! They were awarded with custom Petersham Center School "Caught Being Good" bracelets.
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Principal Chat with Mrs. Menard

On Thursday, January 18th, Mrs. Menard will meet with parents regarding concerns over the gym curriculum. This Chat will be held in the Cafe at 6 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Holiday Concert

Under the direction of Mrs. Haynes, students performed an incredible Holiday Concert last evening. All the hard work paid off, as they sounded amazing! Thanks also to Mrs. Thompson for using her talents and playing with our students in the band.

Request for Frosting Containers from Mrs. T

Hello families! I am looking for donations of empty & clean frosting containers to help organize small cards for learning centers. The small Betty Crocker or Dunkin Heinz or Pillbury frosting containers are the perfect size. I need about 100. If you have any, please drop them off at the office or send them in with your child.

Many, many thank you's!


Training Active Bystanders program

Our 4th grade class learning valuable skills during their TAB (Training Active Bystander) class. This class is run by Quabbin Mediation and funded by a grant that they were able to obtain.

School Committee Presentation on Civic Engagement

Mrs. Ruggles and Mrs. Smith presented a "Glimpse into the Classroom" at last evening's PCS School Committee Meeting. They shared how they worked with the Petersham Historical Society to create an engaging and memorable field trip for our students. Students actually dressed up and became a student in one of the treasured restored Petersham schools. Afterwards, they ate on the Common and played games of the time period. PCS would like to thank all involved for providing this unique experience for our students!

PCS School Council

Mrs. Menard, Principal of PCS, will be starting up again the School Council for PCS this February. The School Council is made up of staff, parents, and community members. (Please note, it is a state rule that we need to have equal numbers of people in each of the represented groups.) This committee will have monthly meetings on a Tuesday beginning at 3 p.m. (which Tuesdays will be determined by the committee members). These meetings will run through May.

If you are interested in serving on the PCS School Council, please either send Kerri Lyden, the PCS PTG President, an email at kerrilyden@yahoo.com or call her at 978-895-1275. After she has the list of interested people, PTG members will have to vote on exactly who will represent them (again this is a state rule).

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Menard.

December's Perfect Attendance Students

6th grade

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Snow Dates and Flurry Folder Dates To Date

Please remember to check email, all calls, FaceBook, TV and radio stations to know if a bad weather day is a true Snow Day or a Flurry Folder Day.

To date:

-day off due to no electricity - Monday, October 30th

-Flurry Folder Day 1- Tuesday, December 12th

-true Snow Day - Friday, December 22nd

-Flurry Folder Day 2 - Thursday, January 4th

-Flurry Folder Day 3 - Friday, January 5th

Since we have missed one day due to no electricity and one due to a snow day, our school year has been extended by two days in June.

PJ Fundraiser

Thanks to all that donated to this worthy cause! You made a huge impact!

Upcoming PCS Dates

-Monday, January 15th: NO SCHOOL, MLK JR. DAY

-Wednesday, January 17th: Fidelity Banking

-Wednesday, January 17th: 9:30-10:15 a.m. - TAB - grades 4 & 5

-Thursday, January 18th: 8 a.m. - PCS Twirling

-Thursday, January 18th: 10-11:30 a.m. - Valuing Our Children playgroup

-Thursday, January 18th: 6 p.m. - Principal Chat with Mrs. Menard regarding gym curriculum

-Friday, January 19th: PCS Staff Newsletter published

-Monday, January 22nd: 8:15 a.m. - PCS Chorus

-Monday, January 22nd: 1:15 p.m. - Geo Bee Final in PCS gym

-Wednesday, January 24th: Fidelity Banking

-Thursday, January 25th: 8:00 a.m. - PCS Twirling

-Thursday, January 25th: 10-11:30 a.m. - Valuing Our Children playgroup

-Thursday, January 25th: 11:30 a.m. - Early Release for PD - NO LUNCH SERVED

-Friday, January 26th: PCS Community and Staff Newsletters published

Petersham Center School

31 Spring Street

Petersham, Massachusetts 01366