Letter from Principal Lamothe
Hello PRS Wizards,
I hope everyone was able to enjoy the long weekend last weekend and celebrate and take the time to be with the ones we are thankful for. As we finished off this past week it was scary to think we are already in December. So many wonderful events and traditions that each family holds near and dear are coming upon us. The school classrooms have been bustling with students beginning to learn about celebrations around the world to our big buddies classrooms meeting with our little buddy classrooms building connections with each other and a stronger school community. We had successful presentations brought in for 2nd grade with the Atlantic Shark Presentation to a music presentation in which our 3rd and 4th graders were able to enjoy. Thanks to the PTO, Mrs. Davalla and all the other members of the committees that helped make these events possible.
Dear Elementary School Community:
The purpose of this Dear Community Letter is to provide communication relative to the Hingham Tiered Systems of Support (HTSS): Social-Emotional screening at the elementary level. Hingham Public Schools has created comprehensive and lasting programming through a multi-tiered model of social-emotional supports for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, including the Tier 1 Toolbox Program.
The Tier 2 universal screening will take place mid December and in late May of each school year. The Student Risk Screening Scale-Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE) is completed by the classroom teacher who will rate students on 12 items. Results of these screenings will identify those students who may need additional consultation, small-group or individual supports. Feel free to view the screening tool. Parents may opt their student out of the screening by notifying their adjustment counselor in writing. Families will be contacted after each screening if your student’s rating indicates a need for support. At that time, you have the option of moving forward with the recommendations or the option of not utilizing them.
Should there be any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, at email@example.com or your child’s adjustment counselor directly.
Director of School Counseling
Elementary Adjustment Counselors
East - Lauren McClain- firstname.lastname@example.org
Foster - Jaclyn Duggan - email@example.com
PRS - AC Decker - firstname.lastname@example.org
South - Vanessa Bryer - email@example.com
Please check your child(ren)'s Schoolcafe.com account
Food Services will be phasing out the sale of single use water bottles. Once the current inventory is gone we will no longer sell 8oz waters. There is a filtered water hydration station available right in the cafeteria for any student that would need water.
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
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