News from Principal Lamothe
👋 Hello PRS Wizards 👋
This week was filled with so many firsts and first last:
- First day of school
- First day of Kindergarten
- First child going to school
- First set of tears for parents sending their youngest to school
- First last time 5th graders will enter PRS at the start of school
Every one of these first/first lasts is a milestone for all of us and we cherish each one of those moments.
The students have settled in nicely even with the hot weather in the classrooms. We have made sure that they have gotten plenty of water breaks and we have made classrooms in the library and computer labs available as cooling spaces to teach when specialists classes are not being conducted so students get some A/C during the day to be able to focus.
Coming up next week...
Monday, September 11th (Day 5A)
- First Fire Drill - 9 AM
Wednesday, September 13th (Day 1B)
- First - ALL School Meeting
Thursday, September 14th (Day 2B)
Friday, September 15th (Day 3B)
- PTO Meeting in Cafeteria - 8:30 AM
- Bus Evacuation Practice - 9 AM
📖 Into Reading - Information Night 📖
Curious to learn more about the new HPS K-5 Reading Program? Please join us for an informative Zoom session with representatives from the publisher of HMH Into Reading. The Elementary Caregiver Information Session will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 12 @ 7PM. Click here for the Zoom link.
🧑🍳🍕 Lunch 🍕🧑🍳
Please check your child(ren)'s Schoolcafe.com account to add to or pay off the balance.
Please check your child's lunch balance many have outstanding balances.
PickUp Patrol provides a layer of safety to our dismissal process by authorizing plan changes and automatically tracking student dismissal plans. The application reduces interruptions, speeds up dismissal time, and is administered by our own staff.
ALL plan changes should now be submitted through PickUp Patrol. When making changes, please do not send notes, emails, or call the office, except in an emergency.
Important Action Needed: Please take a few minutes to set up your account so that we can accurately dismiss your child(ren).
Register by clicking HERE (link expires in 24 hours)
Returning Parents: If you have already registered with this email address, you do not need to re-register.
Confirm your children’s Default Dismissal Plan
Log into your account and enter your child’s regular daily dismissal plan.
Learn more about PickUp Patrol
We use PickUp Patrol to track: Plan Changes, Absences, Early Dismissals, Late Arrivals, Daily Dismissal Plans (default plans).
If you have questions, please contact PRS main office 781-741-1530 or email@example.com.
Plymouth River Elementary & the PickUp Patrol Team
Aspen Family Portal
I'm pleased to inform you that the "Parent Permissions" is fully prepared for use this year to sign off on paperwork normally sent home by the classroom teacher. To assist parents in navigating this process, Central Office has made and I have attached a PDF outlining the steps they should follow through their Aspen family portal accounts.
By clicking on above "PRS PTO News" will bring you to the PTO website.
✏️ 🍎 Information from Central Office 🍎 ✏️
In addition to the heat, COVID is on the rise. Nothing has changed from the DESE or state from last year. The same rules apply. See link to the state guidance. A Friendly reminder that: any student or staff who wishes to wear a mask can do so.
🗓️ Upcoming Dates. 🗓️
- September 20th - Early Release Day (11:30 Dismissal)
- September 26th - Picture Day
- Curriculum Nights -
- K - October 18th - 5:30 - 6 PM
- 1 - September 27th 5:00 - 5:30 PM
- 2 - September 20th, 5:00 - 5:30 PM
- 3 - September 27th, 5:35 - 6:05 PM
- 4 - September 20th, 5:35 - 6:05 PM
- 5 - September 27th, 6:10 - 6:40 PM
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, again, lunch will be served free of charge. 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.
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 & Anne Bernazanni
School Resource Officer - Officer McGillicuddy
Nurse - Kristin Godfrey
K - Amy Maescher, Kim O'Brien, Julianne Riley
1st - Nancy Bucey, Katie Burritt, Anthony Cave, 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
Art - Alice Caldwell
Computer Science - Rebekah Stahl-Bryant
Library - Mary Dunphy
Music - Dorothy Turner
Phys.Ed.- Mikayla Pagnini
Spanish - Nancy Swanson
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 - Colleen Connolly and Nicole O'Brien
Math Specialist - Jessica Kitchen
Math Interventionists- Samantha Anderson and Christine Lotano