September 28, 2022
- Family Letter
- Open House Dates
- Bren Bataclan - Artist in Residency Mural Reveal!
- Calendar Reminders
- Parent/Caregiver Wellness Education event
- PTO News
- SEPAC Trunk or Treat
- Do You Qualify for Free Internet?
- 2022-2023 Free Lunch program
- NPS Employment Opportunities
- Classroom Happenings
- Norfolk Recreation Programs
It has been a busy couple of weeks at our school buildings! If you have a third or a fourth grade student at the Freeman-Kennedy School, we hope that you enjoyed meeting your child’s teacher last week and having the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, special subjects, and classroom procedures during the open house. We are eager to welcome grades 5 and 6 families tonight at the Freeman Kennedy School and all our grade K through grade 2 families tomorrow, Thursday 29th, at the H. Olive Day School. We look forward to these events every year, as is evident by the time and effort that our teachers and administrators put into preparing for these evenings.
Our goal as a district is to create an inclusive, safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. We are driven by the belief that all children are capable of learning and achieving at high levels. Our educators strive to deliver lessons that challenge students, scaffold their experiences to ensure all students are able to engage in the learning and teach our children to think critically. As you visit the classrooms, you will see all the learning that has already taken place in the first couple of weeks.
If you are interested in learning more about our curriculum, the K-6 Curriculum Highlights brochures provide a quick overview of what our areas of focus are for each content area as well as a brief description of the standards that are measured by our report cards. You can find this information on our Norfolk Public School website under the Curriculum Tab (link).
Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
Bren Bataclan - Artist in Residency - Unveiling!!!
Bren was excited to share a 15 minute unveiling assembly with each of the grade levels on Friday morning to explain the process and to let the students ask lots of questions. The assembly took place in the cafeteria where students could see their ideas shared with Bren come to life. Watch the unveiling here!
Once again a great thank you to Bren for his inspirational art, the Norfolk PTO for funding this exciting experience and to Laura Mellick for bringing it all to the FK!
Parent/Caregiver Wellness Education event
How to Raise Strong, Resilient Kids in an Uncertain World
with Educational Psychologist, Michele Borba, Ed. D.
Internationally renowned educator, author, and parenting child expert (Bio)
Please join us to watch this virtual presentation together. For those attending in-person, child care will be available and an opportunity for discussion following.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 6:45 pm
King Philip Middle School
Please register in advance to take advantage of child care, or if you wish to watch from home. Form
Norfolk PTO News
SPONSORSHIP: 2022/2023 Sponsorship is open. Thank you gifts this year include PTO event tickets, a Norfolk water bottle, and Scholastic Book Fair dollars. Please consider making a donation here: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/norfolkmapto/sponsorship2022-2023
OPEN HOUSE BAKE SALES: Please stop by the bake sale tables at the FK and HOD open houses this week! All items are only $1, cash and Venmo accepted.
OCTOBER PTO MEETING AND SOCIAL: Our next PTO meeting is taking place Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00pm at Cillas. This will be a more informal meeting to connect and brainstorm ideas for the 2022-2023 school year. All are welcome to come and enjoy some food and drinks and share ideas for the year ahead!
Norfolk PTO - Providence Bruins Group Outing
Sunday, October 23rd 3:05pm vs WBS • Amica Mutual Pavilion
Click on flyer for more info!
Kids can wear their costumes!
PURCHASE ONLINE NOW AT:
SEPAC 8th Annual Trunk or Treat!
When: Friday, October 21, 2022
Where: H. Olive Day School Rear Parking Lot * 232 Main St. Norfolk
SEPAC Families: 5:30-6:00pm
Pre-K - Grade 3 Families: 6:00-7:00pm
PURCHASE TICKETS AT: SEPACTRUNKORTREAT.EVENTBRITE.COM
Click on picture for more information
Do You Qualify for Free Internet?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal benefit to help households pay for high-speed internet and devices.
You qualify if someone in your household participates in at least one of these programs:
• Free and reduced-price school lunch
• WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) • Medicaid, SSI (Supplemental Security Income), Federal Public Housing Assistance
• Lifeline and more
Learn more at: getmyinternet.org or call (877) 384-2575
MA Extends Free School Lunches for 2022-2023!
Massachusetts has extended free school meals for all students through the 2022-2023 school year! Even though meals will be free for all, it is very important for families to still complete the household application for next school year, which allows our district to establish eligibility for P-EBT benefits and other school programs.
5th grade AIMM
As part of their AIMM classes, some fifth grade students are designing and building with VexGo Robotics kits.
The creativity and engagement was off the charts!