Bresnahan Weekly Wednesday
October 18, 2023
10/22: Bresnahan Fall Festival!
11/2: Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)
11/7: Early Release (Preschool dismisses at 11:15, K-3 dismisses at 11:40)
11/9: Family Math Night (6 pm, Nock Molin Library)
11/15: Parent Teacher Conferences (after-school)
Bresnahan Costume Parade, 10/31
Parents and guardians are invited to attend our outdoor Costume Parade on Tuesday 10/31st at 8:50 am! Please stand behind cones set up along the rider and walker areas.
When preparing for this exciting event, please be mindful of costume choices. Students need to be able to move/walk on their own (for example, some students struggle to walk on their own in inflatable costumes). We also ask that students refrain from wearing full face masks and costumes with weapons.
We will have a parade alternative in the library for students who do not wish to participate in the parade. Please email your classroom teacher directly if you would like to opt-out of the parade.
Parent Help - NEF Lighthouse Auction
The Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) Annual Lighthouse Auction is just around the corner on November 11th, and we still need volunteers for coordinating class baskets. With your help the annual auction raises over $100,000 to support our public schools. The classes below still need volunteers, so grab a friend and sign up to help! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20F0E44A9A92BA5F94-44317130-2023/13684019
Early Literacy Screening Results
We will be sending home the early literacy screening results next week! We recently completed assessing our students per Massachusetts regulation 603 CMR 28.03(1)(f), which requires all public schools in the state to assess students’ reading skills in grades K-3 at least twice a year. This screening is used to determine a student’s risk for reading difficulty and to guide us in providing reading support. It is not a diagnosis or determination of a disability.
Letters will be coming home in your child’s backpack so please be on the lookout. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about this.
Join us every Wednesday - Walk and Roll to School!
FTB on Instagram
We are thrilled to share that we have our own Instagram page! Please follow along as we share all the amazing things happening at the Bres! Our handle is @ftbresnahan!
Join us for the Bresnahan Fall Festival this Sunday, October 22nd, from 10am-12pm. There will be games, food, a singalong with Mr. RM and a Community Garden Stand by Ms. Harding. All Bresnahan families are welcome! If someone in your family is sensitive to crowds or sounds, please take advantage of our sensory-sensitive opening from 8:15-9:00.
TO MAKE THIS EVENT HAPPEN, WE ARE IN NEED OF MORE PARENT VOLUNTEERS. Most shifts are only 30 minutes. Please sign up here!
PTO Spirit Wear Pick-Up
If you ordered spirit wear during our latest Back to School Spirit Wear sale, your order will be available for pick up at the side entrance of the Nock/Molin School (the district office entrance) on Thursday, 10/19 5-7pm and Friday 10/20 2-7.30pm and at the Fall Fest at the Bresnahan on Sunday, 10/22 10am-12pm.
Spirit Wear Call for Volunteers!
Our Back To School Spirit Wear sale was a great success! We are looking for volunteers to help us pack up and distribute all of the orders. If you can dedicate a few hours on 10/19 10/20 and/or 10/22, please use this Sign Up Genius link to grab your spot. Thank you in advance for your help! We can't do it without you!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.