Hobomock Elementary School

Weekly Update- March 6, 2020

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Students had a blast celebrating Read Across America Week!

Important Dates


  • March 6 – Patriot Program Check-In for grades 2-3
  • March 6 – 6th Grade Survivor Night Forms Due! Flyer: http://bit.ly/2Ho7OYp
  • March 9 - 5th & 6th grade Band Rehearsal during school; please remember your instruments
  • March 10 - Chorus Rehearsal (HES Library) 7:15 am
  • March 10 - All Band night (PHS) 6:30 pm – Students should report to PHS by 5:45 to rehearse with PCMS and PHS bands. Families must have a ticket to attend this concert; two tickets per musician will be given out before the concert.
  • March 11 – All Choral Night (PHS) 6:30 pm – Students should arrive at 5:35 to rehearse with PHS &PCMS choral groups
  • March 13 – Patriot Program Check-In for grades 4-6
  • March 16 – Deadline to purchase tickets to the 6/30 Red Sox Game. To get tickets follow this link: https://groupmatics.events/event/Hobomock20
  • March 17 – All Strings Night (PHS) 6:30 pm
  • March 24 - Chorus Rehearsal (HES Library) 7:15 am
  • March 27 – Patriot Program Check-In for grades 2-3 (last one)
  • April 3 – Patriot Program Check-In for grades 4-6 (last one – all grades may bring any remaining projects)
  • March 18 – Early Release Day – Dismissal will be at 12:45 pm; lunch will be served

  • March 18-19 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – your teacher(s) will contact you with your time/date
  • March 20 – Patriot Program Check-In for grades k-1 (last one)


March is “Music In Our Schools Month”!

March is “Music In Our Schools Month”! The Pembroke Music Department will be presenting their annual All-Town concerts to help celebrate “Music In Our Schools Month”.

  • All-Band Night, Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 PM in the PHS Gym. * Ticketed Event*
  • All-Choral Night, Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30 PM in the PHS Gym.
  • All-String Night, Wednesday, March 17th at 6:30 in the PHS Auditorium

The concerts feature students in grades 3-12 who sing in school chorus or play an instrument in the band or orchestra to perform on the same concert program together. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students and their caregivers to see and hear the breadth of the music program.

*SPECIAL NOTE: Due to audience size capacity in the PHS gym and the number of band students in the district, the All-Band Night concert is a ticketed event. Each band student in grades 5-12 will be given 2 free tickets to the concert for their caregivers. Only audience members presenting these free tickets will be allowed in to view the concert. Band students will be receiving their tickets from their band teacher in class next week to bring home. We apologize in advance that seating is limited for the All-Band Concert.

Tickets are not necessary for the All-Choral Concert or the All-String concert.

Hobomock Spring Concerts

Hobomock chorus members will be singing at All Choral Night on Wednesday, March 11th at Pembroke High School. Chorus students should arrive at 5:35 PM. All the school choirs sing the Alma Mater as the beginning piece of music. Bryantville, Hobomock, and North will sing a combined song, and then all chorus members in grades 3-12 sing the finale. Hobomock students benefit by observing the progression from elementary to high school chorus.

The Spring Concert is on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM in the Pembroke High School auditorium. Students must arrive at 6:00 PN in the chorus room at the high school. The orchestra, band, and chorus will perform at this concert.

Concert Dress-

All chorus students must wear black bottoms and white tops for each concert. Black and white dresses are acceptable for girls. No jeans, please! Please keep in mind that if your child is interested in orchestra or band in the future, the same concert dress is required.

Remaining Reherseals: (7:15 AM in the LIR on Tuesday mornings.)


Concert 3/11 (nor morning rehearsal)









Concert 5/26 (no morning rehearsal)

Please contact Dr. Penella with questions.

Hobomock goes to Fenway on 6/30 - Only 100 tickets remain!

To purchase tickets, please visit the link below.

March 6 – 6th Grade Survivor Night Forms Due!

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Introducing FirstView

In continued partnership with our transportation provider, First Student, Pembroke Public School District is launching FirstView®, a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop.

Students riding the bus (PCMS, Bryantville, Hobomock and North Pembroke) were sent home with instructional letters and an important code unique for each school to sign up for a new parent app called FirstView®.

This app will allow you to see your students' bus route and get an estimated arrival at their assigned stop. Please read the instructions carefully. Each school has its own unique code that should remain confidential and this code has been provided to families with the letters sent home. The instructions will also be on our website under the Transportation section, but the Codes will not be posted.

Parents of students in PHS have received a separate email with the needed documentation.

We are excited to be able to bring you this tool and hope it is helpful to you.

Please remember your student should be waiting at their assigned bus stop prior to the bus arrival.

Edible Learning Garden

Thank you very much to Laura Braga & Danielle Colosimo for working to secure a grant from Whole Foods ‘Whole Kids Foundation’ to create an edible learning garden at Hobomock!
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CORI Reminder

Field trip season is right around the corner. If you would like to chaperone, please make sure your CORI is up-to-date. Need to apply/renew? Bring a current photo ID to the Main Office.


Welcome to MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.

You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or through our mobile app for your smartphone.
  • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
  • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards.

Enrollment is easy!

  1. Go to MySchoolBucks.com or download the mobile app and register for a free account.
  2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
  3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose before you are charged.

Additionally, for every $25.00 deposited into a student's account, we provide one free meal to offset the $2.49 convenience fee for this service.

Payments by check or cash are also accepted by any cafeteria cashier for those families who do not wish to enroll in the My School Bucks program.

If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:

PHS Senior (and Hob alum), Colin Graham did his National Honor Society project by having 4th graders make cards for active military members serving overseas. Flag of United States

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Dr. Penella's Friend of the Week is Landon! Landon moves my piano to and from the LIR for chorus rehearsals (without being asked). She also witnessed him show empathy and thoughtfulness towards students and staff when a classmate moved away. Thank you for being so kind and helpful!

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First Graders acting out nursery rhymes.

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Second Graders Learning "Miss Mary Mack" as part of a nursery rhyme lesson.

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Join the Mindful Morning Club!

The Mindful Morning Club meets at 7:40 AM in the Hobomock Music Room. They do yoga, a creative art activity, and assist in ways to brighten the school and be kind to others. It is a very positive way to start the day!

Yoga helps students build confidence and self-esteem, improve the ability to focus, promote balance and ease of well-being. It can also improve the ability to cope with stress and challenging emotions, develop creativity and imagination and expand awareness. But more than that, it is FUN! It's games and activities with the intention of exercising and learning poses and sequences.

The club starts at 7:40 am in the music room. Please drop students off at the main entrance of the school. The Hobomock PTO generously funded 25 yoga mats, so students need only wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

March Schedule:

March 9- Grades 4, 5, 6

March 16- Grade 3

March 23- Grade 2

March 25- Grade 1

March 26- Kindergarten

If you have questions please reach out to Dr. Penella.

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Partner Poses

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Camp Bournedale 2020- We need volunteers!

Camp Bournedale has been booked for the week of May 11 through May 15, 2020.

We need parent volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a chaperone, please complete the form below and submit a CORI form.

If you did not attend the Parent Information Night, please contact the front office for a packet.

The initial deposit for Camp Bournedale is due by March 2, 2020.

The cost of the trip is $370.


April 6th – Grades 3&6 ELA 1

April 8th - Grades 3&6 ELA 2

April 7th – Grade 5 ELA 1

April 9th - Grade 5 ELA 2

April 14th – Grade 4 ELA 1

April 16th - Grade 4 ELA 2

April 28th - Grade 5 Math 1

April 30th – Grade 5 Math 2

May 4th – Grades 4&6 Math 1

May 7th - Grades 4&6 Math 2

May 12th – Grade 3 Math 1

May 14th - Grade 3 Math 2

May 18th - Grade 5 Sci/Tech 1

May 20th - Grade 5 Sci/Tech 2

Red Sox

There seems to be some confusion with the flyers that went home this week for Pembroke Night at Fenway.

The Pembroke Elementary Band students will be performing at Fenway on May 21st. This event is open for any Pembroke families who would like to attend. If you would like to purchase tickets for this event please return the flyer or contact Dan Hawes.

The PTO Night at Fenway is another event. Each school has a different night for their PTO night at Fenway. The Hobomock Night at Fenway is set for June 30th. If you would like information for this event, please contact the PTO.

Patriot Pen Program

The Patriot Program will be starting up again on 1/10/2020. Volunteers are needed, Fridays 8:10-8:30 am, please email helenpmurphy@outlook.com with dates that you can volunteer through 4/3/2020.

All volunteers must have an active CORI on file with Pembroke Public Schools.

Absence Line- Email System

Please note that the email absence notification system is back up and running. If your child will be out of school, please call the absence line that has been in place or simply email the absence to HobomockAbsence@Pembrokek12.org

Please be sure to include your child's name, grade, and reason for absence including any symptoms they are displaying. Thank you!

From the Nurse

Students must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours prior to returning to school. If your child will be out of school, please call the absence line that has been in place or simply email the absence to HobomockAbsence@Pembrokek12.org Please be sure to include your child's name, grade, and reason for absence including any symptoms they are displaying.

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Health & Wellness Fair

Pembroke Public Schools’

Wellness Committee Presents a

Health & Wellness Market

May 2, 2020

10-2 pm

Rain or shine

Pembroke High School-Lower Parking Lot

80 Learning Lane

Currently seeking Health and Wellness Vendors

No fee required but a donation to PTAD (Pembroke Titans Against Drugs) welcome

Vendors should plan on bringing tents/tables

Suggested vendors include yoga, massage, nutrition, bee products, kombucha, pet products, essential oils, plants, flowers, handmade soaps, chiropractor, physical therapy, food trucks, local farms

Vendors, please contact Joanne Earner at joanne.earner@pembrokek12.org

to sign up for this event and for more details

Kindergarten 2020-2021 timeline

January - Collecting names

March - Letters mailed inviting parents to information night in April

April - Parent information night

May/June - Screenings

August - Teacher placement letters

Before School Drop Off

Please remember that before school drop off provided by Hobomock begins no earlier than 8:00 AM. Students will still enter through the side door of the building. Students have been arriving a bit early and our staff does not arrive until 8:00 AM to monitor the children in the cafeteria. Thank you for your cooperation.

Student Services Calendar of Events


March 23, 2020: Behavioral Management-Managing and Reducing Challenging Behaviors -presented by Kathleen Dorn, BCBA

May 11, 2020: How to Manage Social Conflict (including the use of the Social Thinking Curriculum)-presented by District School Psychologists

All events will take place at Hobomock Elementary School’s Library @ 6:30 pm

In Case You Missed It...Coping with Anxiety Seminar

Coping with Anxiety Seminar

Hobomock PTO Updates

We are heading into cold and flu season.

If your child will be absent please call 781.294.2003 or email HobomockAbsence@pembrokek12.org Please include your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence including any symptoms they are displaying. Add this to your contacts now so you have it if you need it!

Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hobomock

To read what happened at the latest school committee meeting click below!

Interface Referral Service

Free assistance available to all Pembroke residents to find a Mental Health Provider that will fit your needs. Call 1-888244-6843 M-F, 9-5 pm. This matching service is free and confidential.

Keep Helping All Year Long!


Get the app, snap a pic of any receipt and earn $ for Hobomock

Amazon Smile

0.05% of qualified purchases will be donated to Hobomock

Bay State Textiles

Fill the bin behind the school with bagged clothes, linens, and shoes that have lost their usefulness.

Box Tops for Education

DOWNLOAD the new app! No more clipping, just snap a pic of your grocery receipt and Hobomock gets paid.

Stop & Shop A+ - register your card today

Register your card today to earn for Hobomock!

We are always collecting metal lids from containers of frozen juice concentrate and candle stubs for the 3rd Grade Colonial Days Field Trip. You may leave any contributions in the bin in the Main Lobby.

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Community Notices

For additional information and more about other town events, check the Community Notices Virtual Backpack!

Here you will find information about upcoming town events such as youth sports, camps, town recreation, etc. We hope that this new “Community Notices” virtual backpack will help streamline communication between the community and school district.

We recommend checking the backpack weekly. If you would like to submit to the backpack you may do so through our broadcast email request form on our website.

We are thrilled to announce that Camp Invention will be returning to Pembroke in June 2020!

Calling all parents! If you are searching for a fun, weeklong program for your students entering grades 1-6, you're in luck! Pembroke is hosting Camp Invention: Elevate from Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Let your child's imagination run wild while exploring connections between, science, technology, engineering, and innovation. This fun-filled camp runs from 8 AM - 4 PM.

Cost to attend: $285

Early Bird Registration Discount: DSB25 ($25 off)- Discount Ends March 31, 2020

Extended Registration Discount: DSB15 ($15 off) - Discount valid April 1- May 12, 2020

Previous Camper Discount: ALUMNI35 ($35 off)- Discount ends February 11, 2020.

Pembroke Employee Discount: HOST ($30 off)

Camp Invention Elevate - Camp Invention Champions™
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