Bresnahan Weekly Wednesday
December 13, 2023
12/15: PTO Holiday Sing-A-Long (5:30, Downtown - more details below)
12/22: Early Release (please plan accordingly)
Arrival/Drop Off Reminders
Thank you for taking the time to read through this important information. We request that you do not drop your student off early as we do not have the staff available to supervise early students. Students may arrive at the building beginning 15 minutes prior to the start of their school session:
8:05-8:20 for Kindergarten and Grades 1-3
8:15-8:25 for Preschool and PreKindergarten
Students arriving in the rider line will enter through Door 4.
Students who walk will enter through Door 1 or Door 4.
Students arriving by bus will be escorted off the bus and enter through Door 1.
Additionally, when driving on school property, especially at arrival and drop off times, please keep speed to a minimum. Please also refrain from texting and driving as it puts our students at risk. Driving, speeding or parking infractions may be reported to the police.
Students arriving late to school must report to the main office with a parent to sign in. A child is considered late at the Bresnahan for grades K-3 if arriving after 8:20 am and preschool after 8:30 am.
Clipper Course Preview Registration Link will be sent Monday 12/18!
Lost and Found Items
Lost and Found items will be donated next week. Please check-in with your student(s) to see if they are missing any items. Parents are welcome to come check the lost and found table by entering through the Main Office at Door 1 (between the hours of 8:30-2:30).
The "Skills for Life" Series “Ooch” is coming to the Bres!
Brett Outchcunis [ooch-KEW-nis] is a professional personality and life coach for kids. "Ooch," as kids affectionately call him, specializes in quickly and deeply connecting with children on a level rarely accessed by other performers. His assembly programs cater to elementary and middle school students and focus on making positive life choices for a healthy state of mind and spirit.
His "Skills for Life" programs are designed to give students tools and techniques for navigating everyday life that are easy to use and remember... for a lifetime. Each show focuses on a specific life-skill that will be useful immediately, regardless of age.
Through the use of comedy, story-telling, creative moment, music and yo-yo antics (he’s been a professional YO YO guy for years), Ooch is able to connect quickly and deeply with his audiences. He uses this light-hearted combination of skills to deliver messages and techniques that give his audiences, "Skills FOR LIFE" and memories for a lifetime!
Ooch will be joining Bresnahan students in school on January 9th and presenting his Kinds of Kindness show.
Families are invited to the Family Night Series: Wednesdays Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 from 6-7pm at the Nock Auditorium. This series is free thanks to Newburyport Rec and Youth Services (formerly NYS) Kids and families who attend most of the sessions are invited to a pizza party and YoYo lesson with Ooch before the last night at 5pm.
How to Make a Mistake
Secrets to Being Social
Find your Super Power
The Perfectly Imperfect Show
Newburyport Rec and Youth Services believes that all families can benefit from a fun, active evening together. Ooch’s style will have the kids moving and parents laughing. And it gives you so much to talk about at home. All of our children struggle in one area or another. Maybe your child struggles socially or is a perfectionist? Ooch's "Skills for Life" programming fills in these gaps with energetic examples and real life tools.
Bresnahan Cookie Swap
December 14th Volunteer Sign up
This is a favorite tradition! Families drop off baked goods and teachers and staff get to fill a box of cookies to bring home to their families. Homemade and store-bought goods are welcome!
Bresnahan Downtown Sing-along
Friday December 15th 5:30-5:50ish
Join us by the tree downtown for some Holiday songs with Mr. RM as a family! Check out this video from Mr. RM!
Our Holiday Raffle Calendar Sale runs from Nov 29-Dec 31st.
This calendar makes a great stocking stuffer and a perfect gift for a teacher, mail person, or any local friend! Tickets cost $10 each and each calendar is filled with prizes from local businesses. All proceeds go directly to the PTO. Each day from January 2nd to January 31st, 2024, we will draw one lucky winner for that day's prize. Winners will be contacted by email and announced on the PTO's Facebook page.
Coins for A Cause
Gather up your loose change! Bring your change to any branch during the month of December and the Institute for Savings will donate the coin machine fee (5% of the value of the coins) to the Newburyport PTO.
Spirit Wear Pickup
Mark your calendars: Spirit Wear pick-up is Dec 20th, 2-7pm, Nock Auditorium.
Our volunteers give their time to sort, pack & distribute orders. They do not have time this holiday season to arrange for extra pick-ups. Please plan ahead. Thank you!
You can volunteer to pack and staff the Spirit Wear Pickup event: Sign up sheet . We need help separating our spirit wear inventory into individual orders. There are time slots during the school day and after school.
No December PTO Meeting
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.