News From Principal Gregory Lamothe
Letter from Principal Lamothe
Hello PRS Wizards,
Such a busy week here at PRS. So many activities were brought to PRS for S.T.E.A.M week and the cultural enrichment committee. Our students we able to see so many different programs from "Reptile Shows of NewEngland," learning about volcanoes, "Whale and Dolphin Conservatory, "Holly Hill Farm" lessons, "Discovery Museum" , Visit with a Vet, and "Nature on Wheels," to just name a few of the events that our students participated in this week. The students were engaged and by the looks on their faces absolutely thrilled about the activities they were able to participate in.
All School Meeting (ASM)
Our students participated in democracy this past week at all school meeting. We discussed voting and how everyone has a right to vote here in the United states and how everyone's votes count. A very Special thank you to Alyson Anderson, School Committee Member and PTO Liaison, who acted as the overseer of our election to make sure there was no fraud or discrepancies she even checked the sealing of the boxes to make sure they weren't tampered with. The students were then showed the sealed boxes. We tried to have fun with this as well as making it a learning process.
They learned that even though they are not 18 they get to be part of the process even at their age with important things to do with-in our school. The students were able to choose what wardrobe change our Wizard will be receiving. This was done in partnership with the PTO and a meeting held with some parents to make sure this roll out was smooth and all voices felt heard. The voting boxes have been locked and secured and the votes will be counted on Monday. Stay tuned for the results!!
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, due to Federal Assistance, lunch will be served free of charge. This year, 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. Bottles of water are not free and cost $1.00.
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
October 28th - Boo Bash
November 8th - Picture Retake Day
School Resource Officer - Officer McGillicuddy /Officer Carr
Nurse - Deb Whiting
K - Amy Maescher, Kim O'Brien, Julianne Riley
1st - Nancy Bucey, Katie Burritt, 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, Shannon Wragg
Art - Alice Caldwell
Computer Science - Rebekah Stahl-Bryant
Library - Mary Dunphy
Music - Dorothy Turner
Phys.Ed.- Mikayla Pagnini
Spanish - Kendelle Ingram
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 - Wendy Kirk and Nicole O'Brien
Math Specialist - Jessica Kitchen
Math Interventionists- Christine Lotano, Letitia Reil