PHT Paws-itively News

May 9th, 2022

Principal's Thoughts

Dear Page Hilltop Families:


HUGE THANKS to all of our Book Fair volunteers. The book fair would not have been able to be held without you.


MORE HUGE THANKS to all of our families who contributed to our Teacher Appreciation Week in any way at all! You put smiles on the faces of our entire staff!


Last week's SMORES edition had 1182 views - Awesome!!


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all involved!


Thanks, as always, for sharing your children with us!


Fred Deppe, Principal

Matt Lutinski, Assistant Principal

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UPCOMING MAY DATES TO REMEMBER

  • May 9th -- T3 Progress Reports Issued
  • May 10th -- 4th Grade Math MCAS Session 1
  • May 11th -- Early Release Dismissal @ 1:45
  • May 12th -- 4th Grade Math MCAS Session 2
  • May 16th & May 17th -- 4th Grade Nature's Classroom
  • May 16th -- 5th Grade Math MCAS Session 1
  • May 17th -- 3rd Grade Math MCAS Session 1
  • May 18th -- 5th Grade Math MCAS Session 2
  • May 19th -- 3rd Grade Math MCAS Session 2
  • May 23rd -- 5th Grade MCAS STE Session 1
  • May 25th -- 5th Grade MCAS STE Session 2
  • May 27th - Spirit Day: Wear "Red / White / Blue"
  • May 27th -- Memorial Day Ceremony @ 9:15am
  • May 30th - No School (Holiday)

MAY LUNCH MENU

CLICK HERE to see the May lunch menu.

MAY SPIRIT DAYS

Friday, May 27th -- Red, White, & Blue Day to celebrate Memorial Day

JANIS BRESNAHAN RUN

The JBR will be returning next Sunday, May 15th. We hope you will all consider participating in the wonderful community event as either a volunteer, walker, jogger, road racer or cheerleader! There is something for everyone, along with music and food!


To register, CLICK HERE


Reminder: Mr. Deppe is looking for students and adults to walk the 2-mile event with him. Mr. Lutinski is running the 5K race if you want to join him.

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM - Looking for military personnel

We are still looking for confirmation from any and all military veterans who would like to join us for our annual Memorial Day program. This program will be held on Friday, May 27th @ 9:15 am. If you have not already done so, please complete this GOOGLE FORM to confirm your participation. You may also send an email to Mr. Deppe (fdeppe@asrsd.org) or call Gail J. at 978-772-8600 x1401. When confirming your attendance for our special program, please let us know if you would like to stay for our military brunch immediately following the program.

Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony

Tuesday, June 14th, 9:15am

141 Washington Street

Ayer, MA

Please save the date and watch for additional information.

FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL

Thursday, June 16th, 6pm

115 Washington Street

Ayer, MA

Family Picnic Dinner & Fun Festival. Watch for a special info flyer with all the details.

FIELD DAY

Monday, June 6th, 9am-3:30pm

115 Washington Street

Ayer, MA

We would be holding our field day activities on Monday, June 6th, and are in need of volunteers to make the day a success! Would you be able to help us out for part or all of the day? No experience necessary! You will be guaranteed to have a good time and will be treated to a B-B-Q lunch. Save the date and watch for the sign-up form coming home this week. Your children will love to see you!

SPRING CHORUS CONCERT

Wednesday, June 8th, 6pm

115 Washington Street

Ayer, MA

Our spring chorus concert will be held on Wednesday, June 8th. We will be holding an outdoor concert again but can guarantee you that the weather will be a little warmer than the winter concert.

DARE CELEBRATION

Congratulation to all of our fifth grade students on their recent completion of the DARE program.

COINS for COMPASSION

THANKS to EVERYONE who contributed to our "Coins for Compassion" drive - no matter what amount. We were able to raise a total of $495.72, all of which will go towards supporting the children of Ukraine.

HEALTH FAIR

Come join us on Saturday, May 21st, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm for fun, food, music, and all things wellness.

ODDS BODKINS

On Friday, May 6th all K-5 students had the opportunity to hear master storyteller, Odds Bodkins. The stories told were about different cultures and the music helped to bring the stories to life.

Parents & children can view many of Odds' wonderful stories, as a family, simply by going on Youtube and looking up "Odds Bodkin"

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Dr. Lance: In this lesson fifth graders learn why the Moon seems to change shape (phases) over the course of a month. In the activity, Model the Moon's Phases, students use a styrofoam ball as a model of the Moon and a flashlight as a model of the Sun to gain a better understanding of how the interactions between the Sun and Moon are responsible for the Moon’s phases.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Daul: Ms.Daul's class learning about how our new caterpillars will turn into butterflies!

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Robbins (Health): Students were placed in groups and assigned a Body System (Skeletal, Cardio/Respiratory, Nervous, Digestive, and Muscular) to research. Groups created a game with at least 20 questions about the system they researched. These photos show the finished product where students shared and played the Body System games with their classmates.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mr. Whittemore's fifth graders have been creating a display honoring Ukraine as part of their social studies activities.

CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Colello: Grade 2 students worked with Mrs. Perwak in the courtyard to plant their own beans as part of a science unit. They also helped Mrs. Perwak to plant some flowers in one of the flower beds to help beautify our courtyard.
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CLASSROOM SHOWCASE

Mrs. Scott: Mrs. Scott's kindergarten students have been using butterflies and caterpillars to help them learn.
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NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY

Wednesday, May 11th has been designated as National School Nurses Day. We would like to recognize and congratulate our school nurses, Tiffany Naughton & Ashleigh Barter, as well as ASRSD Head Nurse Rene Paine.


Feel free to send them a card, note, or email to let them know how much you appreciate them.

SPRING MCAS DATES




ELA MCAS: DONE!!!!!!


MATH MCAS:


  • Grade 4: May 10 & 12
  • Grade 5: May 16 & 18
  • Grade 3: May 17 & 19



STE MCAS (5th-Grade Only)


  • Grade 5: May 23 & 25

INCOMING PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

Preschool and Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Check out our website -- CLICK HERE


Preschool Registration Slide Deck -- CLICK HERE

Preschool Registration Packet -- CLICK HERE


Kindergarten Registration Slide Deck -- CLICK HERE

Kindergarten Registration Packet -- CLICK HERE

PTO UPDATES

Watch for the PTO newsletter coming home this week for exciting news about some upcoming PTO activities / events: Spirit Wear Sale, Cards for a Cause, Wendy's Night, Movie Night


PTO Website -- LINK

PTO Facebook Page -- Link



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