News from Principal Lamothe
Hello PRS Wizards,
December is a month for reflection and spending time with family and friends. Hopefully you are able to take this time during the break to connect or reconnect with those that are most important to you. Sometimes we are all so busy with our own lives we forget about all those around us we love, care and cherish. Have a great week break and whatever you have planned, have a safe week off.
Blade from the Bruins visits the 5th grade team!
Grade 5 had a Winter Classic morning on Wednesday, December 21st from 9-10:30 in the cafeteria. The Bruins will be playing in the NHL Winter Classic this year on January 2nd. The Winter Classic is an annual outdoor NHL game played on, or around, New Year's Day. The game is held outdoors, at an outdoor location, to commemorate hockey's origins as a game played on a frozen pond. This will be the fourth time the Bruins have played in a Winter Classic. They will be playing at Fenway Park.
On Wednesday, December 21st they learned about the Winter Classic and the engineering involved in pulling off the event. Students will then cycle through four activity stations (all in the cafe). Two stations focused on math, one station will focused on science, and one station was an art activity.
PRS students have been working hard, creating and pushing their thinking in specialists over the last couple of months click the "Specials Newsletter" bar above to read what has been happening. They've enjoyed exploring a variety of projects and skills at every grade level. Be on the lookout for the next newsletter in February and have a wonderful break!
Dear Families: Please be advised that we are seeing an uptick in cases of Flu, strep throat, stomach viruses and other communicable illnesses. One of the most important things to do, along with frequent handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes, is to please keep your child home when they are sick. Please be aware that students must be fever-free (without fever reducing medications) and/or no vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours before returning to school. A fever is defined as a temperature of 100.4F or higher.
When reporting an absence due to illness, please inform us about the nature of the illness or if your child has been diagnosed with a communicable illness such as the flu, strep or COVID 19.
Thank you for your help and cooperation in keeping our students and our school healthy!
Kristin Godfrey, RN
Plymouth River School Nurse
In collaboration with the Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, DESE is providing the attached letter which was developed for parents and guardians. This letter was finalized yesterday and we wanted to share it with you as soon as possible.
Presentation for Parents on Anxiety
How to handle anxiety, depression & your kids – Parents & Caregivers
Parents & Caregivers please join us for a discussion with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Nadja Reilly who will cover general topics about anxiety/depression/self harm - What to look for, coping mechanisms. Discuss grief and suicide - how to talk to children about this and answer questions from the audience. Heather Rodriguez, Director of HPS School Counseling, will cover Care Solace & discuss services offered in Hingham Public Schools. This presentation is being Sponsored by SEPAC & HPS PTO’s
Tue, Jan 17, 2023, 07:00 PM
Hingham High School, Union Street, Hingham, MA, USA
Please check your child(ren)'s Schoolcafe.com account to add to or pay off the balance.
Food Services will be phasing out the sale of single use water bottles. Once the current inventory is gone we will no longer sell 8oz waters. There is a filtered water hydration station available right in the cafeteria for any student that would need water.
Social Emotional Wellness
Kindergarten Forum - SAVE THE DATE
This is an informational session for new students entering kindergarten.
Wed, Jan 11, 2023, 06:30 PM
220 Central Street, Hingham, MA, USA
January 3rd - Students return back to school
January 4th - Early Release
By clicking on above "PRS PTO News" will bring you to the PTO website.
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
Administrative Assistants- Suzanne Price, Alisa Zimmerman
School Resource Officer - Officer McGillicuddy /Officer Carr
Nurse - Kristin Godfrey
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