Monday, March 6, 2017




Important Reminders for the Week


 *  Monday, 3/6 is Town Meeting Day.  The Community Dinner will be held at Colchester High School at 5:30 p.m. and the annual meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  Visit the town web page for more information:  http://colchestervt.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=206

*  On Tuesday, 3/7, the polls are open for voting in Colchester from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.at the Colchester High School.  Please exercise your right to vote on Tuesday!

*  When students come back to school on Wednesday, 3/8, we will be celebrating kindness at PPS with "Chain of Kindness" activities.  Be ready to spot kind acts at home, too, starting on Monday, March 13th.  Students will bring home information on Friday, 3/10 about how your family can participate.

*  Placement for 2017-2018 will start this week with parent input forms going home on Wednesday, March 8th.  Your input helps inform the placement process when teachers create new classrooms for the coming school year.  Parent input forms are due back to school on Friday, March 24th.


Ready, Set, Run 

The first practice will be held Thursday, April 20th. Each practice will run from 3:00 - 4:00. We will have practice every Thursday from April 20th until June 1st. We will NOT have practice on April 27th as this is April Vacation. 
  • Students should wear clothes that they would feel comfortable wearing to PE. This means sneakers and either pants or shorts. Each student should also bring a water bottle and a sweatshirt.  We would like to be outside as often as possible but will still hold practice indoors if it rains. At the first practice, students will be assigned to specific classrooms and can be picked up at this room each week.
  • The program costs $35 and includes a lot! Participants receive a t-shirt, medal, finisher’s certificate and other cool handouts.  There are many scholarships available for this program. Please email tessa.warren@colchestersd.org for information regarding a scholarship.
  • If your student is interested in participating please sign up at this website: http://www.runvermont.org/youth/ready-set-run/

Monday, February 20, 2017

Don't Forget: Parent Teacher Conferences!

When: March 6th 12pm to 4pm 
March 7th 11am to 7pm  


If you haven't signed up yet, please visit our school website and click on the Parent Conference Sign Ups icon.  All scheduling is done online via Pick-A-Time.   

Monday, February 6, 2017

Pearson's Star Student


He earned a warm fuzzy: for being ready to learn
When: he completed all of his work in the classroom AND on time!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Pearson's Star Student 


She earned a warm fuzzy: for being ready to learn
When: she worked with a partner 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pearson's Star Student of the Week: 


She earned a warm fuzzy: for being respectful
When: used her flexible thinking to solve small problems. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Classroom News


I hope that everyone had a marvelous vacation!  This is the time of year where students begin to take off with their academic abilities.  I am so impressed with how well the entire group of children transitioned back to school.  We are beginning to behave and perform “like first graders,” as I always tell them!


Science

We will begin to learn about winter and what weather this season may bring.  We are going to be conducting multiple science experiments in the coming weeks with water.  Many of the children enjoy this hands-on experience.  We will work on making predictions and drawing pictures to match our words.  During this time, we will be looking at fiction and non-fiction books, as well as diving into literary non-fiction. 


Calendar

January 11th Book Orders Due
January 16th NO School for students        


Word of the Week

said

Next Week: snow, that


Reminders

Please make sure to send your child with boots, snow pants, hats and mittens each and every day!