We want to let you know some important program news: The Box Tops Marketplace™ program will be closing on July 31, 2014. Although the Marketplace program is closing, we are excited to focus on new opportunities for schools to earn cash through Box Tops. Any purchases made through the Marketplace before July 31, 2014 will still earn eBoxTops™, so don’t stop shopping yet – there’s still time to earn! Any confirmed eBoxTops earned between now and July 31 will be included in your school’s December check. Thanks again for all your support over the years. Keep on clipping!
The Box Tops for Education Team
Lori Bourgeois, one of our wonderful kitchen people, brought the idea of the Buddy Bench to the ABC Kind-ness Club. The students embraced the idea and with the help of Mr. Donohue began building the bench. The Buddy Bench is a place where a child can go an sit, classmates will know to come over to check on them and invite them to play. The bench will be placed on the lower play ground. Check it out!
During the Integrated Support time, Mrs. Elliott’s 3rd grade class works with Mr. Donohue the Physical Education Teacher. During this time, students are working on a project called “Running the Appalachian Mountain Trail.” The goal of this project is for students to run the length of the Appalachian Trail by doing laps in the gym over several class visits. (more…)
Footwork Fridays has resumed, we had 58 students join us at the Family Dollar for a brisk walk to school! We are always looking parents to join in the fun! Students can begin being dropped off at 7:10.
Footwork Fridays resumes Friday May 2nd. Join us at the Family Dollar for a brisk walk to school! We are always looking parents to join in the fun! Students can begin being dropped off at 7:10.
OPERATION MILITARY KIDS
The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Military Youth and Family Program invites everyone to show their support for over 4,100 New Hampshire military-connected youth by wearing purple on April 15th. PURPLE-UP! For Military Kids is a very visible way to honor and celebrate their strength and sacrifices made throughout all phases of the deploy-ment cycle. Purple is the combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force blue. We hope everyone will take this opportuni-ty to celebrate these young heroes! Be creative…..the goal is for military youth to actually see the support of their community! We welcome you to take pictures of your group wearing purple. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them with military families on their website (nhmilitarykids.org) and Facebook (facebook.com/nhmilitarykids) pages!
It’s that time of year again for the NH Fishercats Reading Challenge. Forms will be coming home next week, if they haven’t already. Your student just needs to read 5 books of their choice to earn 2 free tickets to a Fishercats Game. Completed forms can be turned in to the library. Even if you do not want the tickets, please complete the form to help our school have a chance at winning up to $3,000. If you have any questions, please see Miss Carver.
We are launching an Online Library Book Fair to raise $2000 to purchase new books for the school library. 100% of every dollar raised will be used to purchase new books for the library! Please help us reach our goal and donate at Sponsor-A-Book Fundraiser for Pittsfield Elementary School!
Last fall District Math Coach Danielle Harvey organized a Facebook campaign from Target in which many community members helped us with! PES received $200 in gift cards from Target’s “Give with Target” campaign. The goal of the program was to provide resources to promote student success. Each team was given a $25 gift card to purchase supplies that their team could use in the classroom. Below is what each team bought.
- Kindergarten Team: two wireless mice for SMART Board computers and five three-packs of yellow highlighters
- First Grade: Gel pens for publishing
- Second Grade: Sheet protectors for student portfolios
- Third Grade: Supplies for recognizing student success
- Fourth Grade: Materials for the social studies project, “Scrap Map of the Counties of New Hampshire”
- Fifth Grade: dice to play math games with and scrapbook paper to use in poetry presentation.
- Sixth Grade: Dry-erase markers
- Unified Arts Team: Sheet protectors and scented markers
Thank to all of you on Facebook who helped in the campaign. We very much appreciate your support of our teachers!
Last week and this week, two hygienists from the Concord Dental Sealant Coalition spent five days at PES. The Concord Dental Sealant Coalition is a non-profit organization, providing preventive dental services and oral health education in ten schools in the greater Concord area.
The school-based program is celebrating its sixth year. The program targets children in grades 1, 2, and 3, because this is the age when the permanent molars appear in the mouth, and dental sealants can be applied to prevent cavities.
At PES, Pittsfield dentist, Dr. Cedric Dustin, volunteered his time to do the dental assessments for children with written consent. The program provided dental assessments for 45 children, and 41 children received in-school preventive treatment.
All children in grades 1, 2 and 3 received a classroom presentation on oral health. The program’s dental hygienist discussed the importance of brushing morning and at bedtime, flossing daily, visiting a dentist for regular check-ups, and eating and drinking healthy snacks like water, milk, cheese, yogurt and fresh fruits and vegetables for preventing tooth decay and maintaining a healthy smile!
This collaborative effort of the Concord Dental Sealant Coalition, PES staff, and Pittsfield families improves the oral health of our children.
We wish to thank PES nurse, Melissa Miller for her work in organizing the visit, and we thank Dr. Dustin for volunteering his expert services.