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  • Ronilee Mooney

    On behalf of the Administration we would like to welcome Ronilee Mooney, our new Assistant Principal at Claiborne Pell Elementary School.  Ronilee comes from Providence School District where she has worked for eleven years as an English Language Learner, ELL Instructional Specialist K-12.  Ronilee's husband is a Sergeant for the Portsmouth Police Department.  We are excited to have Mrs. Mooney in our district and look forward to her expertise on working with our ELL students at Pell School. 

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  • December News from the PTO 

    • Happy Holidays to All!  December will be a busy month for the PTO.  We have the book fair starting next week, a 5 Guys Night on December 8th and the PTO will be doing gift wrapping at Barnes & Noble on the 18th.  With so much going on, we will not be hosting a December meeting.  We hope you will consider joining us at our January meeting.
    • The PTO has just completed the Whooo's Reading Read-a-Thon.  Winners will be announced on Monday December 5th.  Prizes are being awarded to the top 3 classes for reading minutes and fundraising in both the lower and upper schools.   Drawing for the 2  Kindles will also take place on Monday, parents will be notified of the win and pick up arrangements will be made.   While we cannot just yet announce the winners we can let everyone know the students did an incredible job and read 457,719 minutes and raised $15,405.00, the net payment to the PTO is $11,577.00  The Read-a-Thon was the single largest fundraiser  we have ever held.  Plus we are now almost 1/2 way to our year goal of $25,000.00!!!!
    • All funds raised by the PTO are used at Pell for the students and teachers.  The more we raise the more programs and enrichment experiences we can offer.    At the November meeting the PTO approved new equipment for the PE teachers, a request from the Art teachers for holiday trees for the students to decorate to represent all holidays.  Busing requests for the Music department were also approved.  Because YOU help raise the funds the PTO is able to grant these requests, which benefit the students.  THANK YOU so very much!!!!
    • December Events:
      • Book Fair Week Dec 5-9th, in the Pell Library.  The book fair will be open daily before and after school, Monday-Thursday and be open Friday morning before school.  Families will have the opportunity to shop during Parent/Teacher Conferences.   This year we are also hosting a Snack and Shop Night.  A great time for parents, grandparents, guardians to pick up some holiday gifts, meet other parents and just take a little break before the holiday craziness sets in. The Snack and Shop Night is Wednesday December 7th 6-7:30.  We hope to see you there!
      • To help ease the burden of Pell families being asked to donate, the PTO has embraced more passive fundraisers, these fundraisers are a great way for the PTO to raise money without parents having to be the primary donor.  Chipotle kicked it off and we have 2 planned in December.  First up is:
      • 5 Guys Night!  You need to eat dinner so why not make the PTO a little money.  On Thursday December 8th, 5 Guys will donate 10% of all receipts during the hours of  5-8 pm.  Our Chipotle night raised almost 700.00, let's see how well we can do at 5 Guys!  No flyer required, just show up and grab dinner!
      • Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble.   On Saturday the PTO will be wrapping for tips.  If you or someone you know really does not like wrapping gifts, stop by Barnes & Noble and we will be happy to wrap them for you.  Gifts can be purchased anywhere!  There is no fee, simply make a donation.
      • We still have volunteer opportunities available at all of our events, we would love to have you help out!


    Don't forget to join our Facebook Group: Pell PTO and as always please feel free to contact us with any question or concern you may have


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  • Hello Pell Families

    Due to the holiday schedule during November we will be sending home 1st Quarter Report Cards on December 2, 2016.

    Look forward to seeing you at Parent Teacher Conferences on December 6, 2016 1pm-6pm.

    More information will be coming shortly on this very important event.

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