At the end of the school year last year, in all of the art classes at Coggeshall, Cranston-Calvert, Sullivan and Underwood, students created thumbnail sketches of what the new Pell School logo would look like.
Each student sketched anywhere from five to 20 designs. Fifteen finalists emerged, but the winner of the contest was Caitlin McCabe, whose logo now symbolizes the Pell Elementary School. Caitlin is currently a fourth grader at the school and was honored at an assembly, with her peers and parents, for her creativity and ability. Cassandra Paniagua and Michael Sinay Alvarez came in second and third place respectively.
Hour of Code is held from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14 as part of Computer Science Education Week. Yahoo Tech reported that numerous schools created their own Hour of Code events, while the interest in coding generated off last year’s launch brought about the birth of school coding clubs and sparked a movement to “get more kids writing code.”
Tucked behind the new Claiborne Pell Elementary School, nestled between basketball courts and the upper school playground, the Pell School Newport Community Garden continues to grow and thrive despite the fast approaching New England winter frosts.
The Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone will be offering licensed school-age childcare daily after school at the Pell School for students in Kindergarten through grade four.
Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce that the Claiborne Pell Elementary School, in Newport, Rhode Island is among the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.
The Newport Public Schools is pleased to announce that its 2015 Newport District Teacher of the Year is Ms. Barbara Kane O'Neill. Ms. O'Neill currently serves as a special educator of grades three and four at the Claiborne Pell Elementary School and has been with the district for twenty-six (26) years.
Pell Elementary School is about to launch a Walking School Bus program. A Walking School Bus (WSB) is a group of children who walk to school together under the supervision of a trained adult leader (eg. a parent or college student). The program promotes good health, a cleaner environment, and reduced traffic around school.
3:00 PM Pell Faculty Meeting