Pell Elementary School

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Daily Announcements

  • Pell principal's notes

    Pell Principal’s Notes


    Important Upcoming Dates

    ***School Improvement & PTO Meetings tonight at pell***


    Monday, October 1st- Whoos Reading Fundraiser begins 

    Wednesday, October 16th- School Improvement Team 5:30pm

    Wednesday, October 16- PTO meeting 6:00pm

    Monday, October 21-Flu Vaccination Clinic 4:00-6:30

    Friday, October 25th- PUMPKIN FEST!

    November 4-8-School picture days. More info to follow (please not date change)

    Saturday, November 16th -PTO Craft Fair


    Attendance Matters: Is the goal of Pell School to have at least 95% of our students in school every day because studies show that students who have good attendance in their early years of school, have a much better success and graduation rate than those with inconsistent attendance. Today, we had 95.5% of students in attendance, 36 students were absent. 


    PTO Meeting: There will be PTO meeting on Wednesday, October 16th at 6 pm. Supervised children's activities will be available during the PTO meeting for children ages 3 and up until 7:15 pm.  Parents/caregivers must remain on site at Pell while children are participating. All parents are invited and encouraged to participate!


    American Cancer Society Fundraiser: Do you know someone who has been impacted by breast cancer? Nearly every one of us knows someone who has. A mother, aunt, grandmother or friend. What can kids do to help battle this disease? When we come together and raise money with our schools, sport teams, clubs and organizations, we will make a difference.

    Since 2017, the Real Kids Wear Pink movement has been helping kids get involved in the fight against breast cancer. Now our school is doing our part to promote pink by participating in a spirit week to support the American Cancer Society. From October 21 st -October 25 th

    Monday 21st-Sports day-wear your favorite sports attire

    Tuesday 22nd-Twin Day or Dress like a teacher Day

    Wednesday 23rd- Hat Day

    Thursday 24th-Pell Wear or School colors (red & white)

    Friday- Pink Day – the official Real Kids Wear Pink Day for 2019

    Please consider supporting our efforts in the fight against breast cancer by sending a donation to school with your child during this week.


    Flu Vaccination Clinic: There will be a Flu Vaccination Clinic held at pell School on Monday, October 21st from 4 to 6:30 pm on Monday, October 21st and the clinic is open to anyone age 3 years and up. You can register online at and your form will be sent directly to the clinic, or, simply fill out a form when you arrive at the clinic. We encourage students, parents and grandparents to get vaccinated against the flu. Although insurance information will be collected, there is no out of pocket expense for ANYONE regardless of whether or not they have health insurance.  


    Picture Days!: Pictures days have been rescheduled for November 4-8th. The schedule will be as follows. November 4th Monday will be group shots by class, November 5th Tuesday will be Kindergarten, November 6th Wednesday will be Grade 1, November 7th Thursday will be Grade 2, November 8th Friday will be Grade 3 & 4

     Envelopes will be left with teachers to send home on tuesday. Please return the envelope on the day of pictures or preorder on my website any time before picture day at you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Jennifer at (401) 837-0554


    School Design Meetings: During the coming weeks, the School Building Committee will hold a series of meetings to share and explore broad design ideas and sketches facilitated by our educational facilities planning firm StudioJAED. Input and participation of our staff, parents, and the community as a whole is critical as StudioJAED designs a facility that aligns with the educational needs and fiscal responsibilities of the community for all of our students Pre-K through High School. You are invited and encouraged to participate in one or more of the following collaborative meetings:

    Tuesday, October 22 – 6 PM at the Rogers High School Cafeteria

    Saturday, November 9 – 10 AM at the Pell Elementary School Cafeteria

    Thursday, November 21 – 6 PM at the Pell Elementary School Cafeteria


    Pell Craft Fair: The Pell Craft Fair will be happening on Saturday, November 16th (please note date change) at Pell School. If you are interested in having a table at the craft fair, or helping out our PTO, please contact Brooke or Alicia at 


    Pumpkin Fest!- Once again Pell School will be celebrating fall with a pumpkin fest on Friday, October 25th from 6-7 pm. We will have 200 pumpkins available to pick up and take home to decorate. Then come with your pumpkin on the 25th and your pumpkin will be part of our pumpkin walk outside, along with lots of fun fall activities. At the end of the night, reclaim your pumpkin and take it home. Flyers went home this week so please check backpacks for more info.


    Incredible Years Parenting: Help your child be successful… Solve problems like meltdowns... & More! Join other parents of children, kindergarten through grade 2 for a parenting group. Light dinner & childcare included. Starts Mondays October 21st. For more information call: Carolyn Souza 401-293-5790


    SOCTOBER: It is time for Socktober! This year Mrs. Jewell’s students will be collecting NEW​ ​child​ ​and​ ​adult​ ​SOCKS​ ​and​ ​child​ ​UNDERWEAR​. Adult socks will again be donated to the Seamen’s Institute in downtown Newport, child socks will be donated to Pell families in need (and kept for cold toes at school!) and child underwear will replenish the clothing bin at Pell.

    Collection bins will be placed at both entrances to the school and collected daily by Mrs. Jewell’s class.

    Every night in the United States, an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. This October, we want 2 million people to prove that even a small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.

    Socktober is an easy and fun movement to help the homeless in your community during the month of October. Kid President creator Brad Montague launched Socktober as a way to get socks and other necessities to the homeless.

    Any questions? Contact Mrs. Jewell


    Whooos Reading: Pell will be running the 4th Annual Whooos Reading Fundraiser from Oct 1, 2019 to Nov 3, 2019. Here are 2 videos that explain how to participate in the Reading-Raiser:

    - How to authorize your child's Reading-Raiser account:

    - How to become a sponsor and invite more sponsors:

    Your child will receive a private online account at where he/she will log reading. Parent and student instructions on how to use the website will be sent home. Your child will not be able to invite any sponsors without your authorization. Follow this link to view instructions on how to use your parent account:

    We are really excited to promote reading and help our school raise money for our ongoing needs.

    Thank you so much for your support!


    Notes from the Nurse: 

    • Pell School will be hosting a flu vaccination clinic on Monday, October 21st from 4 to 6:30 pm. You can register online at

    Community Happenings:

    • The Newport Police will be hosting their Annual Haunted Train Ride by the NPD Community Police Unit on October 29, 2019. Departure times are at 6pm and 7 pm. Train departs from the train station at 19 America’s Cup Ave. Come in your halloween costume!! Tickets available at NPD on a first come first serve basis. Call 401-847-1306 for tickets!!
    • The Broadway Street Fair is back! Come on out on Saturday, October 12th from 12 to 6pm. The Street Fair will begin at Equality Park and extend all down into Washington Square. The day will be filled with music, food, family activities, exhibiting artists & makers and local non-profits. This is a rain or shine event! We strongly encourage people to WALK or BIKE to the Street Fair. For those that do intend to drive, please note that Broadway will be open to pedestrian traffic ONLY. NO PARKING will be available on Broadway. Please plan accordingly!


    Contact info: Please feel free to reach out to any of us with any questions, concerns, or compliments! The school number is 842-1900 and the NFCOZE after school program number is 401-842-1925. Or contact us via email Principal Traci Westman,, Assistant Principal Kathy McKeon, or Social Emotional Coordinator Nicole Silvia, Family Service coordinators Mark McKenna, & Rebekah Gomez, A directory of teacher & staff emails can be found here Pell Teacher Directory

    To Reach our after school program office: Hannah ( or Erin ( in our CLC office at  842-1925 ext 7.

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  • Pell Principal’s Notes


    Important Upcoming Dates

    ****Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year!!***


    June 21st ½ day of school LAST DAY

    June 21st-Report cards will go home with students

    September 5th-First day of school for grades 1-12

    September 5th & 6th-Kindergarten Orientation (by appointment)

    September 9th-First day of Kindergarten

    From the Superintendent: Dear Newport Public Families and Communities,

    As we start to wind down our 2018-19 school year I want to thank all the families, community members, and parents that were able to participate and attend our school meetings, activities, PTO gatherings, volunteer boards and City Council budget meetings.  Your input, voice, and involvement in our schools is critical not only for your child's success but the success of the entire Newport school system. We appreciate your support.I wish everyone a peaceful, relaxing, and healthy summer break. Have a great summer and we will see you in September.


    Colleen Burns Jermain


    Fourth Grade Farewell: We would like to wish all of our 4th grade students and families the best of luck next year and throughout their lives. We welcome them back for visits any time, and look forward to seeing them do the traditional rogers high school graduation walk through at Pell in a few years!

    It has been our tradition on the last day of school to have our 4th graders leave the building with a clap out. This year our procession will be led by our two retiring teachers Mrs. Mey and Mrs. Gilmore.


    Pell Garden Help Needed: We could use some guest gardening families this summer to be ready for our return in September.  Here is the sign up:


    End of School: All Newport Schools will be ending on Friday, June 21st. June 20th and 21st will be half days and Pell will dismiss at 11:45. If your child attends an offsite after school program (MLK, Boys & girls club, etc) please check with them to see if they will be receiving students at dismissal.


    Contact info: Please feel free to reach out to any of us with any questions, concerns, or compliments! The school number is 842-1900. Or contact us via email Principal Traci Westman, traciwestman@npsri.nett, Assistant Principal Kathy McKeon, or Social Emotional Coordinator Nicole Silvia, Family Service coordinators Mark McKenna, & Rebekah Gomez, A directory of teacher & staff emails can be found here Pell Teacher Directory

    To Reach our after school program office: Hannah ( or Erin ( in our CLC office at  842-1925 ext 7.

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