Pell Elementary School is happy to announce that we will kick off another year of the Walking School Bus (WSB) on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The WSB is a fun and safe walk to school that will ensure your child’s arrival to school on time. Let’s get this bus moving. This is an adventure your kids do not want to miss!
Pell Principal’s Notes
There will be a change in posting for our Principal Notes. We will post every Wednesday and Friday with updates as needed in between. We hope this will help you access our messages without us overloading your inbox!
Important Upcoming Dates
Monday, January 20th-MLK Day NO SCHOOL
January 27th-End of 2nd quarter
January 30th-Black History Month Celebration
Black History Month Event: Join us on Thursday, January 30, 2009 @ 5:45pm for DINNER from Hummingbird Cafe and an evening of awesome interactive storytelling presentations Celebrating Life through the art of singing, music, poetry, movement and puppetry. This is a “Family Friendly” performance for all ages & Cultures!
Theme Thursdays: For the month of January we will be celebrating Sports day every Thursday. Each Thursday in January, students are invited to dress in their favorite, school appropriate sports gear.
Community Happenings: Seamen’s Church Institute Warming Centers Open Tonight. With temperatures reaching the low 20s and "feels like" temperatures as cold as 9°F, our doors will open to those in need of a warm place to stay. Overnight Warming Centers Friday, the 17th, 4pm - 7am. A hot dinner will be served each evening.
ELL Testing: English Learners' state ACCESS assessment January 6th-February 14th
Attendance Matters: It is the goal of Pell School to have at least 95% attendance each day. Today we have 88.9% attendance with 91 students absent.
Newport Little League Registration: Registration for spring baseball, softball and T-ball is now open. The cost is $70 for the first player and $40 for each additional player, with a maximum fee of $150 per family. Scholarships are available. Click here to learn more and register. Follow Us on Facebook! For the latest news and information, follow Newport Little League on Facebook at facebook.com/NewportRILittleLeague/.
January 27, 2020
February 5, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Pell School Improvement Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pell PTO Meeting
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Assistant Principal Kathy McKeon email@example.com., or Social Emotional Coordinator Nicole Silvia, firstname.lastname@example.org. Family Service coordinators Mark McKenna, Markmckenna@npsri.net & Rebekah Gomez, Rebekahgomez@npsri.net. A directory of teacher & staff emails can be found here Pell Teacher Directory
To Reach our after school program office: Hannah (email@example.com) or Erin (firstname.lastname@example.org) in our CLC office at 842-1925 ext 7.