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
Important Upcoming Dates
Monda, December 4th-18th- Canned Food Drive
Thursday December 12th-Christmas in Newport Art Show at the Npt Yacht Club 5:30
Wednesday, December 16th- School Improvement Team Meeting 4-5pm (note new date)
Monday, December 16th-Winter Chorus Concert 6:30-8pm
Monday December 16th Dine out for a cause at Antono’s Pizza
Wednesday, December 18th- School Committee meeting
December 23-January 1-Winter Break NO SCHOOL
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. We are so excited that, with a couple of exceptions, we have been consistently meeting our goal this year! Today, we had 86.3% of students in attendance, 112 students were absent.
PTO News: The PTO meeting schedule for Wednesday the 18th is being postponed because they would like as many families as possible to attend the joint meeting between the school committee and the city council at city hall from 6 to 730 pm. They will be reviewing the pre-k plan and where we are with the Rogers high school plan. Parent presence is super important so that the committees understand how important these issues are to us.
After School News: After School Programs begin TODAY! Monday, December 9th. If you did not get a confirmation, or have any questions, please call Erin at 842-1925 ext 7.
Pell School Food Drive: Our 4th Grade is running a food drive! The 4th grade elves are in a tizzy! They will need to get super busy! Food pantry levels are very low. We need your help to make them grow! You can help to save the day, Send your canned donations right away. Help us to make the season bright. With your gift you share your light! We have a large school so if everyone brought in one canned good, we might collect 900 cans for the MLK Center! What a great way to give to our neighbors in need!!
Food drive dates Dec. 4 through Dec 18!
School Improvement Team Meeting: This Monday, December 16th 6:30 pm (note new date and time), Principal Traci Westman is holding a 1/2 hour special meeting for the School Improvement Team to finalize the goals. Please attend if you are at all available. The meeting will be held a Pell.
Cell Phones in School: This is a reminder that students ARE NOT allowed to bring cell phones or Apple watches (or other watches used for communication) to school.
Community Happenings: UPDATE: Santas ride scheduled for Tuesday 12/10 is postponed to Wednesday 12-11!! Santa and his Newport Fire & Police Department escorts will be riding the sleigh through Newport on Wednesday December 11th (note new date), Thursday, December 12, Tuesday December 17th and Thursday December 19th. The Sleigh will leave Fire Station #2 on Old Fort Rod at 5pm each evening and will complete their route in each outlined area. Please go to the Newport Fire Department Facebook Page and check out the schedule of where Santa will be each night and then click on the Glympse App nightly Santa tracker to follow his ride.
Christmas Outreach at Crosspoint Church-Crosspoint church will be doing their annual Christmas outreach with gifts, wrapping, food and fellowship on December 14th from 1-4pm, at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St.
SANKOFA Community connection presents: Kwanza, a celebration of community, family & culture. December 18th, 5:30-7 at East Bay Met School Newport Campus, 115 Girard Ave, Newport. Performances by the Rhode Island Black Storytellers, Langston Hughes Community Potery Reading. What is Kwanza, Arts and Crafts, Free Giveaways and Celebration. This is a FREE community event.
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, 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: Erin (email@example.com) 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, 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.