Pell Elementary School

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Pell Announcements

  • The Newport School Committee Regular Meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight, February 12, 2019 has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 next week. The workshop on School Report Cards and Test Scores will be rescheduled to a later date.


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  • February 12, 2019, Early Dismissal

    Weather Early Dismissal

    Due to the pending weather forecast, and out of an abundance of caution, the Newport Public Schools will be having an early dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12, 2019.  The schools will be dismissed at the following times:

    • Rogers High School 11:00 a.m.
    • Thompson Middle School 11:30 a.m.
    • Pell Elementary School 12:00 noon
    • There will be no afternoon Pre-Kindergarten classes.
    • There will be no Newport Community School After School programs today.  Students are to take normal transportation home at the early dismissal.
    • There will be no after-school programs at Pell School today. Students are to take normal transportation home.
      There will be no PM Champion Childcare. Parents should make alternate after-school plans and send in a note with their child to communicate their plan. 
    Thank you!

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  • Pell Principal’s Notes


    Important Upcoming Dates


    February 28-Last day of after school programs (note corrected date)

    February 28th-Family Pizza and Game night

    Thursday March 7-90 minute Early Release Day

    Wednesday March 13-Parent Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL


    Student of the Month Assemblies

    K: 2/27 @ 9:15am

    Grade 1--2/26@ 10:05am

    Grade 2--2/26 @ 9:15am

    Grade 3- 2/27 @ 10:05am

    Grade 4- 2/22 @ 9:30am


    Principal Traci Westman’s message of the day:

    Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.- Mark Twain


    Attendance Matters: Our overall goal for the year is to have 95% of students in school every day, throughout the year. If your child is ill, by all means keep them home until they are well, but otherwise, please help us reach our goal! Today’s attendance is 89.4% so 88 students were absent today.


    Six Flags Six Hour Reading Program: READING LOGS DUE NEXT WEEK!  Pell school is participating in an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading between December 1st and February 27th is eligible for a free admission ticket, valid at Six Flags Theme Park. A parent letter and reading log were sent home in January. If you cannot locate the reading log, you may simply make a list of your child’s reading and sign it. It should equal at least 360 minutes of reading! Please encourage your kids to read, read ,read!!


    SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND TRANSLATORS ARE AVAILABLE AND PROVIDED for FREE AT ALL TIMES! It has come to our attention that individuals are charging families to complete registration paperwork and charging per student fees. Please be aware that Newport Public Schools does not charge for school registration, and translation services are provided if needed, at no cost to the families at any times.  No one should be charging families and students to register. This service is free through the Newport Public Schools.


    ¡LA INSCRIPCIÓN A LA ESCUELA Y LOS TRADUCTORES ESTÁN DISPONIBLES Y PROPORCIONADOS EN TODO MOMENTO! Ha llegado a nuestra atención que hay que personas les están cobrando a las familias por completar el papeleo de registro y las tarifas por estudiante. Tenga en cuenta que las Escuelas Públicas de Newport no cobran por inscribirse en la escuela, y se proporcionan servicios de traducción si es necesario, sin costo para las familias en cualquier momento. Nadie debería estar cobrando a familias y estudiantes para registrarse. Este servicio es gratuito a través de las Escuelas Públicas de Newport.


    News from Mr Feinstein: We have received our feinstein Jr Scholar journals so students can start documenting their good deeds. And on the back cover of the journal is your child’s official Feinstein Jr Scholar card. This card has many special discounts and free access to local attractions for the students and family that present it. Mystic aquarium, the children’s museum of Providence, Karate lessons, Kayaking and much more. Journals will be coming home this week.

    Mr Feinstein would like our kids to know that he is very proud of them and all of the good deeds that they do. Keep up the great work!!


    After School Program News: After school programs will end NEXT WEEK, February 28th (please note this is corrected from yesterday). Applications for session 3 should be going home thursday or friday and are due back by February 26th.

    Session 3 will start Monday, March 25th.


    Family Pizza & Game Night: Thursday, February 28th from 5:30-7pm. Please join us for an entertaining and educational evening of family game play. Learn some exciting and fun ways to use games at home to encourage your child’s imagination and literacy skills. There will even be a book giveaway! Any questions contact Taylor Frazier at 845-1925 ext 5. Please look out for flyers coming home and please RSVP. *All students must be accompanied by adult.

    Surveyworks Family Survey: The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks Parent Survey, which is an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about our school and our children’s opportunities to learn.  The survey results are most useful when all parents participate, so we ask that all of our families participate in this survey. Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.  You can take the short survey online between January 14th and March 31th. To take the survey, visit: The code for Pell school is: 21107family

    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.


    PTO News

    Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, February 13th at 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

    Community Happenings:

    Baby Steps Newport: Families with children from birth to 3 years are invited to join us at

    East Bay Community Action Program Head Start for an exciting new parent education program! The evening begins with a family dinner at 5:30, followed by a presentation & conversation with local experts in the field of Early Childhood. This program is FREE & includes giveaways, free books and more...

    Free transportation is available! Contact Jennifer at 401-533-1160 or for information or to register.

    Baby Steps evening programs will take place on the 4th Thursday of the month beginning February 28th,  2019. Supervised activities are available for older siblings.

    EBCAP Head Start is located at 8 John H. Chafee Blvd. in Newport.


    Newport Little League Registration: Registration for spring baseball, softball and T-ball is now open! Learn more and register:  and check us out on facebook, Newport RI little league. Don't forget to save the date for player evaluations (March 23), opening day (April 27) and our annual fundraiser (May 3).


    Are you ready for Tax season? Don’t get caught last minute needing to file your return.

    Contact EBCAP Volunteer Services to schedule a quick and easy tax appointment with an IRS certified tax preparer. Tax preparers will: Prepare tax returns of up to $55,000 in income Inform you of eligibility for important tax credits (Families may receive up to $6,431 from EITC)

    Electronically file all federal and state Returns FREE of charge Call EBCAP in January at (401)-435-7876 to schedule an appointment

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  • Champion Childcare Registration is open for the 2018-2019 school year.  Champion Childcare is a 4 Star Bright Stars rated program offered on site at the Pell Elementary School. 

    Morning care will be open from 6:30 am - 8:30 am; afternoon care will be open from school dismissal to 6:00 pm.  We accept DHS subsidies and also offer full pay, sliding scale, sibling discounts, and employee rates.  The application is available at the link below or on site at Pell.  A $30 registration fee is required at the time of registration to confirm your child's slot.  Please contact Christine Arouth at 842-1925 x1 for more information.  

    Champion Childcare 2018-2019 Flyer

    Champion Childcare 2018-2019 Application

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