Friday, January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016

Dear PWS Families,

It has been a great start to  2016!  We did see some sleepy faces on Monday but by Tuesday students were right back to their energetic and fun-loving selves.  This week when visiting classrooms we saw students writing new year’s resolutions, playing math games and discussing stories that they had read.  The students were very happy when they were finally able to get outside this week.  Just a reminder that the students do go outside if it is 20 degrees or higher (we factor in the windchill). As you know, New England weather can be unpredictable but we suggest students come to school with their snow pants and boots everyday, just in case they go outside.  Thanks for your help with this.

PWS Happenings
Father/Daughter Dance
The First Annual PWS Father Daughter Dance will be on Friday, February 5 from 6:00-8:00 in the PWS Multi-Purpose room.  More information will be coming home in backpacks today!  Look for the pink sheet. (We will also be having a Mother/Son dance on Friday, April 15th-more information to come.)

Weekly Lunch Message
We have continued our weekly lunch messages to the students. These messages are given on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We have dedicated the Thursday message to Executive Functioning. Below is an example of one of these messages to students.  Please feel free to review this with your children.  

Super Students,
Good Bosses pay attention to little things and big things. A tool to help you do this is called “Zoom In-Zoom Out”. Let’s learn about Zoom In today. To Zoom In, pretend to use binoculars to zoom in and look at your teacher’s face and body when they give directions. Also, pretend that your ear is a microphone that will zoom in to hear all the parts of what they say. When you Zoom In, you are paying attention to the little details that are important for learning and doing.

Community Info
Girls on the Run
For many years now we have had the opportunity to offer the Girls on the Run programs to the girls in our school. We are desperately in need of coaches in order to have a Spring session. Currently, we do not have enough coaches to make this program operate. If you are interested in coaching please contact Betsy Cissel ( you can get more information about this program at

Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, January 12th-School Board Budget Presentation-7:00 pm-BHS

Wednesday, January 13th-4th Grade Chorus Concert 7:00-8:00 pm-PWS

Monday, January 18th-Martin Luther King Day-No School

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell

Principal Assistant Principal

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