The Jenkins Journal
Dear Jenkins Families,
Scituate Public Schools has just announced the Family Engagement Pilot Program to increase our communication with caregivers as we seek to strengthen “Our Home Away from Home”. You will be hearing from your child’s educators soon about the weekly times they are available to communicate with you about your child’s learning and growth. With this pilot, our twice-yearly conferences will be replaced with more frequent opportunities for you to collaborate with our staff about your child. We are excited to be pioneers in new ways to build home-to-school partnerships!
Jenkins is celebrating Veterans Day with an all-school Red, White, and Blue Day on Thursday, November 10. On this day, our school is hosting a continental breakfast for Veterans in our Jenkins family. Students have invited a Veteran who is a relative or close family friend to join them in our cafeteria on Thursday, November 10. Registrations for this event are closed, however, please call our school office if you have a Veteran who your child would like to invite to this special event.
Nurse Conway is asking for donations of new or gently used sweatpants in a range of children’s sizes. Please send any donations to school with your child, and thank you!
Next week is a busy week at Jenkins! Please check our upcoming school events in this newsletter and remember that the Jenkins website and app are your best source for accurate and up-to-date information.
Thank you for your support in our children’s learning,
Mary M. Oldach, M.Ed.
Principal, Jenkins Elementary School
First Grade Celebrates “My Neighborhood” !
Jenkins First Graders finished Unit 1 in our My VIew reading curriculum by reading and learning about neighborhoods. They read and explored many stories in a variety of genres to gain a full understanding of what a neighborhood is. At the end of the unit, our students applied what they learned as they participated in a project to create our “Jenkins Neighborhood”. Students first worked to build their own homes out of construction paper, markers and crayons. Then they brainstormed many important places and things in our neighborhood such as Jenkins School, Scituate Lighthouse, Scituate Fire Station, playgrounds, and more. They worked cooperatively to create and build the places in Scituate that make it a special place to live. Their final product is a true work of art. We celebrated with a “Neighborhood Block Party” which was a time for all the First Graders to visit with their first-grade “neighbors” from the other classes. It was a beautiful day in our First Grade Neighborhood!
October’s Shark Assembly celebrating “Creativity”
Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for October’s monthly theme of “Creativity”:
- Kindergarten: Quinlan Duphily, Sage Hobart, Gemma Buchanan, Campbell Lynch, Clare McKay
- First Grade: Padriac Clarke, Olivia McMahon, Evan Schug, Daisy Sullivan, Henrique Andrade, Bronx Milliken
- Second Grade: Oliver O’Hearn, Elsie Collins, Jameson Spence, Ava Fernando, Riley Karp
- Third Grade: Wren Amontea, Teddy Wilson. Owen Leonhardi, William Saylor, Noah Conlon, Alden Finnie
- Fourth Grade: Benjamin Studley, Benjamin Tofuri, Luca Gainey, Ella Walker, Aylaa Crowell, Aylaa Crowell, Colin O’Brien
- Fifth Grade Student Ambassadors: Ethan Cole, Zoey Murray, Finn Conway, Maddy Murphy, Charlie Bauer, Paige Pendelton
Caption: Mrs. Fiddler’s Class Won the Grade 3-5 Shark Award in October by earning 25 Shark Teeth!
Mrs. Fiddler’s Class “Jen” the Shark: Wren Amontea, Colin Cancellieri, Nora Caulfield, Aoife Clarke, Jonathan Cohen, Rylee Condon, Caroline Conlon, Gavin Cote, Ronan Holland, Lola King, Piper Korman, Luke Noord, Kyzac Papasodero, Hazel Poppish, Brady Smith, Duncan Stewart, Jack Tibbets, Rose Walker, Teddy Wilson
Caption: Mrs. Crehan’s Class Won the Grade K-2 Shark Award in October by earning 23 Shark Teeth!
Mrs. Fiddler’s Class with “Jen” the Shark: Jane Bowler, Gemma Buchannon, Emmett Burwell, Thomas Caulfield, Patrick Clifford, Maeve Daum, Pharaoh Dessalines, Boden Devine, Brock Dexter, Cecilia Fagan, Wyatt Fuchs, Beckett Hickey, Isabelle Karpf, Campbell Lynch, Thiago Peralta, Tommy Prouty, Sophie Sweeney, Mae Wislocki. Also pictured are Mrs. Bogusz and Mrs. Crehan
All School Touch-a-Truck Celebration, $32,000 raised through the Fun Run!
Thank you to our Jenkins Touch-a-Truck Sponsors - Scituate Police Department, Scituate Fire Department, Scituate Department of Public Works , Real Dry Waterproofing and Scituate Concrete for providing the vehicles for our kids to visit and explore! Pictured here are our fifth graders with a front loader!
ST Math Challenge
Caption: Bronx Milliken (Mrs. Farwell’s First Grade Class) , Adelyn Christian (Mrs. Duffey’s Fifth Grade Class), Chet Wislocki and Laney Litchfield (Mrs. Johnson’s Second Grade Class) accept JiJi the Penguin for their classes.
This year all Scituate elementary schools are using the ST Math computer program. This program uses spatial and temporal reasoning to present and teach mathematical concepts with JiJi the Penguin leading them through puzzles. Jenkins classrooms are all participating in a monthly challenge for the most minutes each month in solving math problems and puzzles. The winners in Grades K & 1, 2 & 3, 4 & 5 earn a month with our soft and furry friend JiJi. These top 3 classrooms also receive a raffle ticket for an extra 30 minutes of recess this month. The three classes that spent the most minutes on ST MATH were Mrs. Farwell’s class, Mrs. Johnson's class, and Mrs. Duffy’s class. The class that won the raffle for the most puzzles solved for an extra recess was Mrs. Crehan’s class. Job well done to all!!!
Our Rain Barrel is working thanks to Donohue Seamless Gutter!
Thank you to Donohue Seamless Gutters for donating the materials and labor for the gutter system to fill our rain barrel on the garden shed. This water will be recycled to hydrate our school gardens ! Pictured here are Zoey Murray, Finn Conway, Maddy Murphy and Charlie Bauer who are four of our Fifth Grade Student Ambassadors this month.
Important Note From Our District Nurse Leader
We hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather we have been having! With fall and winter, unfortunately, comes the cold and flu season.
We would like to share this letter with suggestions for preventing respiratory illness that was shared with us by the Massachusetts School Health Unit. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your Family's Health Care Provider, Nurse Leader Kellie Bell, or your school nurse if you have any questions or would like more information.
Join us for the 9th Annual Jenkins Scoop-a-thon
Monday, November 7th from 3:30 - 8:00 at Nona’s in the Harbor. Come and get some tasty ice cream from the Jenkins Staff Scoopers! 50% of ALL sales will go back to Jenkins. Thank you, Nona’s!
- See the Scooper Schedule. 28 Jenkins staff members will be there to serve you!
Red, White and Blue Day
Red, White and Blue Day is Thursday, November 10. Wear these colors in honor of our Veterans!
Please mark your calendars for the annual Turkey Trot for our fourth and fifth graders on November 9, at Hatherly Elementary School starting at 4:30pm. Turkey Trot registrations can be returned to school or brought with you to the Trot. Thank you to our elementary physical education team for organizing this fun event!
Mark Your Calendars
- 11/7 Nona’s Scoop-a-Thon
- 11/8 No School - Professional Development
- 11/9 Turkey Trot
- 11/10 Red White and Blue Day
- 11/10 PTO Parent Meet Up
- 11/11 No School - Veterans Day
- 11/20 National Family Volunteer Day, Jenkins Style!
- 11/23 Half Day - Thanksgiving
- 11/24 - 11/25 No School - Thanksgiving
- 11/29 - 12/2 Scholastic Book Fair
- 12/1 Family Night at Scholastic Book Fair
- 12/6 JES PTO Meeting
Check the Jenkins Calendar for all of the details and most up-to-date information!