Principal’s Post


Principal’s Post…

November?? Where did the first two months go?? Here are some highlights as we begin to move into the very busy holiday season.... 

  • A BIG Thank You to Pocasset’s custodians, Mr. Beaulieu and Mr. Boissonneau for the amazing job they did getting our school ready over the summer.
  • Pocasset welcomes back our lead custodian Mr. Manchester, it’s great to have you back! 
  • School wide expectations went home in September with an explanation of the PINK behavior forms and we had a school-wide assembly to talk about and review them.
  • Pocasset School PTO needs your help! Please collect Box Tops and send them to school with your child (bags labeled with your child’s name and class would be helpful). Shoparoo is a great way to support our school too- just download the app, sign up for Pocasset Elementary School and snap a picture of your receipts- the program does all the work for you! Check the folder that went home for more ways to help our school! Beware of the Pocasset School BOX TOP Challenge!! There are some great prizes fro students and classrooms that collect the most box tops!! 
  • Our first Family Fun Night was fantastic! Students and families enjoyed dinner and watching Despicable Me out on the field!! Students enjoyed dinner at Tiki Jack’s mobile tiki bar, had Hawaiian Jim’s Shave Ice and ate plenty of popcorn from Mooseman’s Kettle Corn! Thank you PTO for putting this all together and a BIG thank you to our sponsor Newport County Propane and Tiki Jack’s for a fantastic night!
  • Our annual Halloween Bash was fantastic!! Students, parents and staff donned in their costumes enjoyed dancing, decorating pumpkins, eating and of course the fun photo booth!! Thank you to our amazing sponsors Newport Propane, Quonset View Farm and Phil's Propane!!!! Tons of fun!!!
  • The Tiverton Fire Department stop by to share their Fire Prevention strategies and share their trucks with our students. The students were very excited to check out the trucks!! Thank you TFD!!
  • Picture Day was a success- many cute picture packages went home. Picture re-takes have been scheduled for November 30th.
  • Flex seating and No Homework are new to Pocasset this year! Students, parents, and teachers are seeing the benefits these innovating learning techniques have on our school. Thank you to Mrs. Priestner, Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Cornell for their research and hard work implementing these techniques to our staff and students!! Read all about it in the Newport Daily News!!

Upcoming events...

~ Nov 1- PTO Meeting 
~ Nov 3- First Quarter ends
~ Nov 9- Crazy Hat Day
~ Nov 10- NO SCHOOL
~ Nov 15-21 Book Fair!!
~ Nov 17- Report Cards go home
~ Nov 20- Parent/Teacher Conferences- 5-8pm (By appointment ONLY)
~ Nov 21- Parent/Teacher Conferences- 3:30-5:30pm (By appointment ONLY)
~ Nov 22 - 26 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
~ Nov 30 - Picture Re-takes

-Help us keep our playground clean!! Please pick up all trash after your visit!! Trash cans have been provided by the town to help keep the area clean.

-Please continue to review Pocasset’s Behavior Expectations with your child. Expectations are displayed and reviewed here at school consistently. All students are held accountable for these behaviors and consequences are issued to those who do not make good choices.

Let’s work together to keep Pocasset the AMAZING school it is!!! Thank you ALL for your support!!

Deanne Reilly




**Just a reminder that morning arrival is a DROP OFF process- please have your student exit the vehicle on the SIDEWALK side ONLY where the curb is labeled "Student Drop Off". We ask that ALL vehicles in between this marked area release their students onto the sidewalk. Please DO NOT get out of your vehicle- we must keep traffic moving.

ABSENCES- Parents are requested to notify the office when their child will be absent for school due to illness, appointment, etc. ALL families that do not call the school will receive a ROBO-CALL from the district to alert them of their child's absent which will them be documented for school records.

SCHOOL MESSENGER - ALL information is shared via email and/or robo calls through this system. *PLEASE ensure the office has your current email, phone and cell phone numbers to ensure your receive all information from the school.*** If you miss a call PLEASE check your messages and emails for these announcements!! 

School Day- The school day begins promptly at 8:50am each morning and instruction ends at 3:10pm. All students are required by law (RI Law 16-19-1 Compulsory Attendance) to be in school every day, all day to ensure maximum learning. Students missing more than 10% of the school year to date or are consistently tardy/dismissed will receive a Truancy Letter and referred to the School Resource Officer and/or Family Court.

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