This Friday March 15 is an Early Release Day.Preschool ends at 11:15am and Kindergarten through Grade 3 ends at 11:40am.
The YWCA School's Out Program will be closed Friday, March 15.Please send in a note to your child(ren)'s teacher regarding your Friday dismissal plan if you normally attend the Y. Thank you!
Repeat of Grade 3 MCAS
Repeat of Parent Speaker Series
Repeat of Breakfast Program
Repeat of Recycling Batteries
Grade 3 MCAS UPDATE - Grade 3 Parents, please be sure to mark your calendar with the important upcoming MCAS Testing Dates. ELA MCAS Dates are April 9th and 11th. ELA Make-up Dates are April 10th, 24th and 25th. Mathematics dates are May 14th and May 16th. Math Make-up Dates are May 15th, May 17th and May 21st. These can also be found on our 2019 website calendar in April and May (From the Bresnahan Website Main Page scroll down to see "Calendar" as one of the choices!)
PARENT SPEAKER SERIES - Tuesday, March 26th, 7PM
Whether in elementary, middle, or high school, helping kids think about sexuality in a positive rather than a fear-based way is essential to the development of healthy sexuality. This is especially important as our kids are exposed to our highly sexualized society at earlier and earlier ages. While there is no effective way to prevent this exposure, there are ways to help young people engage with it in a responsible, value-informed, and deliberate way. How can parents introduce these topics to their children - at any age? How do we help them see the positive aspects of healthy sexuality and prepare them to negotiate the challenges they will face?
Join author, TED Talk speaker, and nationally known sexuality educator Al Vernacchio for an evening of conversation and practical strategies about these important topics.
It is the responsibility of the to identify any child who is a resident of Newburyport, who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability. It is also the responsibility of to evaluate those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or 603 CMR 28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations).
What is Child Find Screening?
The Newburyport Public Schools provides Child Find screenings throughout the school year at no cost to families. The purpose of this screening is to identify preschool age children birth to five who are at risk for developmental delays and may require special education services.
Does my child need to be screened?
You may want to consider the following questions: Does your child?
Have a vision or hearing problem?
Have difficulty speaking or expressing him/herself?
Do things more slowly or much later than other children the same age?
Appear excessively active or have other behavioral difficulties?
Have any other problem, which may interfere with learning?
The is committed to identifying children before their (3) third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for three and four year-olds.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s development or you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider having your child screened. Please call Lori Morasse at the Bresnahan School (978) 465-4435 x 3125.
Repeat of Breakfast Program
Repeat of Recycle Batteries
Craft items needed! We are in need of craft items for our school wide celebration on Friday. Please send in any donations until Thursday afternoon:
Anything else you can think of!
Our 2019 third grade TOT team will be performing during the following date during halftime:
Sunday Feb. 17 at 2 PM at the Harlem Globetrotters game at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Please come, invite family and friends to join us.
Preschool and Kindergarten Registration is Open! Applications are available on-line or packets are available in the PreK/K Office. The deadline for Preschool/PreK registration is February 28. The lottery will be drawn Friday, March 1st.
Repeat of Lost and Found notice
Repeat of Breakfast Notice
Repeat of Recycle Batteries Notice
A Notice from the School Nurses:
Dear Bresnahan community,
We have seen an increase in the flu like symptoms in the health office in the past week. We also have several confirmed cases of the flu.
Please click on the flu flyer (flu flyer in Portuguese) for important flu information. There is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. To find a flu shot near you, call your healthcare provider, visit a local pharmacy or search flu vaccine at https://vaccinefinder.org
Please do not hesitate to call the health office with any concerns or questions.
Michelle Thivierge, RN & Nelson Lane, RN
978-465-4435 ext 3939, 3127
Lost and Founditems will be donated on February 14. Please stop by and see if you have any items before they are gone.
The Breakfast Program
The Bresnahan BREAKFAST program is very popular with our little ones! The good news is we have room for more hungry students! Breakfast is such an important meal and a great way to start the day! Here's some helpful information if your little one(s) would benefit from our breakfast:
8:05-8:20 am every day (including early release days)
The cost is: $1.75 (Reduced lunch $.30)
Payment can be made via your Lunch Acct. or Cash/Check
Recycle your used batteries with NHS Environmental Club. Bring your batteries to school and keep them out of the landfill! Click here for flyer.
Come see Anne of Green Gables, Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 and Wednesday, November 14 at 5:00 in the Nock Auditorium, 70 Low Street. This family friendly show is completely student run, come show the students your support! Tickets are $7 for adults and free for all Newburyport Schools staff members.
Repeat of NHS Environmental Club battery recycling notice
We are looking for one more volunteer to coordinate a classroom gift for the NEF auction. Please sign up via the online Signup Genius as soon as possible if you are interested. Donation items need to be ready by October 28th for the start of online bidding.
We are looking for a few more volunteers to coordinate classroom gifts for the NEF Lighthouse Auction. Please sign up via the online Signup Genius as soon as possible if you are interested. Donation items need to be ready by October 28th for the start of online bidding.
* * PreK/K Open House is Thursday, 10/4 at 6:00pm - See the Open House Information Tab
* * Grade 1-3 Open House is Thursday, 10/11 at 6:00pm - See the Open House Information Tab
Parents have already received an 'Orange or Purple Signature Sheet' in their child's take home folder which should be signed and returned to school after reviewing the Parent Handbook online. It is important that the signed sheets be returned by Friday October 5th. Thank you !!
Every year, each classroom donates an item to be auctioned off the evening of the event. We are looking for a volunteer(s) from each classroom to coordinate this gift. This involves reaching out to your classroom parents, collecting voluntary donations to purchase items, and deciding what the class would like to donate.
Please sign up via the online Signup Genius that we have set up as soon as possible if you are interested in coordinating your class gift. Donations items need to be ready by October 28th for the start of online bidding.
Grade 1-3 parents will be receiving a 'Purple Signature Sheet' in their child's take home folder today or tomorrow which should be signedand returned to school after reviewing the Parent Handbook online. It is important that the signed sheets be returned by Friday 9/28. Thank you!!
To Access the Parent Handbook:
Go to the Bresnahan Website
Go to the PARENTS Tab
Click on PARENTS HANDBOOK to view and read.
Repeat of Lost & Found Notice
Repeat of Breakfast Program Notice
Bresnahan Breakfast Pilot - This is a reminder that it is underway serving breakfast from 8:05am - 8:20am to allow students to return to their classrooms to begin their school day promptly.
Early Release Day Friday, 9/21/18 - Please note: It is important to let your child's teacher know in advance if their dismissal method will change from their regular routine on that day (including letting any after school program know of any changes as well i.e. Y School's Out, B&G's club, etc.) It's important that all students are accounted for during dismissal that have changes.
If you do not want your child's picture to appear on school bulletin boards, in school or PTO publications, in school partner publications (NEF, NEBC) as well as local newspapers and on our school web site, please fill out a Photo Restriction form found on our website under the Parent Tab, scroll down, select the Forms Tab and select Photo Restriction.
VOLUNTEERING: Any parent who would like to volunteer in the school MUST fill out a Parent Volunteer form and return it to the office. In addition, that parent must have a valid CORI on file. CORI's are valid for three years. Any parent who wishes to chaperone a field trip must do the above as well as have completed fingerprinting.
Information regarding volunteering, CORI and Fingerprint are found under the Parent tab, under Volunteering. Click here.
LOST AND FOUND: Please remember to label all sweaters, jackets, boots, water bottles, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. (Hint: the PTO is selling label makers.) Then remember to check the Lost and Found frequently.