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5 Day Week

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If you have been in the building this week, you may have noticed our newest boutique in the main lobby. There are some nice brand names in there. This is actually our new lost and found display. The old box system was piling up and truthfully, was hard to manage for kids looking for lost items. This new display also shows the students that we value their belongings, hopefully instilling that value in them as well. The current lost and found will remain until we leave for the winter break before being donated to families in need. Please stop by before then if you know your child is missing something. I anticipate it filling back up pretty quickly once the snow comes.  A note from our Student Council:  Thank you to everyone who participated in Student Council's pajama drive! Because of the generosity of our community, we were able to donate 70 pairs of children's pajamas to LUK in Fitchburg. As part of this drive, Scholastic will match each pair of pajamas donated with the donati

Thankful!

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This week and this time of year are all about being thankful. It's a time of reflection. I am thankful to be here at TPS. Thankful for the excellent staff I get to work with every day. For the children that make me smile. For the supportive families who clearly value the work being done in the building. I think we are all thankful for the PTA  and all they do. They recently reopened the mini-grant process for staff. And who can forget the first assemblies we've had in a few years. The Wingmaster assembly was a great opportunity to have a shared experience in grades K through 8. Obviously, the presentation was tailored a little for different age groups. Please continue to support the PTA however you can.  Speaking of the PTA, please remember that the poinsettia orders are due the Monday we return from Thanksgiving break (11/28). Feel free to share this with family and friends at your holiday gatherings. We wrapped up our week with our first maybe annual TPS Macy's day parade

Brought to you by Mrs. DiFonso

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This week's blog is brought to you by Mrs. DiFonso, our Assistant Principal. We wanted to let you know that there was an injury on the playground today and an ambulance was called. In case your student comes home telling you about it, we want you to know that everyone is okay! We are very appreciative of our new nurse, Karina Sanchez, and the Princeton First Responders ! Project 351 This week at TPS we were excited to announce the Thomas Prince Project 351 Ambassador, Pemberley Mongeau! Every middle school across the state selects one eighth grader to represent their middle school in this impressive organization that promotes leadership and values such as kindness, compassion, humility and gratitude.  As a Project 351 Ambassador, we all here at TPS feel that Pem demonstrates these values and the potential to be an amazing leader. We are confident she will do amazing things in her role! Congratulations Pem! Your TPS community is SO proud of you! Putting the “P” back in PBIS At thi

Short week, long weekend

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The weekly communication is out today because we will not have school tomorrow in honor of Veteran's day. We would like to thank all the veterans, especially those in our community, who have offered their service to our country. The PTA has continued what I think is a really nice tradition, of hanging images of our heroes in the cafeteria. To the right is an image of these. Please remember them tomorrow.    Even though we were only in school for 3 days there is still learning to celebrate. The 6th grade has completed a unit on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Below is their sharing of the unit.   "The sixth graders have been enjoying their short story unit in ELA. Recently, we wrapped up our study of  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow  by Washington Irving. At the beginning of our study of  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow , the students used the map skills learned in geography to draw illustrated maps of Sleepy Hollow.  They did a fabulous job! One of the major areas of focus for  The Legen

November!

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It was a wonderful week here at TPS! We kicked it off with celebrations and learning throughout the building on Monday. I don't know anyone who left Monday's costume parade without a smile on their face. From the TPS marching band leading us around the building to our littlest students learning how to "parade wave," it was a blast. I think my favorite part, though, was seeing the older kids supporting our younger ones, giving high fives, and complimenting costumes. It was a great community event. Throughout the building, there were fun happenings. In 5th grade they disected owl pellets - they told me they were disinfected pellets but I still encouraged everyone to wash their hands! 4th grade was another great example where they were scientists rotating through 5 stations exploring density, weight, measurement, comparison, and observation of physical properties. The hands on learning with an assortment of pumpkins were enjoyed by all!  A note from Mrs. DiFonso:  Keepin

Big days ahead

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Sunday to Monday represents a big couple of days for kids in town.  The town will recognize Halloween on Sunday from 4:00-7:00 PM. The Parks and Rec Department will be hosting a simultaneous Trunk or Treat in front of the library. Parents of 8th graders will be fundraising there as well. Monday morning, TPS will host our annual costume parade. Kindergarteners through 3rd graders will participate in the parade that will begin around 9:00. Students in grades K-3 can wear their costumes to school that day but should bring a container to place their materials in after the parade to make sure nothing is lost.  If your student has beliefs that inhibit participation in this event, please let me know and we will plan an alternate activity for them. We will leave the parking lot for parents to park and watch the parade. Swing by and grab a cup of coffee/refreshments by the flagpole where 8th-grade parents will be raising funds for end-of-the-year activities. The parade will begin at the bus lob

Returns!

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It was a week of returns! We started with a personal highlight of mine, the return of the library! Thanks to Jessie Trowbridge and her small army of volunteers, I was able to watch huge smiles as students returned to the library. We started the week with the 3rd graders and it wasn't until we saw the 2nd graders that we realized they may have never used the space as a library. The space was used as a gym throughout the pandemic. Kids learned about how to find books they're interested in and every student that visited took one or two books home with them. If your child didn't get one, please don't fear. The other half of the school will be visiting next week. Moving forward, students will visit the library every other week. 7th and 8th graders will visit at their own leisure. The next step is to add to our collection. The PTA has already earmarked some funds for this very purpose.  Another return this week was our Trail Guide program. As seen in the picture, students in