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Page School Weekly Roundup and Forecast

2/10/2016

As a school, we are very proud of our 60+ students in grades K-2 that shined brightly in the WNPTO, "How Does Your Garden Grow" production this past weekend.  The students persevered through the stormy weather to put on two plays in one day.  The 3-6 grade students will start their practices the week that we return from Winter Break.

 

This week, the fourth grade students are immersed in an Artist In Residency experience with Giles Laroche.  Mr. Laroche has worked with the Page School for over 5 consecutive years. You can see his work and influences with the students in many places throughout our building.  Also, the 3rd grade students worked with Naturalist Scott Santino from Mass Audubon on their environmental education curriculum.  Tomorrow, Mr. Santino will be working with 1st grade studying plants, seeds, and leaves.  We are very thankful for all of these programs that are provided through the generosity of our PTO.

 

If your child came home with an "I tried it!" sticker yesterday, they tasted some Roasted Sweet Potatoes deliciously prepared by the Page School cafeteria.

It was our fifth Tasting Tuesday of the school year, brought to you on the second Tuesday of each month by the Farm-to-School Committee (A group of caring moms and teachers who want to teach the children just how good fresh fruits and vegetables can taste). 

Many children tasted the potatoes. It seems some kids just hate sweet potatoes, so there was no convincing them to try it. Funny thing is - it’s often easier to get them to taste something they have never tried before, like eggplant or Brussels sprouts, than it is to get them to taste something they have tried at home before and didn’t like. That is…until we tried something new!

We always have trouble convincing the 5th and 6th grade (especially boys) to try anything. Yesterday, we called the roasted sweet potatoes Deep Fried Monkey Brains, and it worked!  The first boy laughed, but then quickly went over to tell his friends and then they all came up asking for Monkey Brains. Then they came back, again and again and again. Who knew eating Monkey Brains (aka sweet potatoes) could ever be so exciting?

It continues to make us smile when the children run up to the cart and say, “What are we tasting today?” They really do look forward to, and enjoy the tastings.

Below, you will find the recipe for the roasted sweet potatoes. We would like to thank the Page School Kitchen Manager, Ellie, for continuing to wow the children with these wonderful recipes. We hope you will try them at home with your families. 

 We look forward to our next Tasting Tuesday on March 8th.

Roasted sweet Potatoes

·         Ingredients:

o   Enough chopped (or made into fries) sweet potatoes to fill a cookie sheet (2-3 lbs.)

o   1 Tsp. garlic powder

o   1 Tbsp. dried basil

o   1 Tsp. onion powder

o   ½ Tsp. season salt

o   ½ Tsp. black pepper

o   2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Spray or grease the cookie sheet. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl, and stir to coat.  Pour ingredients onto cookie sheet and bake them for 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

 

 

Pentucket Regional School District Pre-School Screening Information Night

 

Where:       Dr. John C. Page Elementary School

When:      Thursday, February 25, 2016   6:00 – 7:00 PM

Who Should Attend:

Any parent/guardian of a child turning age 3 before September 1, 2016, or under age 5 before September 1, 2016, looking for an integrated pre-school experience through the local school district and/or suspects their child may have an educational disability.

 

Preschool Screening

To schedule your appointment for February 26, 2016, please contact your neighborhood school below:

Where:       Dr. John C. Page Elementary School, Sarah Yurenda:  978-363-2671 x 4

When:        Friday February 26, 2016, by appointment only

Prior weekly updates can be found by going to the Principal's Page and scrolling down past the welcome message.

 

For upcoming Community Education Events/Classes, click here.

 

For Upcoming PTO Events, click here.

 

Sincerely,

The Page School

 

Page Upcoming Events

2/9/16- 2/11/16

Giles Laroche Artist in Residency

 

2/10/16

Scott Santino visit with 3rd grade

 

2/11/16

6th Grade Egyptian Presentations

1:45-2:45 in classrooms

Scott Santino visit with 1st grade

 

2/12/16

Early Release Day 1:30 Dismissal

 

2/23/16

Play Rehearsal, Grades 3-6

3:00-4:15 in Cafeteria

 

2/24/16

School Council Meeting

7:45-8:30 in Conference Room

 

2/24/16

Page Speaks Assembly

10:15-11:00 in Cafeteria

 

2/25/16

Play Rehearsal, Grades 3-6

3:00-4:15 in Cafeteria

 

2/25/16

Preschool Parent Information Night

6:00-7:00 pm in Preschool Room

 

2/26/16

No Preschool, Incoming Preschool Screening Day