|The Nathan Bishop PTO|
Nathan Bishop Parent Teacher Organization
Below is information that will help you
Remember, our children benefit greatly when parents/guardians are involved in school events and activities.
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO!
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day
To reward our hard-working teachers and staff let's put together a great luncheon before they leave for a well-deserved holiday break.
The PTO is looking for homemade main dishes and holiday pastries to make this a delicious, fun and festive event on December 20.
Please keep in mind that these are the talented people who instruct and care for our children each and every school day. So please help in whatever way you can to show your appreciation.
Click on this link to sign up.
The Emperor's New Clothes
December 12, 13, 14 at 7:00 p.m.
December 15 @ 2:00 p.m.
Nathan Bishop Auditorium
Adults $10 / Children $5
Tickets Available at the Door
Mr. Allamby and Mr. Reyes are coaching the team again this year.
Our first game will be December 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Classical High School.
The full schedule will be announced soon.
Tuesday, December 17th photographs will be retaken.
A notice will be sent home to students with this information.
After School Programs
If you are looking for after school opportunities, below are some opportunities. The list is available for download on the community page of the Nathan Bishop web site.
December 9–15: An Hour of CODE
December 9: 6th Grade Parents Round Table 6 p.m. Cafeteria
December 12: 1st Basketball game, 3:30 at Classical
December 12–15: Performances of "The Emperor's New Clothes"
December 13: Cookie Dough delivery
December 17: photographs will be retaken.
December 20: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day
December 23 – Jan. 1 : Holiday Break (No School)______________________________________________
Middle School Choice Seminar
A middle school choice information seminar will be held on Monday, January 13th from 5:30 pm until 8 pm. in the NB Auditorium. BLOOD DRIVE
(date to be determined)
For the past three years, Nathan Bishop has participated in a very successful blood drive. Last year-we held the drive in honor of Ms Schnekden and we are so, so, so thankful that she is back with us this year! This year, the blood drive is in honor of the late Joan White,
former guidance/Assistant Principal at Nathan Bishop.
Let’s make this THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DRIVE EVER
Here are a few key things:
- If you give at the blood center close to the date of our drive be sure that it counts towards our number.
- A LOT of staff and equipment come to our school so they really need it to be worth their efforts which start at 6:00 AM and run until after 5:00.
- Please, if you are going to give, give at school on the day of our drive.
- The only way we can beat our goal of 55 donations-is to spread the word…significant others…parents…friends….
- Many of you cannot give because of medical reasons….but please try to get someone to give in your place.
Volunteer needs for most events include:
Publicity: create and distribute flyers, invitations, and/or posters — Get the word out!
Organize: a raffle or other side activity
Bake: for pastry sale
Provide: cups, plates, napkins, cookies, juice etc.
Sell goodies (even for an hour is helpful)
Help at the event: greet guests, set up and/or clean up
History Department Updates...
Think Like an Archaeologist! is starting again in Grade 6. This collaboration between the RISD Museum; Heffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, and the Joukowsky Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University; engages students in the real world and work of archaeology. Students work with real archaeologists. There are four classroom sessions, and two field experiences to museums and excavation sites.
Working as teams of archaeologists, students are surveying, mapping, and analyzing patterns for potential excavation sites.
Current Events students in Grade 7 are engaging in the Generation Citizen program. This experience engages students in the foundations of American government. Students research and develop a grass roots project to spark change in their community. The program culminates with project presentations at the State House for Civics Day.
The History Department will be rolling out the Close Up program in the upcoming weeks. We will be taking a group of 20 Nathan Bishop students to Washington DC in April to experience the federal government “Close Up.” We will be having an informational session for parents on the Close Up program in November. More information is available at www.closeup.org
Students are supposed to have blue shorts and a white Tee shirt for Physical Education. Next year gym clothes will be sold for PE classes.
These uniforms have a place for students to write their names on both the shorts and the Tee shirt.
Cost is only $10 for both items and they are given right to the students...no need for Mom or Dad to make a trip out to the store!
Contact Ms Delnigro
for more information.
Families in need
This school year, Ms. Bianco’s advisory wanted to do something fun and creative for families in need.
They pondered through several ideas, and decided to donate to the Ronald McDonald House (RMH). The Ronald McDonald House is a non-profit organization that helps families who have a member in the hospital.
In this ongoing, year long project, we contribute “Pop Tabs” for recycling.
“Pop Tabs” are the tabs on the top of aluminum cans. Our goal is to donate 5000 tabs to the RMH by the end of the school year. RMH recycles all the “Pop Tabs” for money.
The foundation only accepts the tab because it is the only part of the can that is all aluminum. Donate your tabs in the boxes & containers in the main office, in the copy machine rooms, or in Ms. Bianco's Advisory Room 329. You can find out more about the RMH by going online to RMHouse.org.
We need YOUR help to reach our goal of 5000 “Pop Tabs” for the 2012-13 school year!
BOX TOPS for education & East Side Marketplace RECEIPTS
Earn cash for Nathan Bishop by clipping Box Tops from hundreds of your favorite products. Each Box Tops coupon is worth 10 cents for Nathan Bishop, and that adds up fast! Send Box Tops to the office in an envelope marked PTO. Our goal is to collect 5,000 Box Tops by October 31. This will translate into real money for enrichment for all kids.
WE'RE ON FACEBOOK!
Join the PTO Facebook group Nathan Bishop PTO— for more ways to stay connected to Nathan Bishop !
Questions? Send an e-mail or call:
Lynette- email@example.com 401-413-6160
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6th grade parents
All students entering 7th grade must have an updated Health form. The Rhode Island Department of Health General Laws Section 9.3 requires that children entering the 7th Grade are required to have a physical examination. These physical examinations, preferably, should be completed by your family physician or health center.
Effective 8/1/09, new regulations require children to have 2 doses of Varicella Vaccine, 1 dose of Tdap, 1 dose of Meningococcal Vaccine and 2 doses of MMR. Please check with your doctor and be sure your child has received all of these vaccines before entering the 7th grade. Proof of vaccination and physical exam must be given to the School Nurse-Teacher at the beginning of the school year. Have you made your child’s doctors appt for his 7th grade shots?
Any questions?? Contact Arlene McVeigh RN, School Nurse/Teacher456-9344 FAX 456-9110
Do you know a parent of a 4th grader from the Greater East Side (Pawtucket to North Main Street to the river to the South and East) who chose Nathan Bishop on their school choice form, but has NOT had confirmation from the Registration Office or Mr. Lazzareschi that their child is assigned to Bishop?
PLEASE ENCOURAGE ANY SUCH PARENT TO THE SCHOOL ASAP at 456-9344. Apparel!
Nathan Bishop Light Blue Sweatshirts
If you haven't already ordered your apparel, now is the time
T Shirts • Sweatshirts • Hats • Pencils
Order forms available at the PTO meeting, by email request or in the front office.
PASA and the AfterZone program
AfterZone programs have expanded at Nathan Bishop! These programs will give your child the opportunity to learn unique skills including using tools, building models, engineering solar panels, and creating computer games and music videos! Encourage your child to get involved!
To get more information or to enroll your child, contact our AfterZone Coordinator Juan Carlos Beteta at 641-4520, or email@example.com. The overall PASA person responsible for the program at Nathan Bishop is:Jessie Kerr-Vanderslice North End/East Side & Olneyville AfterZone Manager 401.490.9599 x107 firstname.lastname@example.org
TECHNO-RECYCLING is in progress in Main Office. There is a box for your old cell phones, DVDs, inkjet and laser cartridges, cameras, laptops, video games, iPods, PDAs, and GPSs on the counter!
Recycling your stuff at NB raises cash for our school!
Register your Stop and Shop card online, and Nathan Bishop can start raising money! Get as many of your friends and relatives as possible to register. Register at www.stopandshop.com/aplus. Every time a registered Stop and Shop card is used between now and March, we will raise money to support our school. This program only runs until March, 2010...so STOP AT STOP AND SHOP AND START SHOPPING!!
Keep your EASTSIDE MARKETPLACE receipts, we are enrolled in their program as well. Have your middler bring them in to the office. We'll have a box for them.
The PTO will meet the third Tuesday of each month.Subcommittee meeting night will be the first Thursday of each month. Several classrooms at Bishop will be available to us each first-Thursday from 6 to 7:30pm. Some subcommittees may choose to take advantage of this arrangement while others may choose to meet during the day, at people’s homes or the local library, or conduct most of their business via email. This is up to the chairs of each committee.