2016-2017 PTA Reflections Contest Results

Thank you to ALL the children who participated in this year’s National PTA Reflections Art contest! We had over 100 entries across 7 categories which is more than any other year before!

First, I must say a HUGE thank you to the Administration (Mary, Deannah, Ann Marie, Andrea, and Cindy!) at both the Elementary School and the ECLC. Without their continued support of this program, the PTA wouldn’t be able to provide it to our Schools. A special thanks to Laura Vittorioso who was the Staff Representative for this program — THANK YOU LAURA! Also a special thanks to our fabulous judges for taking on such a huge responsibility and project 🙂

Second, a big thank you to YOU – the Parents – thank you for supporting not only the PTA but the Arts in our schools. The Arts in Education has always been very close to my heart and I’ve always believed that the Arts should be celebrated as often as possible. Encouraging children to be creative is paramount to ensuring their continued success in school — and, well, it’s just fun!

And finally, I must say thank you to the Students. What an amazing group of kids our town has! Their excitement in participating was inspiring! They all did an amazing job with creating artwork from the theme “What is your story?” Each student really put a lot of thought and creativity into their work and I was blown away!

Here are some of the photographs that were taken of the Honorable Mention recipients and School Winners that are moving on to the Statewide Competition in March up in Derry, NH.

I feel honored to have been a part of this program and look forward to next year!

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  • CATEGORY: LITERATURE
    Winners
    Grade 3-4
    – Thomas Carloni – “The Oldest House on the Street”
    – Maggie Escabi – “My Story”
    Grades 1-2
    – William Taylor – “How my Mom had my baby sister”
    – Olivia Snook – “What I love to do”
    – Drew Verweij – “About Daisy”
    Honorable Mentions
    Grade 3-4
    – Maeve McNicholas – “The Letters”
    – Bella Dempsey – “The Journey”
    – Allison Dotchin -“The Funny Fight & More”
    Grade 1-2
    – Jackson Doran – “How Mom and Dad met”
    – Ava Melanson – “About me”
    – Fiona O’Connor – “How I got my Pets”
    – Ryker Copland – “Outside”
    – Matthew Walker – “Cold Snow”
    CATEGORY: MUSICAL COMPOSITION
    Honorable Mention
    Jackson Leonard – “The Fruit Swap Song”
    CATEGORY: VISUAL ARTS
    Winners
    Forest Eberl (grade 1) – “My Lego Self”
    – Bailey Everett (grade 1) – “Three Horses”
    – Violet Collins (grade 1) – “Outer Space”
    Honorable Mentions  
    – Katerenna Forrest – (grade 3) – “The different looks of Hello Kitty”
    – Isabella Grassi (grade 2) – “My Sister and my friend”
    CATEGORY: PHOTOGRAPHY
    Winners
    – Faolan Totty (Kindergarten) – “Alex the Cat”
    – Fionn Totty (grade 2) – “My cat for Christmas”
    – Frank Marhefka (Kindergarden) – “Everything I took a picture of”
    Honorable Mentions    
     – Charlie Andrews – (grade 2) – “Baby Giraffe Cuteness”
     
  • CATEGORY: DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY
    Winners 
    – Arhiana Hanscome – “Can’t Stop the Feeling” Dance

Pizza Bingo – Friday, January 27th

Don’t miss out on all the fun and games at our annual Pizza Bingo Night! There will be good food, great prizes and plenty of FUN for all ages. 

Friday, January 27th 6:00-7:30pm

$20.00  includes the following:

  • 1 Large Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
  • 4 Drinks (choice of milk, juice, lemonade, bottled water)
  • 4 Sets of Bingo Cards and crayons. (Additional Bingo cards may be purchased in advance or at the door – $2.00 each.)
  • Additional pizzas can be ordered as well – $9.00 for an additional cheese and $10.00 for an additional pepperoni

Make your reservations now as space is limited!!

The registration form can be found in the Documents & Forms section of our website.

 

Pancakes with Santa – Fri, Dec 9th.

Bring the whole family for a fun filled night.  Pancakes for dinner and a visit from Santa!

We will also have the Little Elf’s workshop.  For $.25 kids can “shop” for a gift and wrap a holiday gift.

Come join us for this popular PTA traditional event right in the BES Café.

** If you have any toys you are looking to give to a new home, we are looking for donations for the Elf’s workshop.  There is a box located in the entry of BELC & BEC for drop off.13445300_1241517485878055_8754461840606730022_n

Click here for the sign up form & more information on the elf workshop.

REFLECT on the theme. CREATE art. BE RECOGNIZED

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The National PTA® Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home.

This year, the PTA is opening the program to all 7 categories:

• Dance Choreography • Film Production • Literature • Musical Composition • Photography • Visual Arts

Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story?

We look forward to seeing all of the talent that the ECLC and BES has to offer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8dpI20guJg

Click here for sign up documents and more information

Save Those Box Tops!

The Fall Box Tops Drive starts today!!! Look for Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school in a bag or envelope labeled with the name of your child’s teacher. The first class to collect 500 Box Tops in each building wins a special prize from the PTA! The Fall Drive ends Fri. 10/28 – the winning class will enjoy a Pizza Party!

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