image of three small friendly ghosts surrounding a pumpkin with text of AES updates, October 29, 2023

2 Important Upcoming dates you won’t want to miss:

SUNDAY, October 29th - THIS SUNDAY - TRUNK OR TREAT - 3:00 - 5:00 at AES

MONDAY, October 30

  • AFTERCARE program will now be at AES for AES students.  Plan accordingly.

  • Storybook Pumpkins are DUE today - October 30th.

GUIDELINES HERE:  2023 StoryBook Pumpkin Contest

Another great week here at AES!  We began our week with a local author visit from Marc Colagiovanni who lives right next door in Cranston Rhode Island.  Marc’s book: When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left

is about perseverance and determination. The #1 New York Times bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds partners up with the talented debut author Marc Colagiovanni with this  inspirational story about optimism, overcoming adversity, and forging your own path.  The message is great for kids and adults and is written to inspire all!

Marc’s 2nd book will be out this spring and is titled the Reflection in Me.  

Here is a video and sneak peek:  

The Reflection in Me HD - YouTube

Marc will be present at our Open House on November 8th.  Here is a QR code for anyone wishing to purchase a book and bring it to open house for a book signing!  How Exciting!

Care to purchase the book on your own? Follow this QR code to Amazon for purchase. 


OCTOBER 28th - This Sunday - Trunk or Treat!  

October 31st - Harvest Parade

Harvest Festival Parade.pdf

November 7th - PD day for kids 

November 8th - AES OPEN HOUSE 5:00 - 7:00

November 10th - Veteran Day - No School

  Assawompset Elementary School

DATE:  November 8th

TIME:  5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Buses will be available for transportation at Ted Williams beginning at 4:45 p.m  Please see the information below about our 

Author Visit and Food Drive!


Open House

Open House 11.8.23.pdf

  A Message From PTO:

Wow...we asked and you answered! Thank you to all those who are volunteering over the next week for our Trunk or Treat and Fun Run. It's not too late to register your child for the Fun Run! Registering is free! Please remember all volunteers for all events need to have a valid CORI and fingerprints done. See here for details.

Be sure to check us out at AES PTO on Facebook, @assawompsetpto on Instagram and our AES PTO website 

Upcoming events: 

Trunk or Treat- October 29th at AES 3-5pm

AES PTO Fun Run- November 2nd at AES (rain date November 3rd)

November PTO meeting: November 14th at the AES cafeteria

We are currently looking for a chairperson and committee to help plan our K/1 social event in the spring. Reach out to us at for more information. 


Kindergarten students heard the story of The Big Orange Splot. They learned that you don’t have to look like everyone else, and it is okay to be yourself.

First graders are completing their mosaic designs.

Second graders are starting their unit on shape by drawing a 3D BOOM BOX!!!

Third graders used scrapers to paint in the style of Eric Carle.


K: This week we worked on a fun Halloween poem and put instruments to the different parts of the poem. We also had time to dance to Halloween music! 

1st: This week we worked on the song, Hello Mr. Bones and used unpitched percussion instruments to keep the beat and learned about what  major and minor keys sound like. We also danced to some fun Halloween music. 

2nd: The second graders learned about form in music and we used the Monster Mash to figure out the form in small groups. After, we put movements to each different section and performed along with the music.

3rd: We are working hard getting ready for the big winter performance which is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13 @ 10:00AM in the AES gymnasium! 


The Storybook Pumpkins are coming in and they are amazing!  Thank you to everyone - they are a joy to look at! This week in the library, students completed a survey about classroom rewards and we read fall themed stories.


This week in PE we are concluding our soccer unit with a final week of games. Students in all grades are learning  about offense and defense while playing soccer games. We have been very impressed with the level of skill development the students are showcasing in game play. 


This week, we are discussing the five senses and we read the story Senses at the Seashore! We are working to make connections to our topic by discussing our senses and how we use them to discover the world around us. We practiced reading the sight word “see” and began to read simple sentences using the words we have learned. We learned the letters Jj and Pp and are working hard to identify beginning sounds. In math, students are figuring out how to make different combinations of the numbers 3, 4, and 5.   We had an amazing time meeting Marc Colagiovanni, author of When things aren’t going right, go left! 


This week in First Grade the students have been reading stories regarding the essential question, “What makes a pet special?” The students have enjoyed reading stories about different animals and learning about the fantasy genre. We have been working with digraphs and writing words that contain them. In math they have been continuing on with word problems including addition and subtraction problems. During science we have been finishing up with seasonal patterns and will be working towards patterns in the sky. We felt so lucky to meet the author Marc Colagiovanni and ask him some questions about the writing process! The students loved his story When things aren’t going right, go left! and were thrilled to get a sneak peak of his upcoming book! 


This week in second grade, the students began a writing activity on the topic of gratitude. The students are learning that gratitude is being thankful and showing appreciation for those in our lives and for what we have and receive.  The ability to show gratitude not only allows us to feel at peace with the possessions we have, but it also helps us to build strong relationships with others. The students will be sharing their knowledge of gratitude with the AES school community during an assembly next month. Also this week, the students had an opportunity to meet Marc Colagiovanni, a children’s book author.  He wrote the book When Things Aren’t Going Right, Go Left which every teacher received a copy.  His most recent book, The Reflection in Me, will be released in March, 2024.  The students are very excited to be celebrating the fall and Halloween with a variety of ELA and Math activities.  They are looking forward to the celebration and parade on October 31st.


In third grade, students have been wrapping up Unit One in our Wonders reading program. We have read a variety of realistic fiction, narrative nonfiction, and expository texts. In math, the students are continuing to learn their multiplication facts. We have started studying patterns in number charts. Next, we will be moving into place value. The third grade classes have also begun taking their walking field trip to the Lakeville Public Library. This has been a great opportunity for students to apply for and receive a library card. 

Nurse’s Nook:

The Nurses Office will be conducting its mandatory Vision, Hearing, Height and Weight Screenings.  If you wish to opt your student out of the screening, please email me stating so, or return the attached form signed. Thank you again!

2024 Screening Letter

Thank you and have a great day!

Bethany Pineault, Principal