image of text of December 10, AES updates, with every letter a different color against a yellow background

Upcoming DECEMBER Dates - all on one page:

Happening NOW until December 15 - Holiday Book Swap (See below under Library)

December 5th - Grades WERE Posted

December 13th - Grade 3 parents only - Holiday Concert 10:00 

- buses available at Ted WIlliams at 9:30 a.m.  

December 14th - 20th - Holiday Shoppe at AES for students only


Rocking the Sock-ings- DONATIONS ARE VOLUNTARY!!!!!

December 22 - ½ day - no aftercare today - start of the holiday break!

- No PTO meeting in December

                                                                                   SPIRIT WEEK AHEAD!

December 18

December 19

December 20

December 21

December 22

Baby it’s cold outside!  Dress like a snowman, JIJI the penguin or gear up the for the cold with a fun hat or scarf!

Deck the Halls!

Wear holiday accessories!

Polar Express Day

Wear your PJS!




½ day

Ugly Winter

Sweater Day!

     And Sweats!  


Kindergarten students worked on using pressure with black crayons, as well as proper pincer grip. 

Firsties learned that Crayola markers are watercolors in stick form!

Second graders completed their organic vs. geometric collaborations. 

Third graders are completing their mannequin triptychs. 


This week all classes K-2 talked about Awesome Audience Behavior in preparation for watching the 3rd graders performance next week. We watched some great videos on what we should and should not be doing during a performance. We played a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” activity to show how much we learned. 

3rd: The 3rd graders will be performing their Winter concert next week on Wednesday, December 13 @ 10:00am in the AES gymnasium. Don’t forget to have your child wear their pajamas for both the dress rehearsal on Dec 12th for the school and for the performance for the families on Dec 13th!


We are having a Holiday Book Swap! This is a great opportunity to swap out some of your books and get new ones! We are accepting donations until December 15th. Click on the flyer for more information!

All students are participating in the Hour of Code! Students are learning about sequencing and loops using Blockly. For more opportunities to learn how to code, visit the Hour of Code


This week in PE we are continuing our throwing and catching unit with a target game called snowman down. In this game students are focusing on stepping and throwing toward smaller targets to knock down a snowman. Additionally students are practicing defensive strategies to prevent their snowman from being knocked down. 


This week, kindergarten students have been discussing the rules we follow in different places like school, home, the grocery store, the soccer field, etc. We read How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? and discussed if the dinosaurs’ behaviors were examples of good choices or not good choices. We also read the fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf to extend our discussion about the importance of following rules. We worked with the letters/sounds e & r. In math we worked to show different combinations of the numbers 8 & 9. We look forward to meeting with you all on Thursday to discuss your child’s progress during parent/teacher conferences.


 First graders are feeling joyful for the Winter Season that is upon us!  Students are learning about Winter Holidays around the world and are spreading their cheer and kindness as they practice our school’s core values.     In Wonders this week, students answered the question of the week, “What buildings do you know? What are they made of?”.  They explored different versions of popular folk tales that explore the concept of building materials.  Students continue to work on bonus letter words with “ff, ll, ss” endings as well as words in the word family “all”.  In Math, students are working on learning double facts and double plus one facts.  In Science, students are exploring the concept of light and relating this to the Winter Season and the changes of light within the patterns of the sky.


Welcome to December! This week in 2nd grade we read the non fiction passage “Cold Dog, Hot Fox”  We wrote down facts about the two animals and then we compared and contrasted them. Our phonics lesson focused on consonant digraphs -dge, and -tch.  In math we are learning about the different ways to represent a number.  The children have been learning expanded form, standard form, word form and picture form.


This week in third grade we were reading and writing poetry!  Students were encouraged to use figurative language such as similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification in their writing.  In math we worked on solving word problems involving addition, subtraction multiplication and division.  Third graders also started a science unit about objects and motion.  They explored balanced and unbalanced forces though a variety of motion stations. 


After a busy fall, we are right back at it starting next week with our Holiday Shoppe. We are still looking for help from those who have up to date CORI and fingerprints on file.  Click here to sign up. If you have misplaced your form, here is a link for you to print and return on the day of your child's shoppe event. If you need financial assistance for holiday shopping, please reach out to your child's teacher directly. Please remember that holiday shopping is for children to get into the spirit of giving so please refrain from allowing them to purchase for themselves. 

Our grade level assemblies and field trips are well underway with planning for some of the spring events and our kindergarteners and 3rd graders have already enjoyed their first field trip of the year to the Lakeville fire station for K and a cranberry bog tour for our 3rd graders. Field trips and assemblies are free for all students thanks to all the hard work of all those who fundraised for the Fun Run. 

Spirit wear for those that purchased items, the order is anticipated to be in for early January. While we wished it was here for the holidays, we are unable to control when the manufacturer is able to complete the order. 

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

Upcoming events: 

Holiday Shoppe: 12/14-12/20

Providence Bruins Event- January 21, 2024 3:05 game time- Details coming soon with link for ticket purchase

Next PTO meeting: January 9, 2024 7pm in the AES cafeteria

Thank you and have a great day!

Bethany Pineault, Principal

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