image of a toy snowman with a red hat, scarf and shovel with text of AES updates, December 17,


It’s not too late to donate for the Holiday Book Swap! We will accept book donations through Monday. Here is the flyer for more information.  Thank you in advance for your support and donations.

Upcoming DECEMBER Dates - all on one page:

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

Holiday Shoppe 2023 INFO form .docx.pdf

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

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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!  


           A HUGE shout out to our grade 3 students and Mrs. E for a wonderful holiday concert!

Stolen Trees!  Toilet paper and rocks left for gifts.  Bah Humbug! - AES has been hit by The Grinch! 

He has come to AES with his heart too small and his Bah Humbug Spirit!  Students need to document 10 ACTS of KINDNESS to hopefully help the Grinch’s Heart Grow.  If we are able to GROW the Grinch’s heart….. we will celebrate next week on Thursday - for our Grinch Spirit Day!  

  • Kindness Always Wins!   


Just a reminder that we do go outside each day.  Please dress your child appropriately with gear for outdoor recess.  This includes hats, mittens, and proper shoes.  Thank you!


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 @ 10:00 am 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!


Kinders continued working on crayon pressure. They used yellow crayon to create watercolor resist mittens.

Firsties are learning how to mix different shades of blue on symmetrical snowflakes.

Second graders used yardsticks and oval templates to make guitars. We learned about color and emotions, discussing Picasso’s blue period. They blew Ms. T.’s socks off!

Third graders had a catch up week between rehearsals for their big holiday concert. Way to go!


It’s not too late to donate for the Holiday Book Swap! We will be accepting book donations through Monday. Here is the flyer for more information. Thank you so much!


This week in our throwing and catching unit we are continuing to play snowman down. This week we are playing individually to start and then playing in teams to work on game strategy and teamwork!


Kindergarten students raved about the 3rd graders' performance of their Holiday concert under the direction of Mrs. Eacobacci. Their songs and dances put us all in the holiday spirit. In Wonders, the students read texts that focused on the question What are the different sounds you hear? Students were introduced to the letters v & w. We practiced reading and writing our newest sight word “and”. In math we worked on counting 10 objects in a variety of arrangements.


First graders were full of the holiday spirit as they enjoyed the performance put on by Mrs. Eacobacci and the 3rd graders.  In Wonders this week, students answered the question of the week, “Where do animals live together?”.  Students read stories and learned about different habitats, climates, and the animals that live within them.  First graders also worked on building and reading words with glued sounds “am, an, and all”. In Math, students are beginning to master their double facts as they begin to work on their double plus one facts.  In Science, students have continued to learn about light and are starting to explore through hands-on activities. 


Second grade had an exciting week this week. Second graders began to learn about winter holidays celebrated in different continents. Each teacher is teaching one continent so students are also getting to meet and interact with all 5 second grade teachers! They will visit 5 continents throughout next week and learn about different holidays. The continents they are visiting include: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. Ask your child which continents they’ve visited and the activity they completed there! 


This week we wrapped up our 2nd unit in Wonders by reading poetry and answering the essential question, “how do people figure things out?”  We also learned about hyperboles, onomatopoeia, and alliteration.  In writing, students wrote their own free-verse poems about an invention.  In math we worked on solving one-step and two-step word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.   In  science students participated in activities and watched videos about friction, motion, and  balanced and unbalanced forces.


Holiday Shoppe 2023 INFO form .docx.pdf

This week we kick off the AES PTO Holiday Shoppe. We all hope the kids enjoy shopping for something special and  from the heart for their special people in their lives. 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. 

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. This is a fun night out so feel free to bring family and friends!  Click here to purchase tickets to the event. 

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

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

Nurse’s Nook:

Friendly Reminder:  Snacks in the classroom are Nut Free.    Cafeteria is Peanut Safe.  Any treats entering the classroom must be labeled from the manufacturer listing ingredients. 

     **The Nurses Office is always  accepting used clothes**

    School Health References :

 COVID-19 Isolation and Exposure Guidance for Children and Staff in Child Care, K-12, Out-of-School Time (OST) and Recreational Camp/Program Settings |

Thank you and have a great day!

Bethany Pineault, Principal

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