Helping Our Kids Manage Media
Two recent posts on Common Sense Media focused on children's media usage and how parents and teachers can help given this information are extremely informative. The first, "The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Teens and Tweens" outlines data found in recent research; click through to access the link. The second, entitled, "The New Guide to Managing Media for Teens and Tweens" provides helpful suggestions for parents and guardians; click through for the link.

Two recent posts on Common Sense Media focused on children's media usage and how parents and teachers can help given this information are extremely informative. The first, "The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Teens and Tweens" outlines data found in recent research and can be found here. The second, entitled, "The New Guide to Managing Media for Teens and Tweens" provides helpful suggestions.

Making learning the most natural thing in the world.
It originates, of course, with our teachers, who help students understand they are active participants in the learning process. It's not something that happens to them, it's something they engage in with others.

The Pike School is filled with fabulous teachers. The kind who teach children the most important lesson of all: To believe in themselves. Read more about our faculty.

Our Promise: We will surround your child with positive energy.
At Pike School, we believe every child has unlimited potential. That's why we provide unlimited possibilities – for thinking, creating, competing and unleashing curiosity.

Positive energy. It's in the air. Along the hallways. Throughout every classroom. And on every child's face. Because of it, our students believe they can do anything. That's the power of the positive energy that flows through the Pike School. See for yourself.

Positive energy creates endless possibilities.
And a Pike education guarantees students are prepared to take advantage of every one.

By the time they graduate, our students are master learners. They know how to manage their time, build meaningful relationships with adults, and advocate for themselves. They also know what it means to make a positive impact in the world. Read about our alumni.

Positive energy in action.
It starts with cultivating an intense excitement around learning. The Lower School curriculum is rooted in activities that develop essential skills while fostering confidence and creativity, from puppets and puzzles in Pre-K language arts class to reenacting the Ellis Island experience in second-grade social studies.

The Ellis Island simulation is a big day for our second graders, who play the roles of actual immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island. Watch video.

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It has been great to see all the snow clothes in Lower School, ready and waiting for students to don on those cold, snowy days. Please keep sending in a full set of snow clothes for this changeable weather along with an extra set of school clothes just in case. We have found snow clothes fit nicely in a Pike cloth bag and hang in cubbies just perfectly. So, if you have an extra bag for your child to use in school, we would greatly appreciate your sending it in.
Our first official "Rainbow Day" happened on Thursday this past week. (Our future Rainbow Days are: March 23, April 4, May 5, and May 24.) What a site we all were, wearing our grade's color at assembly and learning about responsible citizenship from our Second Grade friends. Our food drive for rice and beans for the Neighbors in Need food pantry continues this week as does our book drive for gently used and new books supporting the organization Reach Out and Read. We appreciate any help you can give for both of these worthy causes.
All-School Parent/Teacher Conference Day is Friday, February 19. We will provide supervision for any Lower and Middle School students whose parents are attending conferences on Wednesday, February 17, from 2:00-5:00pm, Thursday, February 18, from 3:30-5:00pm and Friday, February 19 from 8:00am-3:00pm in the library. We ask that ALL Lower and Middle School students who accompany their parents on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday be dropped off in the library to draw or read quietly with Mrs. Elkin while parents attend conferences. Students may not wait in the lobby or library or wander the halls while parents are meeting with teachers. Supervision is provided to ensure the safety of all students and a productive work environment for the Pike staff. If you arrange to have a conference at another time than those listed above, you must provide childcare for your child (either through Flex or on your own). We regret that we cannot accommodate non-Pike toddlers and babies.
The Lower School will celebrate Valentine's Day this Thursday, February 11. I would like to remind all that Lower School students are welcome to bring in valentines for either their entire anchor class or the entire grade. Room parents will coordinate providing a fresh fruit snack for each anchor, and I will provide a small sweet treat. If your child has allergies, you are welcome to send in a special snack from home on that day. We ask that you DO NOT INCLUDE any candy or gifts in your child's valentines (e.g., no candy hearts, pencils, etc.). This will make each valentine message that much "sweeter."
JOIN US on Tuesdays and Thursdays for before school activity time for all Lower Schoolers! Unless it is raining, you may drop off your child between 7:45 and 8:00am at the end of the split rail fence by the Lower School Playground. When you see one of the PE teachers or Jenn Elkin on duty, please have your child exit your car on the playground side with backpack in hand. Appropriate outdoor clothing (for all weather) must be worn. In addition, we will pick up any interested children attending early drop off in the cafeteria and walk over any bus students who wish to join us.
It has been great to see all the snow clothes in Lower School, ready and waiting for students to don on those cold, snowy days. Please keep sending in a full set of snow clothes for this changeable weather along with an extra set of school clothes just in case. We have found snow clothes fit nicely in a Pike cloth bag and hang in cubbies just perfectly. So, if you have an extra bag for your child to use in school, we would greatly appreciate your sending it in.
Our first official "Rainbow Day" happened on Thursday this past week. (Our future Rainbow Days are: March 23, April 4, May 5, and May 24.) What a site we all were, wearing our grade's color at assembly and learning about responsible citizenship from our Second Grade friends. Our food drive for rice and beans for the Neighbors in Need food pantry continues this week as does our book drive for gently used and new books supporting the organization Reach Out and Read. We appreciate any help you can give for both of these worthy causes.
All-School Parent/Teacher Conference Day is Friday, February 19. We will provide supervision for any Lower and Middle School students whose parents are attending conferences on Wednesday, February 17, from 2:00-5:00pm, Thursday, February 18, from 3:30-5:00pm and Friday, February 19 from 8:00am-3:00pm in the library. We ask that ALL Lower and Middle School students who accompany their parents on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday be dropped off in the library to draw or read quietly with Mrs. Elkin while parents attend conferences. Students may not wait in the lobby or library or wander the halls while parents are meeting with teachers. Supervision is provided to ensure the safety of all students and a productive work environment for the Pike staff. If you arrange to have a conference at another time than those listed above, you must provide childcare for your child (either through Flex or on your own). We regret that we cannot accommodate non-Pike toddlers and babies.
The Lower School will celebrate Valentine's Day this Thursday, February 11. I would like to remind all that Lower School students are welcome to bring in valentines for either their entire anchor class or the entire grade. Room parents will coordinate providing a fresh fruit snack for each anchor, and I will provide a small sweet treat. If your child has allergies, you are welcome to send in a special snack from home on that day. We ask that you DO NOT INCLUDE any candy or gifts in your child's valentines (e.g., no candy hearts, pencils, etc.). This will make each valentine message that much "sweeter."
JOIN US on Tuesdays and Thursdays for before school activity time for all Lower Schoolers! Unless it is raining, you may drop off your child between 7:45 and 8:00am at the end of the split rail fence by the Lower School Playground. When you see one of the PE teachers or Jenn Elkin on duty, please have your child exit your car on the playground side with backpack in hand. Appropriate outdoor clothing (for all weather) must be worn. In addition, we will pick up any interested children attending early drop off in the cafeteria and walk over any bus students who wish to join us.
The Merrimack Valley Enrichment Center (MVEC) has a few slots available for after-school private piano and voice lessons at The Pike School for the winter/spring semester starting on January 25.
The Pike School is proud to celebrate the success of teacher, Tina Morris. Tina was recently awarded the 2015 Non-formal Environmental Award.
On January 28 & 29th, The Pike School's Lower and Middle Schools will host visiting musician, Nick Page.
Last week ,our middle school had a very special guest, Paul Zambella, a forensic scientist who was very eager to teach students about his tools of the trade.
Middle Schoolers are preparing to sing their hearts out for the upcoming Middle School Concert!
The Pike School Science Bowl team placed third out of 25 teams from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
The Merrimack Valley Enrichment Center (MVEC) has a few slots available for after-school private piano and voice lessons at The Pike School for the winter/spring semester starting on January 25.
The Pike School is proud to celebrate the success of teacher, Tina Morris. Tina was recently awarded the 2015 Non-formal Environmental Award.
On Saturday, January 9th several veteran members of the Pike School Speech Team competed at a tournament held at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine.
This weekend, our Upper School Speech Team will be competing in two tournaments and would love to see you there!

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