Weekly Wizard News

PRS PTO Communication: We'd love your feedback and ideas! 

We have tried to scale back the Weekly Wizard to make it more readable and to the point for you all, BUT it keeps creeping longer...and longer. :) 

What are your thoughts? What is helpful content for you to have? What could be excluded? 

Are there other ways that would be helpful to send information?

Current PTO communication plan:

-Weekly Wizard on Sundays

-Social media posts throughout the week with relevant deadlines

-Occasional newsflash emails with deadlines

-Room parent outreach

-Website, www.prspto.org which we try to keep updated with all of the information

We've received a good amount of feedback that we are sending too many emails overall. We GET it, for sure. It's a lot to receive and a lot to create. 

How can we improve? Please respond to this email or reach out to us.

Thanks so much!

Kelly Gorra and Leslie Wittmann

This week at a glance: 

Coming up Soon, Save the Dates: 

  • Wed. Nov 2 - Early Release
  • Wed. Nov 2, 11:30am - Fall Playground Cleanup with the Green Team
  • Thur. Nov 3 - Wahlburgers Fundfare - proceeds benefit PRS PTO
  • Mon.-Wed. Nov 7-9 - Fall Book Fair (see below for times)
  • Mon.-Fri. Nov 7-11 - Fruit Center School Fundraising Week
  • Thur. 11/10 - Spirit Day - Red, white & blue for Veterans Day
  • Fri. 11/11 - No school - Veterans Day
  • Wed. 11/16 - Early Release Day
  • Wed. 11/16, 7pm - PTO Meeting at The Beth (note new date/time)
  • Sat. 11/19 - PRS Road Race
  • Wed. 11/23 - Early Release
  • Thur.-Fri. 11/24-25 - No school, Thanksgiving
  • Wed. 12/7 - Early Release
  • Wed. 12/7 - Holiday Shopping Spree

The PRS PTO Road Race is coming up November 19th!

The annual PRS PTO Road Race is a fun and exciting event that unites our students, teachers, staff, and families. Have a blast, exercise, and express your school spirit by signing up here to run or walk All who register before or on November 2nd will receive a PRS Road Race t-shirts and be eligible for a variety of fantastic raffle prizes from local vendors. We hope to see you there! 

This week the PRS STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Science) Team brought together schools, non-profit organizations, colleges, museums, and employers across the greater Hingham area, all working together to expose students to STE(A)M and excite them about their own potential futures in STE(A)M fields. Scroll down to read more about the awesome week our students had!

Other PRS News and Happenings

🍏Re-Stock the Staff Lounge🍏

The Teacher Appreciation Committee is restocking the staff lounge this month, and we need your help! Let’s shower PRS's amazing staff with snacks, drinks, lounge & classroom supplies to show them how much we appreciate and care about them. The most important items have been prioritized, and the items most in need are the individual dry-erase boards. Below is the Amazon link where you can order items. They will be sent directly to the committee, which will then organize and distribute them at the end of the month. Please place your order by October 28th. Thank you!! Click here to help re-stock the lounge!


BOO BASH: October 28th, 4-5:30 pm

Please join us for a spooktacular event full of tricks and treats while DJ Joe spins monster mash beats on Friday, October 28, from 4-5:30 PM on the back playground. Appropriate costumes are encouraged, toy weapons are discouraged. Families and siblings are welcome!

Families can also participate in a pumpkin carving contest. Voting will take place at the Boo Bash. Please drop off your carved pumpkin with your name attached near the parking lot trail that leads into the backfield the morning of 10/28 

Please note that this year the Boo Bash is not a drop-off event. Parents/guardians are required to stay for the duration of the event. 

Please sign up to volunteer at Boo Bash here:


Please join the Green Team on Wednesday, November 2nd - an early release day - for a PRS playground cleanup!

We'll meet right at 11:30 am by the basketball shed. Dismiss your student(s) as walkers, bring a garbage bag and some work/gardening gloves, and let's get the playgrounds cleaned up! Please note: this is not a drop-off event!

Sign up here.

Questions? Email the PRS Green Team at lizzieinglis@gmail.com or katyvoss@gmail.com.


Mark your calendars for the return of the PRS Fall Book Fair, November 7th-9th! This hallmark fall event will be held in the PRS gym from 2:30-4:00pm on Monday and Tuesday, and from 4-7pm on Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you all, and your children, there! Foster your children's love of reading while also getting a jump start on some early holiday shopping, all in support of PRS!

SEPAC MEETING (Special Education Parents’ Advisory Council)


Tuesday, October 25th

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Whiton Room at Hingham Public Library

Join us for an insightful discussion on dyslexia with Speech-Language Pathologist/Literacy Specialist Lauren Parker and Special Education Attorney Kate Sullivan. Their presentation will cover diagnostic testing and assessments, role of a speech evaluation, navigating the IEP process and progress monitoring. All are welcome!

Full PRS PTO Calendar of Upcoming Events

Updates and Recaps

Playground update -The PRS PTO recently purchased some new items for the playgrounds: giant tic-tac-toe boards, giant Connect 4 boards and a mini "physics bundle" of materials like PVC piping, pool noodles and golf balls for students to get creative with. Special thanks to Courtney Alexander for spearheading this effort!

WOW, what a week! The PRS PTO sponsored STEAM Week this week, led by parent volunteer Jill Slankas, who did an incredible job with her team pulling it all together! PRS STEAM Week was part of a statewide effort to boost the interest, awareness and ability for all learners to envision themselves in STE(A)M education and employment opportunities, and complement the formal instruction happening in the Commonwealth beyond this week. 

Activities for 2022 STEAM Week at PRS included:

Dr. Colleen Dalton, Professor at Brown University, (and proud PRS parent) on Volcanoes to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders - this included some amazing video footage, and gettin the students excited about the scientific process (Notice, Ask, Guess, Experiment, Report & Share).

New England Reptile show presentation to Kindergarten and 1st grade - always a big hit with reptiles from all over the world.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation to Kindergarten and 1st grade - this included a 45 foot inflatable whale that the students could explore and real life artifacts.

Field trip to New England Base Camp (Milton, MA) for 5th grade which included several outdoor hands-on activities.

Kathryn Goulet (proud PRS parent) on 3D Animation to 5th grade.

Martin Touhey (proud uncle to two PRS students) on Beekeeping to 2nd grade.

Peg LeGendre, from the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Space presentation and hands on activities for 5th grade.

Discovery Museum (Acton, MA) presentation on sound waves to 4th grade.

Brian Taylor, Environmental Educator with the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, on herring migration to 3rd grade (this has to be rescheduled to another week).

Thank you all for making this a huge success! Thanks to parents and guardians of the PTO for donating to the annual campaign and making it all possible.

Happenings Around Town

There are a lot events coming up around town! GALS Basketball signup, Children's Craft Market this weekend at the Hingham Arts Walk, Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and more!

Also, book your sitters now for the 11/1 Special Town Meeting to vote on a new Foster School.

Visit our website to see events around Hingham

PRS PTO Website

Upcoming Events

Lunch Menu

PRS Fast Facts

Around Town

Contact Us

Content by PRS PTO Co-Presidents

Leslie Wittmann and Kelly Gorra

High Street, Hingham, MA 02043

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