This year there are two ways to get a tag. You may ring the front door to the school and pick a tag(s) off the tree which is located in the foyer of the school or let your child bring them home in their school bag.
Please return wrapped gifts with tag to school by December 11.
Thank you for helping local families during the holidays.
Students and staff are showing their appreciation in an artful way this year. The halls are lined with hand drawn hearts as a way to show their appreciation to the essential workers in their lives. Art Teacher Ana Lameiro coordinated the project.
During the month of October, Pomfret Community School was a distribution organization for "Farm to Family", the USDA grant-funded program that provided over 100 packages of food to Pomfret families each week. The boxes contained 5 lbs. of meat, 5 lbs. of dairy, 13 lbs. of produce and a gallon of milk. The school would like to thank M&J bus drivers for their support transporting the food and teacher Ryan Ericson for giving his time on Wednesdays to facilitate the distribution operation.
The 5th grade students at Pomfret Community School were given a menu of options for projects at the conclusion of their Native Americans unit of study. Some projects included carving a dugout canoe out of a bar of soap, paper towel roll totem poles, marshmallow igloos, a physical map of North America made of clay, and a diorama.
On Thursday October 15, Aaron Breen visited Mrs. Breen's preschool class. Aaron has been a volunteer at Mortlake Fire Company in Brooklyn for 2 years. He grew up around firefighters and medical responders. His Mom, Pre-School teacher Mrs. Breen, has been a member of Mortlake for 29 years and his father, Mr. Breen is currently Chief. Aaron showed the preschoolers what a firefighter wears and explained each piece of equipment to them as he got dressed. He donned an air pack so they could hear how muffled and a bit scary a firefighter may look if they ever need help. They were a little unsure about when he put his hood, mask and helmet on but loved seeing a firefighter in full gear.
PCS 8th grader Emilia Costa was awarded a Silver Award, the highest award one can receive at her level in Girl Scouts. She sewed 120 masks and donated them to Pomfret Community School. She enjoys sewing and added, “In the future I hope to achieve my Gold Award which is the highest award any Girl Scout can achieve.”
Congratulations to the seven PCS students whose artwork was selected to be exhibited at the Loos Art Center located at the Woodstock Academy! The exhibit is student-curated and features artwork from local student artists grades pre-K through 12.
In Japan, the crane is a mystical creature that is believed to live for 1,000 years, making it a representation of good fortune and hope. Traditionally, the folding of 1,000 origami cranes is believed to result in one’s wish coming true. The symbolic gesture has become one of hope and healing during challenging times.
Following Alex Trebek’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis, the students of Pomfret Community School in Pomfret Center, Connecticut, gifted him with 1,000 origami cranes. Alex and the entire Jeopardy! family find the same inspiration in the multiple strings of cranes now proudly flying in their new home on Stage 10.
On Monday, October 7, 2019, Native American musician Wade Fernandez, performed for the students at Pomfret Community School. His music is rooted in the Menominee Nation and his message is one of inner calm and strength. His son Quintin accompanied him on the piano and guitar. Wade and his son did a fantastic job and we thank him with helping to enrich the lives of our students.
The eight area high schools that traditionally draw students from Pomfret visited PCS Tuesday night during grades seven and eight open house for our Second Annual High School Fair. All the families were invited to attend the Fair to find out more about the schools, learn about admission and application processes, and ask questions of representatives from each of the schools.