We are so proud of our PeaceJam leaders! We have heard that our donation boxes are filling up. This is amazing news for our friends at Access Agency and their current and future residents during the cold months.
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.