Visit to the Historical Society for the Holiday Traditionally the first and second graders from Pierce School visit the Bennington Historical Society to decorate their tree with student made ornaments, and enjoy a story, cocoa and cookies and sing a carol or two. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Harvest Feast Students and family guests joined together for a meal of turkey with all of the fixings at lunch today. A very good time was had by all.
Mrs. Sysyn's Sewing Club Meets Former Pierce teacher, Mrs. Sysyn returns on a regular basis each year to teach sewing skills to eager 3rd and 4th grade students. The project students worked on most recently was a candy corn bag practicing the running and whip stitches.
Pumpkin Carving Students carve pumpkins with the letters spelling "BLACK BEARS" for Halloween. Maybe mascot, Bennington Black Bear, will come to the Pierce School parade for Halloween.
BES Halloween Parade Begins Students don their Halloween spookiest, and cutest to make the annual trek around the Acre, a long time held tradition at Pierce School.
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The Hour of Code is an international event happening this week across the globe. Some students at Pierce School participated in learning to code, and they are so excited about it. Hundreds of 1-hour coding activities are available on the website. Check out Hourofcode.com for more information.
On November 15, 2017, Pierce school students and teachers participated in The Conval Community Schools Turkey Trot event. Students walked or jogged laps around the school fields at Hancock Elementary. This event promoted the concept of lifetime fitness, but it also collected food items donated to the South Meadow School Food Pantry.
Pierce School celebrated Halloween on Tuesday, October 31st! Students, staff, and Bennington
community members joined for an annual parade through town. Scarecrows and carved pumpkins made by Pierce School students were displayed outside the school for all to enjoy.
Students proudly displayed their costumes with big waves and many smiles.
To view the December 2017 newsletter, click HERE.
Ski Program Information
The PTO ski program will begin on Thursday, January 4 and will run each Thursday through February 1. Students will be dismissed at 3:05 from their classrooms and will be assigned to a chaperone for transportation. If your child rides in a booster seat, please drop it off at school with your child’s name on it. Booster seats will be left in the lodge with your child’s belongings for pick up. All children need to be picked up at Crotched Mountain promptly at 6:00.
If your child has registered for the program, please be sure to send them to school with snow pants, a warm jacket, dry gloves and dry socks. Packing an extra pair for after school is essential! Wet socks do not slide into boots easily. It is important to start lessons in dry clothes. Goggles are optional, but are a good idea for sun and wind protection. Please also send a few extra snacks and a drink as children often get hungry between their lesson and free ski time. There is a cafeteria in the main lodge, but food from home is also welcome.
As a reminder, all skiers and snowboarders must have a proper helmet each week in order to participate. If your child needs a helmet, the mountain does have helmets as part of their rental program for a fee. Please contact Barb Martin at Crotched Mountain if you need to add this to your child’s ski program registration.
If you wish for your child to participate in the ski program but have yet to register your child, please contact Barb Martin at 603-588-3668 Ext. 232. She can assist you with payment and information.
We are excited for our third season of skiing and riding. Think snow!