The New Hampshire Dance Institute (NHDI) returned to PES for a two week dance residency.  The students learned and rehearsed new dances and routines during this time.  All students had day and evening performances at the end of the residency. (January 20) This residency couldn’t have happened without the financial support of the PTO and ConVal Arts Enrichment.

Read More: NHDI Residency Photo Album

On January 22nd, the Kindergarten classes will be traveling to the Peterborough Community Center for a Farm to Table event. As a part of our ongoing Farm to School experience, the Peterborough Agricultural Commission and PES have hired the Cornucopia Project to organize and host the Farm to Table event. We’re going to call it “See it. Make it. Eat it.”
The students will be involved in harvesting and preparing carrots to be added to a vegetable soup. They’ll also get to enjoy a story and activity with a community lunch at PES during their lunch period on the 22nd. Read More: Kindergarten Farm to Table Collaborative Event: “See it. Make it. Eat it.”


Mrs. Gordon’s third grade geologists are testing mineral samples to help identify the mystery samples as part of their Rocks and Minerals Unit.  Third grade science ROCKS!

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Next week, December 7-13, students at PES will be participating in the Hour of Code. The goal of Hour of Code is for millions of students worldwide to be introduced to programming and computer science. Learning code is an opportunity to nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. During Hour of Code, students will have a chance to build a Star Wars galaxy,

Read More: PES Students Participating in the Worldwide “Hour of Code”

Featured image of article: Nature’s Workshop Fall 2015

We had our first Nature’s Workshop today! The kids were involved in a variety of science-based lessons and activities planned by the teaching staff. The lessons were connected to Next Generation Science Standards with a focus on Life Sciences. The activities included Tree Cookies, Leaf Prints/Rubbings, Seed Transportation, Bulb Dissection and Planting, and a Forest Walk to learn about the parts and function of trees and plants.

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Featured image of article: Len Cabral Story Teller

Len Cabral, Story Teller, visited PES today. Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed storyteller who has been enchanting audiences with his storytelling performances at schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1976.

Len was awarded the Circle of Excellence in 2001 by the National Storytelling Network after being recognized by his peers as a master storyteller.

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