What’s Happening At PAC
Voluntary Mealtime Experiences Study/Food Selectivity Study opportunity for any interested PAC Transition-Age Student
The Mealtime Experiences research study is a new project at the E.K. Shriver Center at UMass Medical School. The purpose of the study is to learn directly from youth (18-23 yrs.) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism, Asperger’s, or PDD-NOS) who dislike a lot of foods or eat fewer foods than most people their age and whether their food preferences have an impact on family, peers, or other social relationships and situations.
Participants must be their own guardian, be able to fill out an online questionnaire independently, and be able to give detailed descriptions of their experiences in during an interview. The interview may be done in person or online. The study was developed with input from an individual with ASD, several family members, and clinicians who work with people with ASD.
More information is available at our website https://tinyurl.com/Mealtime-Experiences-Study
Where: Alley Kat Lane - 7 Tarklin Road Kingston, MA 02364
When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $10 per person includes shoe rental, 1 hour of bowling, pizza, beverage and dessert.
Open to all students and family members!
Sign up: Register by completing THIS FORM and returning it to your child's teacher by February 15th. Pre-registration required for lane reservation. For any questions, please contact Deb Booth at 508-747-6686 x.2701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With an impending Winter Storm coming to Massachusetts, we wanted to reach out to remind everyone about our weather related cancellation, early dismissal and delayed arrival policies.
School Cancellations: If a town that houses a PAC program closes, the PAC program will also be closed. If the town where a PAC student lives cancels school but the town where he/she goes to school is open, then the student will have school. HOWEVER, please note that transporters will NOT transport students if school is closed in the hometown. Parents would have the option of driving their child to school in that event.
Delayed Openings: PAC programs located in a town which has delayed an opening will also have a delayed opening.
Early Dismissals: PAC programs located in a town which calls for an early dismissal for weather or other emergent event will also have an early dismissal. The following schedule has been established for PAC early dismissals:
Pilgrim Academy - 11:05 a.m.
Seaside Program - 11:50 a.m.
Plymouth South Middle School - 10:50 a.m.
Duxbury High School - 11:20 a.m.
Duxbury Middle School - 11:20 a.m.
Silver Lake Middle School - 10:50 a.m.
Halifax Elementary - 11:35 a.m.
New Jerusalem Church - 11:20 a.m. (Will follow Bridgewater-Raynham School closing schedule)
Please CLICK HERE for a printable version of our full Arrival/Dismissal schedule which outlines what to do in case of inclement weather and how it affects the programs at PAC.
**Please note** Some of the Early Dismissal times have been revised since the beginning of the school year. Please disregard any previous versions of the Arrival/Dismissal schedule and use the most current one found here.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO AFTER SCHOOL?
Still looking for some Holiday gift ideas? Enrollment in Drums Alive® Ability Beats is the perfect gift for your student of any age (and any ability)!
If this is your son/daughter’s first time registering, receive 50% off the annual registration fee when you register on or before December 22nd!
Kids Konnection is excited to offer another Drums Alive® session starting the first week in January and another session in the Spring!
Drums Alive® is the original research based, unique fitness/wellness program that captures the essence of movement and rhythm and combines it with fun! Drums Alive® is full of powerful and motivating music and drumming rhythms that get feet stomping and bodies moving. The original whole brain and whole body program allows ALL individuals to participate without ever having picked up drum sticks before!
January 10, 2018 - March 21, 2018
(no session 2/21/18)
January 11, 2018 - March 22, 2018
(no session 2/22/18)
28, 2018 - June 6, 2018
(no session 4/18/18)
29, 2018 - June 7, 2018
(no session 4/19/18)
For program questions, please contact Deb Booth at email@example.com or 508-747-6686 ext. 2701.
Spread some extra cheer this season!
Your holiday shopping can support the students of The Pilgrim Area Collaborative!
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to PAC. Use this link to Amazon Smile today to get started.
You can use the same Amazon account you normally use; simply select Pilgrim Area Collaborative as your charitable organization, and at no extra cost to you, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price!
Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season
Special Olympics 2017-18
It's Time To Sign Up Your Athletes!
PAC is offering Candlepin Bowling, Swimming and Track & Field once again through Special Olympics. Interest forms should be going home with students. If you need a copy, please CLICK HERE to print. If you have any questions, please contact our Sports Coordinator, Sue Gaspar at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a dedicated Special Olympics Page under PAC Information where you can view information and updates on Special Olympics events throughout the school year.
Below are the links for PAC program calendars for the 2017-18 School Year:
We'd like to extend our gratitude to PACTV Community News for recently doing a segment on our work here at Pilgrim Area Collaborative. PACTV recently took a tour of our program at Pilgrim Academy in Plymouth, MA with Executive Director Dr. Maureen Gaughan, Pilgrim Academy Director Cheryl Jacques, and PACES Director Deb Booth.
Please feel free to share with your family, friends and neighbors and anyone else who may be interested in what we are doing at Pilgrim Area Collaborative!
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is in the process of upgrading MCAS to better measure the critical thinking skills students need for success in the 21st century.
Here at PAC, we have recently created a page on our website dedicated to MCAS testing. Under "PAC Information", you can click "MCAS Information" or access the page by CLICKING HERE. We have provided some basic information as well as informative links that will explain the new test, informally called "Next-Generation MCAS". We will routinely update with any additional information we receive from the state. We hope you find this information helpful for you and your student here at PAC.
ID # 17982
From October 2017 - March 2018, PAC will earn cash through the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program! Registration begins September 11, 2017.
All you have to do is:
- Log on to www.stopandshop.com/aplus to designate our school online using your Stop & Shop card (PAC's ID is 17982),
- Call the A+ Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance
Remember: If you registered your card last year, you DO NOT need to re-register this year. You can visit the website to verify correct school assignment. Also, don't forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same. It could mean more CASH for our school. After you register your card, each shopping trip at Stop & Shop using your card earns CASH for our school.
Each month, the amount awarded will be updated on the Stop & Shop A+ website. You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt and online when you create an account at www.stopandshop.com. Our school will receive a check at the end of the program and the money can be used for any of our school's educational needs.
This year, Pilgrim Area Collaborative will continue to participate in the Box Tops for Education program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help the PSO to continue to support classrooms and programs. Box Tops are each worth 10 cents and quickly add up to real cash for our school. This school year, our school's earnings goal is $1,000.00.
To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them and send them in to your child's classroom teacher. As an added incentive, the classroom that collects the most Box Tops will be rewarded with an end of the year Classroom Celebration! Be sure to send them in a labeled envelope/baggie including your child's name and/or teacher!
This means that when you shop at Amazon, using the link below, a portion of your purchase will go directly to the PAC Parent-Staff Organization (PSO) whose mission is to help raise funds for enrichment of our programs, students and families.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you
to support the PAC PSO –
every time you shop,
at no cost to you, at the same low prices.
Click here to link your Amazon account for PAC Rewards!