What’s Happening At PAC
Kids Konnection is designed to provide students of all ages and abilities with structured after-school programs which foster self-esteem and independence while building peer relationships and social skills.
We are thrilled to offer "The Club" on Thursday afternoons which will include a variety of recreational & fitness activities including (but not limited to): Yoga, Drums Alive, Ability Beats, music/movement, cooking, games & arts/crafts. CLICK HERE for the program flyer or check out our After School Activities Page for more information.
For program questions, please contact Deb Booth at email@example.com or 508-747-6686 ext. 2701.
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST MEETING OF THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR!
When: Monday, September 16, 2020
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Where: Pilgrim Academy - 42 Industrial Park Rd. Plymouth, MA
The Pilgrim Area Collaborative Parent-Staff Organization (PAC PSO) is a vibrant group of parents and PAC staff representatives who are interested in making our students’ educational lives at PAC the fullest and most dynamic experience possible.
We hope to see you there!
For more information on PAC's PSO, please CLICK HERE.
Thank you to our staff, students and families for a great Extended School Year program! We are wrapping up our programs this week. All programs except for SEASIDE have an early dismissal this Thursday.
CLICK HERE for program specific dismissal times.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to welcoming back all of our PAC students on the first day of school which is Wednesday, August 28th this year!
If you are looking for the arrival and dismissal times for all of our PAC programs, please click PAC Calendars and find "Arrival-Dismissal Schedule". Thank you! We're looking forward to seeing all of our students back on Wednesday, August 28th!
You can find the 2019-20 PAC Calendars by clicking "PAC Calendars" on the top navigation menu or by CLICKING HERE.
For a printable version of our Extended School Year (ESY) Summer Program at PAC, please CLICK HERE.
Dr. Maureen Gaughan retired on November 12, 2018 after over 9 years at Pilgrim Area Collaborative! Dr. Dympna Thomas has replaced her in the role of Executive Director. Dr. Thomas came to us at PAC from Abington Public Schools where she served 13 years as Assistant Superintendent. Please find Dr. Thomas' introduction letter to parents here:
We welcome Dympna to Pilgrim Area Collaborative and wish Maureen nothing but the best in retirement!
Below is a message from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). It outlines an optional survey is for all families that may have had or currently have a student on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The state is currently doing an IEP Improvement Project and is looking for feedback from parents who have children on IEPs.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) appreciates the feedback you have provided so far on the Massachusetts IEP Improvement Project. As you know from my previous email, we continue to need your help as we continue to make advancements with this initiative.
We are following up with a second survey specific to families, students with IEPs, and other interested parties. We need your assistance sharing this survey, which is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. This survey is open now through our deadline of May 18th.
Input from family members and students with disabilities is essential in order to strengthen the direction of the state’s new IEP. Feedback from stakeholders in your community is critical in advancing the Massachusetts IEP Improvement Project, and impacting outcomes for students with disabilities. We sincerely appreciate your support and participation in this survey.
Thank you for your time and feedback.
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
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!