While learning about the solar system, third graders at Phelps created their own solar system models!
Students at Phelps and Robinson Park were treated to an amazing Holiday Sing-A-Long Spectacular organized by our very own Mr. Sawyer. Here are highlights from the performance at Phelps on Friday, December 23. This was our 1st whole school assembly since before the pandemic.....and it was SPECTACULAR!!! Happy Holidays & Happy New Year Agawam! www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAIvW6ghPjo&t=2s
Mr. Sawyer's holiday music book has gone missing! Where could it have gone? The staff and students at Phelps did their best to keep Mr. Sawyer on the run! https://youtu.be/QyCB9jE7wcw
On Friday, December 16, students at Phelps were treated to a surprise assembly with Harlem Globetrotters Player Ambassador Max "Hops" Pearce. https://youtu.be/c6TwPSTk1IE
Phelps students and staff had a great time at their first sock hop!! We filled Mr. V's office with hundreds of pairs of new socks to donate to a local shelter. Thank you for your donations!!
Student Council members at Phelps helped pack and load the generous food donations for the Mayflower Marathon Food Drive!
Last week third graders at Phelps held a class election: three students gave speeches about their proposal for a new classroom rule explaining why the rule would benefit the classroom community. Then it was time to vote!
Students at Phelps School honored our Veterans in many different ways -- making cards, completing a red poppy craft, and singing patriotic songs at the Veteran's Green Memorial Park! Thank you Veterans!
The Phelps community had a great night celebrating Halloween at our Trunk or Treat event tonight! Thank you to all families that donated candy and treats and decorated trunks. Special thanks to Mr. Sawyer for DJ'ing our event and to the NHS students from Agawam High who were on hand to help keep things running smooth.
Phelps school rounded out a great Spirit week with our first Phelps Family Time activity!! Classrooms paired together and students were able to make a fall wreath.
Phelps is on YouTube! Every Monday morning, students watch the Phelps Monday Morning Broadcast! This is a video version of our morning announcements that includes students leading the school in the pledge of allegiance, our upcoming events and announcements, a celebration of birthdays, and some type of read aloud, activity, or message! You can check out this weeks episode at https://youtu.be/NVU9kuYzF5U.
A few pictures from our Crazy Hat Day at Phelps!
Phelps welcomed Mike Flynn yesterday. Mr. Flynn is working with teachers throughout Agawam to provide support and professional development in student-centered math practices. Yesterday, 2nd and 4th grade teachers from Phelps and Robinson Park observed Mr. Flynn modeling lessons in their classrooms.
Students at Phelps celebrated Agawam Day by wearing orange and brown today! All students spent the second half of the day outside for our annual PBIS Kickoff! Everyone walked Mr. Farrell's pathway and chose from a variety of fun activities and games to play. We ended the day with a school-wide Penguin Dance. Special thanks to Mrs. Typrowicz, Mr. Serra, and Mr. Kimball for helping to organize this AMAZING event for our kiddos!
Welcome back to school for the 2022-2023 school year! Students at Phelps are settled in and enjoying the day with their new classmates and teachers. It's always special to hear the halls and classrooms filled with laughter after a long summer.
Today, 4th Graders at Phelps were surprised with a visit from Harlem Globetrotter "Scooter" Christensen!!! Scooter talked to the 4th grade about his path to the Globetrotters, the importance of school, perseverance and standing up against bullying. His message was also to find something that you love and put all your effort into it! Students had an opportunity to learn some "Globetrotter passes" and Scooter showed off some of his awesome skills.
Thank you to all of our Phelps Families! Because of you, we were able to donate just shy of $4,000 worth of food items to the open pantry for the Mayflower Marathon! Special thanks to the 4th grade student council who helped load the food into 4 cars! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Members of the Agawam Fire Department came to Phelps to talk with students about fire safety in the home. Students learned about smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, how to safely exit, what to do when there is smoke or fire in the home, how to stop-drop-and-roll, and were encouraged to make evacuation plans as a family. Thank you Agawam Fire Department!
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID, our schools are requiring additional and more extensive information when your child is absent. If you child is absent please notify the school with a specific reason for the absence, not just “sick”. Please be sure to speak to the school nurse if your child's absence is COVID related. Thank you.
This school year, Agawam Public Schools, will be using a new Student Information System and Parent/Guardian Portal called PowerSchool. Each parent/guardian will need to create a new account in PowerSchool. This will replace the PlusPortal account you may have used in previous years. You will use PowerSchool to view your students schedule, grades, report cards, and other important information. You are also able to keep your own information up to date and accurate. Instructions for how to create your account will be emailed to parents/guardians. Starting today, August 18th, we will be sending instructions to one grade level each day. Starting with 1st grade. This is being done so not to overload PowerSchool with new accounts or overwhelm the technology support desk. If you have any questions or need help creating your account, please contact APS Technology at email@example.com.