Sunday, November 13, 2011
Pennfield students thanked servicemen and women earlier this week at the school.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Pennfield School students celebrated Veterans Day earlier this week with a special ceremony at the school. Featured above are photos from the ceremony. Do you have photos from a recent Veterans Day ceremony? Add them to our photo gallery above!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Students of the Pennfield School were given a special tour of a fire truck on Sunday.
Students of the Pennfield School were given a special tour of a fire engine on Sunday afternoon. The students stopped by the Portsmouth Fire Department to deliver thank-you notes to police officers and firefighters for keeping them safe since 9/11. While at the station, students were shown a fire engine and its features. Featured above are photos from Sunday's tour.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Pennfield School students paid a special visit to local police and fire on Sunday.
Students at the Pennfield School delivered "thank-you for keeping us safe" notes to State Police, as well as Portsmouth police and fire personnel on Sunday. Featured in the photos above, students deliver these cards to local emergency officials to thank them for protection during the 10 years since 9/11.
A large 9/11 memorial display outside the Portsmouth Fire Department on Sunday attracted many onlookers.
A large 9/11 memorial display set up outside the Portsmouth Fire Department attracted the attention of many driving by Sunday. Many onlookers took photos and hocked their vehicle's horns as they passed. The display featured a large American flag covering the front facade of the building, three fire engines in front, a wreath and an American flag flying from the engine ladder. Featured in the gallery above are photos of the memorial. Did you take photos of the 9/11 memorial in Portsmouth? Feel free to add them to the gallery above!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Danielle Makucevich will compete at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as a marksman.
Portsmouth teen Danielle Makucevich will soon shoot for gold, literally. Makucevich, 13, a student at the Pennfield School, has recently been selected to compete at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. This Portsmouth teen will vie for medals and attention from the U.S. National Team coaches, alongside 100 of the best 20-and-under Women Shooters in the country, including many NCAA scholarship athletes. Competing for the Newport Rifle Club Junior Team since the age of 9, Makucevich is no stranger to national level competition, according to her mother and coach of the Newport Rifle Club Junior Team, Michele Makucevich. "Last season, Danielle accrued five individual and two team national records," said Makucevich in …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Humanitarian Gail Alofsin spoke to students at the Pennfield School on Wednesday about the Haitian Health Foundation.
Gail Alofsin of the Haitian Health Foundation really knows how to inspire students to action. Alofsin spoke Wednesday morning to students at the Pennfield School. Within minutes of her discussion about Haiti after the earthquake, the fourth through eighth graders contemplated ways they could help those less fortunate, whether in Haiti or elsewhere. The Haitian Health Foundation, which provides medical, dental, developmental and self-help programs in Haiti, was founded by Alofsin's father, Jeremiah Lowney. The effect has trickled down to members of the Pennfield community, including Gail's cousin-in-law, Lynn Alofsin, who is a Pennfield parent and initiated this event at the school. Gail Alofsin has been traveling to Haiti for the past 20 …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Students, faculty and parents joined forces at an assembly Thursday to combat bullying.
The Pennfield School held an assembly on Thursday, Jan. 20, to combat the issue of bullying and ways to eliminate the problem. With the assembly for all students from nursery school through the eighth-grade, followed by small break-out groups and lectures for parents, it was a busy morning for the school community as a whole. The energy of hope reverberated through the halls as the program, held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., offered ways to address bullying. The event featured storyteller Cindy Killavey, a presentation by Len Cabral and lecture by retired Rhode Island State Police Lt. John Reis, who discussed social networking and cyberbullying. As the students, faculty and parents filed into the assembly room at 8:45 a.m., the …
Monday, November 15, 2010
The Pennfield School hosts 59 vendors at the 19th Cornucopia Professional Fine Arts and Craft Sale this past weekend.
Pieces of coastal driftwood made into mirrors. Homemade fudge sauces. Copper wall art. Jewelry, scarves, hats, pottery. The mediums were vast and the materials boundless, but the art of crafting and creating brought together some of the best and brightest artisians in Rhode Island this past weekend at the 19th Cornucopia Professional Fine Arts and Craft Sale. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Pennfield School's arts education programs and the John Pedrick Faculty Endowment Fund. The Pennfield School is a non-profit, non-denominational, co-educational independent school with nursery through eighth grade. Artists set up shop for the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event on Saturday in the gymnasium, lunch room, music room and lobby. Below are …
Friday, November 12, 2010
The Pennfield School will host its 19th annual Cornucopia Professional Fine Arts and Crafts Sale this weekend with a preview show on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and a second show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, November 12, 2010
The Pennfield School will host its 19th annual Cornucopia Professional Fine Arts and Crafts Sale this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13. More than 55 professional artisans will display their works of art, including woodworking, jewelry, clothing, pottery, photography, home decor and other finely made crafts. Artisans are selected to participate in Cornucopia based on the quality and uniqueness of their art. All products are created by local artisans. Cornucopia is the school's own "Buy Local" effort to support the arts and artists of Rhode Island and New England. In addition to promoting local business, Cornucopia hosts non-profit organizations that display and sell their crafts as a means to raise money for their institutions and …
A look at the many events happening in town this Saturday and Sunday.
Portsmouth may appear more like fair Verona this weekend as two households, both alike in dignity, take to the stage. That's right! The bard's most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, will take center stage among the events happening this weekend. While visiting the theater at Portsmouth Abbey, why not stop by Pennfield School for a cornucopia of works by artisians. And, don't forget to swing by Greenvale Vineyards to celebrate this year's harvest! Here's a look at the many events happening this weekend in Portsmouth: Friday and Saturday Saturday Saturday and Sunday