Pleasant Street School News

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MCAS math is next week!

Testing days:

Grade 3 students- Monday, May 11 and Thursday, May 14th

Grade 4 students- Wednesday, May 13 and Friday, May 15th

What we need from families:

  • Please be sure to have your child to school on time by 8:30 am.
  • Have your child get a good nights sleep and be well rested.
  • Please pack a nutritious snack and water bottle.
  • Be positive and encourage your child to do his or her best.
  • For fun you could pack a little well wishing note from home for your child!

Teacher Appreciation Week Thanks!

Our teachers and staff had a chance to feel appreciated this past week with sweets, treats, and a special Subway sandwich lunch. We want to offer our many thanks to the PTO for their generosity and kindness and to the many families who let our school staff know they are appreciated. Nurse Joyce also felt appreciated this past week as she was honored on Nurse's Day with a pretty bouquet of flowers!

Family Yoga Night was Fun

Thank you to Brandy Lefsyk, parent of Sawyer and Bailey, for coming in and leading us through some yoga poses. Mrs. Lefsyk is a physical therapist assistant and has been teaching yoga for many years. It was the best part of my Monday night.

Preschool hosts a Muffins and Moms breakfast in honor of Mother's Day

We want to thank the many families who were able to join us for our Muffins and Moms breakfast program and to our fabulous preschool teachers who made this event possible. To see more pictures from this event please click on our short video link below.

State Projects from Mrs. Heuer's Third Grade

It sure was fun being in Mrs. Heuer's class this week and seeing all of the amazing state report projects! Students enjoyed researching and then presenting their reports and respective artifacts with their classmates. Student volunteers took pictures of each other's projects which Principal Ellis made into a short video.

Please click on our video link below to see some of our many projects!

Table of the Month for April Goes to Mrs. Jones' Second Grade :-)

The distinction of Table of the Month goes to the class the has earned the most Table of the Days over the course of a one month period. Nice work boys and girls!

Pleasant Street School Combats Hunger

Please join our Student Council and school community in our efforts to support the North Quabbin Food-a-thon to be held on May 19, 2015.

We invite you to send in non-perishable food items from Monday, May 11th and continuing until Tuesday, May 19th. We are looking forward to filling all of the student council decorated boxes below and then some! We are even hoping to spur a friendly competition with other district schools over who can collect the most proportionally based on student enrollment. Let's go Pleasant Street!

Friday Friends!

Students selected for Friday Friends this week are, from left to right, Ava, Shyanne, William, Elizabeth, and Dakota. The Friday Friends table is a nice way to honor students at Pleasant Street who consistently do a nice job! Special thanks again to Mrs. Casella and Mrs. Robertson for leading this initiative.

Spring Time Health Reminders:

Happy Spring everyone! With warmer weather finally here, we find ourselves spending more time outdoors, leading to sun and insect exposure. I would like to remind the Pleasant Street Community about the importance of sunburn and insect bite prevention. I encourage parents to apply sunscreen to your child’s skin before school. I also recommend brimmed hats and sunglasses to be worn while outside. Along with sun protection, we must be cautious about tick bite prevention. Steps you and your child can take to prevent tick bites include:

· Performing daily body tick checks, including clothing and hair.

· Apply insect repellant with DEET to clothing. Avoid applying DEET directly to your child’s skin and follow the directions on the insect repellant packaging.

· If found, remove ticks immediately. A tick may be removed using tweezers. Grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as you can, pull tick upward with steady pressure. Wash the area with warm soap and water.

· Monitor your child for signs of infection, including: fever, rash, swelling, joint pain, muscle aches, etc. Notify your child’s health care provider with concerns/symptoms. For more information on ticks, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website:

Please feel free to call or e-mail me with questions or concerns.

Alison Joyce, BSN, RN


Community Events & Postings

Do you have news to share or want to inform members of our school community about family friendly events in our area? If, so please email or forward a flyer or link.

Thank you :)

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Program is enrolling children for the 2015-2016 school year program. They serve children in the Athol/Orange area with transportation provided from Riverbend and Butterfield Schools. Please click on the link below for more information about this program and how you can be involved.

For other local events, happenings, and resources in this area... you can also check the North Quabbin Community Coalition website below:

Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!

Upcoming Events and Dates

  • May 11-15th, MCAS math administration for grades 3 & 4
  • May 19, Memorial day program, 1:00 pm
  • May 20, Memorial day program, (raindate!)
  • May 25, Memorial Day holiday observed, no school
  • May 29,New date!- Toy Bingo, 6-8 pm, sponsored by the PTO
  • June 1-June 4, spring administration of MAPS assessments

Check back soon for more news!

News from Principal Ellis

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