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Week of: April 4th, 2022

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Message from Mrs. Gilbert & Mr. Ramalho

Hello South Row Community,

Happy April! As we approach the warmer weather, we are excited to share that Walk to School Day is back and will take place this coming Wednesday. We encourage students that are interested to walk to school with friends and families. Remember to enter the building by way of the front door if you participate.

Officer High Five Friday will take place on Friday. We are truly grateful for this partnership and look forward to see members of the Chelmsford Police Department as we end the week.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the International Festival which will take place on Saturday, April 9th at South Row from 1-3pm. Please consider sending "Around the World" photos of your children/family to This is a special event to South Row where we celebrate and appreciate our diversity.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Terri and Jayson

Week at a Glance

MONDAY (4.4.22)

  • Kindness Matters Spirit Day ~ Students are encouraged to wear kindness shirts and complete a kind act!
  • Student Grade Level Meetings w/ Mrs. Gilbert & Mr. Ramalho
  • School Council Meeting, 5:30pm, Virtual (Link shared with council members on separate email)
  • PTO Board Meeting, 6:30pm, Virtual
  • PTO Meeting, 7:00pm, Virtual, Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. can also dial in using your phone.
    United States: +1 (408) 650-3123Access Code: 222-601-373Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

TUESDAY (4.5.22)

  • Early Release Day ~ Teacher Professional Development

  • Reminders for Early Release Days:

    • Students are dismissed at 11:45am
    • Car dismissals should adhere to the following times
    1. Last names A-G- 11:40-11:45am
    2. Last names H-N- 11:45-11:50am
    3. Last names O-Z- 11:50-11:55am
    • Please communicate any changes to your child's dismissal plans to their respective teacher, Mrs. O'Neill ( and Mrs. Sepe ( Be sure to also discuss with your child.
    • NO Lunch is served
    • Students will either have specials or recess (rotates every half day).
    • Snack time may be adjusted and/or not occur depending on your child(ren)'s schedule.
    • Extended Day will be open until 6:00pm for students signed up on Tuesday's. Please provide your child a lunch.

WEDNESDAY (4.6.22)

  • "Its Spring" Walk to School Day ~ see flyer below!
  • Pool Testing

THURSDAY (4.7.22)

  • No events

FRIDAY (4.8.22)

  • High Five Friday
  • Whole School PRIDE Ticket Reward ~ the reward will be revealed to students on Monday!

SATURDAY (4.9.22)

Looking ahead...

  • Early Release Day (Staff Professional Development), Tuesday, April 5th ~ Students dismissed at 11:45am
  • Grade 3 MCAS - ELA, Monday, April 11th and Tuesday, April 12th
  • Pool Testing will occur Tuesday, April 12th NOT April 13th before break
  • Grade 4 MCAS - ELA , Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 14th
  • Chelmsford/South Row Spirit Day, Thursday, April 14th
  • Good Friday, No School, Friday, April 15th
  • April Vacation - 4/15-4/22 - school resumes April 25th
  • MCAS Make Up, Monday, April 25th
  • Administrative Professionals Day, ~ Thank you Mrs. O'Neill and Mrs. Sepe for all you do! Wednesday, April 27th
  • Rising Kindergarten Registration, Central Office, 9am-6pm, Wednesday, April 27th
  • Beach Day (School Spirit Day), Friday, April 29th

Reminders/ Updates

Pool Testing before April break: Pool Testing will occur Tuesday, April 12th NOT April 13th before break.

Interested in being a substitute in the CPS?: Are you or someone you know interested in being a substitute in the Chelmsford Public Schools? Click on this link to learn more about the position and to the direct link to apply. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

April Kind Act: We will be collecting canned food for the Chelmsford Pantry for our Kind Act for the month of April. More information on the collection window and additional information will be forthcoming.

Weather: This time of the year, the weather temperatures go up and down. Please be sure to check the weather forecast and temperature so students are prepared for outdoor recess.

A Message from Mrs. C in the Art Room...

Hi South Row Families!

Finally, we can have an all-school South Row Annual Art Show!! On Thursday May 26th there will be an "opening" for families to come and see their student's artwork displayed in the front hallway and the gym here in the school from 6:00-8:00 PM. In order to have 1 piece by each student displayed I will need some volunteers! I have created a sign-up genius for the first step which is to have each student's artwork matted and labeled. I will add the slots for helping in the school to set up at a later date. Thank you in advance for helping make this happen!

Love Mrs. C.

Nurses Corner

Dear South Row Families,

Just a couple quick reminders:

HEALTH SCREENINGS May 3rd, 4th, and 5th

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Regulation requires students be screened at Chelmsford Public Schools at certain intervals. In elementary school, your child will be screened for:

  • Hearing: Grades *K, 1, 2, 3

  • Vision with stereopsis testing: Grades *K, 1, 2, 3

  • Visual acuity: Grade 4

  • Height/Weight Grades 1, 4

*Kindergarten: Upon entering kindergarten ,or within 30 days of the start of school, the guardian shall present to school the Health Care Provider documentation from within the previous 12 months that the child has passed a vision screening. If your kindergarten child is missing a hearing or vision screening, it will be done at school.

Please make sure your student brings or wears their prescribed eyeglasses at school for the vision screening. Alternatively, if your child is currently under the care of an optometrist and you would like to opt out of the vision screening, please email me at

If you choose to have your child opt out of any of these screenings, please email me to exclude your student from participating. Please email me opt out requests by Monday April 25th.

3rd Grade Physicals:

If you have not already done so, please send in your third grader’s most recent physical.


If your child has seasonal allergies, now is a good time to start that daily antihistamine!


Nurse V

Article from Dr. Rich: "Building Resiliency: Helping Children Learn to Weather Tough Times"

Walk to School Day!

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Care Solace Partnership!

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International Festival Information

Lead Like a Girl Workshop Opportunity

The Lead Like a Girl club at Chelmsford High School is hosting their annual workshop at Chelmsford High School in the Career Center on April 9th from 9-10:30 AM! Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity for young children to learn how to be themselves and become empowering individuals. We will be doing arts and crafts, role playing, and more fun activities! This workshop is for anyone from first to fifth grade. Signups close on April 7th!!

It will meet some of the requirements for the My Best Self Brownie badge and the Social Butterfly Junior badge. Badges will not be provided.

*you do not need to be part of Girl Scouts to participate!!​*

This Week's Enrichment...

Grade K (Liquids and Solids): Our kindergarten classes enjoyed a visit from the Discovery Museum for a lesson on the states of matter. They experimented with solids and liquids by melting ice cubes and chocolate chips, and they learned that a solid can turn to liquid and back to solid again as they watched our guest scientist melt crayons into a colorful liquid which then hardened onto paper. They also built a cooler to prevent an ice cube from melting fast. We have some future engineers among us!

Grade 1 (Sound):
This week our first graders had their first in-person enrichment program. The Discovery Museum came to school to help our students explore the ways in which sound travels through air, water and solids. There were three stations set up with exciting experiments to see, feel, and hear the vibrations of sound waves. The students had a blast and it was a re-SOUND-ing success.

Check out the videos below! =)

PTO Corner

April PTO Meeting

Join us for our April PTO meeting on Monday, April 4 at 7PM. Find the meeting link and details on our meetings page -

Staff Appreciation Luncheon Planning Meeting

Want to celebrate South Row's amazing staff? Love a good theme? Join us at the Dunkin Donuts by Pita in the center of town at 2pm on Thursday, April 7th to be part of the fun!

Thank You, Dr. Lang!

Superintendent Dr. Lang has made money available for the PTOs to spoil the staff with a few surprises throughout the Spring. Today it was no trick - the staff really got a free lunch. Many thanks to Dr. Lang for this!

Mark Your Calendars

Meadow Farms Fundraiser

We will again be holding our Meadow Farms sale fundraiser. This year's sale will run April 11-29. Watch for packets to be coming home in the next couple of weeks.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

We are able to go back to our traditional themed extravaganza with the big potluck lunch this year! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 6. We will be looking for families to donate food items for the lunch and for volunteers for setup during the day and the afternoon prior when we take over the gym and decorate it.

Friday the 13th Takeback and Basket Raffle

The famous basket raffle is back! We will also be having a food truck event to give families a chance to gather for some fun, see the amazing raffle baskets, and buy raffle tickets on Friday, May 13. Friday, March 13, 2020 was the last day school was open before the pandemic, and we were wrapping up basket assembly that day. We are taking back Friday the 13th as a great day!

Movie Night

Movie nights are back! We will be having a movie night on Friday, June 3 at 6:45PM. Movie choice TBD.

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Food Services


Please send photos to Mr. Ramalho ( to be featured in our Home Link newsletter!

Culture Day!

Enrichment Fun!

Gardening Group! Thank you Student Council and parent volunteers!

Pride Shout Outs

Amazing Artists!

Contact the Main Office Staff