Russell Review

June 2022

Message From Principal Blake

Well, here it is. The final edition of the Russell Review is out. That can only mean one thing... summer vacation is just around the corner. It is so hard to believe that in just a few short weeks we will be sending students home for the last time.


Despite the ongoing challenges presented this year, we have accomplished so much. I hope that the children are proud of their many accomplishments and they recognize just how hard they have worked to get where they are today.


That same sentiment is recognized for the families in our community and the staff at Russell School. I continue to be impressed at your ability to persevere through difficult situations and constantly adapt to the many unknowns we face daily. We certainly could not have done any of this without you!


Included in this month's newsletter you will find a number of important dates to remember and several changes for the upcoming weeks. Additionally, please be on the lookout for communications via Seesaw. We will be utilizing Seesaw to communicate the many events and activities that occur at the school and classroom level through the platform. We want to do our best to keep everyone in the loop as we wrap up the school year.


As always, if there is anything we can do in these final weeks to support your family, please be sure to reach out. We are happy to help in any way we can!


I would like to close by sharing that I am deeply grateful that I have been able to forge solid relationships with so many of your students and with you as a byproduct. This community makes it easy to want to get up in the morning and come to work. Your students are the best around, and I am sure to tell everyone that every chance I get!


Enjoy your summer break and I look forward to seeing you when our paths cross once again!


Be well,

Mr. Blake

Updated Daily Health Screener

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Upcoming Dates To Remember

Last Day of School For Kindergarteners

As you know from the notation on the MSAD 15 calendar, the calendar for kindergarten students gets amended each year in order to accommodate for the Kindergarten Screening of our incoming students.


Currently, Kindergarten Screening will take place June 13th – June 15th. As a result, the last day of kindergarten will be on Friday, June 10th.


We wanted to share that information with you now so families could plan accordingly!

2nd Graders To Visit Dunn School

At the end of each school year we are pleased to offer our 2nd grade students an opportunity to visit Dunn School in preparation for their transition to 3rd Grade. During their visit, students are provided an opportunity to meet a third grade teacher, have lunch with 3rd and 4th grade students, and spend some time playing on the Dunn School playground.


This transition activity has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 7th.


Permission slips have been sent home for families to complete and return. Please send those back as soon as possible. Students will depart Russell School around 11:00 and return around 1:00.


This yearly activity is very exciting for 2nd graders and we look forward to being able to give thee students a glimpse of what's to come!

Report Cards

For Kindergarten Students

Report cards for kindergarten students will be mailed home on June 17th. You can anticipate those arriving in your mailboxes sometime the week of June 20th.

Report Cards For 1st & 2nd Graders

Report cards for grade one and grade two will be sent home with students on their last day of school.

Student Placement

Russell School Placement

Students entering first and second grade can anticipate their placement letters early in August. These letters will include a letter from the teacher as well as a school supply list.

Dunn School Placement

Students entering third grade can anticipate their placement letters early in August as well. These letters will be sent to families from Dunn School.
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Please Use Caution When Entering & Exiting The Russell School Grounds

Please be reminded that many students and staff are moving about the school grounds during arrival and dismissal.


In an effort to maintain safety, we kindly ask that you reduce your speed when approaching Russell School.

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Parent Pick-Up Will Begin Just After Noon On June 16th

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Field Day 101

  • Please dress your child in weather appropriate clothing.
    If it is cool and misty we will still be having field day.

  • Please pack an extra pair of clothes and shoes for your child.
    There is a water station and we anticipate children will get wet.

  • Please pack a water bottle and a hat.

  • Please put sunscreen on your child, let’s hope for a sunny and black-fly free day!

  • Please have your child wear sneakers or sandals that are secure.
    Please do not let your child wear high heels or flip flops.

  • If we have to use the rain date, you will receive a school messenger as soon as possible, either the day before or the morning of.
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