Staying Connected

May 23, 2021

Last Day of School

Last day of Preschool Monday, June 21 (AM and PM attend)

Last day K-12 Tuesday, June 22 (1/2 day - Noon dismissal)

Summer Learning Recharge Camp

Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District is pleased to offer our rising first to sixth graders (current kindergarten to fifth grade) a chance to participate in an engaging summer learning environment. We have partnered with the National Inventors Hall of Fame's program, Camp Invention, to give our students an innovative experience with real-world challenges that lead children to practice empathy, build confidence, and persistence while becoming solution seekers. We will use Camp Invention's four modules to provide authentic, collaborative STEM experiences to foster 21st-century skills while embedding math, reading, and writing activities to build on students strengths. All these activities are sure to recharge our students' learning and get them ready for a successful school year.

Registration can be completed by clicking on the registration button below and availability is on a first come first serve basis. You will receive a confirmation email informing you of your student's acceptance to the camp. Further information will be communicated to you through email.

Dates: Tuesday- Thursday from August 3-19. (August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19)

Hours: Parent Drop off 8:45-8:55

Parent Pick-up 3:15-3:25

Cost: FREE!

Location: STGRSD Campus (Building TBD)

Breakfast and Lunch will be served by the district's food service department. Transportation is not provided.

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First Grade Virtual Fieldtrip

Bridget Leahy, the Education Manager at the Amelia Park Children's Museum in Westfield reached out to us as the museum has created a virtual field trip program for local schools to compliment state curriculum. We were very excited! On May 25 and 26, first grade students will be engaged in this offering. On the first day, students will be given a virtual tour of the museum and some space information will be shared. On the second day, students will create a rocket to demonstrate thrust.


Ms. Arbour's preschool students have been studying plants and roots. A friend told them where to find a tree that had been blown down. They were very excited to see all the roots and to notice how big they had to be to hold the big tree up!
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Model Magic Fun with Irwin's Kindergarten Class

Ms. Beebe brought in Model Magic and let the kids play with it and make whatever they wanted to out of it. Some students wrote their names using it, a couple of them made Ms. Beebe and someone even made a shark jaw! It was so much fun watching their imaginations come to life.

Art Meets Science

Mrs. Duris and Mrs. Schindel’s classes chose Ms. Beebe as a marble jar reward, so she did science experiments with them. They had a BLAST although Ms. Beebe's hands are still green!

Real Life Experience

Ms. Colapietro's class filled their marble jar and voted on a lesson in a classmate's Braille room. Each student was blindfolded with a clean mask and then lined up along a wall in the hall. The students trailed the wall to the Braille room. Their peer greeted each one of them and handed them a Braille line coloring page. The students sat on the floor in the dark and tried to decide what their picture would be from following the raised lines and coloring “inside the lines." They also tried to write their name blind as well.

The class discussed what their experience was like and blindfolds were removed to see the picture they had colored. They had a lot to say about their experience! Some of the comments were, "I can’t see, it’s too dark, what is this picture, what color do I have, this is hard."

The students were again blindfolded, handed an item they needed to feel, guess what it was and then pass on to another classmate.

This was a wonderful experience for the students and it was their idea!

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Lost and Found

Last chance to claim these belongings before going to donation. Please call the school if you can claim any of these items at 569-6598.

Sorry, in the last newsletter I forgot to include pictured items and if you were wondering.... we did not lose and find the two students who were pictured below "Lost and Found" last week!

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