Pleasant Street School News
building a community of learners that strive for excellence
Another School Year Begins!
Children have great capacity to meet the expectations that are set for them. Parents, care providers, and teachers all bear enormous influence and as adults....we are the role models for how children learn, behave, and come to see themselves as people. Within the Athol Royalston Regional School District and at Pleasant Street School we are raising expectations for children. No excuses, no exceptions we need children to read and to problem solve at high levels and to develop as responsible, caring members of our community. It is our shared responsibility with families to well prepare children to meet the challenges of a complex global economy and to build successful futures.
Throughout our district elementary programs we have increased our core instructional time in mathematics and literacy. We are continuing in our implementation of Readers' Workshop, a balanced literacy approach, and are now utilizing an intensive guided math program that is applications-based and strengthens children's conceptual understanding of mathematical thinking and problem solving. Additionally, this year we have added an enrichment and intervention block to our daily schedule. We want to challenge and to expand the depth of knowledge our advanced students have within subject areas and to provide added support to strengthen specific foundation skills for other learners.
While it is hard to have summer slip away, it is with tremendous excitement that we welcome this new school year! We will call on our families to partner with us throughout the year. Time passes too quickly in all of our lives and especially with children. We look forward to making the most of this school year and the learning that takes place each day.
Ready to receive...
Mrs. Goldthwaite and Mrs. Webb welcomed families this week for kindergarten orientation. Classes for new kindergarten and preschool students begin on Sept. 4
Morning message from Mrs. Morin's First Grade
Wanted: eager minds ready for reading!
The library shelves are freshly painted and the books are "ready to be read" in Mrs. Jones' Second Grade.
Ready to receive...
A word about the school lunch program...
http://www.arrsd.org. Thank you!
Celebrating Families and Friends at our Back to School Playground Party!
Summer Reading and Math Activity Packets
We want to thank families for supporting their children's learning over the summer and lessening "summer slide."
Reminder: We Welcome You to Share Your Summer Learning Stories :)
We invite you to share some magical moments you had with your children learning this summer. Please send us a note and digital picture, if you can, and we will include some of these in upcoming editions of our Pleasant Street School News.
Warm Welcome to New Staff at Pleasant Street
We wanted to take a moment to welcome new staff members at our school. Some of these talented individuals have come to us from other districts and some from other schools within our district.
- Benjamin Hause- physical education teacher
- Erin Girouard- music teacher
- Patricia Winters- reading specialist
- Jean Liddy- school nurse
- Mikaela Morin- first grade
- Leah Jones- second grade
- Alisha Coleman- special education
- Caitlyn Truehart- paraspecialist
- Lisa Tarbell- paraspecialist
- Terri Haydocy- paraspecialist
- Colleen Gladden- paraspecialist
- Madison Truehart- noon duty support
Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!
Upcoming Events and Dates
- Sept. 4- First day of school for kindergarten and preschool programs
- Sept. 8- Parent & teacher organization meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm, all are welcome
- Sept. 22- 26- Scholastic Book Fair
- Sept. 23- Open House, 6:00-7:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 for the book fair.
- Sept. 24- District half day, noon dismissal, lunch is served.
- Oct. 7- Picture Day