MRE Update

October 19, 2021

A message from the Principal


At the end of the month, families will have an opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher and discuss the goals they have set for their child this year. We are now seven weeks into school. During this time, teachers have focused on building a classroom community, school routines, as well as completing initial assessments to get a baseline for individual students and for the entire classroom. Teachers have used this data to make goals for their class and students to attain. They are taking a strength-based and growth mindset approach to how they will develop the learning objectives for all their students. The conference provides an opportunity to discuss what these goals are and how they can be supported outside of school.

In two months from now, on December 17th, report cards will be sent home. This will be a checkpoint to determine student progress towards the end of year goals and expectations. That will be a time to see how your student is progressing towards the goals you discuss at conferences.

Throughout the year, in 6 to 8-week increments, we collectively look at the data and progress of all students. Each grade level team meets with the administration, reading specialists, speech and language pathologists, and math specialists to review the growth of all students. Collective and individual goals are made during each data review meeting. This process allows for the identification of students who need additional support or enrichment. Throughout the year, academic supports are adjusted based on the data collected.

The school is fortunate to have so many resources available to support students. This support is targeted, thoughtfully designed, and focused on assisting students to reach their full potential.

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School Picture Re-Take Day: Oct. 26th

Coffeepond Photography will be returning to MRE on Tuesday, Oct. 26th for picture Re-Take Day. Students whose picture will be taken that day are:

  • Students whose families did not like the original photograph
  • Any student that was absent on the original picture day (class pictures will not be retaken, only individual students) Go to to place your order, if you are interested. Their system will allow you to pick MRE online.
  • Preschool students in Ms. Amy's class will also be having their pictures taken on this day including class pictures
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Returning Student Registrations are overdue

All families with returning students should have received a Returning Student Registration notice via email. If you have not yet completed that registration verification, please do so ASAP as that information is past due. The registration contains important information used by the school office, teachers and the Health Office.

If you need the link and snapcode resent, please contact Mrs. Frommer.

Pick-A-Time Conference Scheduler

Parent Teacher Conferences are the the afternoon and evening of October 28 and the full day of October 29. Our conferences will once again be held virtually using the Zoom platform. Meeting links will be shared with families prior to the start of conferences.

Fall Conferences are a brief meeting with your child's teacher(s) to discuss goals for the school year.

Conferences may be scheduled through our online appointment booking system, Pick-A-Time, beginning Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

It is important that you schedule your conference before the scheduling system closes on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 11:59 a.m.

To schedule a conference please click here:

Nashoba Nutritional Services

Important update about school lunch and breakfast

Dear Families,

The NRSD Food and Nutrition Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries and department labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we've been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow.

All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menu(s) based upon what we are able to acquire. We know that this affects students and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible as soon as we identify an issue.

Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious and appetizing meals for your children. We love seeing them every day and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no charge for all students. The good news is that free breakfast and lunch will continue throughout the school year, so please stick with us while we face yet another challenge. Your participation helps our program stay strong and we look forward to serving you!

Questions? Don't hesitate to get in touch with John Overcash, Director of Food and Nutrition, 978-779-0539 ext. 3045, email or Lori Brasili, Program Coordinator 978-779-0539 ext.3060, email


John Overcash

Director of Food and Nutrition

Nashoba Regional School District

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Annual Fall Celebration

Thursday, October 28th

With the end of October comes the excitement of Halloween. We recognize that while many children celebrate this holiday, some families do not celebrate Halloween for religious reasons. With these thoughts in mind, we are offering two activities for the children on our Fall Celebration Day.

Activity 1: Halloween Walk and Party 9:30 – 11:00
The Halloween Walk will begin around 9:30 am on Thursday, October 28th. The children will walk up Main Street, through the driveway at the Perkins School, and then back to Mary Rowlandson. The Kindergarten children will follow the other classes out of the main entrance of Mary Rowlandson School and down the sidewalk to the Perkins School and then turn around and walk back.

Costumes should be brought to school in a bag with the children’s names on the outside. For the safety of all involved, please do not send any weapons or accessories (swords, lightsabers, etc.) or masks that cover their eyes and impede the children’s vision.

After the walk, students will return to their classrooms to participate in activities determined by their teacher. Students may bring a snack from home to enjoy during this activity.

Activity 2: Computer Craze and Gymboree 9:30 – 11:00
Beginning at 9:00 am, students who do not celebrate Halloween for religious reasons may participate in an alternative activity. The children will have fun engaging in various activities in the gym, art room, and computer lab. The children will enjoy a snack from home. This activity also includes time outside to play. Activity 2 is offered for children opting out for religious reasons only. If the children celebrate Halloween at home, they should plan to do so at school as well. Thank you!

Please click the following link to complete form:
Please complete one form per student, not per family. Thank you!
Please return this form by Friday, October 22nd.

PTO Information

Important Dates

10/13/21 PTO Meeting

10/26-11/21 Scholastic Book Fair

11/10/21 PTO Meeting

11/13/21 Sam Pawlak 5K Run

12/8/21 PTO Meeting

Online Scholastic Book Fair hosted by the PTO

Oct. 26 - Nov. 8

Click the button below to view the online store.

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In our Nashoba Community

Lancaster Recreation Youth Basketball

Lancaster Recreation Basketball is designed for girls and boys in grades 1 through 8. Click on the flyer below for complete details.

Register online at:

Ski Club

Click below on the link to learn more about the Ski Club. Registration just opened. The school code is LNCS.
If you want a bronze season pass, please sign up today! I do not know how much longer they will be available. - Jason Allison, Program Coordinator

NRHS Concerts are Coming!

LIVE MUSIC IS BACK! Come enjoy some fun musical selections at the Nashoba Regional High School in November!

NRHS Fall Concerts:

  • NRHS Bands will perform on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7 pm
  • NRHS Choral groups will perform on Wednesday, November 10th at 7 pm

NRHS Fall Concerts are held in the NRHS auditorium (12 Green Road, Bolton, MA). Admission is $5 per person (seniors and students are free), payable at the door. These concerts are family friendly...younger musicians are especially encouraged to attend. Masks for attendees are required. Come and enjoy music at Nashoba Regional High School!

Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars

WE ARE SEEKING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CO-CHAIRS to… (please open PDF below for more details)

Nashoba SEPAC

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 26th - Virtual SEPAC Business Meeting at 7 PM

Google Meet Link:

Please visit the district website for more information.

Thursday, November 4th - Kerrigan Classroom Presentation at 7 PM

Reading Comprehension Made Simple

Google Meet Link:

Flyer for Download

Wednesday, November 17th - Anxiety Presentation with Dr. Cutillo of the

Few Center at 7 PM

Link to follow

Helpful Information & Links

Mary Rowlandson Elementary School

To report a student absent, please send an email to: