RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary School

Principal's Weekly Update - 1/12/23

Translation of the Principal's Weekly Message/Traduccion Del Semanario Del Director

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Our News this Week

Rescheduled Movie Night!

Our PTO has rescheduled the Movie Night (was postponed due to inclement weather prior to winter break). We are looking forward to this fun event and know students will be excited to hear it has been rescheduled!
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Invitation: Writing Wrongs, in the Shadow of the Dream - A Community Conversation - Monday, January 16th, 12-2pm at the Edwards Church

This event is part of a series of events this spring, offered to the Northampton community and beyond, which will culminate in the 2nd Annual Power of Truths Arts & Education Festival, to be held April 29-April 30, 2023 in Florence, MA. The festival will be centered at the Bombyx Centre for Arts & Equity. Between now and the end of April, Self-Evident Education will partner with other local organizations to organize “The Power of Truths Tributaries” programming. This will be a series of events including, but not limited to film screenings, musical performances, book discussions, and more.
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Pajama Day

Students in Grade 1 (and other classes and grades as well!) have scheduled many fun classroom events and celebrations, including pajama day!

Thank you to our amazing educators for ensuring that everyday is full of joy, fun, and learning here at RK Finn Ryan Road!

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Grade 1 Dessert Preparation and Donation

Mrs. Ramsden's class continues to prepare delicious desserts for Cot Shelter.

Thank you to our students and to Melissa Maciborski and Sarah Rigney, who joined us!


School Calendars (NPS and RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary School)

Stay up to date with all of our school activities on our School Website’s Calendar!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
  • Tuesday, January 17th 6-7pm - Kindergarten Open House - incoming Kindergartners and their caregivers welcome
  • Wednesday, January 18th - 6:30 - PTO meeting, link to follow
  • Friday, January 27 - No School - Teacher Work Day

Updated District Calendar

The NPS district calendar has been updated as of 11/10/22 to accommodate MCAS testing. Click here to read the letter from the School Committee regarding these changes.
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January 2023 - Lunch Menu - English and Spanish

Winter Snow Play Reminders!

Please remember the following

  • We always plan to take students outside for recess!
  • Please be sure to have winter clothing, as students are able to play in the snow with appropriate clothing. (Coat/Jacket, snow pants, boots, hats, and gloves/mittens) We do go outside if the temperature feels like 15 degrees or higher.
  • If it is below 15 degrees in the morning, we will have morning recess (7:45-7:55am) indoors.

After School Options

YEP Reminders:
  • YEP started this week!

YMCA: The YMCA. Hampshire YMCA runs an afterschool program at the school until 6pm. Space is limited. Contact the Hampshire YMCA directly for more information.

RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary School - 2022-2023 Meeting Dates

Website: https://ryanroadpto.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RKFRRPTO

Meetings (via Zoom - link sent on the day-of-ish) 6:30pm to 7:00pm:

No December Meeting
No June Meeting

In Closing...

As always, we hope that all families and caregivers feel welcome, comfortable, and valued at our school. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. I am happy to meet with any of you or we can talk on the phone anytime.

Karen Albano, Principal

RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary School