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Week of: October 18th, 2021

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Message from Mrs. Gilbert, Principal

Hello South Row Families!

We hope to see you at our annual Pumpkin Fair tomorrow!

This coming week we will begin our monthly student grade level meetings. Each month we will cover a new topic through books and activities. Many topics will align with our district DEI focus.

Keep your students reading at home our lobby is a sea of colorful leaves representing all of your reading minutes! We have logged over 30,000 minutes school wide.



Week at a Glance

SATURDAY (10.16.21)

  • Pumpkin Fair, 4-6PM

MONDAY (10.18.21)

  • Student Grade Level Meetings w/ Ms. Gilbert & Mr. Ramalho
  • Fourth Grade Activities Committee Meeting, 6:30PM, Here is the link to join:

    Google Meet joining info

    Or dial: +​1​ ​3​3​7​-​4​3​5​-​0​4​1​8 PIN: 4​5​6​ ​3​1​4​ ​6​7​0​#

    More phone numbers

  • Student Council Applications for 4th grade students are due today!

TUESDAY (10.19.21)

  • Early Release Day (Staff Professional Development) - Students dismissed at 11:45am. Lunch is NOT served. Students in grades K,1,2 will have specials and students in grades 3 and 4 will have recess.

**Families that are using car pick up are kindly asked to arrive at the following times:

  • Last names A-G- 11:40-11:45am

  • Last names H-N- 11:45-11:50am

  • Last names O-Z- 11:50-11:55am

WEDNESDAY (10.20.21)

  • Pool Testing

Thursday (10.21.21)

  • No events

Friday (10.22.21)

  • No events

Looking ahead

Save the date.. Our First Walk to School Day will be November 3rd! Details to follow! Please see our flyer for more information. You can also reach out to Lindsey Moran ( or Leanne Needham ( if you have questions or would like to get involved.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Parents have the option of either attending conferences in-person OR remotely using a Google meet. The teacher will send a Google meet link to any parent choosing to meet remotely. Parents should join the Google meet using their child’s credentials to work best in our system.

Upcoming October Spirit Days

  • Orange/Black Spirit Day - Friday, October 29th

Reminders/ Updates for the Week

Coat Drive (Monthly Kind Act): We will be hosting a coat drive for families in need in our town and school community. Students/staff are encouraged to donate coats and place them in a box that will be located in the lobby. We will accept donations until Friday, October 29th.

4th Grade Student Council Applications: For any fourth grade student interested in student council, applications are due, Monday, October 18th. Please click on this link to view information on Student Council. Included in this information is a link to the application.

Fourth Grade Activities Committee Meeting (Monday):
Our first 4th grade activities meeting is Monday, October 18th at 6:30pm (see the link above). This meeting will be taking place virtual. Fourth grade parents are encouraged to attend this meeting and get involved if you are able. Feel free to reach out to Mrs. Gilbert, Mr. Ramalho, or your child's classroom teacher with any questions.

Transportation: At this time there is a local and nationwide bus driver shortage. This has impacted some of our families at school. We completely understand your frustration and wanted to let you know that the bus company is diligently working on filling these positions. In the meantime, we will make sure to inform families as soon as we know of a bus delay expected at dismissal.

Library Volunteers: If you would be interested in volunteering in our school library please reach out to Maria Hamm

South Row Gear that is outgrown: If you happen to have any South Row/Chelmsford gear that is outgrown, we will gladly accept donations. Please bring donations to the main office between 10am-2pm or have your child bring the donation to the main office.

School Council Community Member: We are still looking for a community member for our school council. The community member would be someone who lives in Chelmsford and has and interest in students and education and would be invested in the work we do. If you know of anyone that might be interested please have them reach out to Terri or Jayson.

Fall into Reading Challenge continues: In an effort increase reading outside of school our reading challenge continues.Thank you for all of your support. Students have logged over 15,000 minutes! Please continue encouraging your child to read at home! We will wrap up the challenge on October 29th.

Pirate School - Sea of Dreams Show - Free Tickets! Davey Zouzas reached out to the Chelmsford Police Athletic League and wants to donate 100 tickets (including a ticket for one parent and one child) to the Pirate School - Sea of Dreams show being performed at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. The tickets are being donated through the Dacey Zouzas Endowment for the Arts. If you are interested, you can reserve tickets which will be held at the door. All you will need to do is email your name to: Click on the link to the event flyer below.

Pool Testing/Test and Stay: If you are interested in opting into either of these testing protocols please click on this link to complete the consent form: LINK

Nurses Corner

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Holiday Assistance - If you are in need of help please see the attached brochures

Chelmsford Special Education Parent Advisory Council

PTO Corner

Pumpkin Fair

The PTO is excited for tomorrow's Pumpkin Fair! It will be a scaled-back, all-outdoors version in the interest of safety, but we expect it to be a great time. Come to South Row on Saturday, October 16 from 4 to 6pm!

- Get your Fall decorations from our pumpkin patch (optional donations for pumpkins appreciated)

- Food trucks

- Make a Fall craft and decorate your pumpkin on-site or with take-and-make kits

- Have seasonal family photos snapped at our staged photo area (think holiday cards!)

- Make a healthy snack with the Garden Committee

- Play with friends on the playground

We could use a few more hands to help out with the event. During-event shifts are broken into one-hour segments so you can volunteer and have time to enjoy the Pumpkin Fair with your family. Please visit to sign up.

We hope to see you there!

South Row Gear Sale

Today is the deadline for gear sale orders! Thank you for your support and patience while the glitch in our South Row Gear was resolved. We are happy to report the site is working now- all items are available and there is no limit to how many you can purchase in each transaction! Orders should be placed by midnight Friday October 15th. We hope to have your items available to either send home with your child or for pickup prior to the Thanksgiving Recess. More details relating to the selection of pickup options will be communicated as they become available.

November Walk to School Day!

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Food Services


Please send photos to Mr. Ramalho ( to be featured in our Home Link newsletter!

Science fun in 3D!

Pride Shout Outs

Harvest Fun!

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