Pleasant Street School News
building a community of learners that strive for excellence
Sept. 20, 2015
Coming next week...Our Scholastic Book fair!
More Kindergarten Friends!
Please enjoy a short video from our classroom linked below.
Save $um School Banking Program begins on Sept. 29
We are currently taking applications for new fourth grade tellers. Pictured to the right are Pleasant Street alumni and former tellers who are now in 6th grade (already!).
On banking day, the student tellers, working in pairs, count the money in the deposits and record the transactions. The purpose of the Save$um Banking Program is to teach students the importance of systematic savings. As an incentive to encourage the students to save, Athol Savings Bank donates $2 to every student account opened and an additional $5 after 25 deposits are made. At the end of each school year the student tellers attend a fantastic field trip sponsored by the Athol Savings Bank. Over the years the students have visited places like Patriot’s Place and Fenway Park.
Green Team in Action
Mad Science afterschool program begins in October
Dear Parents/Guardians of 3rd and 4th Graders:
Good news! We are pleased to be able to offer a ten week afterschool Mad Science® program funded by our Title One grant! This free program will be held on Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15 pm beginning on October 8th and continuing until December 17, 2015. Enrollment is limited to 20 students. We will be accepting applications for this program through Wed. Sept. 23, 2015. If we have more than 20 students who want to participate we will draw names from a lottery of complete applications that are received by the deadline. Additionally, we are able to provide limited transportation for students who would not otherwise be able to take advantage of this opportunity.
A flyer and application form was sent home with all third and fourth graders on Sept. 15th.
Bus Evacuation Drill on Sept. 15th
Thank you for your support of our all school fundraiser
Free Breakfast & Lunch
As part of the 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act, Athol-Royalston Regional School District, along with other districts, now offers free meals to all students this school year.
- Breakfast menu for September
- Lunch menu for September
Community Events & Postings
Do you have news to share or want to inform members of our school community about family friendly events in our area? if so, please email or forward a flyer or link.
Thank you :)
Mother Goose on the Loose Playgroup-Thursdays 10am—11:30am Valuing Our Children 217 Walnut St. Athol. For more information contact: Jen: 978-249-8467 x 22
Petersham Playgroup- Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 10-11:30 at the Petersham Center School. For more information please call Jennifer at Valuing Our Children 978-249-8467 x22
The Nurturing Program will be offering a new class for parents starting in September 2015. Space is limited so please click on the link below to find out more about how you can be involved in this opportunity.
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Program is enrolling children for the 2015-2016 school year program. They serve children in the Athol/Orange area with transportation provided from Riverbend and Butterfield Schools. Please click on the link below for more information about this program and how you can be involved.
September 2015 edition of the Common Thread, community newsletter of the North Quabbin Community Coalition
For other local events, happenings, and resources in this area... you can also check the North Quabbin Community Coalition website below:
These are not school sponsored events but are posted here as a public service for families in the greater North Quabbin community.
Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!
Upcoming Events and Dates!
- September 21-25, Scholastic Book Fair, open 11:30-12:30 pm during student lunches and at our Open House when doors open at 5:30 pm.
- September 22, Open House, 6:00-7:00 pm
- September 23- District half day, noon dismissal, lunch is served
- September 29, Save $um baking program begins
- October 5, PTO meeting, 5:30-6:30 pm. note new time!
- October 6, Picture day
- October 7, International Walk to School Day
- October 8, Mad Science afterschool program, 3:15-4:15 pm
- October 9, District professional development day, no school
- October 12, Columbus Day holiday observed, no school
- October 16, Save the date! PTO sponsored-Harvest Dance & Costume Party, 6:00-8:00 pm, school cafe