Wolfpack Weekly

Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools

May 27, 2022

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Students Honor Memorial Day

We hope you will take a few minutes to listen to this heartfelt tribute for Memorial Day presented by the students at our Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools. Thank you to Mrs. Dickson, Mrs. Dupre, Mrs. Curtis-Pare, and Mrs. Ackerman for creating this presentation.

We sincerely thank all who have served for our country and our freedom!

Important Dates...

May 2022

30 No School - Memorial Day

*All are invited to attend the Memorial Day Service on May 30, 2022, at 9 am at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

June 2022

1 K-6 Field Day at Donaghue (Rain date 6/2)

3 Outdoor Luau Dance hosted by the Merrimac PTO

6 PRSD 6th Grade Class to Cedardale

7 5th & 6th Grade band Orchestra Tour

8 3rd grade Instrument exploration

9 Ice Cream Social hosted by the Merrimac PTO

10 6th grade completion ceremony

13 K graduation by class

14 Last Day of School - early release for students (no lunch service)

Wolf Calls...

The following individuals and groups were observed demonstrating Merrimac's core values -Inclusive, Kind, Safe and Responsible;

Thank you Maddie, Gavin, Holly & Ana for including others in your activities and groups. Brock, Colin, Mackenzie, and Camden your kindness to others is appreciated. Kudos to Sophie, Luke, Callahan, Lilah, Joshua for being responsible.


Way to go!

Health and Wellness update

Water, Please

With warmer weather approaching students are encouraged to bring in their own water bottles to grab a quick drink - we ask that glass water bottles be kept at home. Thank you!


At-Home Testing

As a reminder, PRSD is currently participating in the at-home COVID testing protocol. As with neighboring communities, we have seen an increase in cases at PRSD over the past two weeks. For more information about opting in to participate in the home testing program, please use this link Masking is still optional at school. As always, if you have any questions about test results or any symptoms, please contact Nurse Brady-Lozier, RN at FNS (978-346-8210), or Nurse Cossette, RN, at HRD (978-346-8921).

PTO News

Luau Dance
Get dressed in your favorite tropical gear and join the Merrimac PTO in celebrating the end of the school year with a Luau Dance from 5-7pm on Friday June 3rd outside in the Sweetsir Courtyard. All students will be able to get a free Kona Ice, snacks, and desserts. Food will be available for purchase by Fat Belly BBQ! This is NOT a drop off event.


Merrimac PTO Ice Cream Social...

Come and enjoy a scoop of ice cream at the Sweetsir School Playground, Thursday, June 9th 5-7pm. Free ice cream for all Merrimac school kids. This is not a drop off event.


The PTO is excited to partner with Sparkle Gear in Groveland for some amazing new Spirit-wear. You can order and pick it up right at the store or you can have it shipped to your house! Click the link and scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the various logo options.
Merrimac Goes Back to School
We are excited to start preparing for Merrimac Goes Back to School again this year. This event will be held on 9/1 from 2-4pm at the Sweetsir School. If you would like to help plan this event send us a message on Facebook or email us at merrimacpto@merrimacpto.org
Merrimac PTO Board for 2022-2023 School Year
President- Kaitlin Pellerin
Vice President 1- Sara Vendshus
Vice President 2- Amanda Merrifield
Vice President 3- Theresa Nunes
Treasurer- Tracy DeCresenzo
Secretary- Jaclyn Kelley

Items of Note...

Our Neighbors’ Table Summer Lunch Program

We strive to help families feed their active kiddos who are home for summer by offering access to additional breakfast and lunch foods. There is no need to sign up for our Summer Lunch Program, all registered ONT families qualify.

ONT staff can also help you apply for SNAP over the phone —Details here!


PRSD Teaching and Learning Blog

Check out the latest PRSD Teaching and Learning blog on grading for equity.


Literacy newsletter

Check out this month's Literacy Newsletter on Oral Language

Things To Do...

Jamaco River Run/Walk 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run

It's not too early to sign up for the Jamaco River Run/Walk 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run held on Saturday, June 18th. Sign up before 5/31 for just $25. Kids under 16 are $20. The Jamaco River Run is a charity event that raises money for Merrimac youth sports. Come join us for music, food, raffles and fun! More information at jamacoriverrun.com.


Pentucket Youth Football & Cheer

Registration is now open for this summer program. For more information go to PentucketYouthFootball.org

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