May 14, 2021

Good Afternoon Plainville Families,

Another week has gone by in a blink of an eye. We have had great weather and have been able to have lunch and recess outside. Just a reminder that we still need to be socially distanced when outside, especially during lunch. Towels and blankets can be brought in for lunch, however students may not share. This is a safety precaution that has been in place since September. COVID is still very real and we want to keep all our staff and students safe. Thank you for reminding your children about these safety measures.

Fire Safety classes will be held next week on May 19th and 20th. Remote students are welcome to join in-person classes for the day or time when the Plainville Firefighters join us for the classes. Grade 6 students will be learning the Heimlich Maneuver this week and will continue the CRP certification on June 10th and 11th. Due to regulations and restrictions, unfortunately only those students that are in-person will be able to participate in the certification. We welcome all our remote students to join a sixth grade class to participate if interested. Please email your child’s teacher if they are planning on joining.

Spreading Kindness

The Wood School community is continuing to show love every Monday. Please feel free to wear purple and yellow to show your love and support for our sixth grader fighting cancer. Every Monday is dedicated to her and her fight against neuroblastoma.

In the spirit of showing love and kindness, stop in to Stop and Shop on 109 Taunton Street and look for the Bloomin' 4 Good Program and grab a bouquet for someone special. I’m thinking a purple and yellow bouquet would look great in our sixth graders classroom! And every Bloomin' 4 Good Bouquet sold sends a $1 donation to a hunger organization local to the store in which it was purchased. Look for the red circle sticker on your bouquets this May and be that person who starts the kindness chain.

Also, our students in 4DN and 5F have been doing their part in spreading kindness. This week students have been working on creating kind messages and packaging kindness bags of hope for those in need. The thought and care each student has given to each and every bag is just remarkable. They want to make certain that the recipient knows just how special they are and that they understand the care and love that has gone into creating each one. This would not have been possible if it was not for the donations by our families and community members. Our team will have enough materials to create 244 bags of hope to be donated to the House of Hope in Providence. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Hope will help us rise!

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Just a reminder of the MCAS testing dates:

Grades 4, 5 and 6- ELA on 25th

Grade 5 ONLY-Science on 26th

Grades 4, 5 and 6- Math on 27th

Make-ups on the 28th, June 1st and 2nd

Please mark your calendars to avoid conflicts as we start testing promptly at 9:15 (typically it is 9:00, but with the extended arrival, we will begin at 9:15).


As spring is in the air, you might be cleaning out a closet, room or garage. Please remember that the Wood School houses a textile recycling bin that helps the school with purchasing technology. Every piece of textile collected turns into cash for the Plainville Public Schools. So, if you are cleaning and want to discard clothes, linens, shoes, towels, sheets, stuffed animals and more, please consider dropping them off at the Wood School recycling bin and help us with our technology purchases! For more information, please visit https://link.cumulusglobal.com/u/3910c7a7/hMnDQr606xG94IwEh3soMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baystatetextiles.com%2F.

DARE Summer Camp

Great news as DARE to Dream registrations will be coming home through your schools this week!! You will also be able to download the registration at our website daretodreamsummer.com. Note that registrations are due back on May 14, 2021. Looking forward to having you with us once again this summer!

The camp dates are as follows:

-Current 6th grade students July 26-30.

-Current 5th grade students August 2-6.

-Current 4th grade students August 9-13.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. RP