March 2020 Newsletter

Soule Road School

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Ready or not, March is here!

Some may say the month of March drags on, but for us here at Soule Road School, it will fly by! As you can see below, we are busy with lots of activities. Mark your calendars!!
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Souleto Dates to Remember:


  • Fine Arts Contest - Submission Deadline Friday, March 6th
  • Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for Live Stage Performances, Thursday, March 12th
  • Souleto/Spring Open House – Friday, March 27th



Let’s get excited about Souleto! This year's theme is "Make Your Own Magic!" We can’t wait to see all the amazing visual and performing arts; we have such talented and creative students at Soule Road School! All forms will be posted on the school website for your convenience.

Cell Phone Expectations

Cell phones and other wireless communication devices are to be turned off and put away out of sight during the school day, unless authorized by a staff member. More information can be found in the HWRSD Handbook for Students and Families.


If students need to contact a parent or guardian for any reason, they will be allowed to do so through the main office or, in the event of an illness, through the school nurse. During the school day, students are not permitted to call or text parents or guardians using their cell phones.

Shakesperience Workshops


The theatre group, Shakesperience, visited Soule Road School in early February conducting in-class Folklore workshops with every class. The workshop is designed to educate students about Fables, Folktales and Myths from various cultures, bringing modern adaptations of classic tales. Balancing workshop and performance, Shakesperience actors led each class in scenes featuring student performers, allowing for the highest levels of inclusiveness. This workshop celebrates spoken language and empowers students with confidence and public speaking skills. The students had a fun and engaging time performing various Aesop's Fables! Check out some pictures from the workshops below.

MCAS dates: Mark Your Calendars!

English Language Arts

Grade 5: April 7 & 8

Grade 4: April 15 & 16


Mathematics:

Grade 5: May 6 & 7

Grade 4: May 12 & 13


Science/Technology/Engineering:

Grade 5 only: May 14 & 15

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Congratulations to Kelsey Adkins, Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winner!

Kelsey Adkins is one of four educators in the HWRSD who was selected by a committee based on excellence in teaching, professional development, contributions beyond the classroom and respect of peers, parents and students. Kelsey, in her third year teaching grade 5 math, writing and science, is recognized in the beginning teacher category. Soule Road School is so fortunate to have her on our team!


The Excellence in Teaching Awards Program is made possible by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundations in partnership with MassMutual and the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation. The award was created to honor teachers in Western Massachusetts who demonstrate enthusiasm about and excellence in the teaching profession.

SRS & GM Band Rehearsal

For the first time ever, Green Meadows School and Soule Road School 5th grade band members met for a combined band rehearsal on Thursday February 27, 2020. Band members rehearsed several selections including Grandstand March, Popcorn Prelude, Centurion and the ever popular Star Wars Theme Song. Following the rehearsal, band members had the opportunity to 'meet and greet' their counterparts.


Check out the video clip below to hear how amazing they sound!


Come hear these students perform in their Spring Concerts:

Green Meadows Band Thursday May 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at Green Meadows School

Soule Road Band Wednesday June 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at MRHS

Hip Hop Shop School Store

Friday, March 6th, 8-8:45am

300 Soule Road

Wilbraham, MA

Luau Day Party

Thursday, March 12th, 11am-12:30pm

300 Soule Road

Wilbraham, MA

Let’s channel some warmth with our Hawaiian clothes. Get your leis at school!! There will be a recess dance party with DJ and lots of fun!

School Banking

Thursday, March 12th, 8:15-8:45am

300 Soule Road

Wilbraham, MA

Stop by the banking booth on your way into school to take care of your banking!

Report Cards Issued

Thursday, March 12th, 3pm

300 Soule Road

Wilbraham, MA

Report cards will be issued to students. Please review with your student, sign the envelope and return it to school.

No School for Students

Friday, March 13th, 8:15am-3pm

300 Soule Road

Wilbraham, MA

Professional Learning for Teachers

Taste of Green

Tuesday, March 17th, 10:30am-12:30pm

300 Soule Road

Wilbraham, MA

It’s your lucky day!! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, wear your green and during lunch we will “veg” out with a few tasty samples of green veggies and other fresh produce. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Jamie Tabb( 413)530-7132.

School Banking

Thursday, March 26th, 8:15-8:45am

300 Soule Road

Wilbraham, MA

Stop by the banking booth on your way into school to take care of your banking!

Souleto/Spring Open House

Friday, March 27th, 5:30-8:30pm

300 Soule Road

Wilbraham, MA