"Paw Prints"

Farley Elementary School's Weekly Family Update


Dear Farley Families,

Major gratitude this week goes to every single person who helped make these first few days of school such an incredible experience. Despite the heat, our students and staff were all smiles. Kids jumped out of their cars or off the bus, walkers didn't walk but skipped or ran down the pavement to our school doors, and beamed with pride as they entered the building. I loved watching students bear hug their teachers, hold hands with siblings, and high-five our Fox Mascot.

Special thanks goes to the mystery artist(s) for the delightful "welcome back staff messages" painted in chalk near the main office doors. Your works of art were a welcomed surprise on Monday! Farley faculty were in awe...especially impressed by the Farley Mascot drawing.

In addition, we want to thank Officer Chad and Service Dog Murf for transporting a new student to school. After that, Officer Chad and Murf then greeted students at Parent/Caregiver Drop-Off. Murf's presence is always so calming and supportive!

I hope you are all enjoying your free Friday! Remember, NO SCHOOL Monday!

Read Always,
Rachel Scanlon (She, Her, Hers)

Farley Principal

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September 5th:

  • NO SCHOOL Monday for students and staff

September 14th:

  • Home and School's First Meeting-more info to come-(just for September they will meet the 2nd week of the month. The rest of the year, they will meet the FIRST Wednesday of each month)

September 15th:

  • Farley's Open House-Welcome Back to School Night. Be on the lookout for more details to come.

September 21st:

  • Half-Day for Students and Farley Fun Run
  • Choose Love Family Presentation 7:00pm at the High School


Thank you to our wonderful Mascot costume wearers this week! Staffers who braved the costume were special education teacher Erika Russell and building coach Rachel Otenti. Student volunteers were Grade 4 students Maelyn, Lydia, Danny, and Brady!


Throughout the year, we here at Farley like to celebrate our staff members whenever we get the chance. At the start of the year, new staff will be introduced and highlighted in each new Paw Prints. Once all new staff has been welcomed, we will use this "spotlight" to highlight other amazing things our staff is doing or has accomplished.


Ms. Madison Plante is joining the Farley Family as our new Clinician for the SEA (Social, Emotional, and Academic) Program Grades 2-4. Ms. Plante completed her undergraduate degree at UMass Amherst and then achieved her Master’s degree through Arizona State University. Outside of work, Ms. Plante loves to spend time with family, friends, and her French Bulldog puppy, Milo! An avid traveler, Ms. Plante has visited Costa Rica, Spain, and Aruba. One day, she hopes to tour Ireland! She is very excited to start the school year and meet all of incredible families and students.



A message from Home and School,

C A Farley families,

“It’s GO time! Don’t wait to join!The day is here! You can now register for our Farley Fun Run! Our goal is to raise $25,000 for library resources and school events. Registering is easy and free! Use the QR Code to right or link the below.

⭐️ Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM ⭐️

This year if we get 70% of our whole school registered by the Farley Fun Run, our WHOLE SCHOOL gets a PJ and stuffed animal day!

Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school.

This year’s theme is GRAND LAND ADVENTURE; a national parks theme all about building character through the rugged beauty and wild wonders of the great outdoors. By exploring some of the most iconic national parks in America, students will learn how to live a life of adventure and character.

Key dates to remember:



Farley Fun Run Kick Off - 09/12/2022

Event Day - 09/21/2022

Donations will go directly toward supporting our school and can be given throughout the entire experience. There is no pressure to give, but we invite you to help our school by sharing our fundraiser with your family and friends!

Thank you for supporting C A Farley through the Farley Fun Run. Please reach out to Tara Sagor at tara.sagor@gmail.com if you would like to help at school the week before the event or the day of the Fun Run and do not forget to follow us on Face Book for nightly challenges and pictures!

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Home and School's first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14th @ 6:30pm at Farley. Each month after that, Home and School will meet the FIRST Wednesday of every month, same time and location. Last year we also offered a Google Meet option. Below is the link if you would like to join from home. At this meeting, the Home and School will decide if they will continue to offer virtual meetings.

Meeting ID:


Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-499-0238‬

PIN: ‪278 026 070#‬


Home and School is putting together a Farley Family Directory! A directory comes in handy when trying to connect with other families outside of school. If you would like your contact information included in the directory please fill out the Google Form online which can be accessed using the QR code on the right. If you prefer a hard copy, please use the link below and send in the completed form in your child's red folder. Special thanks to Lauren Grover and Fabiana Hummel for creating the forms! DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FRIDAY 9/9.

Home and School Family Directory Google Form


Here is the link to Farley's Home and School Facebook page. Make sure to check it out for regular updates!




In compliance with the Education Reform Act of 1993, every school in Hudson and in Massachusetts, is required to have a School Improvement Council. This council is made up of a school committee member, two staff members, two caregivers of children attending the school who shall be elected by the caregivers of Farley Elementary, at least one person from the community (not a parent or teacher of a child attending the school) and the school principal who shall co-chair the Council. We try out best to ensure that the members of the council be representative of the multicultural population of Hudson.

This year, we have open spots for two parent/caregivers to join the Council. In line with the Education Reform Act, the parents/caregivers selected to serve will be elected by the Farley community. We will be using a Google online ballot to elect our next caregiver/parent members.

If you are a parent or caregiver and wish to have your name included on the ballot for this election, please complete the form linked below and submit this to the main office by the end of the school day on Friday, September 9th. You can also email your information to: rscanlon@hudson.k12.ma.us. The voting will take place the following week. The first meeting will be held on September 28th @ 5:30 in the Farley Conference room. For the remainder of the year, the council will meet the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 also in the Farley Conference room.

I thank you in advance for your consideration!

School Improvement Council Form


Next's week lunch menu will be posted on the Farley School website (linked below) sometime this weekend. Our amazing Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Christa MacNeil, was waiting on a delivery today so she can confirm what the meal options will be. This year's menus will be more diverse and eclectic. Help us encourage adventurous eaters! Thank you Meghan Gasek for being our Farley Homepage Webmaster and for posting all necessary information on the website.


A Message from the Superintendent's Office

Courage+Gratitude+Forgiveness+Compassion in Action=Choose Love

Save the Date:

September 21, 2022- Come learn about the social emotional learning curriculum Hudson Public Schools is implementing this school year. The program is called Choose Love and will be taught in preschool through grade 12. Attend the in-person Choose Love Kickoff-Keynote for Parents by Scarlett Lewis, founder of the Choose Love Movement. Scarlett Lewis will present at the Hudson High School auditorium from 7:00-8:30 in the evening. Parents will learn the researched benefits of the four character values of the Choose Love Formula and understand how vital they are to implement in our daily lives. The four units of Choose Love are Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion in Action =Chose Love. Scarlet Lewis founded Choose Love after the death of her son, Jesse Lewis, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Scarlet Lewis turned the pain of her loss into developing a social emotional program that provides strategies and tools to students. Choose Love helps children manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy, meaningful relationships.


Just a reminder...here are the emails for our amazing School Nurses!

Tina Hill, tmhill@hudson.k12.ma.us
Carla Wright, cjwright@hudson.k12.ma.us


Farley is now in need of a few more staff. We are looking for a Reading Paraeducator and a Language Based Paraeducator. Farley is also in need of substitutes. We are looking for both day-to-day subs and two permanent building subs. Day-to-Day subbing offers employees a flexible schedule. Our Permanent Building Substitute works every day but in a variety of classrooms. The Permanent Building Substitute job is a salaried, benefit eligible position. If you are interested or would like more information, please click the job below to be directed to the School Spring job posting. You can then create an account and apply online. Feel free to call the office is you have any questions.

Reading Paraeducator

Language Based Para Educator

Permanent Building Substitute

Day-to-Day Substitutes


Over the summer, I asked Buildings and Grounds to work on a few projects for us. Here is a list of the improvements. They are still working on getting these items and may need through September to accomplish them all!

  • Repair the stone wall up the hill near the Farley staff room
  • Repair or replacement of the chain link fence around the Farley playground-COMPLETED!
  • Removal of the unused metal bike rack in the playscape area
  • Landscape the corner areas of the playscape so that it is a usable space--maybe for some picnic tables

FARLEY AWARDED $3,000 from McGovern Subaru!

For new families to Farley, special thanks goes to McGovern Subaru in Acton for selecting Farley as the recipient of their $3,000 educational donation! Subaru has teamed up with Adopt-A-Classroom.org to grant schools across the United States with funds to use next year. Six teachers have volunteered to be in charge of the $3,000 and to help figure out what our staff needs. We feel incredibly lucky to have been chosen. Thank you McGovern Subaru!


If you child is struggling a bit with coming back to school, try using some of these books to help. I have found an online library full of picture books related to the beginning school. Click the link below to be directed to the library document Then click each book. This will bring you to a YouTube video of each book read out loud! I hope you enjoy the selections.